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The wonder of running

Just a short and sweet post this morning.. I'm super proud of completing three runs of 5k this week, a first for me. My success has rocketed since I stopped obsessing about my pace compared to others. I'm an absolute snail and my pace averages 9.45 sometimes 10. 1 was even slower today because of the sleet and ice and it took me just over an hour to complete 5.45k.

However, I feel amazing, I didn't have to stop to walk (but did a longer 10 min warm up walk and a 5 min warm down) and I m just chuffed to be out there, rocking my cheesy 80s tunes and getting fitter.

Happy winter running one and all 😀

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Go Schmoo!

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Brilliant. Im a snail too, or am trying to be. Im faster naturally than my fitness level allows so have been deliberately slowing myself down to around the same pace as you.

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Well done - that’s just brilliant! You deserve to feel amazing 😀

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Thank you 😀 I honestly don't think Id be where I am were it not for the support and advice on this forum 😘

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Woaw....way to go. Never forget, a slow 5 k is as far as a fast 5 k.

You did brilliantly, and a terrific week too, you are definitely a runner 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️😃

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Well done - as the saying goes - "run your own race". 🙂🏃🏽‍♀️

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Nice one - getting some distance in those legs.

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Brilliant well done you 👏

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Love the fact that you loved your run. That is so more important than fretting over run statistics!

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It is not about pace. It is about building confidence and consolidation. These you have achieved in the work you have done last week. Try a Parkrun the people around you will sweep you up with their kindness and friendliness and before you know it you will be striding for a new PB each week. Keep on running......

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Brilliant!! Excellent post...I always take 10 mins warm up now, it seems to work for me....doesn’t matter about your pace, as long as you’re enjoying it & it sounds like you are, that’s the main thing

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Well done. Great achievement

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