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#101

5k in 31 minutes today. Though I forgot to put on my gloves and it was freezing :snowflake:


#102

Well done!

It’s snowing here today, so even with gloves I’m not going out in this. Maybe tomorrow!


#103

Sounds like an excellent epitaph for the procrastinator who wouldn’t see his doctor after drinking that suspiciously looking grog. (Insert MI2 imagery here)


#104

Really? I love running when it’s snowing. Maybe it’s because I grew up in southern Italy and I saw snow only once in 26 years of life, but every time it snows (especially if it’s with those big flakes that fall slowly) I go out and run with the biggest smile on my face.

Tomorrow I’ll try to run 6k in 30 minutes. I want to get back to 30k per week as soon as possible, since I’ll probably be anticipating my half marathon for… family reasons. The half marathon where I live is on the 27th of May, and my wife was planning a family trip to Disneyland on that day :stuck_out_tongue: so I’ll see if I can run it on the 6th of May in Piacenza or on the 12th near Luzern.


#105

Aaaand… nope. On Monday my phone died before I could run, and I ran “blindly”, I suppose around 4.5k but I have no idea about my time.

Today my GPS tracker decided to turn itself on after half a kilometer, and without the initial feedback, I started too fast and burned out quite quickly. In the end I ran 6.5k in 33 minutes, so it’s just slightly slower than I wanted, but I’m not satisfied at all.

On Friday I’ll reach my goal :angry:


#106

Oh dear! Silly malfunctioning technology. I’m considering getting myself just a basic digital watch to time myself, and measuring my distance beforehand. I don’t like to carry anything remotely bulky. If someone could hurry up and mass-produce iris-sensor front doors that’d be great too, so I don’t have to keep my key in my shoe.

At least you made the effort and managed to do a good run though. Next time! :running_man:


#107

How did we measure time and kilometers in the 90s and 80s? Back then we were totally lost… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Pro tip: You can look on a map(*) how far you ran and you can consult a watch to measure your running time.

(*) AFAIR Google and OSM have nice distance functions if you won’t use a real (paper) map. :slight_smile:


#108

I don’t have a watch. My only watch is my phone, which was turned off, so I don’t know my beginning time and my end time :stuck_out_tongue:

For what concerns distance, I said “around 4.5k” because it seems so on Google, but I didn’t spend time to correctly measure all the turns I made on a road that doesn’t exist according to them (so I can’t use their path following algorithm)


#109

Forget exact numbers, important is what your body tells you…


#110

:scream:


#111

What if my body tells me to go home and have a beer?


#112

Then you should consult an exorcist …


#113

Listen to him…er…her…uh…it!


#114

Wow, this dude was hardcore. I wonder how many idiots decided to follow his steps after watching this movie.


#115

I used to hate jogging / running for years. It was just not my kind of sport. Some month ago however, I found a nice app called Zombies, Run!. I started with their 5k Training (which is a separate app) and eventually switched to the full app after eight weeks. Since then I really enjoy running. So if anybody would like to start running and likes stories about Zombies, then you should give this app a try :slight_smile:


#116

Took me 2.5 weeks more than expected, but I did it :slight_smile: today I ran 6k in 29:48. Next goal, 8k in 40 minutes! :smiley: :muscle:


#117

I ran 5k in 27:20 last week and already thought that was fast (at least for restarting on New Year’s Day with only a single run per week).
Perhaps I should change my avatar in a turtle…


#118

To be honest, I spent my whole running career with an average of 6’00’’ per km. Whenever I went a bit under 30 minutes for 5K I was happy.

Then last year, for some reason - maybe I trained better, more regularly, I don’t know - I began being faster and faster. So, even if now I’m regularly running around 5 minutes per km, I still think everything under 6 minutes is a very good time :smiley:


#119

I think regularity and frequently running is the key indeed. I ran similar 28-29 minute 5K runs two years ago, 3x a week, and then I tried to beat the 26’ limit (and succeeded once). But in winter it is just more difficult to go for more than 1 run on Sundays. My ultimate goal is to either reach 25’ or build up to 10K. Probably I’ll need to do both (and the latter first).


#120

So, I discovered today that every year there’s a running weekend in Disneyland Paris - this year from the 20th to the 23rd of September - with races inside the parks. A 5K on Friday, 10K on Saturday and Half Marathon on Sunday. With Disney characters along the course. This is like the coolest thing ever.

However, to participate you need (of course) to book a stay for those days at the park, and I’m already going to Disneyland this year in May :frowning: if I knew… however, this is now my goal for 2019 :smiley: