Training Diary – Day 625

Went and had a few days to chill – staying over in a hotel as an extra incentive to enjoy my break from life.

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So today was back to the real world, and a long drawn-out journey back with traffic problems. I needed to get some of the frustration out of my system, after such a wonderful few days. I know – time for a run!!! But who could I entice into going running with me? Then up stepped Charlotte Ryan, a new runner looking to build her endurance. Arrangements made and distance agreed – 3km for her.

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As we where doing the course, I was giving Charlotte a verbal account of her distances covered and how well she was doing for her 2nd run in a long time. Unfortunately for Charlotte, I fibbed a little bit about the distance she had covered. Instead of the 3kms I told her we would be doing, I actually increased the distance to 5.13km in total – just because she was doing so well – plus she didn’t know the route we had taken.

In the last few years, Charlotte has not managed to do any running – due to injuries and only did her first parkrun 2 weeks ago – the 5km in 39mins47secs. So tonight’s run was always going to be an improvement for her….   She completed a slightly longer course in 37mins 19secs – knocking off 2mins 28secs on her 2nd run. Really impressed with her efforts and the fact she didn’t use any naughty words during the run.

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Never give up until you finish.

Now she know’s she can do it – it is time to step up her progress and look for more New PBs….

 

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