The Second Run In Six Months


Since my spin instructor left, I’ve stopped going to spin on a Saturday morning but I still have the ‘Saturday mornings are for exercise’ mentality so, when I woke up at 7am, I thought to myself, ‘I could go to parkrun’. But then I thought, ‘Na, bollocks to that, I don’t like parkrun and I’d end up walking it all like a loser, anyway’, so I decided to go and do week 1, day 2 of the C25k app instead which consisted of running for 1 minute, interspersed with 1.5 minute’s walking x 8 (with 5 minutes each side to warm up/cool down).

After the second minute of running, I was knackered and I realised I’d been treating it like intervals and sprinting in the running bits instead of pacing myself and slowly jogging, like a beginner should do, so, in the next minute of running bit, I slowed down my pace and it was a lot more comfortable.

As I said in my previous post, I’d planned to give my new Asics an on-road test, so today’s route took me round Park Farm, a local housing development which has neither a park nor a farm and is the parent category of all the roads which are also named after things the developers concreted over, e.g. Great Oak Row, Conker Close and Bluebell Road.

Although my new Asics aren’t as cushioned and bouncy as the ones I usually go for, they were comfortable enough and I got through my run/walk without any trouble.

So, that’s two runs in six months. Get me, Miss Finely Tuned Athlete. Let’s see how far I get with it this time – if I keep it up, I might do Folkestone Half in September (even if it is a bit dull and ends on an evil mile-long steep hill).


  • Hi Cathy, like I always say – any exercise is better than no exercise. Actually, I’m sure this was my Instagram post from this morning! Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

    • That’s a great motto! Unfortunately, my exercise is more on the ‘no exercise’ front at the mo. Need to get back out there!

  • taking some time off running because of an injury and it pains me every time when I read people are planning races and runs. But I’m happy for you, you’ve got this. Let us know how the race went on 24th. Good luck! Vic

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