CR 9! πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯³πŸ¦Œ: I’ve made it to consolidation... - Couch to 5K

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CR 9! πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯³πŸ¦Œ

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate
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I’ve made it to consolidation run number 9, yay! So glad I’ve managed to get to this point, albeit by dropping down to two runs a week recently due to various reasons including weather/work/feeling a bit under the weather/waiting for gait analysis (to ensure I don’t cause any further niggles in my knee)!

Originally I set out today thinking I’d do a slow run to reach 5k but realised halfway through I’d set off faster than anticipated (clearly my short fast run last week did some good as I felt fine!) and so I settled on a faster 30min run instead as I didn’t want to push pace and distance. I was a little shy of 5k but happy I managed another 30min run without any issues.

A big shout out to every single person who has been part of my couch to 5k journey either non-directly through sharing your progress or directly with all your lovely comments and likes on my rambling posts!! Your engagement had kept me accountable so thank you so much ☺️ Not sure how often I’ll be posting on here going forward, maybe I’ll even venture over to the bridge to 10k forum in the new year... but I will keep an eye on everyone’s progress here regardless. ☺️

Happy running all!! πŸ¦ŒπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯³

Laura x

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Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate

Well done for your Consolidation Run no. 9! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ You’re definitely faster than me, that’s a pretty good pace you’ve got going there! I can manage that on a 60 second sprint when I’m doing interval work πŸ˜‚

Sometimes life gets in the way and we can’t always run. As long as you’re getting out there a couple of times a week, I’m sure you’ll be fine. 😊

I post on all 3 forums, I like to spread the joy πŸ˜‚. I don’t start any posts on the Couch to 5K any more, just comment on other people’s! Most of my posts are over at the Bridge, but if I run more than 10K then I post in the Marathon forum. All 3 are helpful and friendly.

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Jools2020

Thanks Jools! I definitely think the cold and drizzle made me run faster today πŸ˜‚ You’re so right, I’m going to make time over the Christmas period to get out there and keep running ☺️

Fab! I’ve been reading posts on the bridge to 10k forum for a while now, so will likely pop up there at some point πŸ˜„ really want to get my gait analysis sorted before I start upping the distance though!!

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate in reply to LauraRuns

Sounds like a plan! Good luck with the gait analysis and some shiny new running shoes! (Note to self - must really do that sometime πŸ˜€)

Dodgylungs
DodgylungsGraduate

Well done, that’s awesome running!

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Dodgylungs

Thanks!! Gotta keep it up πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Congratulations Laura. It’s a great achievement.

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Bostonlandy

Thanks! ✨ Hope your runs are going well 😊

Bambi2020
Bambi2020Graduate

That was a great run Laura-galloping gazelles 🦌🦌🦌 We’ve all done great to get this far- thanks for all your positive comments too- keep us up to date with what you get upto! C xx

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Bambi2020

Parts of it definitely felt more gazelle like today 🦌🌟 Thanks for all your encouraging comments, I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any posts about your progress too 😊 xx

Imc50
Imc50Moderator

Great consolidation LauraRuns πŸ‘ there's a place on the bridge to 10k forum's waiting for you 😊

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Imc50

Thanks Imc50!! Think I’ll be heading over there as soon as I’ve had my gait analysis done πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Imc50
Imc50Moderator

I think I got my gait analysis towards the end of C25k, and what a difference real full blown running make to the way we runπŸ‘..

Look forward to seeing you across there πŸ™‚

Buddhagal
BuddhagalGraduate

Wow Laura...that was very impressive, well doneπŸ‘. Sounds like you've had a lot to contend with but you've done well to get out twice a week. What a lovely post, thanks you've been very supportive, really appreciated. All the very best. πŸ¦ŒπŸŒπŸ’πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‹ x

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Buddhagal

Thanks Buddhagal!! You’re welcome, a big thank you for all your support too - keep running πŸ₯³πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

TotalNewbie1
TotalNewbie1Graduate

Well done Laura, fabulous achievement. Good time πŸ˜ƒπŸ…πŸŽ‰

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to TotalNewbie1

Thank you! Maybe see you over on the 10k forum soon πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Peter44
Peter44Graduate

Well done on the run, and good luck with your continued running journey!πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Peter44

Thanks Peter!! All the best for your runs too πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸΌβœ¨

Maisiecat1
Maisiecat1Graduate

Well done Laura. Great pace!When I set off and promise myself a slower more enjoyable pace, I always find I do better.

When I leave the house thinking "right that's it, new personal best" that's when it all goes wrong. So I say think slow and enjoy what your mind and body is achieving.

I'm running 10k quite often now but not looked at the bridge to 10k,maybe I should, probably see you there. πŸŽ‰πŸ‘€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Maisiecat1

Thanks Maisie!! I’ll be forcing myself to do a slower 5k run soon, hopefully it won’t be as cold and drizzly as I think that made me run quicker πŸ˜…

Congrats on reaching 10k! Definitely see you over on the 10k forum sometime soon πŸ₯³πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈβœ¨

StoneDragon
StoneDragonGraduate

Galloping Gazelles Batman!🦌🦌 that was a great run LR. Great pace and most importantly you enjoyed it too πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

I’ve not got out for my next run yet - stupidly busy week - but I will get out over the weekend without fail. πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜€

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to StoneDragon

Thanks StoneDragon, much appreciated!! 🦌✨

It’s hard fitting runs in when life gets busy but any running is better than no running (or that’s what I tell myself anyway)! Good luck for your weekend run 🦌🦌

StoneDragon
StoneDragonGraduate in reply to LauraRuns

I ended up trying my first evening run today after being inspired by everyone’s posts 😬 it was a bit of a disaster but I’ll chalk it up to experience!! 🀬😱

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to StoneDragon

Oh no!!! Yes definitely, onwards and upwards. We all have bad runs and it’s best to write them off as some extra distance on our newbie runner legs!! ✨

StoneDragon
StoneDragonGraduate in reply to LauraRuns

Yes - first ever run in the evening and it was very dark and it and I were a mess 😑😩

I ended up running way too fast (I think it was the drizzle, the cold and the dark being a little disorientating!) - at a 6'15km/m pace! All my niggles started agrivating me, the gremlins came out πŸ‘Ί and after about 15 minutes I landed hard in a pothole, soaking myself as it was full of water and really jaring my ankle! I carried on a bit further but I was worried about injury and I wasn't enjoying it so I stopped!! 😞

19m and 3k was all I managed but it was an experience and I'm going to learn from it. BTW I have a head torch on my Christmas list!! πŸŽ„πŸ€ž

It'll teach me to get all inspired by team gazelle's posts and go out unprepared! 🦌🀣

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to StoneDragon

You know what, the rain and cold definitely makes me run faster without me even realising so I think that must be a common thing!! I've avoided running in the dark for safety reasons but a head torch sounds like a good idea, I may have to get one for the winter months.

Sounds like you had a tricky run but lots of extra experience and lessons learnt, so not all bad!! I hope your ankle is okay after that pesky pothole too.

Maybe team gazelle should arrange for a team run on the same day/similar time at some point!!

πŸ€”

Runforurlife
RunforurlifeGraduate in reply to StoneDragon

Zoiks! Ouch SD that pothole sounded pretty awful. I hope you don't have any lasting injury from that sudden dip and surprise? And ahem.. 6.15km pace?? Whaaaa 🀣🀣 Please go steady next run and at the right time for you. We don't want any of team Gazelle on the bench 🦌🦌

Jericho2332
Jericho2332Graduate

Well done Laura! Enjoy your Xmas and New year and see you on the 10k boards πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Jericho2332

Thanks Jericho! Hope you have a fab Christmas and New Year too - see you on the 10k forum sometime in the near future πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸΌβœ¨

Runforurlife
RunforurlifeGraduate

CR9!! Well done LauraRuns, you have been packing in those CR's nicely to keep the consolidation ticking over which is the aim of the game. Like you, I've been a bit sidelined with work and other stress this week and have had to drop to 2 runs. I am itching to get out!! I managed to get an hour PT strength work in yesterday but I am missing the runs. Tomorrow will be my CR8 and Sunday CR9. Once I have 10 CR's under my belt, I think it's time to take the plunge to Bridgeto10k where I have been lurking for a couple of weeks πŸ˜€ Hope to see you over there too so we can compare notes again on the next stage of our running adventure. In the meantime, keep up the good work..you're doing so well and 5km is a whisper awayπŸ™

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Runforurlife

Thank you!! It is so difficult to fit in three runs a week when life gets busy and the darkness comes this time of year but we’re both still getting out there and that’s what counts πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸΌ Sounds like a plan, hopefully see you over on the 10k forum sometime soon ☺️✨

Sorry to hear you’re leaving, you’ve been such an inspiration to all. Good luck on your journey going forward. πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Jcksam

Thanks Jcksam! I’ll be keeping an eye on everyone else’s posts even if I’m not posting myself!!! Good luck with your running too ✨

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate

Hey! How impressive is that?! Well done, you. So great that you are finding the groove again. Hope to catch up again somewhere on the other side of the other side... although it could be a while before I get to 5k (and thus qualify to be on the Bto10k forum). Will miss you in the meantime 😒😿

Run steady; run strong; run smooth!! 🦌🦌🦌

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to GailXrunning

Aw thanks Gail! I’m glad I’m past my streak of difficult runs for now, onwards and upwards πŸ™ŒπŸΌ I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any posts from you even if I’m not posting ☺️

Happy running πŸ¦ŒπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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