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I well and truly did it!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Yeah, sorry about the tizzy fit yesterday. I'm reeeeeeally not sleeping well this week AND it's TOM. What an excellent mix.

Thankfully I didn't let my exhaustion stop me getting up and going for Parkrun this morning. If I had I would have missed out on beating my best time by 98 seconds and completely smashing 37 minutes! What a different mood I'm in compared to last week!

This miraculous result was partly from using my new 5K to 10K podcast. the C25K ones were good, but it bugged me that I couldn't go fast (or sometimes slow) enough to run in time to the music, but the whole point of these ones is to run in time so you can work on your speed. And it definitely makes me go faster.

Then there was the fact that this one girl kept overtaking me. Seriously, we must have leapfrogged each other at least 10 times. But she didn't seem to understand that putting on a burst of speed to overtake me was never going to work if she couldn't keep it up (which she couldn't) because I was running constantly so every time she started walking to recover I just passed her again. But to give her credit she was right behind me when we got to the last few hundred metres, and it was because I could hear her behind me that I really pushed myself the last 30 strides to make sure she didn't overtake me again.

I felt sick afterwards. But the point is I did awesome, I finished before this girl, I was nowhere near last, and I BEAT 37 MINUTES!!
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JMARIES51 2/28/2013 10:30PM

    Awesome

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ARW715 2/24/2013 8:57AM

    Congratulations! What are the podcasts? I am trying to improve time too. I actually like when there is someone at the gym going just about my pace, it gives me someone to pace behind/chase.

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MERRY_XMAS 2/24/2013 7:48AM

    Way to go!!! Well done!

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SHERRYLHBB 2/24/2013 3:15AM

    Great job! I'm thinking of doing a Parkrun in a week. After reading your blog I'm now even more interested.

I have done the C25K podcast, but wasn't aware of the 5K to 10K one. I'll have to check that out, too. Thanks for sharing! You inspire me.
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JILLYBEAN25 2/24/2013 1:28AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon That is so fabulous! Congrats on clobbering your goal time!

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JULESJET 2/23/2013 7:56PM

    YAY!!!! Congratulations!
Good for you!

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BPETERS11 2/23/2013 6:50PM

    Good for you! This cheered me up. emoticon

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JUSTLIKEALICE 2/23/2013 6:22PM

    Rock on! That is awesome! Congrats!

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RHYMESWITHBABY 2/23/2013 4:52PM

    Yay! So happy for you!

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    Congrats!!

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