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Cheated ? sort of?

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NwrkpakGraduate10

I’ve been having a couple of bad TBI ( brain injury) and have been so exhausted that I haven’t been out since Thursday but I really wanted to go out today so I hatched a plan.

I found the best route I could for being flat or having a slight decline and I got my hubby to drop me off 4 miles from home.

I managed to run just over 6km in a decent time and in the heat but I do feel alittle like I cheated.

Part of me know it’s what I needed today and I still got out running despite being TBI fatigued but a little part does think it’s cheating . Better not get into bad habits 😳

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Tasha99 profile image
Tasha99Graduate10

That’s not cheating. You’re supposed to do different routes, so as long as you’re not doing that one all the time, it’s fine.

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NwrkpakGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Good point. I can’t do it all the time as I often run when hubby is at work. And yes I ll just keep it in my bank of runs if I need it at a later date just to be able to get out and run.

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ancientrunnerGraduate10

I'd say well done - it was very hot to run at all.

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NwrkpakGraduate10 in reply to ancientrunner

Thank you. I know I planned an easy run so I think that's why it feels a bit a bit wrong but I onky graduated in April and back then I'd have been pleased to run that distance easy or not.

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ancientrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Nwrkpak

Spot on!!

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WizziewoodGraduate10

You got out there ... end of story.

You ran ... 6k is a good distance ... it was hot ... I can't see anything wrong with that. If someone had given you a lift in their car, well, that would have been cheating!

Good luck with future runs ... happy running!

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NwrkpakGraduate10 in reply to Wizziewood

Thank you. I did think I might have to stop with the heat so I was pleased I managed to keep running for over 6km.

You did well. I’m not sure why a flat run is cheating? Olympics are run on the flat aren’t they? 6K is great 👍🏼

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NwrkpakGraduate10

Thank you. I usually do round routes from home so always up and down but I was pleased with running 6k thanks

6k is great, and as others have said in the forum before , a run is a run! Not cheating at all, just running, and that’s all that matters. 👍🏽

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BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

That is a great distance to have run Nwrkpak ..and a sensible plan to find a flat route. Go you😊xxx

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NwrkpakGraduate10

Thank you. Recovery day today. 7 minute strength video . Out running again tomorrow😊

That’s a great distance and a great ‘treat myself’ route when ever it’s needed! My ‘treat myself’ route is along the riverside. You are running, it’s not cheating 🏃🏻🏃🏽‍♀️

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O505kGraduate10

Well done you for running 6k. I found running in the heat and humidity quite tough going yesterday. Manage 6k but only just and for the first time ever I got progressively slower with each k.

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NwrkpakGraduate10

I seem to have a pattern . Km1 and km4 mid pace , slowest pace km3&4, then my fastest splits are km5&6. I think I startbof quite happy then panic I’m going too fast so slow down by km2 but by km 4 I realise I’m ok and can do it so speed up a little .then I realise I’m nearly done and up my game. The heat doesn’t seem to bother me as much as bright sunlight does. Well done on your 6km .

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