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(my) Ten years of parkrun

Postby Jack Hughes » 11 Nov 2018 12:39

Somehow, 10 years of doing parkruns has ticked over (July 2008). Lots of changes - from one in relatively easier reach, they're now into double figures.

There's also a lot of data.. I've done 90....

Did a bit of number crunching, really to understand what is the dominant factor in performance:

- Fitness/injury
- Age
- Weight


Weight wins it. I just disappointed that I have such a range of experimental data to go on here.

However, fitness and weight tend to correlate quite strongly.
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Re: (my) Ten years of parkrun

Postby jonathon.e » 11 Nov 2018 13:41

Congratulations 90, well done
Does that mean you did one this Saturday?
If so how did you get on ?
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Re: (my) Ten years of parkrun

Postby Jack Hughes » 11 Nov 2018 15:32

jonathon.e wrote:Congratulations 90, well done
Does that mean you did one this Saturday?
If so how did you get on ?


I did. I was sort of ready to do one last week; but horrible cold. Still a bit under the weather. Objective was to do it very slowly, then try a bit harder on the last lap if everything held up. Which is did. But the time is a bit of a worry given the amount of effort that went in. 2+ minutes slower than the effort from the last first-time-in-ages (September). I don't think I've put on another stone since then, but now I'm not sure.
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Re: (my) Ten years of parkrun

Postby jonathon.e » 12 Nov 2018 07:58

Jack Hughes wrote:
jonathon.e wrote:Congratulations 90, well done
Does that mean you did one this Saturday?
If so how did you get on ?


I did. I was sort of ready to do one last week; but horrible cold. Still a bit under the weather. Objective was to do it very slowly, then try a bit harder on the last lap if everything held up. Which is did. But the time is a bit of a worry given the amount of effort that went in. 2+ minutes slower than the effort from the last first-time-in-ages (September). I don't think I've put on another stone since then, but now I'm not sure.


Good for you for getting out and doing it :D
hope the cold get some shaken off quickly and the parkrun didn't make it worse.
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Re: (my) Ten years of parkrun

Postby Jimba » 13 Nov 2018 18:10

Impressive. Stay unbroken and knock the next 10 off by end of January :D
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Re: (my) Ten years of parkrun

Postby jonathon.e » 16 Apr 2019 10:35

How far off the 100 are you now?
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Re: (my) Ten years of parkrun

Postby Jack Hughes » 19 Apr 2019 11:39

jonathon.e wrote:How far off the 100 are you now?


Err... 94 now....

Not managed one since the beginning of the year!
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Re: (my) Ten years of parkrun

Postby jonathon.e » 19 Apr 2019 15:41

Well it's four closer. :D

What's holding you back, injury? Or The dreaded lethargy?
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Re: (my) Ten years of parkrun

Postby Jack Hughes » 21 Apr 2019 09:42

jonathon.e wrote:Well it's four closer. :D

What's holding you back, injury? Or The dreaded lethargy?


Injury and non-specific-brokenness. And work is a bit all encompassing.

I did managed to work the 12+ miles to work and back the other week. But that's about it on the exercise front.
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