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Consolidation ups and downs

Burl337
Burl337Graduate
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Hi all, done 3 consolidation runs so far and with mixed results. First one was fine... No dramas! Second, as they say, failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Had a day drinking on the annual canal boat p**s up, for my Dad's birthday on the Friday. Ran for 26 minutes on the Saturday and had to stop as I felt like I was going to vomit 🤮!! Today I did 5k in 35mins, but had the mother of all stitches at 4k. Had to stop, deep breaths and then carry on. What I can say is, with all the ups and downs, I'm loving my runs 🙂

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

26 minutes after a Leo and that was consolidation run 2? Amazing!!!!

Keep loving it... happy running.

Burl337
Burl337Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks. Turns out 2 people on the booze cruise were sick, so the fact I managed a run makes me feel quite pleased with myself. Lol

My consolidation runs have been all over the place too :)

Run46
Run46Graduate

Lol, sounds like you've had some fun along the way 🤮😂. I'm just impressed you've still got out there for all three runs! And yes, consolidation is a mixed bunch, and it feels strange making your own decisions rather than following the rules. Regardless of whether I manage 5K, 30 minutes or the occasional 20/25 if I'm struggling for some reason, I just stick to 3 runs a week and am getting used to it. Once I'm more comfortable on 3 x 5K a week then it's time for me to increase distance I think. Enjoy it, where ever you decide to take it 👍🏃‍♂️🙂

Burl337
Burl337Graduate in reply to Run46

Work, rest, play and run!! Lol. Doing my 3rd Parkrun this Saturday. Look forward to those, so they're a bonus... Even if I am one of the last across the line 🙂 so aim is to get somewhere in the middle of the pack and then increase my distance 👍

Run46
Run46Graduate in reply to Burl337

Enjoy your park run tomorrow...defo won't be doing bad if you manage 35 minutes...have fun 🏃‍♂️🎉

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Hi Burl337...I have been running for a couple of years now and I have not managed 5k in 30 mins....the closest I've been is 32 mins..but do you know what...I absolutely enjoy my runs...well some of them, I have had a mixture of good and bad...mostly good that outweigh the bad but I dont put pressure on myself anymore, I know that parkrun is 5k and if I beat my PB then that's good but if I dont, so what??? I am out running and so are you....your time.is amazing no.matter how.long or how far..the fact that you enjoy the time out there is far more important

Burl337
Burl337Graduate

True, I'm just happy that I can run 5k! Back in April it was a pipedream. I'd like to push on to 10k, but that's not an immediate plan to say the least.

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