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    Quote Originally Posted by knocky1 View Post
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    Well done. Keep at it when you don't want to.. That's the benefit of following a plan. Ticking off the days and being able to look back to see the accumulation and effort put in and to look ahead at the plan to the final objective of the 5K. Then you can have a little rest and start another plan!
    Thanks, that's just the encouragement I need. When I look back to what week one was asking me to do compared to week four it's quite a radica difference. I find the defined goals of this plan a real help as I feel I am making progress every week.

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      Am currently halfway through the couch to 5K programme. The start literally being the couch. Have to say as someone not really used to keeping up an exercise regime I have found it useful. Four weeks in i'd say I am feeling the benefits and have now invested in some reasonable running shoes to help me on my way. I can't say I am totally enjoying it at the moment but feeling good afterwards is mightily addictive.
      Great to hear! I think a lot of people hate it when they start (some even hate it when they've been running for years), but it DOES get easier. The more you put in the more you get out. And the more you run, the further you can run (to a point). Simple as that.

      I was hearing the other day (from someone whose other half was doing it) that C25K is big thing now and there are 'graduation' ceremonies and the like? This might have been different because they were part of a club, but is that also the case with you? Do you have an official 5k planned to end the programme?

      Good luck for the rest of it.
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      Great to hear! I think a lot of people hate it when they start (some even hate it when they've been running for years), but it DOES get easier. The more you put in the more you get out. And the more you run, the further you can run (to a point). Simple as that.

      I was hearing the other day (from someone whose other half was doing it) that C25K is big thing now and there are 'graduation' ceremonies and the like? This might have been different because they were part of a club, but is that also the case with you? Do you have an official 5k planned to end the programme?

      Good luck for the rest of it.
      Thanks!

      Have yet to plan an official 5K to end the programme, but the closer I get to the end I will indeed look out for the nearest available run (don't want to call it a race) to participate in. As I said it's hard work at the moment, but I am feeling much better for the effort put in and that for me is the motivating factor, turns out I like not feeling like sh*t, who knew?
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      Thanks!

      Have yet to plan an official 5K to end the programme, but the closer I get to the end I will indeed look out for the nearest available run (don't want to call it a race) to participate in. As I said it's hard work at the moment, but I am feeling much better for the effort put in and that for me is the motivating factor, turns out I like not feeling like sh*t, who knew?
      If you make your 5k a Parkrun I'm sure an NSC Runners guard of honour could be arranged!
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      The couch to 5k should always end with a parkrun because of the sense of community, togetherness and a shared goal is better than an individual challenge.

      I ran an awful race this morning, really awful. I got out of bed at 8:45, got to the start at 9am and then even with a couple of dawdlers on the start line I ran a too fast first KM and although I was at 7:38 at 2km, I knew a sub 20 was unlikely. 3km was 11:50 and then 4km was 16:24 which tells its own story really. I finished somewhere between 20:15 and 20:30 I think, I didn't really have anything left for a finishing sprint either. I've been struggling with my achilles a little bit so I haven't run this week, not since the last parkrun.

      Positive - 9th consecutive parkrun week for me which is extending my personal record.

      It struck me that I'm potentially playing a football tournament in Leicester next weekend, with Kettering's parkrun on the cards beforehand. At 25 minute pace, to keep some in the legs for the football. Which would mean missing out on @knocky1's big day.
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      Probably (Bugger) Bognor for me. Be interested to hear your view on Clair. I thought it was really quite hard but I did an OK time. I'd rank it about the same as Peacehaven.
      Clair Park Run. Made a change to go to Haywards Heath without seeing the rheumatologist.
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      When you get to the bottom
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      Then you get to the bottom
      Then you see me again.

      It broke my 9 week increase in performance but only just 9 seconds slower than last week. 23:01. A good result on a hilly course. How many seconds did you lose from your Worthing equivalent time?
      The hardest kick was that incline at the bottom. Really sharp for 50 metres before leveling off to an uphill slog. Managed to get the pacing right and would revisit but not alone. Top award as least Health and Safety conscious course. Must be slippy in the Autumn. New Waitrose must be the nearest to a Parkrun start.
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      Just noticed on my old and very accurate Forerunner 305 a 2.9miles distance. Suggesting course is 150m short or I cheated.Every Parkrun I've recorded has been as good as 3.1.
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      Preston Park for me again and the first time I've run successive weeks for Park Run in over a year. Hit 19:00 dead but found it a struggle it comparison to previous weeks.

      It was only going into the last hill it dawned on me that sub 19 was still possible but I left it too late for the sprint to the line.

      If I'm being honest I got a bit of a flyer from the start and went of before the start by at least a second so probably don't deserve the sub 19 time this time around.

      Looking forward to the Phoenix now but might need a bit of treatment between now and then as hamstring is tightening again.
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      22:51 at Hove Park for me. Felt I ran better than that, certainly must fluent I've felt for a while, maybe 10 miles along the Adur yesterday took it out of my legs. 500 runners at Hove Park so not too badly impacted by Prom and Worthing cancellations.
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      Clair Park Run. Made a change to go to Haywards Heath without seeing the rheumatologist.
      I think this sums it up.


      When you get to the bottom
      You go back to the top of the slide
      And you stop and you turn
      And you go for a ride
      Then you get to the bottom
      Then you see me again.

      It broke my 9 week increase in performance but only just 9 seconds slower than last week. 23:01. A good result on a hilly course. How many seconds did you lose from your Worthing equivalent time?
      The hardest kick was that incline at the bottom. Really sharp for 50 metres before leveling off to an uphill slog. Managed to get the pacing right and would revisit but not alone. Top award as least Health and Safety conscious course. Must be slippy in the Autumn. New Waitrose must be the nearest to a Parkrun start.
      That's a good run. At around the time I ran Clair in 22:19 I was running Worthing in 21:31. I remember finding the former to be a very tough run because of those sharp little hills. Today I did Bognor in 21:28 (tbc) and was happy with that. Huge field with many refugees from Worthing.

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