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sarah65 profile image
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I posted a month or so ago, not long after completing C25K, celebrating that Iโ€™d ran 7k one morning without noticing!!

Well later that day, my husband, after studying my summary on Map My Run, sensitively pointed out that it was quite unlikely that Iโ€™d managed to run that far in such a short time and suggested that the app might have messed up? Well it had!! I I eventually saw the funny side after relentless teasing from my family but I was so embarrassed about my post that I thought Iโ€™d never be able to use this forum again ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ Anyway, Iโ€™m still running, very slowly, and am using a different app !!

Thought Iโ€™d take the bull by the horns and confess my foolishness.

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AlMorr profile image

You don't need to be embarrassed, Sarah, some of those apps are not all up to what they should be, there was some new runner that told us that he had run a 7k in 20 minutes, of course, that was not true, to do 7k in 20 minutes is for more experienced runners, Olympians.

sarah65 profile image
sarah65Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Yes thatโ€™s what my husband told me!! Thanks for your kind response. Makes me feel better

Ripcurlrana71 profile image

No need for embarrassment!! Just remember that feeling you felt when you thought youโ€™d run 7k for when you actually do! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

For me Strava seems most reliable. ๐Ÿ˜Š

sarah65 profile image
sarah65Graduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Haha yes it was great !! Iโ€™ll try Strava !

pinkaardvark profile image

I doubt anyone cares. We're just glad to hear your running stories, as it helps enrich the tarten weave of our own running experiences.

Do it again mind you and we'll be round with a wet fish. ๐Ÿ™„

sarah65 profile image
sarah65Graduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ thank you ! Iโ€™m happy to be back in the fold

Nwrkpak profile image

I always double up my apps just to be sure but so what. Youโ€™re running thatโ€™s the main thing. Iโ€™m enjoying it all a lot more since Iโ€™ve started to ignore all the stats until Iโ€™ve finished. I find Iโ€™m running further since I stopped checking my pace and speed . Just keep enjoying it ๐Ÿ˜„

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sarah65Graduate10 in reply to Nwrkpak

I didnโ€™t know I could double up! Iโ€™m using Runkeeper now - Iโ€™m not bothered about speed - just want to build up some distance, Happy to plod along at my usual snail pace!

Not sure if you have outdone me.๐Ÿค”

But hey ho.๐Ÿ˜‚

When I was doing my C25k I had it all worked out ,

12 times round the football pitch was 5k or 3miles.Seemed reasonable.

400x12=4.8k almost 5k.

Turns out itโ€™s 17times.๐Ÿ™ˆOnly 300m round.

I thought for weeks I was some sort of a running god.๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚

Lovely while it lasted.Ah and the best thing the feeling is still there.Not the running god bit.

Run because we can.๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ

Lovely to see you here.๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

sarah65 profile image
sarah65Graduate10 in reply to Tbae

Thank you thatโ€™s lovely

Tbae profile image
Tbae in reply to sarah65

Little afraid of the wet fish bit.๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚

Embarrassed๐Ÿค”,hey ho, not anymore, those days are long gone.๐Ÿ‘Retired.๐Ÿ˜ด

I was supposed to be a mechanical engineer, and some of that was metrology,the science of measurement, Lol, ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚

Run because we can.

Enjoy it all and this gift to yourself.๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Maddee_6333 profile image

Recently, MapMyFitness told me that Iโ€™d run nearly 5k in just under 27 minutes!

Luckily I knew this was claptrap as

1) I was doing a C25K run that was mostly walking


2) The route was one I have done before and is around 3k


sarah65 profile image
sarah65Graduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

Haha I think I wanted to believe it!! Iโ€™m so easily flattered !!

Oldfloss profile image

Sarah... you are running...that is all that matters:) Technology is brilliant... for totally confusing us :)

Use Strava.. I started fairly recently.. and it is great and lots of fun,and quite a few C25K-ers are there.. :) It is a great record and you get extra support from fellow runners too.. always helpful:)

You are doing just fine.... and will get there:)

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sarah65Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you Oldfloss I will take a look. When I did the C25K I found the support from the forum essential and having been missing it. So glad I posted yesterday! ๐Ÿ˜

limberlou profile image

Well my daughter and I use Strava, run the same route together with one of us in the outside of the pavement and one on the inside and we quite often get different times and distances

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sarah65Graduate10 in reply to limberlou

Oh dear! My daughter is trying to persuade me to get a Fitbit thing but Iโ€™ve had similar gadgets before and canโ€™t work out how to use them!! Shocking really ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

Tkaye profile image

Donโ€™t be embarrassed, for a while there you were a running god! Now you are back with the mortals and all is well.

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