My running week (Y2-33)

This week was rather short on running but for good reason which is that we’ve been in the Scottish Borders on holiday.

Last Saturday we had the pleasure of joining Lochend Woods parkrun in Dunbar where we received a very warm welcome along with tourists from New Zealand, Australia and many from around the UK. We were lucky with the weather as the heavy rain and thunderstorms of the previous day stayed away to deliver a dry run.

Lochend Woods parkrun is a two lap course roughly based on a figure of eight. One loop being around the sports field and the other through woodland, it’s a mix of trail, grass and tarmac. Definitely one to visit if you’re in the area.

I was pleased with my time (33:43) and the fact that I was able to run for 29 minutes of this, in 5 minute intervals with a short walk between each run. Afterwards my calf was very tight and sore but there was no real lasting pain.

We did a fair amount of walking (and standing) over the remainder of our Scottish holiday – my step count equated to 36 miles – and returned home on a very rainy Friday for a running focused weekend.

On Saturday I was barcode scanning at parkrun along with my son who was marshaling. In the evening I repearted week 2 run 2 from my physio programme.  Then today my son is taking my place in Birchwood 10k which was my first race in my club vest last year.

I’m hopeful that next week I can continue my return to running programme.

Have a great week, K x

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

4 thoughts on “My running week (Y2-33)

    1. It was lovely to get away thanks. My return to running is going ok, have another physio appointment tomorrow.
      At parkrun each participant is given a token in order of finishing, the barcode on that is scanned with their personal ID barcode in order to generate the results… parkrun admin is complex stuff!
      Hope you’re having a good week xx

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  1. I’ve had a back injury for the past few weeks so have not been running and I can feel my leg muscles atrophying! My friend is visiting Scotland right now for a couple of weeks (jealous) and it looks absolutely stunning, I can imagine how beautiful it must be to run there.

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