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im new to all this running stuff and only tend to run organised charity events such as race for life. i was wondering if the walsall 5k park run is worth taking part in each weekend to help with my training?? what are your opinions???
Not familiar with the Walsall one, but I aim to do my local one about once a month. I find it gives a useful measure of progress and provides short term motivation. Whether to take part every week, I woudl say, depends on how you run it: If you go all out it might put extra strain on you legs and leave you tired for training for the next day or two, and perhaps increase the risk of injury. However, if you just use as an opportunity to push yourself a bit then go for it.
hey buddhafinger thanks for the advice. tbh its more than likely going to be every other weekend due to other commitments.. but i understand that going for it will put extra strain on myself which i dont want..... but i agree its a very good way to measure how im progressing. i am already probably a 30-35 min 5k runner but want to build fitness levels up and push to be under 30 mins. im planning doing plenty of charity runs to raise money for the muscular dystrophy camagin so i thought start of small and work my way up to the 10k and half etc.. just need to pace myself as dont wanna push to hard and injure myself as im so keen to kick start the running!!
Walsall Parkrun is my local parkrun i've been thinking about doing it for a while. it looks really good so hopefully i'll see you there soon We sound very local to each other
Sam... I know you. Its Claire Miller from when we were at school
We should start doing this every couple of weeks, I'd do it with you seriously. It would be better than me doing it by myself. lol
I'm doing B'ham half. I do it for Parkinson's. I've done GNR twice that is amazing, I did it slowly but still finished
Sounds good to me, i can't do this weekend but could do the week after, i'm sure we can sort something. I knew it was you and then you said about your hair colour, i was sure. xx
Sounds good I'm really slow you don't understand lol but it'd be good to have someone to talk to about it, you can be my Mrs. Motivator Facebook me lovely, its such a small world lol.