Another longest run, 14k and a beautiful day 😁 - Bridge to 10K

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Another longest run, 14k and a beautiful day 😁

Bright and sunny in Dinnington today and after a morning of shopping and housework I was glad to get out for a run and determined to do a long one.

I set out through Havannah and 3 Hills nature reserve, the ground underfoot quite dry after a few rainless days. Mistle Thrushes, Redwings and Fieldfares were everywhere, a Great Spotted Woodpecker bounded through the trees and a Buzzard wheeled overhead.

I kept on through Hazelrigg and headed towards home through Big Waters nature reserve spotting Grey Squirrels and on the distance some deer.

About 10k at this point and the breathing felt steady and the pace even (about 7 mins per km). I got back to Dinnington and decided to push on even though my legs were tiring and after a couple more laps of the estates I finished on 14k in 1 hour 38 mins at 6.59 mins per km.

Very very happy with that.

Run happy, run safe 😁

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Great run Chris! You will be at HM distance in no time!

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Thank you

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Very impressive. Well done

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Well done Chris πŸ‘ You really are cracking on. Another 7K and that’s HM distance sorted πŸ€—

You need to look for a 10mile/16K event matey 😊

Keep it up, you’re going great guns πŸƒπŸƒ

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I have found I am actually happier with longer runs than pushing the pace on a 5k

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I did my fastest 5K on my 8K run πŸ€—

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Thanks Ted, I am going to do the Hexham half marathon in July, my reason for not doing the GNR this year is that I still have runs where I have to stop after a couple of kilometres due to the asthma, wouldn't want to ruin the GNR experience so will do a lower key one this year and hopefully the GNR next year 😁

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Good thinking Chris, If my training goes as well as yours, I may look for a local HM before the GNR so I can experience the distance 😊

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I'll tell you what Chris, you are nothing less than inspirational: what a great run. Well done.

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Thank you though im sure others are far more inspirational, I just seem to find a steady pace and plod on but I am loving it

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well done and a smashing time too....

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All the splits were similar which is the key for me x

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If I squint, it looks like a boot :)

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Blimey that is amazingly impressive, well done πŸ‘

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Really like your observations on the surrounding wildlife. Excellent invigorating run.

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