Thinking about a new challenge...๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™„

After my first 10k event yesterday, I am looking to find another 10k to do locally. However, I have also decided that come payday(!) I am going to enter the Great South Run (10 miler) down in Portsmouth in October! It will give me a new goal and given that my longest run to date has been 11k, I reckon I have plenty of time to increase my distance. ("It's only another Parkrun on top" someone said to me today!๐Ÿ˜ฎ). My sister had tried to get me to sign up for a HM this autumn, but I would like longer to build up my running legs, and don't know yet if a HM will ever be for me! I know I love 10k, it's a distance you can really settle in to, not sure if I would feel the same about a gut-busting HM! Either way, I will be hitting Portsmouth (with my sister again) in October to tackle the next step up! It's all a journey, I guess! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Aw that's great Sandra !

    Ali, Paul, Boz and Frank from here did it last year, it sounds like a brilliant race .

    These organised events are brilliant aren't they ? I love taking part in them :-)

    This bug bites ! :-D xxx

  • I remember that! Really like Portsmouth, so it has to be done!! Yep, wasn't sure what I would make of a huge event as I do love my 'lonely' runs! But you're right - they're a lot of fun and loved the buzz!

  • ooh Sandra! hope we get to meet up before or after! that would be good! well done on your decision, you will definitely be fine for 10 miles, and for a HM i reckon! Gosport HM in November is nice and flat and with a great goodie bag!! :) Just saying!!!! :)

  • Are you doing the Great South Run again this year Ali?

  • yes i think so! not signed up yet but planning to! :)

  • Yay! Could be a C25k meet up!

  • It does.. you are all so brave :)

  • Try one Oldfloss! You're not so far off 10k yourselfโ˜บ

  • It'll be great to have another race with your sister in Oct. Maybe you can keep the HM in the back of your mind. Training for it would be a way to keep yourself motivated through the winter.

  • Don't you start!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ok, I confess, I did take a sneaky look at our local one in March next year! But really (honestly) will not even look at the website again until 10miles is in the bag and I am still alive๐Ÿ˜ฎ!

  • If you do a HM in March I will be SO impressed. I think I'll be quite in awe of you.

  • Haha! I would be quite impressed but not sure I want the pain!!

  • Wow... exciting times! :)

  • Oooo get you Sandra๐Ÿ˜† No honestly how exciting, fun running times ahead. I hope I catch the race bug from you!! Good luck with the plans xx

  • Great stuff Sandra, many congrats for your 10k on Sunday.

    You have got plenty of time to build up to 10 miles if that is what you opt for.

  • Thanks Dunder - I love 10k and really seem to have found my running legs(๐Ÿ˜ฎ!) just recently. Onwards and upwards eh?

  • Great going ๐Ÿ˜€.

    Great South run here you come. Doubtless the GSR will lead to 10, then you might as well do the extra 3 after that - just to see ๐Ÿ˜€

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