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What a difference a week makes


My run last Tuesday with the running club was absolutely horrible...for the first 30 mins I wanted to cry and give up. That's sweltering heat and too many hills for you but I did keep going. As my legs have been really achey / sore for the last week I made the sensible decision not to do the parkrun on Saturday and rested up. As I was itching to get out I did do a gently 20 minutes on Sunday which was great restored my faith that I can run although still very very slowly.

Well last night was run club again and it was fab! The first half is always a little tough as it has quite a few hills but loved it loved it loved it and had a great run (with some walking!). To top it all off went to the pub for a quick one (orange juice and lemonade for me as I had the car) but it was nice and social. And the best thing is my legs don't hurt today.. a little achey as they should be but not sore! Bring on the Saturday's park run I am ready for you!

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Great - glad you enjoyed it again :)


Great news - well done! You have your mojo back again :D


This sounds like so much fun! I'd love to join one at some point, but think I will have to wait a bit.


YAY!!! A week off makes a helluva difference. I have decided to take a week off every 12 weeks, because a good deep rest seems to allow muscles to really mend and get stronger. So how long are you running these days if the first 30 mins are hard?!?

in reply to ChrisMcB

That's not a bad idea Chris.


If I do 5k probably just under 38 mins but with the run club we are out for an hour or just over. Not running the whole time as need to walk a bit but we cover around 4.5-5miles (go me!)

Amazing - you are still getting the big jumps in stamina that we got after one week of running for a minute! Really good news. Sounds like they are nice people as well.


Glad you enjoyed your run and that you will be able to do the parkrun this week.

I think they are all doing an additional parkrun on Tuesday morning to celebrate the jubilee and ours is doing a sort of picnic afterwards so plan to do that as I am away on Saturday.

Friday evening will be good because I am going to do my favourite coastal run from Milford to Keyhaven and back - the one I used to graduate :)


I'm glad to here the fun is back :D

I did cry last week and wanted to give up and go home within 10 minutes of every run, it was the heat :(

My pace is about the same as yours. Run club isn't about time though is it? I find it's about enjoying it with others and progressing without even noticing till I check my app afterwards.

How was the pub with the strangers? Scarey? I take it you got to know a few so well done you :)

in reply to Anonymous36

I've decided not to worry about distance / pace etc on the weekly run club run...just going out and doing what i can as i'll see progress as i reduce the amount of times i need to walk!

the people i went to the pub with were the ones in my group that i've met over the last 4 weeks so wasn't scarey. don't think i'd have gone if they'd not been there. they are a really nice bunch and i was making them laugh as when we were running down hill i spread my arms out and shouted Wheeeeeeeee....all good fun!! think they must be beginning to realise i've got a screw loose!!!


lol nutter ;)

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