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Faffing pre-run is a thing or the past πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

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Note to self I will run on Thursday no excuses !!

So much so I've gone to new lengths to get my running back in it's groove.

Below the complete kit I've assembled!!

Running clothes two tops/shorts option

Socks

The trusted rundies 😎

Trainers/compression sleeves

Gremlin thwacking device (quite humane) one genuine Irish shillelagh

Weather check βœ…

Good to go to roll on Thursday

See ya on your Thursday run fellow runners

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Got to admire good planning 😊. Think you’ve got it covered! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€ž

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Jools2020

On it Julia !!! Prepped

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Birdlady64Graduate

Brilliant! Love the gremlin thwacker Reminds me my mum used to have one of those on the wall of our "front room" when I was a kid 😁Will be keeping a lookout for your post tomorrow morning.

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Birdlady64

May involve an aqueduct Dianne πŸ€“πŸ‘

The shillelagh is quite humane no long lasting effects, just a slight concussion 🀣

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Birdlady64Graduate in reply to Imc50

Oh yes the Aqueduct. 😁 Will just have to go back next year so I can conquer that on a run. It has to be done!

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Birdlady64

There's mumblings that Llangollen may get a park run, wouldn't be think the aqueduct would be on route though as it's too popular with walkers

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Birdlady64Graduate in reply to Imc50

Ooh interesting... Holiday parkrun. Mind you I still have to brave my local one in the woods where I did all of c25kMy plan was to "do" the Aqueduct first thing in the morning hopefully before all the walkers were out. Such an amazing place to run you have on your doorstep

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Birdlady64

It's definitely a surreal run experience Dianne,

I did my early c25k runs down by horse shoe falls

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Birdlady64Graduate in reply to Imc50

So beautiful there and along to Llantysilio church

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Birdlady64

We may well be national park status next time you come holidaying, as it's apparently still in the offing πŸ€“

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nowsterGraduate in reply to Birdlady64

It seems that the Dwyfor and Arfon regions of Gwynedd have nixed parkruns for the moment. I'd like to try doing Hafan Pwllheli at least once.

I'll be volunteering for the first time at Chadderton Hall parkrun the day before the City of Manchester 10k. (It seemed prudent not to run the day before, and there was coincidentally an appeal for volunteers.)

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Go you... I was laughed at years ago... when I posted a pikkie of my pre run gear! Watching for your posts!

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Oldfloss

I'm in awe of your planning Hil, let those sofa surfers laugh I say

I wondered what that was πŸ˜€have a good run Thursday, we are going to see Bond at local cinema, I might fall asleep oh dear

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Imc50Moderator in reply to WillowandSola

Not been to see it as yet, may do on half term πŸ’

Make sure you get popcorn

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Imc50

We will, enjoy your run

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Instructor57Administrator

Have a great run ! Those Gremlins won't stand a chance against that shillelagh 😁

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Instructor57

Only the stubborn ones will be coming back for seconds Ian πŸ’ͺ

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nowsterGraduate

Have a good run! The weather's definitely not friendly to runners at this time of year. (Thunderstorms and tornadoes in this region today.)

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Imc50Moderator in reply to nowster

That's the plan, a healthy tailwind is permissible but I'm not up for dodging wandering wheelie bins and branches πŸ‘

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Scruff55Graduate

🀣🀣🀣🀣like your style. Definitely a great idea. Especially the shillelagh 🀣🀣

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Scruff55

Take no prisoners Scruff55

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Scruff55Graduate in reply to Imc50

πŸ‘πŸ€£πŸ‘

I’m prepping myself for a Thursday run also!! It’s more of a mind game for me as I get anxious going out but I love it when I get going! Good luck to you sir!

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Pymander10

Prepping does help!! Come back and give us your run report, you can get yourself out there πŸ‘πŸ‘

I hope so it’s a lovely day for a run so no excuses! One step at a time!

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Pymander10

A snippet of my morning outing to give you that nudge..... 3....2.....1 go on off you go πŸ‘πŸ‘

Canal path
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Pymander10 in reply to Imc50

Oh that looks lovely! I’ve got a nice quiet cycle path to run along but it’s not as nice as that! Go for it!!

I did it and really enjoyed it! But I was pretty stressed out about certain things so I went too fast at the start as I was itching to get my stress out! But the second half after I slowed down was a real joy :-)

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Pymander10

Kudos and congratulations Pymander10 you sound like you owned that run, and brought it back under control, brilliant!! πŸ‘ Remember that pacing, it's not racing 🦸. I used to recite my name and address and random sentences to ensure I was running at a conversational pace. But whatever works for you then give it a whirl,

Keep on with it you'll be chuffed when that 9weeks final run has arrived

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Pymander10 in reply to Imc50

Thank you! I hope yours went the same! Doing a run today so fuelling up with water! Ah that’s a good idea I sometimes sing along to music to make sure I’m going the right pace!

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