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Aim 5k Result My First 7k!!

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10
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What an awful morning to go for a run as my car door slammed into me when trying to open it! πŸ’¨ β˜”οΈ πŸ’¨ β€˜Yeah doubt I’ll do more than 15mins’. So off I plod. Driving wind and rain in my face pushing me back. Despite this I was in a happy comfortable pace. 😊

2km in I turn round and plod down the promenade - actually enjoying it! Ok so I thought 5km is now doable. Hit 5km and still plenty of fuel in the tank. Now for me this is the first time I’ve felt so comfortable at 5km.

I’m sure today’s cooler weather helped. But most of all, YOU ALL helped me hit 7km. Your advice of slowing down really helped! And of course Oldfloss from C25k days. 😬

I found my happy pace. So thank you to all you Bridgers!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ (Sorry for the over excitement!!)

Now I know I’m ready for Ju-ju’s 10K plan!! πŸ’ͺ🏼

Happy running everyone. x

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paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

Fantastic Ripcurl. 7km ! I am full of admiration. Well done you.

I did a run in torrential rain last night. I knew I needed to do one more consolidation run before the 10km plan starts. I loved it and felt strong afterwards. Maybe it's because the weather is cooler, maybe we are getting stronger? My priority is not to get injured as I nervously embark on the 10km plan.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to paulanoo

Thanks!! Weather huge factor!! I’m learning to ignore the pace but just run comfortably. This has boosted my confidence after being on 5k/30 mins runs for a while and feeling so exhausted. Now no more pushing till the plan starts on Saturday (for me) - nice 2.5k. 😊

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Practically a holiday πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒ

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to paulanoo

Crazy right?!!! I’m so excited about the distance! πŸ˜‚

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10

Brilliant - well done! I'm trying to ignore pace now too. How's your running watch? I had terrible problems again this morning with Strava - said I'd run 1.5k in 32.30!! Seriously considering a watch to track distance for ju-ju's plan x

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

Thanks! Yikes! Watch has been great and much easier than starting and stopping the phone.

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Strava only tracked the parts of my run that were next to the roads this morning! I want to get away from thinking about pace but I think it will be a bit difficult to do the plan without a reliable method for tracking distance. Which one have you got?x

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

I went for a Garmin Forerunner 35. Does all I need it to do. x

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thanks x

Well done! β˜”οΈβ˜”οΈπŸ’¨ that’s brilliant!

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Bridget007

Thanks Bridget! x

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Brilliant Ripcurl, no wonder you're excited. Great start to 10k Plan, well done :) :)

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Lorijay

Thanks Lori! Was seriously doubting I could do the plan till today. 😊😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

Wow! Great run. That’s just about twice my max run. And not shabby pace at all either. Well done!

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks Jay!! Slower when wind was trying to blow me over!! πŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸ’¨

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Good god, Ripcurl, that is amazing! Well done! I accidentally did a 7k last week, and was so surprised at how do-able it was. (But still worrying about doing it again at the weekend!)

So good that this has given you a confidence boost to start the 10k plan. You will smash it, I am sure! Happy running. :-)

Sadie-runs x

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

Thanks Sadie! If I had try to run it at my usual pace there is no way I could have done it. But I can work on pace later. x

Fantastic run, ripcurl! It feels great to find that nice happy pace (sadly mine is naturally ridiculous slow πŸ˜‚)

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to JennyH10

Thanks! My happy place is slower now and I’m pleased with that. 😬

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

How do you change your pace Ripc? I seem to average the same pace, no matter what I do. I don't get faster except when going downhill and I don't get slower unless I'm going uphill.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to paulanoo

Hmmm.. not sure. Today I was running with a fellow C25k graduate and she runs a bit slower so she kept my pace down. Otherwise I go my β€˜other’ pace a bit faster on my own but tire by close to 5k. I’m certainly not speedy! Today my heart rate was low and held a conversation well.

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

I might try counting. Sometimes, I count: 1 bup 2 bup 3 bup 4. (Not as fast as Laura's 1 - 2 - 3 - 4). I could try 1 buh-up, 2 buh-up, 3 buh-up, 4. I'll give it a go for my first 5.5 or 6 km.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to paulanoo

Love it! 😬

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate10

Well done!

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Ang33333

Thanks Ang!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Over excitement is great ! Go you :)

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Floss! 😊

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

Congratulations!

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha! 😊

Nwrkpak
NwrkpakGraduate10

Yeh well done. Ju ju plan starts today I think so perfect timing. We can do this.πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€›

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Nwrkpak

Thanks! We certainly can - I’m starting tomorrow. πŸ’ͺ🏼😊

Nwrkpak
NwrkpakGraduate10

That’s a good plan . Leave a day in between running . I hope ju ju plan accounts for park run cos I love mine and don’t really want to stert missing it .

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Nwrkpak

That can always count as your weekly 5k run?

Nwrkpak
NwrkpakGraduate10

Yes. I haven’t seen the plan yet so not sure whT we ll be doing. But looking forward to it .

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Nwrkpak

Ahh I have! 😬😬 There’s a 5k per week so you’re Park runs are safe. Unless it’s changed!!!

Brilliant work, well done! πŸ˜€ You did it in conditions that were far from ideal too. There’s no stopping you now πŸ‘

I’m still trying to find my ideal pace but expect it will come in time. I seem to head off to fast or slow πŸ™

Good luck, hope all continues to go well for you.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Thanks David! Certainly was blowy - but actually preferred it to the humidity and scorching sun. I too race off a bit which I think is fine for shorter runs. Good luck with all your runs too. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Š

Guesty26
Guesty26Graduate10

Well done ripcurl thats awesome, 10k around the corner πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Guesty26

Thanks! Feeling it in my knees today so pleased with a shorter run tomorrow. 😊 Feel more confident that I can do 10K now!

EmmaRunning
EmmaRunningGraduate10

Well done Ripcurl - that's a great run. And what a lovely scenic one too. Good luck with Juju's plan.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to EmmaRunning

Thanks Emma! Was weirdly lovely despite the weather. 😊

Wow that’s fantastic! I have been focusing a lot on pushing the pace up this week so maybe I should take the same advice. Well done. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Chad61

Thanks! I’m definetly going to decrease the pace for the 10K plan but pick it up/intervals for the shorter run of the week. 😊

Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘ I’d be overexcited too if I did 7km. You’ve certainly got this now, keep going.πŸ™‚

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Jb33

Thank you! (still pretty pleased with myself) 😊

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Well done Ripcurlrana - 7k! 🌟There's no chance of me catching you up now...... What a lovely place to run too; nice and flat and by the sea. 🌬🌊

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy! You’ll definetly catch up!! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

HoagyM
HoagyMGraduate10

Wow, a huge well done Alka - and you've just overtaken my 6k PB, so I'll have to get back out there and try to do 8k ;)

On a more serious note, yes, really looking forward to starting the Bridge to 10k stuff and, as you say, seems like we are now ready for it!

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

Ha ha thanks Ian! It was completely unintentional. Plus you are setting the targets and I’m trying to meet them. πŸ˜‰ You win as mine was a flat run yours was more challenging!

We are now all in it as a team. Look forward to a short jaunt tomorrow as run 1. 😊 Id wish you luck but know you won’t need it!

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