Log in
Bridge to 10K
6,827 members7,639 posts

Fastest 10 k so far and it was brutal

Had my 5:30 lie in (not) but had a light snack of peanut butter on toast and a glass of water and out the door to see how far I could go 5 minute warm up done and start Down the slope onto the New England road kept it nice and steady got to the 2 km point 20 minutes done slowed a bit as didn't want to run out of energy later found the old railway line wow that slopes steep still got up it in one go starting to feel a little knackered it was quite humid with no wind kept going 7 km done in about an hour slowing down a bit more the 80 minute 10 km is close but not today nearly done 10 km 100 metres done in 89 minutes and 2 seconds. Definitely having two days rest now might run Tuesday or Wednesday weather permitting.

14 Replies
oldestnewest

Great stuff MOK, humidity makes it so hard doesn't it?

Reply

Certainly does the worst bit was the old railway line because you could see for quite a distance and any wind was blocked by the trees and hedges.

1 like
Reply

Great stuff, you are moving ever onwards.

Two days rest after a long run is a great idea. My Saturday run has been knocked on the head because I had a very poor night's sleep last night, so hoping for tomorrow.

I try to avoid long, flat, straight routes, they are boring. I would rather struggle up hills. A few years ago I went to run along the canalised banks of the River Exe, just to set a fast reference time for five and ten k. I was so bored after seven k that I gave up. Hills every time for me.

Keep running, keep smiling

1 like
Reply

It was hot and humid last night here in Essex so assume same where you are so I am surprised I did as well as I did because it was definitely telling as I got to 9 km.

Reply

I don't like long, straight routes either. They are so demotivating!

Reply

That was the first time I had run that as it was some kids cycle route which I found on map my route and I thought I would see what it was like

Reply

Well done you!

Reply

Go you... getting there;:)

Reply

Thank you have to managed to get out for a little gentle run yet.

1 like
Reply

Been out..thank you... not fr.. two good little runs, but the run this morning, finished with a real twinge.. so I need to get that sorted :)

1 like
Reply

Take it slow and steady and hopefully you will be back to normal soon.

1 like
Reply

Oh I really hope so...thank you. As you know, slow and steady are my middle names.. so I cannot see what has happened. Flummoxed !

Reply

Sorry to read this Floss. Maybe more time? x

1 like
Reply

xx

Reply

You may also like...