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10k done yesterday - but it hurts

Yesterday I did my final run, 10k, of Ju-Ju's last plan. It was a hot day so I got out just after 8am. I started slow and steady and was doing well at the 5k point. No sign of blister pain so my triple therapy of new socks, vaseline and a blister plaster must be working!

However in the second 5k things went a bit awry. At 8k I was flagging and those last 2k were painfully slow - not much faster than walking pace. I did the 9k a week or so before much more easily. I regretted wearing my leggings on such a hot day - must look out the capris. It was a real struggle to complete the run,but I did. A busy rest of the day prevented me from posting yesterday. Today I have been limping with a slight pain in my groin and a definite feeling of having overdone things. This doesn't fill me with confidence for my 10k event in Bristol in 3 weeks. I must try another 10k run either next week or the week after.

Having said all that, just the fact of being able to cover 10k in a 'sort of running fashion' does amaze me. I wouldn't have believed it 2 years ago πŸ˜€

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You did though! You should be proud! I’m well jel! πŸ˜‚

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Well done Joy...😊I hope those little niggles and twinges settle soon. The heat will have played a huge part.

Hopefully you can still feel really chuffed with yourself for making the distance, some rest and maybe a bit of rolling massage and in a day or so a shorter run.

Do you need to do another 10, when your event is in three weeks?

Maybe someone with experience can suggest the best approach?

😊xxx

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Thanks Jan. I think on reflection the heat did play a part, I had leggings on and a long sleeved top tied round my middle (I'd taken it off after a few minutes, I did have a T shirt on underneath πŸ˜„) and hadn't taken any water. I didn't feel the need for water but maybe some would have perked me up a bit. The twinge is settling, thanks, I may try a short run tomorrow x

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Fantastic, you did it! My 10k was slower than my usual pace too (strong wind against me rather than heat in my case). I think 10k is a big deal, even if you've done nearly that before. My knees let me know they were there for the next couple of days. But i bet doing 10k becomes easier. Remember when 5k was a big deal? Bet you think nothing of it now :) x

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Thanks Flick. Last summer I worked up to 10k on my own schedule and ran in a 10k event in September. I hadn't run that distance again since so had to work back up to it.

I remember when any run at all was a big deal! πŸ˜€ So glad I did c25k and in fact a friend in another part of the country is now doing it, inspired by me! 😊

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Oh, sorry, i didnt realise you had done it before. I hope i wasnt being patronising 😳

C25k is hands down the best physical thing Ive ever done. My daughter inspired me, doing it just ahead of me 😊

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Well done on your 10k. Hopefully the aches will settle and as Buebirdrunner has said, the heat makes it so much harder. Not essential to run another full 10k before the event, see how to recover. I would definately keep things shorter in the week beforehand so you are fresh on the day. The Bristol 10k is a fab event and the support is amazing (you will feel like a champion!) - Good luckπŸ™‚

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Thanks Sandra, that's good advice. I did think I'd do another 10k before the event, but maybe not. Looking forward to (but also apprehensive of) Bristol in 3 weeks πŸ™„

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Well done! Hope the aches settle. I wouldn't bother with another 10k before the event, not when it's in 3 weeks' time. Just keep things ticking over and you will be nice and fresh for the run itself.

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Thanks Annie. I'll just do a few shorter runs then, between now and the event πŸ˜„

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Well done for pushing through to finish on such a hot day, and good luck for your event - the atmosphere should spur you on .

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Thanks sk!

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Congratulations and welcome to the 10k club!

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Thanks! Though I did join it last September πŸ˜„

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Have two badges!!

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Very inspiring!

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Well done on the 10k. I did my first 10k today and it was very slow. Feeling it in my knees but not too bad. I took water with some weak cordial in as was so warm this morning. I have been promised the next run is easier

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Good luck for your next run. A shorter one?

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Monday is a 5k run with friends. Training for the Gauntlet Games in Winchester on 12th May

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Well done - it was very hot and even worse so soon after all that cold and snow.

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Huge well done!!! The badge suits you :)

Maybe another 10K before that event if you feel up to it and feel you need to..otherwise some short runs and take it steady and slow:) ( My choice) :)

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Have you had a gait analysis and bought correct running shoes and hilly twin skin socks?

I did my first 10k two days ago a little achy but feel good to have done it

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