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11/11/18 3:45 P

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You showed up. I showed up. We are emoticon because we showed up. Because we followed through with our promise.

I walked 4 minutes from my house down the hill to the trail. I ran north for 10 minutes then turned around and ran back 10 minutes. I finished by walking back up the hill. I stopped to take a picture of the new surface crossing the longest trestle along the trail. Then my phone died. I suspect it got cold.





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Yes, the darkness and the weather are not enticing!

I kept my own promise and went out this morning - it was 9am before I went. The sun was up, quite breezy, but not raining....... those things helped. I also had a cosy new hoody to wear which was lovely and comforting.

I ran at a leisurely pace, but ran until I got out of breath, then walked until I was ready to go again. It was good exercise. I was kind of relieved to find I can still run,

I just had a peep at the Daily Dare - looks do-able. Haven't chosen my YWA video yet.

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11/6/18 12:48 P

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I'm looking at re-starting my regular Tuesday/Thursday runs on Thursday this week I should be well past the dentist's prohibition on strenuous exercise. The extra blood flow will aid in the healing process.

This restarting is going to be tough. This was a poorly timed pause. I was working hard to build momentum before the time change., I need to get back out and transition to running in the darkness. I will move to my winter running route too.This will take an extra bit of commitment on my part.

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10/28/18 12:26 A

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Doesn't sound like it would be a pleasant run at all. I'm still grounded from running by dentist's orders.

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10/27/18 1:12 A

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I had intended to run today, but it is freezing out there, with a bitter wind, and I made the decision not to run!

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10/25/18 12:14 P

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emoticon That's emoticon !!!! You did the right thing by just getting out there and doing it. There is no need to do anything else until you want to. Getting out the door is the first step. emoticon

I'm grounded for the next as I recover from my tooth extraction and bone graft. I know I will be back to "just getting out there" when I get the all clear. I will still walk with my walking buddy here at work. Not today, today is a rest day.

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10/25/18 5:21 A

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Thursday - and I got out for a run!

I decided to just go and not worry about the time. I ran through the two parks, and back along the sea front. I put in two, very short, sprints. When I got in I had been out for 18 mins.

It was good to be back!

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10/24/18 10:09 A

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10/23/18 10:51 P

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emoticon Tuesday run done! Not only did I get out of the car, I extended my run from 5K to 6K, a 40 minute run. It was threatening rain, but held off until I was in my cool-down walk. It was good.

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10/20/18 5:55 A

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Thanks.

My back twanged as I got up this morning - I think I could run, but am playing it safe.

I woke to sunshine, and went for a 50 min walk, which I enjoyed.

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10/19/18 11:02 P

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I hope you back feels better and the virus gets beat so you can get back out for a run. Setting an intention is a great start. Well done. I don't have a hike planned for the weekend, just tourist-walking around town. I'm looking forward to the rest period. I think I will be better off with the rest.

Next week: Tuesday and Thursday, no parkrun

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10/19/18 4:31 A

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Well done, Brian. I've missed a whole week due to weather, sore back muscles, and having a bit of a cold virus. Hope to be back next week - I'll go for a gentle run on Saturday and/or Sunday.

Then Wednesday and Friday.

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10/19/18 12:28 A

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emoticon Thursday run, done!

This make 4 weeks of Tuesday and Thursday runs. I'm starting to feel the consistency forming.

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10/16/18 10:41 P

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emoticon It felt hard today, but I persevered. Tuesday run done, 5.25K in 38 mins. That time and distance includes a warmup and cool down walk. Hard because I felt tired and was breathing harder then normal.

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10/12/18 2:28 P

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You have the added obstacle of going and returning on the bus. That really extends the time exposed to the elements. I understand if you choose not to go to parkrun on Saturday.

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10/12/18 2:14 P

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Message on Penrose parkrun's facebook group page:

"The weather for Saturday is not looking good - very wet and windy with the possibility of a thunder storm!

I'll be going down early just to make sure the course is clear and that there are no trees down."

(it's 99% risk of rain, and strong winds - I don't think I'm going to go).

The National Trust have cancelled the parkrun at Trelissick nr Truro, and Lanhydrock nr Bodmin due to dangerous weather conditions. Penrose is on National Trust land too, but is open access, so they can't officially shut it.

Do I have the grit to get out there and run anyway? Maybe........ see how I feel. Does that sound committed? Not really! Hell.

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10/12/18 12:14 P

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It can't be a nicer October day here. The weather forecast says that this nice weather will continue into next week. I feel blessed.

I forgot to mention in my report that my quads felt sore ... tired I suppose. No joint pain, just muscle fatigue. I guess I'm working my legs! emoticon

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10/12/18 5:23 A

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Well done, Brian!

I woke to lashing rain and wild winds again here today, but I put on all my waterproof gear and got out for a 30 minute walk.



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10/11/18 10:45 P

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It was a beautiful fall day here and I got out for my run. emoticon

I nearly failed .... I was late getting away from work. Then I had traffic issues. By the time I reached the river park I was an hour late. I really wanted to throw in the towel. I ran anyway. I went a scant 4K. But, I went. Good for me.

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10/11/18 11:51 A

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I support your 'no hot, water no run' thinking.

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Well, Thursday and the heavens have opened here - it's torrential! I'm not going out for a run. I'm not even going out for a walk today! Hmm........ I'm not feeling strong enough to run in the rain, and my hot-water has gone off (repair requested) so no bath to soak in afterwards. No. Not today.
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10/10/18 4:03 P

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10/10/18 1:28 A

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emoticon nice run.

I met my goal as well. emoticon Went for another 5K run after work. The sun came out and it felt good. I decided to stick with the same out and back 5K route while I'm doing the big Saturday hikes. I know the accumulated running and walking last week lead to muscle exhaustion. I feel good. No residual soreness from the hike. On to Thursday to finish the week!



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10/9/18 9:28 A

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I got out for a gentle run as the sun rise - 37mins.
It felt good to be back by the sea.

Saturday's weather is set to be horrible.


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10/8/18 6:44 P

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Joyous! You look great.

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10/8/18 10:37 A

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Lovely parkrun on so many levels. It was sweet of your brother to take you. I'm very happy for both of you and the time you spent together. He might not understand the attraction you have to parkrun, but he opened himself to know the current you a little better. parkrun's attraction to a runner might be similar to "Urban Sketch" to an artist. It seems to me that both would be about community with like minded people.

It is awesone that you got to be a parkrun tourist. You are a runner! You take your habit on the road with you.

I did not run this weekend. The hike on Saturday was enough. I estimate it as 10 miles and 3700 feet of elevation gain. My right hamstring was worked to near exhaustion. It felt like I had pulled the muscle, but there was no injury moment. I could hardly walk after sitting in the car and it got all tightened up. The 3 hour ride home was broken up into chunks -- 45 mins to ice cream (i didn't have any), 40 mins to dinner, and hour plus to the park and ride to get my car, 30 mins home (all times are estimates and I did not attempt to reconcile the "3 hours" with the total breakdown :D ). I was fine Sunday come morning. I walked just fine with just the normal tired legs syndrome.

I still plan on running Tuesday and Thursday this week. I ave another long hike (and drive) scheduled for Saturday. This my be the last big mountain hike of the year! I don't expect to run on Sunday, but you never know ..... ;)

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10/8/18 7:36 A

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I got to do parkrun at Royal Tunbridge Wells. 33:30mins. An unfamiliar course seems much longer than a familiar one! It was two laps, but nice course with some running on grass and trail. A few inclines, and some great descents!

My brother took me (30min drive) and I almost persuaded him to walk it, but he just went for a walk in the park, watched, took some photos. We had breakfast in the cafe afterwards and it was nice to spend some time with him.

He didn't understand the attraction of parkrun, or my enthusiasm! I was, as you can imagine, extremely grateful to him for taking me. If I hadn't been there he'd have gone to London to take part in 'Urban Sketch'

It was International parkrun day (14yrs I think) - so I was delighted to be able to be there. It was also my first experience of being a parkrun 'tourist ' and it felt good to be able to stick my hand up and say "PENZANCE!"



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10/5/18 12:43 P

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Thursday emoticon ----- For the week emoticon

This is two weeks of setting and meeting a weekly goal. We are getting on a roll! Thursday felt really good because it felt like habit, like I HAD to run. Thursday was also date-night and I had to pick up J by 6:30 to meet the plant-based eaters for dinner. It would have been easy to not run or cut my intended goal down to make it easier. I didn't. I stuck to my training plan and fit it all in. I have a long hike on Saturday. I don';t expect to be motivated to run on Sunday. A walk might be nice to stretch the legs.

I stuck with a 5K run (5.16K) along the parkrun route. It was a beautiful fall afternoon, other words it was cool in the shade. I ran a little further today by cutting my cool-down walk by half. My motivation was more about time, shaving a few minutes off the run more then training goals. :D

Plan for next week is Tuesday and Thursday run. I might start stretching my evening runs toward 6K. That would be all the way out to the first road crossing and back. My short term goal is to get back into parkrun form. Training slightly slower, and slightly further seems to work very well. I also need to drop the weight I regained this summer before I expect to see my PR again.

Gill, I hope you got out for a run while visiting your brother. It's okay not to, but doing it is a BIG commitment success. Excellent plan for next week. It will have you running 3 days. Very cool.

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10/3/18 2:46 P

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Excellent - and, as you know, I kept my part of the bargain too! I set my timer for 17 mins (to allow for 2 mins walk before I start running) so that I do at least 30 mins total (turning when my alarm goes off).

It was slightly foggy this morning, so warmer. I decided to try running without counting (counting has become a very strong habit!) - I ran 10 and walked 10. Then ran 20 and walked 20. Then ran without counting, aiming for a landmark - and getting as out of breath before I stopped to walk. Then I walked until I felt just about recovered. the went back to the 10r/10w; 20r20w then run until I had to stop. It was good to do something a bit different.

So, that's me done for the week. I might get a run in on Saturday - I'm taking my running togs with me, so parkrun or not, I'll go for a run!

Next week - I'm still on holiday - I will do parkrun next Saturday, so will aim to run on Tuesday and Thursday.


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10/3/18 12:11 P

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emoticon I met my goal on Tuesday. After work I ran along the river, the parkrun route. Stats, including 1/4 mile warmup and cool down. : 5K, 37 minutes. Rain was in the air, but not falling. I had a cool out and back. I have taken to walking to the first quarter-mile mater and then running from there. I turn around at the first parkrun turnaround (i actually start at the second turnaround). I stop running at the same marker on the way back, waling the last quarter mile to my car.

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10/1/18 1:12 P

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Yup! It definitely helps to have a buddy! Your turn next - and I'll be out walking tomorrow.

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10/1/18 12:17 P

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emoticon You have our week off to a good start, Gill!

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Monday run done!
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I just got up at 7am, and went - 30 mins. I did 50r/40w so quite easy on myself, but I ran the run intervals strongly/faster - a bit like HIIT

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9/30/18 11:51 P

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Our week goals are set! emoticon

It would be fun to get to a parkrun while visiting your brother and s-i-l. Your first true parkrun tourist activity. I wanted to get to one in Toronto, but didn't. It was not important enough to invest the time it would have taken. Over 6 million people live in the greater Toronto area, and there are 3 parkruns. All are in the outer fringes of the city. If I was on the trip alone I might have made it a priority.

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OK. I'll go for Monday and Wednesday because I am travelling on Thursday.

I will, like you, leave my options open for Sunday.

I might get a parkrun in whilst I'm away - that will depend on my brother and sis-in-law.

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9/28/18 11:48 A

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Woohoo!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Well done Gill! You followed through fore the week. I'm glad you had a nice day to be out in. The weather here is perfect for running, sunny but not too warm. Your plan to get out the door every day is a good one. I really created my after work habit when I was still just walking. Which I did every day. When I continued to walk. I just turned the Tuesday and Thursday into a walk/run. Hope this works for you too.

I feel good for having followed through with my two runs. I;m still not sure of Sunday .... What J and I do this weekend is probably the biggest factor to be honest. We have a hike on Saturday (I have to be out of the house by 5:45!!). It's not that strenuous a hike. I could be physically ready to run on Sunday. It's what other plans I make for the day that will have the final say.

I'm good with setting the same goal of Tuesday and Thursday next week. I have a very long strenuous hike scheduled for Saturday. Probably the last really hard one of the year. A weekend, or Sunday hike will be in question again. I won't make it part of my goal, but bonus if it happens.

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I completed our goal by getting out this morning. 36 mins. It was a gorgeous morning!

I am marshalling at parkrun tomorrow.

I had an epiphany; I decided that I could strengthen this habit by going out every morning (or 6/7) and run or walk. This would weaken the getting-out-the door hurdle and be a healthy habit.

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emoticon Thursday evening run is in the books. I remembered to take ALL my gear with me this time. No excuse and no problem getting out of the car. I felt sluggish at the start. I managed to push through that feeling and it turned onto a pretty good run. I stopped to use the loo about two-thirds of the way through. I finished strong and feel good now. Weekend run? I don't know. I have a hike on Saturday. I will see how I feel. My goal was to run Tuesday and Thursday. I did that. So, it was a successful week.

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"That really sparked me this morning!" Then we ARE doing something right! emoticon

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Wow! Thank you for that! "if it were easy everyone would be doing it"

That really sparked me this morning!
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emoticon Halfway to our collective goal! It's not easy. We just need to do it anyway. And, we did. emoticon

Where it run is a big obstacle to get past. I avoid the issue by doing the same route every run. It's not a solution because it leads to boredom, another obstacle. If it were easy, everybody would be doing it. Let's cheer for our accomplishment and turn our attention to the next run.

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Well done getting past the blockages there!
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I just got out for 26 mins. I laid my togs out last night, but still languished for half an hour before getting out the door. My blockages were "where shall I run?"

I ran my route towards work, then carried on past and

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emoticon It wasn't easy, but I did it. I got out the door for a 30 minute run today. I made the effort to pack up my running togs this morning to take to work with me. However, I forgot to take my running shoes. I had to go home first. Then, I had to get out the door again.

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OK, I'll do Wednesday and Friday.


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Let's make this a fail free week Gill. I'm planning on Tuesday and Thursday after work. That is my goal!
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Run fail is becoming a bad habit!

I must find a way to trick myself into getting out - even for a short run! Perhaps run + bath & coffee might motivate me on these dark, wet, uninspiring mornings!

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Run fail again today. I went for a good walk instead.
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emoticon Nice one today! Out the door / out and back, it all gets the job done.

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A windy but dry morning - I went out for an out-and-back walk/run along the sea-front - 39 mins. I had the wind behind me going out, and in my face coming back - it was hard running into the wind.

100r/30w - nostril breathing was my focus, and I managed that. It was a slow run.

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Yes, if I'd had my number the RD would have put it in, but I didn't. I have written it in my diary now!

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That was a respectable parkrun. Well done!

Sorry you don't get credit for it. As RD I offer an amnesty program where I will manually enter your run if you sign up to volunteer. We only have 30 to 60 runners and it's hard to get volunteers volunteering ahead of time.

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Parkrun is done! My goal was to feel happy.

It was a fab day - sunshine with a nip in the air. My toes took quite a while to warm up.

I hadn't run for a week, so wasn't super charged. I jogged slowly around the first half, sprinted down the short hill, then did 100/30 intervals to the finish. I also slowed right down at the finish because I was right behind a woman with a big Alsatian and I didn't think it wise to push past him!

I managed to leave my barcode wristband at home, so no record. But I was #170 so I can look it up. The woman just in front was 31:47, so reckon I was 31:49!

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emoticon Thursday run was awesome. A great way to start my vacation. It was a repeat of Tuesday. 4K includes the warmup and cool down.

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emoticon Nice run Gill.

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1hr 26mins - 50r/30w

Today I ran out a nice loop out to Mousehole, up to Paul, and back to Newlyn. I felt strong today.
My big toes were letting me know they were there by the end of the run - hope they don't stiffen up too much now. I was running a decent pace in my run intervals, and uphills too. A good run.

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Well done! That is a nice parkrun time. Sounds like you made a drizzly day pretty nice.

emoticon Went for a Tuesday run after work today. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect temperature too. I started with 5 minute warmup walk then ran across the bridge and back. With the 5 minute warmup and a cool down walk I went 4K in 30 minutes. Feels good to have it done.

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Monday - went out along the prom for just over 15 mins, turned and ran back - 36 mins total

On the way out I did 100r/50w. After I turned, I set myself the challenge to run back as far as the bus station without stopping (I timed it at just over 6 mins), then did short sprints (well, faster running at least!) in short bursts for the rest of the way home. Trying to keep my body guessing!

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I went out on a mizzly damp, grey day and did parkrun at Penrose. It was not fast, but I was pleased that I did at least 4k without stopping.

There was such a jostle at the start, I got quite a lot of social anxiety and almost fled! But I hunkered down jogging slowly behind a runner with a pushchair until the runners started to spread out. My focus was more on keeping space rather than speed. Because I wasn't going fast, I realised I wasn't even breathing hard, and my toes were ok, so I decided to keep going. At about 4k I felt a bit queazy, so stopped for a walk break.

I thought I'd missed the bus, so walked to the cafe - then saw the bus; which was late! Anyway, I had tea and a toasted tea-cake in the cafe, and invited another single woman, who was looking round for a seat, to share my table. We weren't very chatty, but she did tell me the farmer's market was on just over the way. So I popped in and bought a nice bunch of daliahs, a bag of apples, a small loaf of bread made with beer! The other stalls were meat, meat, meat, fish, meat, milk, cheese, bread and cakes, soap, beeswax candles and honey, speciality gin, Indian food, veggies, natural cosmetics.

(just got my time: 32:34 - faster than I expected!)

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Well down getting out there when or if you didn't feel like it!

I followed your lead and ran for the first time in ... much more then 8 days. I wasn't much, 1.5K in 15 minutes. It wasn't very fast either. It was a small step forward. I ran after yoga in the park.

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OMG - it's 10 days since my last run (or 8 days without a run if you take away the run days at each end!)

It was hard to get out today - I knew I didn't want to start the day with a run, so I scheduled it for 10am. Then I realised that was too soon after breakfast, so I moved it to 11am.

Then I agonised over what to wear - plumped for shorts and my new red 'run' t-shirt which covers me up and makes me feel nice.

I ran 100r/50w, except on a long downhill stretch where I ran 400!

I tried to set up my GYMBOSS interval timer and I can't get it to work.

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emoticon You did good Gill! The drizzle sounds very nice. I'm presently experiencing the "worst air quality in the world" and not running. Feeling it enough walking and hiking.

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I went out in drizzle & fog, 35 mins around the residential roads, exploring!


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My busy week is over - I'm planning a run on Monday morning, and have late shifts this week, so mornings free to run. I just can't do the after-work running thing!

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Yes, I seem to have sparked an appetite for longer runs............ and have found myself contemplating certain possible routes. If I run farther I am going to need better ways to carry water. I took 300ml with me on Sunday - and rationed myself. It was just enough.

I feel a bit snookered this week - I have lots of early starts, and extra things happening which eat into my time. I don't fancy evening runs at the moment.

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Fantastic. When you do your 20K walking and scrambling will be part of the mix. You are doing great job of preparing yourself for the challenge! Love the mysterious anchor path! You will find it again. It might not be deliberate, but you will find it again.

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I left home at 6.30am and got back just after 9.30. Ran Newlyn, Paul, Sheffield, Castallack, Lamorna. I sat and admired the view there for 5 mins, then set off along the coast path towards Mousehole. Through Kemyl Crease Nature Reserve, turned up to Raginnis, then back the way I'd come. I found a little footpath - only short - which had been lined down each side with old anchors - loads of them! It was such a quirky thing to find (not even sure I could find it again).

I am a bit sore now - I know I've run! Toes, lower back, upper back, glutes. Mapped it roughly at about 12k. The section from Lamorna to Mousehole was mostly walking and clambering over rocks and scaling steep ascends.

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I'm planning to be out the door at 6am on Sunday for a long run (2hrs maybe) before the day gets too hot. Weather app tells me sunrise is 5.56 and the temperature will be 15c climbing 1c every hour until it hits 20c at midday ('feels like 24c,)

I'm wanting to run in the Newlyn direction and head to Mousehole and Lamorna. Am going to check out a loop - and get an early night!

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emoticon You belong out there with the other runners orange tights and all. Keep up the habit.

I thought I'd run this morning as a way to get August off to a 'running' start. In the real world it's house clean-up day and I have to complete the mango quinoa salad and get to work early so I can leave early for yoga. Reality won.

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