Author Topic: Beardys running log - Ct5k  (Read 152795 times)

Beardy

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #2275 on: 25 August, 2023, 10:16:36 pm »
W2:R3
Off piste as it were; 3k run

I really didn’t feel like doing the C25K programmed run today, so eventually just went out and did a run.  Managed about 2.5k before having to walk of a couple of minutes and then finished the distance running. It felt ok, and I think with a bit of better pacing I could manage the whole 3k. I’ll probably return to the programme next week.

The big decision is do I take 2 days off and start on Monday again, or do I go on Sunday. I think Dr B is planning to wait until Monday as she is feeling a bit tired.

Running in the evening is definitely more my bag though, I really enjoyed that, and I think with some careful planning a moon lit cross country would be grand.
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Beardy

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #2276 on: 28 August, 2023, 12:50:08 pm »
W3:R1
Not knackered

A day late, probably due to the evening of revelry on Saturday to celebrate Ms Beardy the younger’s b’day.

I think I possibly took it a bit easier than optimal for development, but any run is a good run.

I am also thinking of abandoning the C25k programme in favour of Garmin recommended runs, but will have to think on that. I certainly know that the C25k programme will get me to a level of capability, so I won’t switch without careful consideration.
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Beardy

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #2277 on: 30 August, 2023, 11:30:27 am »
W3:R2
Not knackered

Having proclaimed that evening running was my thing I proceed to do two morning runs  ::-) I blame .Dr B

I looked at the Garmin suggested run this morning and decide that their easy run as suggested would likely kill me, so I carried on with the C25K programme. Wuss

On the wuss front, I need to push harder I think. I’m not exactly wiped out after a run, and I’m consciously not pushing when out there; it’s almost as if I’m scared to push. I’m making progress I’m sure, but if I pushed a bit, would that progress be better? Always some homework after a run  :)
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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #2278 on: 31 August, 2023, 08:07:35 am »
Good to see you progressing!

You don’t need to push hard through a C25k, I think. It’s all about time moving on on your feet and building up slowly (still too fast for some people).

If you do want to push a bit, only once per week.  It is wait until you’re running solidly a few days a week before pushing hard.

The one slight exception is some bio mechanical issues get worse at very low speeds and can benefit from less distance and more pace - but you’d be in pain if that was a problem!

Mike

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #2279 on: 01 September, 2023, 08:25:02 am »
The objective is not to be knackered Beardy, the objective is to complete.

Athletes rarely train at full tilt. 

Pleased to see that you are progressing again.  Well done and keep it up.  👍

Beardy

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #2280 on: 01 September, 2023, 11:03:22 am »
Suited and booted, open the front door. Rain! Bah.
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Beardy

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #2281 on: 01 September, 2023, 12:06:52 pm »
W3:R3 off programme
Knackered

A 30 minute outing with two short walks, the first being after that difficult first 3 minutes. A solid 20 minuets core though. Not fast, but hard none the less, with breathing being the difficult part. I think I’ve identified an issue; I find the run the morning after Dr B has made chilli for dinner difficult. I put this down to me eating too much rather than any toxicity from the chilli I hasten to add (lest Dr B ever reads these words) and my stomach takes up valuable space my lungs like to use for expansion. It’s a theory.

I enjoyed the run though, especially the middle bit where I was just comfortably in my zone and plodding along.
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Beardy

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #2282 on: 11 May, 2024, 12:43:50 pm »
Blimey, it isn’t actually as long as I had thought since my last run. I don’t know why I stopped again so suddenly though. I suppose I’ve not been at my best in the intervening months though.

No, I’ve not started running again, partly because I’ve still got something going on with my lungs (appointment at the breathing clinic at the end of this month). But I am feeling particularly unhealthy just now, and needed to do something ™.

So, I’ve started walking for exercise, rather than just to get somewhere. This basically entails me putting on my running gear and going out specifically for exercise. This means that I don’t get annoyed at getting hot and sweaty, which I do with even moderate exercise, thus improving the exercise value of what I’m doing.

I’m not going mad though, so no major aches or pains, but the one thing that is a bit painful is my lower back. I really need to do some yoga or Pilates or such to try and strengthen some muscles. 

For every complex problem in the world, there is a simple and easily understood solution that’s wrong.