Run #6 and #7 (still roughly 20mins)
Posted on: 03 Sep 2019
Couch to 5k #6 Friday
Well I’m not keeping up with this blog as much as I’d hoped but I think it’s beginning to look a bit samey anyway.
Friday’s session was run for 8 mins and walk for 3 mins repeat. Off to Alexandra Rec Park and went anti-clockwise. As per usual I seemed to set off a bit fast but I managed to get round once at the slightly faster pace. Thereafter I slowed to my usual Huff/Puff pace. 4 circuits in total.
Got one nice ‘Morning’ from a gentleman who beat me to it, just hope he heard my breathless response! I passed a lady in a burkha a couple of times, on my final leg I passed her again and managed a huffy ‘Morning’. She responded but added the question ‘are you alright?’ I gave her a thumb’s up. Not long after my second 8 minutes were up and I continued with my final walk and then cool down. Didn’t see her again.
The sun shone but the breeze made it bearable.
Had to leave a little earlier than normal this morning as we had an appointment up town for our afternoon tea to belatedly celebrate our 38th anniversary. Think the 9:30am dog walkers appear to be a miserable bunch as I didn’t get a single smile or ‘morning’ from any of them.
Today’s session was a big 10 mins run, walk 3 mins repeat. I set off to the park and half way there remembered I hadn’t set up my Garmin! So it was ready to start once I arrived. Decided on clockwise today and as usual set off too fast (even though I’d tried to go slower). Half way round the first circuit and I was at steam train puffing pace, I glanced at the Garmin and it said something like 10:34! No wonder I could hardly breath! (according to Garmin my best pace today was 10:11min/mi). I managed to slow down a little bit but just missed the full circuit before I had to slow to huff/puff pace instead.
Think I managed almost five circuits today! I did get a couple of greetings from the later dog walkers and a rather pleasant “Good Morning” from a very young man (may have been about 5yo?) I did return it but I usually don’t talk to children – seems bad practice somehow.
The sun was getting quite warm by the time I was returning home (just after 10am)
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