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JT489
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I decided to do my penultimate week 9 run as a park run, with my fit partner and son. So I finished it but with still a kilometre and a half to do so I carried on running. Slow pace but I did it ! I actually ran to the end and came in just under 50 mins. I felt a massive sense of achievement! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

But I realise I have gone off programme and look forward to doing my last run in usual fashion. I so wanted to do the 5k thing but I wonder about the wisdom of it just yet. I felt great at the time, a little more tired but not too bad at all. I did get ocular migraine afterwards which I occasionally suffer from, but havenโ€™t had after a run before, (but can get after exercise.) I want to do park run again but not sure, I know I could run and walk last bit. Have I been caught up in my own wanting to be something Iโ€™m not quite ready for? I was SO chuffed to do it but want to think long term. Any thoughts?

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ButtercupKid
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Hey, you did it ! No point fretting about it now when you could be proud instead ๐Ÿ˜„ Enjoy your rest, have a triumphant victory run, and look forward to gradually building your pace and stamina at future parkruns. xx

JT489
JT489Graduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

I have enjoyed my rest day, walking and watching son play golf. Going to have second rest day and run tues. I will relish it!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to JT489

Sounds like a great plan - enjoy !

Iโ€™d say just enjoy the achievement, like BCK said. You ran 5k, thatโ€™s awesome. Now relax and enjoy the next teeny tiny run ๐Ÿ™‚

JT489
JT489Graduate
in reply to ktsok

That made me laugh! Teeny tiny run ! I did actually think that 30 mins would seem doable after my 49 mins. ๐Ÿ™‚

tadornas
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Brilliant achievement, I'm so impressed! :)

JT489
JT489Graduate
in reply to tadornas

Thanks Tadornas! It felt amazing. ๐Ÿ˜€

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