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A gentle jog at 165 BPM, and anyone going to parkrun Oxford on Saturday?

I seriously have a problem with running to the beat, it starts off really well but then I lose it and start to run off beat :(

I had some serious iTunes time the other night trying to find some music to run to.... I would go 'naked' but prefer to do that when running with others (behave yourselves!!) getting off track there somewhat, anyway I downloaded some tunes with a beat of 165bpm and had a go at that tonight. It was my best run for a while.... certainly wasn't my fastest, but it's the first time I've actually managed to lose myself in the beat for a while :)

Back to iTunes I think to try some 168bpm or maybe 170bpm, and see how I go with them.

Back to parkrun on Saturday, weather permitting. It's been a few weeks since I've been because of family visits etc, so looking forward to it. Anyone else going to be at Oxford?

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I posted to IronMatt that I'm not sure whether I'm going because the flooding round there has been pretty bad and don't know whether the park is really boggy, but maybe.


Well it hasn't been cancelled.... yet!! Hope you haven't suffered too much where you are with the flooding. Possibly see you on Saturday. :)


Like RollerToaster said, if it isn't cancelled from flooding, I plan to be there tomorrow. If there's going to be a bunch of us there, perhaps we should arrange to meet up afterward and actually introduce ourselves properly. Maybe the car park near the finish box would be a good landmark for that?

Doesn't have to be this week, since it is very short notice and a fair bit of uncertainty around the flooding. But some week soon it would be nice!

Maybe see you tomorrow!


Just had a look at their facebook page and nothing on there yet about flooding, although may need to check first thing tomorrow. If it's on and you see a short person with red face and a possible hangover (although hoping not to drink too much tonight, but having a catch-up with friends) wearing a blue C25K t-shirt and running near the back (or at the back!!), that'll be me, so don't be afraid to say hello :) Sharyn


We are OK thanks! Some streets in Kidlington were closed for a few days and Richard Branson may have suffered in his garden (!), but the majority was fine. Oxford has it pretty bad though in some areas. Anything your way?


Not that I've seen. Usually Wendlebury is the worst hit. I work there, which means I can't get in if it's flooded :)but even that survived this time, although one of the roads in did have a bit of water across it, but not massive amounts. Glad you were ok though :)


I cant come to Parkrun this w/e (or last w/e) because daughter had an injury to her leg so she couldn't run (and woebetide if I went without her!). Still, hopefully I'll get back there soon.Have fun all you Park runners.


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