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I did it! Who'd have believed it!

I did it! Who'd have believed it!

Hi Folks

I have to share as I know you folks will get how happy I am.

I've been building my distance as a way of getting my pace up in 5K's as well as trying to get to a comfortable 10k. My plan this morning was to do a steady run at 70% of my 5K pace keeping my heart rate at 135-140 rather than focussing on pace.

I started off and felt really good, my breakfast banana was kicking in and I had plenty of energy. I was moderating my heart rate nicely and just really got into the zone, not too taxing and still able to sing along to Celo at 60 minutes.

I was hoping to do around 8KM but wasn't really setting a specific goal more just maintains a comfortable pace... then something happened. I realised I can actually do this and cruised on past 8KM and head for 9KM with a nice steady rhythm and my heart tripping along at 140 and no aches or pains.

I decided to stop at 10 even though I felt I could keep going, what I did do though is speed up to my target 5KM 6:00 pace for the last 1km which felt really smooth and natural.

I coasted through 10KM in 1:16:56 with a huge grin on my face.

Not sure if that makes me a 10K graduate but it certainly made me feel like a runner.

Feeling fit and wearing out running shoes :D :D

*edit* It was 1:16:56 and not 1:14:56... shaved two minutes off in my excitement :D

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Yeaaaaaayyy! You are a long distance runner my friend! Congrats🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻

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You betcha it does Chris😊... (pretty sure anyway😆)

Fantastic run, and it sounds like you were pretty comfortable with your pace and able to keep going. I bet you are chuffed to bits.

Congratulations...you are a big, grown up runner now.😄xxx

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Well done that man! Go get your badge!😊

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Congratulations! Definately earned your Graduate10 badge - it's a great distance and you should be proud.🙂

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Well done!

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Congratulations and very well done. Great achievement.

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That is truly amazing well done!

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Well done and your pace sounded great!

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You hero!! 🏃🏅

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