Week 9 Run 2 ✔️ In the bag !: well, the gremlins... - Couch to 5K

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Week 9 Run 2 ✔️ In the bag !

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate

well, the gremlins were working overtime on this one !

2 rest days is fine physically, BUT the gremlins certainly get to work !

up at 5:45 made a cup of tea but instead of putting on my running gear i thought i'd have another 30 minutes in bed and drink my tea.

The gremlins were poised to pounce !!!

why get up now ? there is always tomorrow ! have another rest day !

it will do you good ! 😈😈😈

I drank my tea and fed the gremlins to my cat ! hahaha

i was out of the door by 06:40 Ready for my penultimate run of the program .

I decided to have Pink Floyd 'Echoes' as this accompanied me on my first 25 min run (seems ages ago now)

set off well, with a reasonable but more importantly, a comfortable pace which incredibly was better than my last run .

im happy as it was comfortable.

i am not over my injury yet , i still get a sciatica type ache , but it is an ache ! not a pain and i actually am now feeling ok so push on past the 5 mins , past the 10 mins enjoying the morning air and the music and feeling good

seems quite soon but then Laura comes in with the halfway message and im thinking yes, i can do that again !

another 5 minutes then around the corner on to the hill ,

it was ok , yes it slows me down but it certainly doesn't fill me with dread like it did on the earlier weeks although i can feel it on my hip.

then the always welcome downhill stretch.

'Echoes' finishes so i know i have around 6 minutes left as its a 24 minute track !

the final little hill to come and i realise in quite a bit further along my route this time, tiring a little but still ok .

hill done and this time the last 2 minutes on the flat , a welcome end to this penultimate C25K Run 😬🏃‍♂️

Oh, and a happy cat that had Gremlins for breakfast ! 😂

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Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate

Well done, Ian! Good that you are taking care of your injury and not pushing yourself too hard. Great that you fed the gremlins to your cat! 😂 You had more than your fair share of those this morning!

Fabulous choice of music, too, to see you on your way!

Graduation is peeping up over the horizon! Can’t wait to read your graduation post! 👏👏👏👍

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Jools2020

Thanks Jools , I was fighting with myself to get out for that one !

Yes, almost there, better late than never 😂

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate in reply to Instructor57

You’re not late, Ian! Everything is under control and you’re just where you need to be 👍

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Jools2020

Thanks Julia 👍

nowster
nowsterGraduate

Just be careful where you step. With my experience of cats, there'll be sticky bits of gremlin left ideally placed for you to squelch on them with a bare foot. 🤪

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to nowster

Oh, I know, I have that most mornings 😐😺

Ooohhhh....

1 more to go! I'm excited for you!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to TheRajimuffin

Thank you ! The last few runs have been challenging because of my injury 😐

Oh those gremlins!!! A good name for them. I get them often, either on a run or beforehand. Good work on feeding them to the cat! and getting the run done. Wk9, run2... Nearly there!! I'm a little behind you..I'll catch up soon. 😊

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to flywell123

Thank you , yes, you will soon be there !

In some ways, I don't want it to end 😂

MontyMooDog
MontyMooDogGraduate

Great run. All the best for your graduation run👍😁

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to MontyMooDog

Many thanks 😬👍

This is amazing! Well done for feeding the Gremlin's to the cat :) I hope it enjoyed it's breakfast..

X

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to sally1993

Haha, thank you Sally 😂 x

How nice to read

So glad you can manage it relatively pain free and just 1 more to go 💪

Good luck with your last run

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Feltip

Many thanks, I appreciate your encouragement 😁👍

PhoenixRise
PhoenixRiseGraduate

Yes! Well done for your penultimate run! Graduation is literally around the corner! 🥳

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to PhoenixRise

Thank you !

I appreciate it 😬👍

chrissie589
chrissie589Graduate

Well done you!!!

Gosh, you do seem so organised, dealing with the gremlins, understanding and working with recovery, good music, you seem pretty good on the hills and knocking on the door of graduation, I feel just the opposite! I will have to start by getting a cat 🤣😂...Enjoy your rest day you deserve it!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to chrissie589

Hàha, it's all smoke and mirrors actually 😂😂😂

chrissie589
chrissie589Graduate in reply to Instructor57

And all very impressive! 🐈🏃grand job!

Maz1103
Maz1103Graduate

Well done. Similar to me. I'm just back from W9r1 which went quite well. I wonder now why I didn't just carry on to 5k as it was a good temperature. Going to be hotter for my next 2 runs. 🤔🤔

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Maz1103

Well done, I had also though about the 5k, BUT that was prior to my injury in week 8

So I will now deal with that first and the 5k can wait 😁

Good luck with the last 2 runs 😬👍🏃

Maz1103
Maz1103Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Thanks and good luck to you too!

Maurs12
Maurs12Graduate

Well done - only one to go now - your gremlins sound like mine !

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Maurs12

Thanks !

And yes, these pesky gremlins 😂

Well done Ian ... that is a great post ... and really pleased after your injuries ... you sir, are now just 30 mins of running away from graduating !! You have got this in the bag !!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to PlymBorn

Thann you 😬👍

Wow your pace! So inspirational! I’m only 9.53km/ at week 7 run 1, BUT I am able to run 25 mins so whoop! X not much longer and you’ll be a graduate I look forward to seeing your post!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to slowpoke42

Many thanks 😬👍

Smile23
Smile23Graduate

You beat the gremlins!!!!

Well done you

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Smile23

Absolutely 😬👍

SJ60
SJ60Graduate

Great job Ian! Sounds like the gremlins met a grisly end 🙌🙌

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to SJ60

They sure did 😂😺

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

That's fantastic - so good to hear your injury is not causing too many problems! I have built my physio exercises into quite a routine of strengthening exercises and it is working! Keep it up - only one more run now and then you're free to take running in any direction you want! Great news!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Roxdog

Thank you !

The injury is still bugging me but I know have an initial telephone appointment with a sports physio who is also a marathon runner , so fingers crossed 🤞

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

I also love the music choice, nice and chilled out! I listen to John Martyn a lot while running - no 'pump, pump' motivational music for me! Am composing a new playlist which is much slower music than my previous list. Keeping relaxed is key!

Tinytears60
Tinytears60Graduate

Well done Ian 👏👏👏👏

I hope the cat enjoyed the Gremlins yum yum!

1 run left - 30 mins and you can lift that trophy! 🏁🎓🏆

Can’t wait to read your graduation post!

I would buy you a medal after everything you’ve been thru with your injury - a real superstar! ⭐️

And

How lovely that you inspired Sedge To go for a run today 👏👏

This place is amazing! Our support network is just the best!

Love it!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Tinytears60

Thanks Jane .

And yes , if it moves then my cat will eat it haha 😺

I appreciate your encouragement and support,

I love the people on this forum !

It's a great community 😁

And it's always nice if you can inspire someone 😬👍

Haha, what’s the cat called? Bet they were happy, but not as happy as you. Well done on not listening to the gremlins and getting out there.

Wow, only 1 run left!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to wobbles_when_runs

Thank you for your support 😁👍

The cat is called Misty 😁

Yes, 1 run left , just hope I'm fit enough (injury wise) to do it !

wobbles_when_runs
wobbles_when_runsGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Misty, love it!

You’ll be fit enough, you’ve got this!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to wobbles_when_runs

Well, Im fit enough stamina wise , but the injury is another thing ! 😐

I have an appointment soon with a sports physio

wobbles_when_runs
wobbles_when_runsGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Good luck!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to wobbles_when_runs

Thank you 😬👍

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