Oh, happy day! Longest run yet...πŸ˜€ - Bridge to 10K

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Oh, happy day! Longest run yet...πŸ˜€

Sandraj39
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Set out on a very cold, beautifully sunny and frosty morning, hoping for a 10 mile run. Up on to the beautiful trails and bridleways near me which were much easier to run on than last week, when it rained continuously and I splashed my way through puddles and mud! Today the trails were frozen - I picked my way across them carefully, some respite offered by the one track farm roads I also included on the run. After 10.5k, I returned to the local paths and quiet roads closer to where I live, really pleased to be feeling good and plodding on with that quiet determination you (sometimes!) get on a long run! My Garmin bleeped at 16k (my previous longest run) and I decided to push on a bit further, adding in a little extra loop to take myself up to 18k which my phone tells me is just over 11 miles! Back home for a quick soak in an Epsom salts bath and then a yummy Sunday roast, courtesy of my lovely husband! What a great way to spend a Sunday morning! πŸ™‚πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

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skysue16
skysue16Graduate10

Wow, Sandra 18k how wonderful! Sounds a glorious run, and such great pace even on the trails and tracks. You are making such brilliant progress and must feel so proud of yourself - very well done :)

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to skysue16

Thank you! πŸ™‚

wanawig
wanawigGraduate10

Hi Sandraj39

What a superb way to spend a Sunday morning. It sounds like you have some lovely routes to run, around your home. You are certainly well on track for your HM.

All the best.

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to wanawig

Thanks☺

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Wow, very impressive! I can only dream of such distances at the moment. I bet the soak in the bath was heaven and the roast was delicious, well deserved!

aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10

well done Sandra, great pace there! you're really going great guns aren't you! :)

I missed the 5 mile race today, still feeling lurgyish :( Paul did well though, he did the 7miles men's course in 1 hr 5 mins! :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to aliboo70

Hug Ali.. I am still lurgied too, but a bit better today I think.. Hope you are feeling a tad better too...Go Paul too ! xx

aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

i'm still hacking away! and foggy headed! never mind ! had nice lie in and finished my book, whilst Boz had to go lugging stuff for his dad. did get out walkies with George and sun was really shining here today, so not all bad. Get well soon floss :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to aliboo70

x

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to aliboo70

Sorry you're still fighting the dreaded lurgy Ali. There's a few that are really hanging around. Hope you're feeling better soon. Well done to Paul! What a great time for 7 miles!☺x

aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

yes he came here on the way back to bask in the glory of beating another runner in the last 100m who he rates as a good one! 3 hrs later he was still here drinking yet more tea! Yes i'm fed up of this cough and only had that bit 2 days, hopefully it'll buzz off soon. well done again for today :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Bliss... it sounds and looks very, very impressive! Wow!

What a fantastic run and what a great time :)

Lovely bath..lovely lunch...lovely husband.. Lucky you :) x

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Oldfloss

☺x

Dunder2004
Dunder2004Graduate10

Fantastic effort Sandra and very pacy considering the terrain. You are going to smash your HM.

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Dunder2004

Thanks!

ancientrunner
ancientrunnerGraduate10

Super well done!

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to ancientrunner

Thank you☺

Tomas
TomasGraduate10

Wow, well done you! That's great, and it's likely to mean your HM will be, well, like a walk (run?) in the park :)

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to Tomas

Thanks Tomas - I do plan to cover the whole HM distance a few weeks prior to the race. I think this will help me mentally, believe in my ability to do it!

Agelesslass
AgelesslassGraduate10

That is such an achievement Sandra39, I bet you were buzzing for hours/days after that. Most I’ve done is 10 miles but got a him coming up, you’ve inspired me. Well done.

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