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100th run since starting C25K

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
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This was supposed to be significant. Magnificent! Celebrated!

But I missed it :-o

I hurt my back 2 weeks before this 100th run but soldiered on for a week but it affected my running more than I expected so decided to rest in case I made it worse. As I was 'resting' I offered to volunteer as a race marshal at the local club run. They then sent me to the furthest point of the course and it would be a 50 minutes + walk home in the cold and dark. So I jogged back with the tail enders... in hiking shoes... got blisters, and had a cold dinner when I got home.

Marvellous.

But the rest did me some good as I am now on a parkrun weekly PB streak.

Good luck to all of you on your C25K journeys. Not all runs will be funtastic. But keep going and I look forward to seeing you on the Bridge To 10k forum and maybe beyond!

๐Ÿ˜ธ Katnap ๐Ÿ˜ธ

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Congrats on the century! How amazing is that? I know when I started out I had 2 issues... I might not be able to to it, and I would probably quit.

More congrats on the PB streak... I am planning one, but mine involves tailwalking lots of parkruns and then running them ๐Ÿ˜‚

Happy running.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Good move! I didn't plan to go on a regular PB streak but if I had, starting from tail walking makes it easier ๐Ÿ˜

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Katnap

For sure... Iโ€™m thinking tailwalk 10... run walk 10... slow jog 10... run 10 and then go for it... 40 PBs in a row ๐Ÿ˜‚

Canโ€™t see me being bothered though.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

I guess you like or liked playing chess?

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Katnap

That was even longer ago than my running days ๐Ÿ˜‚. Yes, I tend to think deeply about things still.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

After all those PBs you could be well on your way to getting your parkrun finishing time bingo!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Katnap

I canโ€™t see me doing it... it would mean my PB wasnโ€™t my PB... but it would be funny to do. Vassos Alexander was talking about his boy and parkrun the other week... he said heโ€™d buy him a breakfast every time he set a PB... and the streak started... then one week Vassos saw him stood just before the finish line watching his garmin ๐Ÿ˜‚

Bingo is good... and I need to do Groundhog Day.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Us oldies know injury or illness could break the streak.

Make hay white the sun shines!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Katnap

๐Ÿ˜‚

Iโ€™m kinda feeling guilty that Iโ€™ll set a parkrun PB the first time I run it already... and Iโ€™d ask for my walking entries to be deleted... but Iโ€™m damn proud of finishing last... everybody needs to experience the love that comes with that achievement!

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Agreed! While some like to potter off when they're done I like to stay back and cheer on finishers to the line (after a bit of stretching of course)

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on your 100th run Katnap, you are very accurate on knowing exactly how many runs you have ran since run 1 of C25K, remember to post when you run your 1000th run, perhaps in the Autumn. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿƒ

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to AlMorr

I don't like hot weather so the rate might slow down a bit.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Katnap

I meant your 200th run, not 1000, you are correct on saying you don't like running in hot weather, yesterday in London the weather was 21C/70F, which is ridiculous for this time of the year, it should only be around 9C/48F, where I am in Scotland it almost got to 60F where it should be 45F.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to AlMorr

I guess we could just run more slowly? ๐Ÿ˜ธ

angelbetty
angelbettyGraduate

Congratulations! What an achievement! ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡Xx

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to angelbetty

Ta! Are you through week 6 yet?

angelbetty
angelbettyGraduate in reply to Katnap

Last one for week 7 today and loving the muscle tone in my lower legs! Lol hill running has it's advantages! Xx

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to angelbetty

Excellent! Go easy on yourself and see C25K through to the end. Its a good idea to have a plan for postgrad running in case it just comes to a stop. Do you have any physical world run buddies?

angelbetty
angelbettyGraduate in reply to Katnap

I take the hill slow and easy and I love the sense of achievement I get once I finish the run but you right to keep me in check to avoid pushing myself too hard. I'm still a solo runner because it's my form of escapism and there are no events or groups when I'm able to go for my run. As for post graduation I'm still unsure exactly what I want to do. It will probably be the C25K+ podcasts for a few weeks and then possibly Bridge to 10K. I'm also looking at introducing some cross training life commitments permitting xx

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to angelbetty

Excellent! Happy running!

steviej99
steviej99Graduate

Hmmmm not the most understanding approach by your club run organiser but well done Katnap for doing that. More important for all us to note is your important decision to manage your injury properly. A great lesson for all of us. It is do tempting to think we can run these things off but to often this leads to extended injury which can end us in giving up running altogether.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to steviej99

Definitely. I don't want to chase a PB every week if it puts me on the IC

steviej99
steviej99Graduate

Well done on your PB streak Katnap! You're not doing a Sergei Bubka on us are you ( look up how he broke his various world records if you don't understand this reference)!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to steviej99

It was kinda funny that one time he had to stop because there weren't any poles long enough to keep going.

That's a great milestone, I don't know how many runs I've done but it's not 100 ๐Ÿค” Glad you've recovered from your "rest" as a marshal!

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to grumpyoldgirl

I try to record every run and use this forum as a sort of blog in case anyone else has rhabdomyolysis and wants an idea on recovery time or possible complications.

grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirlGraduate in reply to Katnap

That's such a good idea to get into the routine. I have to say that's admirably thorough. And you never know who you might be helping with your posts - it won't just be the ones who reply. I am hopelessly disorganised even when I try not to be ๐Ÿ™„ it's things like this forum that help me stay focused. I'm curious now, I'll have to do a guesstimate of my number of runs.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thanks! It was all the recent runniversary posts that made me wonder how many runs I've actually done.

Yes not all runs are amazing. But a huge well done anyway. And top marks for marshalling. Hope your back is sorted v soon. See you on the bridge ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to BaddieThePirate

My back is at about 95%. As long as I don't do anything stupid like 'bringing home the bacon' then its no problem now.

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate in reply to Katnap

No more bacon buttons for a while then, unless you send the kittens...

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate in reply to Katnap

Butties! Darned auto correct. It should be called auto mess up!

Brilliant and inspiring!

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to Coolcookingteacher

Thank you! Are you also now looking to do the Bridge to 10k?

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate

Well done Katnap, and I think you've achieved more PBs in your 100 runs than I did in mine!

My 100th run was nothing to write home about - but my 101st was much better!

Here's to the next 100 ๐Ÿฅ‚

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to Tartancat

Cheers ๐Ÿป

I've just counted and I'm up to 85 runs. Quite a lot more to do before my centenary!

Katnap
KatnapGraduate in reply to BaddieThePirate

3x a week and by the end of March.... ๐Ÿ˜

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