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W5R3 - Outdoors wins!

ThatTrainGeek profile image

Hi everyone!

So you'll have seen in my last post that I struggled to complete this run a couple of days ago on the dreadmill, so today I decided to try again outside. Well, it was difficult as a) I had no idea where I was going and b) it's nice and hilly around here, but I'm happy to say this time I kept going and jogged for the full 20 minutes! Okay, I stopped twice to open the gate in and out of this park I found, but that was less than 5 seconds so I'm not counting that. πŸ˜‚

It was nice having the wind blowing in my face and even nicer having passers by complimenting me for going out jogging in winter. The soles of my feet hurt a little more than they would on a treadmill but my shins were absolutely fine, so it was pretty easy to keep going. And not having a timer staring you in the face seems to make the time go quicker too. So yeah, that's that and I will be sticking to running outdoors when I can! Onwards!

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GoGo_JoJo profile image

Yeeha!! Well done! πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ congratulations on your milestone run πŸ₯‰ you're really on your way now! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

Oldfloss profile image

Out is best ...absolutely... I was out yesterday as soon as the ice had gone!!!!!

Huge well done.... this sounds like a glorious run!

UnfitNoMore profile image

Great job... stopping to open a gate certainly doesn’t stop it being a valid run... I think gate hurdling must be in the C25K+ programme πŸ˜‚

Enjoy week 6... slow and steady in those intervals.

I have eighteen ****ing gates on the route that I did nearly all my C25K runs on and I can open them with my eyes shut.......

..........five seconds!!..........I got it down to 2.35 seconds for each one!!

Well done on that run, but don't get carried away. W6R1 catches many out so stay nice and slow.

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to IannodaTruffe

18!!! That's excessive... or a really bad route!! 🀣🀣🀣

IannodaTruffe profile image
IannodaTruffeMentor in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Gate, field, gate, field, gate, field...........do you get the idea?

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to IannodaTruffe

I do... but what an extra workout! Additional kudos to you for sticking with it at all! πŸ‘πŸ˜

IannodaTruffe profile image
IannodaTruffeMentor in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Yep, they have been a constant part of my journey first mentioned back here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... a quick rereading of which reveals my individual gate operation timing as not being quite as fast as I recalled.

Nichknit profile image

I've just done the same run today and so glad I managed to get outside to do it. I've struggled with the treadmill for the last 2 runs and know what you mean about that timer!

Whoop well don't ThatTrainGeek! Knew you would do it when outside! I think you hit the nail on the head. Seeing that timer in front of you certainly makes every minute feel twice as long! And you can't beat a good breeze! πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ‘

Well done :)

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