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Kevtrev
Kevtrev
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I’m running the parkrun today and see if I pace myself better I plan not to stop this time got to beat my time for Saturday parkrun fingers crossed plus I have my set of Bluetooth running headphones Mpow so I can run to music πŸ˜‰ and it’s my 3rd run since graduation I’m doing 6 in total then I’m going to start 5k to 10K πŸ˜‰ I’m also going to look at steppingstone podcast I will see what floats my boat πŸ˜‰ then in July it’s race for life for me 14th July yay πŸ˜€

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

I assume you are running the parkrun course today, that's good practice /training for you.

I have finally made my mind regarding gait analysis, next Monday I am going to get an appointment for a gait analysis next Wednesday, I will buy the shoes they recommend and buy shoes to match..

backintime
backintimeGraduate in reply to AlMorr

oooh, will we get shoe pics?

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to backintime

I will send a photo of my running shoes once I buy them.

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to AlMorr

Yes Alan I’m running the course today which is definitely good training. Yes a gait analysis is a great idea if you have runners need near you I highly recommend them and the one I went to went online to get the best price and price matched so I got brooks ghost 11 for Β£96 instead of the shop price which was Β£120 so definitely worth going there also if you don’t go there get your gait analysis and buy the trainers online because you can get deals online but not on the Brooks ghost 11 I didn’t find many offers for that one but other brands you can get good offers πŸ˜‰ but Alan I do highly recommend the brooks ghost 11 and the brooks revel 2 were comfy but ghost 11 just that much better but saying that the Brooks revel 2 were at Β£65.00 when I went to runners need happy running and shopping πŸ˜‰ let’s me know what you get mate πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€πŸ‘

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

Thanks for the advice Kev the shop in Glasgow which has excellent reviews is "Run4it", the nearest 'Runners Need' to me is Inverness so I'll go to Run4It.

What I plan to do is the week before I run my first parkrun is to run the course on a Friday, 9 days before, not the immediate Friday before, I am even thinking of spectating on the Saturday before, not sure if I should do that!?!, anyway, by the time I do the parkrun I will have a running belt, proper running shoes and cap 🧒

TuxCatLady
TuxCatLadyGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Running the course beforehand is a great idea - I did the same and felt much better about going on Parkrun day. Spectating as well would probably make you feel much happier about going. My local Parkrun has such a friendly atmosphere. I'm sure you would feel very motivated by it! Happy Parkrunning!

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to TuxCatLady

Thank you yes I feel great and like you say the atmosphere and the people make parkrun what it is a fantastic community happy running πŸ˜‰

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to TuxCatLady

Thanks for that TuxCatLady, I will take your advice. 😊 πŸƒ

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to AlMorr

You’re going to smash it and love it and you’re welcome for the advice πŸ˜‰ I’m looking forward to parkrun on Saturday now as I know we’re I need to improve and that’s on the hilly bits so I’m going to work on that and hopefully get there πŸ˜‰ as I don’t Quit at nothing as if someone tells me I can’t I go and prove them wrong a good attitude to have I think πŸ˜‰

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

It is a good attitude to have Kev, I suppose after I show them my barcode before the run, the officials may ask me what time I hope to run it in and put me among others of around that similar time which in my case would be around 35 minutes, however, I may say 40 minutes as it is my first parkrun and I can take it a little easy for at least 4 kilometres and perhaps quicken the pace on the last kilometer.

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to AlMorr

You only show them that after you go past the person with the stop watch then you get a chip they scan your barcode then the chip and you hand the chip back and all times are online for your parkrun and they text u and send you a email with your official time and it’s got all information like what position you come in your age group etc it’s great enjoy it when you are ready πŸ˜‰

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

Good info from you Kev, thanks. 😊 πŸƒ

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to AlMorr

You’re very welcome Alan πŸ˜‰πŸ

runwithdog
runwithdogGraduate

i have done a couple of `freedom pr`s but nowhere near my official time.

i find i get pulled along by the occasion on a saturday morning :)

saying that, i think it is a good thing to do as if i struggle at pr i say to myself `come on,you can do this`

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to runwithdog

Yes I totally agree with you and I got done by some OAP πŸ˜‚ but I noticed what they did stayed back then lap 2 took me and beat me so this week I’m going to run with them and not try and get in front of everyone that’s what I did wrong πŸ˜‰

runwithdog
runwithdogGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

Last week I had a granny in my sights.I stuck with her as she seemed the same pace as me.I overtook her near the end.I thought I done a pb but I was 1.5 slower.hindsight tells me I should have picked her off then chosen another runner to aim for. (P's, I'm a granny too lol )

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to runwithdog

πŸ˜‚ that’s funny I’ve just ran the course at the park and I paced myself better and listened to my music and I beat my time so it’s a win win I’m going to play it smarter on Saturday my first run I was trying to over take everyone not a good move so lesson learnt πŸ˜‰

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

Definitely a good lesson learned. I've fallen foul of the too-fast start and then completely run out of steam before the end. :)

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Pianism

Slow and steady from now on and a good pace is needed. It’s like the Tortoise and the Hare πŸ˜‰ I’m going to be the tortoise πŸ˜‰

backintime
backintimeGraduate

good stuff kev, you've got all the gear now, new shoes and headphones :D

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to backintime

Thank you πŸ˜‰ yes all the gear and running socks lol πŸ˜‚ just got to get the rythem and pace and all will be good πŸ˜‰

backintime
backintimeGraduate in reply to Kevtrev

Dress for success !

Redcat19
Redcat19Graduate

Good idea, a practice run of the course for Saturday's park run, now why didn't I think of that!

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Redcat19

Now you can do that it’s definitely worth doing and now I know we’re I need to push it as I knocked 21sec of my last run so when Saturday comes I’m going to nail it and I didn’t stop once like last time πŸ˜‰

Redcat19
Redcat19Graduate

Good luck with park run Saturday and a new pb.

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Redcat19

Thank you yes I’m going to go for it and try and speed up on the hilly bits that’s where my weakness is but I’m going to try and beat it πŸ˜‰

Lindsey-joy
Lindsey-joyGraduate

Wow, you are busy, busy, busy! That's great that you have a plan. I am doing my graduation run on Friday and i really need to figure out a plan for after before i lose my way! Sounds like you are on top of it. Enjoy your park run.

Kevtrev
Kevtrev in reply to Lindsey-joy

Well done to you it’s a great feeling when you graduate πŸŽ“ just around the corner and you can see the finish line. And yes you need a plan to carry on to what you’re doing next it’s going to help you so much to carry on to the next part of your journey you should be very proud of yourself πŸ˜‰

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