Last long run before my first 10k event๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒค๐Ÿ™‚ - Bridge to 10K

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Last long run before my first 10k event๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒค๐Ÿ™‚

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Yesterday I had my last long run before my first 10k event at the weekend๐Ÿ˜€. I was slightly concerned about the heat yesterday afternoon; it seemed really humid here, and although only 21 degrees, that is a lot warmer than I have run in. I prefer it when it's cold I think! (I avoided the weekend heat by running in the early morning. )Took water with me (for the first time ever!) and set off on a nice steady 10k. I usually run on a mixture of trails and concrete but stuck to the road today as Sunday'srun is a road event. Really pleased that I felt really comfortable all the way round and now VERY excited about getting that first piece of bling with my sister in Bristol on Sunday๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€. Will now just do a couple of shorter runs before the big day.

Hope everyone enjoys their running this week and speedy recovery for anyone stuck on the ic.๐Ÿ‘

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You sound well prepared Sandra. Hope it all goes well but then why wouldn't it? Enjoy your race and come back to tell us all about it :)

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to boptillyoudrop49

Thanks! I see you 've got your first 10k event the weekend after...go us!๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

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Noaky12Graduate10

Ooo good luck Sandra! Enjoy the rest before the run but most importantly enjoy the whole experience on the day! X

Have the best day EVER๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Very !Exciting running your first 10k xย 

Raise your arms high as you cross the finish line..we'll be rooting for you...someone should be coming along with the Pom poems shortly X

Pom poms! ...autocorrect thinks I'm a Pom poet๐Ÿ˜Š

Haha Pom poetx

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Jaxsy_runs

Thanks Jaxy, wave those Pom poems high!๐Ÿ˜‰

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davelinksGraduate10

Good luck Sandra! Smash it!๐Ÿ˜Š

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Bazza1234Graduate10

Jeff Galloway has ย a lot to say about slowing down with increasing temperature. However, I think his statements are meant for northern Hemisphere people ( US and UK) - because his "normal" running temperatures above which he starts to lower pace are so low for me where I live that I would only be running at night in the depths of winter!! :) But - anyway you are in the UK so this may be instructive to you??? ย jeffgalloway.com/pdf/hotwea... ย :)

But he is right in one sense - we do have to slow down when it is hot - a lot does depend however on exactly what we mean by hot insofar as our personal experience.ย 

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Bazza1234

Thanks Bazza, will take a look at that link๐Ÿ™‚

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OldflossAdministrator

This is so exciting.. for you...for your sister... and for us... running with you ( in spirit, if not in body). Shall you do a couple of short runs before then ?

Go for it on Sunday ,and get that bling!!!!

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thought I would, but keep them gentle and short. Will let you guys know how it goes!

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Sandraj39

Brilliant... fingers and everything will be crossed for you..hmmm could make my Sunday run different ! :)

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aliboo70Graduate10

Oh good luck Sandra!I was just thinking about how you were and when your event was, and then saw floss's reply on the newsfeed! You are very well prepared so will do just fine ๐Ÿ˜Šand bring back the bling! Am emotional day for you both... big hugs (((( ))))ย 

ย I'm doing" walk the wight" event on Sunday, ย but been feeling bit washed out this week, sure will be ok soon๐Ÿ˜Špaul doing it too ๐Ÿ˜†

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to aliboo70

I am really looking forward to it Ali, especially as I pulled out of the dreaded trail run! Seems like I entered it ages ago. Good luck to you and Paul for Sunday too๐Ÿ™‚!

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to aliboo70

Feel better soon :)

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IrishprincessAmbassador

I'm so excited for you Sandra. I know it'll be emotional but you'll be making a special memory too. Enjoy your taper week and good luck for Sunday. ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿƒ

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks IP๐Ÿ™‚. Wasn't sure about the taper bit(?) as 2 x5k ย and a 10k is my usual running routine. Might do a shorter short(!) run on Friday, just so I'm nice and fresh on Sunday?

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IrishprincessAmbassador in reply to Sandraj39

Sounds good Sandra ๐Ÿ‘

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AnniemurphGraduate10

I would say best of luck, but you don't need luck because you are well prepared!ย  I will say enjoy it :)ย  I know it will be emotional for you, but it's a great thing that you're doing and the memories will be wonderful.ย  Get that bling!ย  Have a good week and I'm looking forward to your victorious post telling us all about it :)

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Anniemurph

Thanks for your lovely words Annie. Roll on Sunday๐Ÿ™‚

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poppypugGraduate10

Fantastic ! Oooh its exciting isn't it , you will never forget your first 10k race .

You will have a ball, the adrenalin , runners and supporters will get you around. Not that you need any help of course as you are FLYING Sandra ! :-)

Have a brilliant day, enjoy it ! :-) xxx

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to poppypug

Thanks Poppy! I know I will be nervous on the day but at the moment I am just VERY excited!!!,๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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ancientrunnerGraduate10

Good luck - hope you have a great day, you are certainly well prepared.

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to ancientrunner

Thank you - certainly reading of everyone's fantastic events and races on these forums has really inspired me to get out there and give it a go myself๐Ÿ™‚

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Slow_RobGraduate10

You will rock it Sandraj39ย , you are well prepared , enjoy it you will have a fab day ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Slow_Rob

Thanks Robโ˜บ!

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pinkangel16Graduate10

Hiya, you sound very well prepared so you're bound to do well. I wouldn't run more than 5k on Friday.ย 

I'm running that event too ๐Ÿ˜€. I did it last year - my only event (other than Parkrun) - I just run locally But Love Bristol and it's a great event. I can still remember practically every step from last year ๐Ÿƒ

Enjoy, and I will look out for your post run post!ย 

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to pinkangel16

Good luck to you tooโ˜บ!

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