Bridge to 10K
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Getting there

So it's just a couple of weeks until MY big race. 10K in Edinburgh. This is my marathon for this stage in my running.

So I woke up and got ready to run. Decided that I may need that running hat that I'd bought back in the summer, as it was looking very cold. 30 minutes of looking and I found it, put it on and thought nah!

Stepped out the door and a few rain drops hit me, no big deal it's October after all.

Got about 1k into my run and it's heavy rain and I'm still a bit cold at this point, should I just go home? hmmm, I'll give it a few more minutes.

About 500m later my music died, is someone trying to tell me something? I keep going listening to the soundtrack of my steps and breathing.

The rain stopped.

I keep going along my usual route, I'm doing an easy run, at the top end I feel good. Another decision, do I go right and finish my easy run or go left and swop to a long run. I go left. At 4K I've never felt this good. A bus passes me. I continue back into town about another 2k. I see the same bus again, this really picks me up. I got to the town the same time as those sitting on the bus.

I keep plodding on. Eventually I make it to the 9k point. Could I have made 10K? Yes but I didn't want to push myself too much and risk injury so close to my race.

I was really pleased with myself. I went a whole kilometre further than I'd managed before despite all my silly issues.

I started the C25K on 7th June, what a journey and definitely one of my best decisions I've ever made. I love the mental battle of each run, I've lost a few battles but I'm winning MY war.

Keep running, keep fighting, keep smiling!

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What an inspiring post Malc! My 10k is this Sunday. I'll think of you when the gremlins try to derail me.

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Best of luck for Sunday! You'll do yourself proud. Please let me know how you got on.

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That is really great to hear! You are clearly race-ready, and I'm sure you'll do great in Edinburgh.

I love your final thought about the mental battles and the importance of winning the war. Very well put!

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Oooh good luck and enjoy it. Don't forget we need to see the bling 🎖🎖🎖

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That is great! I love that you got to town at the same time as the people on the bus! Ha! Well done too for not over-doing it.

Looking forward to your race report and of course the photo of the all-important bling :)

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Great post Malc. And great run too. Best of luck on your 10k. I have one coming up in a couple of weeks too.

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