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Wk 4 run3 - run around town

Best run yet. I couldn't fit in my run in daylight, and then had to deliver offspring to an activity in town, so I decided to run round the town, as our village paths aren't very well lit (which is fine by me - why live in the countryside if you don't want to see the stars?). The running was fine - I even added added a bit extra on the end, as I was still feeling fine, so I did a *ten minute* run! So I'm not scared of that week 5 run 3 any more - well, only a little bit.

Town running was good because it was different scenery (river, shops, churchyard) and I felt very holier-than-thou trotting past people going out to eat, or ambling round smoking cigarettes. Not so good was worrying whether I might trip over loose paving stones (not easy to see them properly with varifocal glasses!) and hopping round previously-walked-in dog poo.

So now I feel pretty good. Overall pace was no faster than week 2, which surprised me, as I did speed up several times, and thought it would have been quicker overall, but I really don't care, as it's the getting fit that/s my target, and there's no doubt that I am very much fitter than I was just a month ago. And I suspect if I had been running faster, I wouldn't have been able to do that extra 5 minutes at the end. I must remember that for week 5 - keep steady and keep going

Greetings to all fellow week 4/5ers - fingers crossed that by the end of next week, 20 minutes will be done and dusted!

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I think its definitely wise that we all pace ourselves as we progress. Steady as she goes!


An extra five minutes?

You're going on my list so you are!

Well done Greeny, I finish Week 4 in the morning, I do not expect to do anything other than the five minutes though....


It helped a lot that the town was all flat, and all my other runs have had hills in (little ones, but hills all the same). So, cheating a bit. (I didn't actually expect to dothe extra bit, it just felt ok at that point. However, you will be allowed to laugh if I ache badly tomorrow!)

So, Ed, remind us, which week are you on, with your 4 miles?! Pace yourself he says!


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