Bridge to 10K

That was a better run!

After my horrible run last Friday I confess to not having much motivation to go out for a run until today. I gave myself loads of excuses through the week; too tired, too much work, too hot, too wet etc. This morning however, I had no excuse. Lovely morning, not to hot, gentle breeze, didn't need to start work 'til 10:00, had a good night's sleep.

I had a great run! Thoroughly enjoyed w5r3 :-) . I still avoided the bits with no people about and had no clue where I was at one point (housing estate, big houses, couldn't afford any of them), but the running was great.

Hills shrunk before me and I only swore at one cyclist (he wasn't looking at where he was going, which was into me). Got my timing wrong again but this time I was really surprised that the TomTom watch buzzed for the end. I could have gone on and I did, but only for 1 minute, just to reach an even kilometre count. Common sense then kicked and I walked back home.

I've paid my price for having a week off. My bottom aches and I could hardly move to take the dog a walk at lunch time due to a sore knee (was the left one, but now seems to be the right one). Nothing serious, just not been active enough this week and haven't been doing my 60 lunges a day, which really, really help.

Feel all motivated now, especially as I ran 9.5 km and I still have 23 days before the RunNorwich 10 km. I think I might make it :-)

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Of course you will! Keep up with training runs though if you have a race planned. Just do them. It's easier than internal wrangling

Glad you enjoyed your run! I like running in new places, and mooching about looking longingly at posh gaffes and wondering who lives in em. We have some streets which the owners declare to be private. Surprised they don't add "no riff raff" I go down them for a nosey. Nice greenhouse! The hours fly by.

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Well done BlueRockDragon! That's fantastic and I'm thoroughly in awe of you! I hope that somewhen I shall get to that stage. However I ran this morning and managed to tackle most of the inclines / hills in my area where I live and run.

A few weeks ago they were quite hard to do,but with perceverence ,they are getting easier.Hills are good for meeee! that's my mantra!😄😄

Anyhoo I ran 6k in 50 mins at a pace of 9.3. Taking in to consideration of the hills / inclines that I'm always chopsing on about I think it wasn't too bad.

So Tuesday( as rest day tomorrow and work day Monday )my intention is run for 6.5 which I think is about 10% increase give or take.

Enough of me and once again Congrats! Congrats! Your so good!👍👏 and

Happy running!😄😄

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Don't be in awe of me, be in awe of yourself :-). Pretty much anyone can do this. I couldn't run for a minute 367 days ago. Hills are relative to where you are running. A big hill for me could be gentle slope for you or anybody else. Good luck for 6.5 km. I'm going to do a speed run tomorrow, and avoid too much tarmac.

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Thank you for your kind words! I'll let you know about my 6.5km ,and enjoy your speed run don't get stuck! 😄😄

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Oh, well done! It's always easier just to get out and do it, rather than think about why you can't :D

You will be fine in the 10k. The event always spurs you on :)

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True. This running lark is a lot of psychology, a bit of perseverance and a fair bit of sticking to a programme or plan but allowing yourself to go off piste occasionally.

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60 lunges a day...WOW! :)

as for the running motivation - I actually dislike the 'Nice day for a run' days. I prefer to go out when it is really god-awful because then I figure that I have every excuse to not do well :) And usually the result is I DO do well.

Those darn 'good' days put a lot of pressure on me to "EXCELL YOU SOB!! EXCELL!!" ;)

Progress - not perfection :) And you sure as heck are making Progress :) Well done :)

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Lunges are excellent for bottom definition! They also help with moving quickly up the underground escalators and I find passing the people standing on the right is a big boost for the rest of the day. Hmmmm, think I might be a wee bit competitive ;-)

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Those escalators on some of those stations put me in mind of the climbing scenes in 'Where Eagles Dare'! I forget which one is the deepest - but man,if the power ever went out there, most of the commuters would end up eating each other by the time they'd get to the top! :)

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Nice to hear you again Irishjohn. Hope all is well with you now?🖐😄😄

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Hanging in and Running strong :)

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Fab! fab! fab!😀😀x

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Hmmm, I don't know which one is the steepest or longest either. Must Google that.

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Angel. It has "a vertical rise of 27 metres (89 ft) and a length of 60 metres (200 ft), Angel station has the longest escalators on the Underground, and the fourth-longest set of escalators in Western Europe". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel...

That's a gradient of just about 1:2

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Sounds like my worst nightmare - I hate escalators. Terrified of 'em, especially on the way down. *shudders*

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