Third time is a charm.: Just over 5 months... - Bridge to 10K

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Third time is a charm.

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
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Just over 5 months post op now.

Happy to report my speed is back up to post op status for my 5km.

I have done three consecutive 5km at my old pace now. I work on the principle, one is a fluke, two is a coincidence and the third is an achievement πŸ˜€πŸ†.

I do think the dynamic core workouts have helped with this as not only am I back to my post op pace I can feel that with a little pushing I could get a little faster.

I am back to my run/walk. I was going to go for full on running but my heart rate didn't like it and therefore I stopped enjoying my runs. So back I went to my 1min/1min run/walk and the happiness returned. I only run for me so I'm going to run the way I enjoy it.

I'm going to keep going with core work as it makes a massive difference in my opinion. I still hate it but it reminds me of the first weeks learning to run, while your doing it every fibre in my body was going WHY…….., then afterwards I felt strong and could feel the difference. I'm hoping that with time I will learn to love it as much as running if I just keep going.

Wishing you a happy healthy weekend

Rfc x.

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JaySeeSkinny
JaySeeSkinnyGraduate10

You are amazing! Soon you'll be stronger than pre-op, that is such an inspiration!

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to JaySeeSkinny

Awww thank you. The core work has been such an eye opener, now that I'm doing it right.

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Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate10

Gosh! 5 months already? seems like a few weeks, I expect it doesn't for you! Well done on getting back up to speed on your 5k, that must feel like a massive landmark. I too do a lot of run/walk these days I rarely feel like doing straight running, but run/walk is brilliant isn't it? Onwards and upwards!

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Curlygurly2

I know some days it doesn't feel long other days it feels years ago πŸ˜€. You know I love my run/walk it just suits me, to me it's like a whole session of interval training.

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Scouts Pace... it works... go you Rfc...it is brilliant that you are getting back there, safely and happily :)

I am still walk/running too... should have had a run this morning... but Little Mum called out the Grammy, at 8 a.m. and I ended up doing another six miler with small one... I am wondering about a running buggy!

You have done really well, I cannot believe it is 5 months!!! Mr Rfc is good too?

Happy healthy running xx

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

Wow you are walking some at the moment, that as well as Grammy duties will be keeping you very fit. The running buggies look cool, I wonder if you could hire them to ty them out. MrRfc is doing really well thank you, it's the height of the bowls season so he is really happy, winning his own trophies πŸ˜€πŸ†.

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Realfoodieclub

Brilliant... all your news is so positive! :)

Yes.. I am..I feel.... good.... but almost walked out tonight... and the core strength with all the pram pushing!!! :)

I am going to check out the hire option.. thanks !

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate10

Well done on getting back up to speed, that is a fantastic achievement. Onwards and upwards to new adventures.

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Hidden

Thank you, it would be amazing if I end up faster than before πŸ˜€.

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AndyD
AndyDGraduate10

Great news!!! Well done :-)

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to AndyD

Thank you πŸ˜€

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ancientrunner
ancientrunnerGraduate10

Great progress - you have done brilliantly.

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to ancientrunner

Thank you πŸ˜€

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aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10

you're doing brilliantly RFC! definitely no fluke! i really need to do some core work! you're motivating me to get started :)

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to aliboo70

Thank you. It has been such an eye opener, but to be honest I only really started to do it properly because someone was physically watching over me.πŸ˜€.

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

It's all very positive news RFC, thank goodness πŸ˜ƒπŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈβœ”οΈπŸ‘

Hey, thought about you earlier while watching the athletics. They were interviewing an American hurdler who had had a kidney transplant..He was back on the track in a world championships! How cool is that! He looked really healthy πŸ™‚ Merritt! His name

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to misswobble

Wow just been reading up about him, what a fantastic guy. It is so amazing what they can do. Thanks for the heads up on that one.

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Lovely teeth! 😁

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