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Tough 7k but done! πŸ’₯ πŸ’ͺ🏼😎

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10
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Morning!

Wasn’t looking forward to this after seeing the weather forecast. But got my gear on, throw son out off to to school and drove to the beach.

It was a punishing heat but was not going to let it beat me. When I hit 5k I did think I’d stop then and do my 7k later in the week. No - you will beat this bloody heat! I carried on - found a renewed energy in my last K! Yay for me. (I also beat my last 7k by 5mins😬)

Nice cooling off of my feet after - perfect reward for dear little friends. 😁

**Pic no. 4: I’ve hated running in the heat - mouth feels so dry, fatigue kicks in and head stays β€˜stop running’. I wanted to beat this as was not going to be able to get away from it this week. I haven’t taken water with me to date but thought maybe that’s my problem. I saw the post about hydration tabs last week and thought I’d try some.

Anyway whether it was a mental push or physical push it really helped. I took a tiny sip when I was flagging and I felt boosted.

8K - I’m coming to get you next week!

Anyway - enough about me! Keep hydrated, pop your sun visors on and stay safe in this heat my running friends. 😎x

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Well done youπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘

I’m doing mine tomorrow. Busy running about replacing my fridge that died yesterday with all my birthday leftovers in !!! Also emptying cupboard under stairs ready for smart meter to go in and couple trips to the dump to get rid of the tree I butchered last evening. I’ll set alarm to get up early tomorrow I think. Midnight runs soon I think.

Hope mine goes as well as yours.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to limberlou

Thanks! Happy birthday - send any leftover cake over!! Yep I’m thinking earlier too! Good luck with your run. x

I’m sorry I don’t understand your language??

What exactly is leftover cake? I remember seeing a recipe once that called for leftover cake but I have no idea what that is?

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to limberlou

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Sutsha
SutshaGraduate10

Fabulous! Love the pics too. Jealous of that foot bath right now. Well Done.

I know what you mean about the heat. Didn't go out until 8 last night when it had cooled down a good bit.

What like are your hydration tabs? Did you enjoy them or tolerate them?

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’¨β˜€οΈπŸ˜“

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Sutsha

Thanks Sharron. So far so good on the tabs. Taste nice too. Only plan to use them with 5k and over and in this heat. x

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Sutsha

O.R.S Hydration Electrolyte Tablets Blackcurrant Tube of 24 amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NGTCKWS?...

Fantastic achievement πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻 well done and even in this heat !! β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈπŸ’₯β˜„οΈπŸ”₯You’re on fire!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to F1ipperation

Thank you!! Yes literally on fire! πŸ˜‚

So very well done.

You are flying. Great.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Tbae

Thank you Bob. 😊

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10

Excellent work! Love the pics on the beach :-) x

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

Thank you Marie. x

Cliff_H
Cliff_HGraduate10

Well done. I did a really hot 5.5k interval run just now and feel absolutely fried, definitely should have hydrated more 🌞

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Cliff_H

Pretty brutal out there today. Well done on intervals - that’s hardcore in this heat! πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

OMG, what a beautiful way to end a run, with a paddle in the sea! I am very jealous. Massive well done for getting out and running despite the heat. I am terrible at running in heat and although I am loving this beautiful weather, I do find myself longing for late autumn runs and the coolness. :-)

I always take water on my summer runs, even my shorter ones. I get such a dry mouth in the heat!

Good run, Rip, and I love the photo collage. xxx

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie. I realised today that I run along the beach but never enjoy it after. I told myself that would be my reward if I finished the 7k. Simple reward but so satisfying!

I hate this heat too and it’s my 1st summer running. Looking forward to cooler mornings to return. X

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10

7K? 7K???

Is that even humanly possible??

Holy Hydration Tablets, Batman!! This woman is formidable!!

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to sallenson

Hell yeah!! πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ˜‚

Guesty26
Guesty26Graduate10

Great run ripcurl your doing great 10k coming your way no probs. Looks beautiful where you go running great pics, keep at it πŸ‘πŸ‘β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Guesty26

Hey Guesty thank you!! Felt like I was hardly moving at times!! Bring on the 8k (but much earlier in the morning!!) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

Always flashing the 7ft long legs 🀣

Well run.

I’m using a Lucozade Sport drink after runs at the moment. Sadly they only do orange in sugar-free so they are a fair few calories.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

Thank you Jay. 😊 The ones I use are pretty good calories wise. They seem to have done the trick today anyway!

You are a running machine!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Pippayoungart

Chugging along!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

You're ripping along girl. Do you actually run on sand as that must be difficult? Thanks for the tip on the tablets. xx

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to paulanoo

Hi Paula - no don’t run on sand. 😬 xx

Wow well done, sounds like a brilliant run!! Lovely pics too, I went on the road instead of beach today as I felt I needed more shade but a paddle would have gone down a treat!

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to JennyH10

I didn’t feel great whilst running until the last k I knew it was nearly over! Beautiful but way too hot by the beach with no breeze. You took the better route. Well done to you too Jenny! Which run did you do?X

Yeah that was what worried me tbh, no breeze and very exposed, I do love the beach though so I don’t blame you.

I did week 2 run 1 so 3k of intervals. Still wasn’t very fast overall but I’m chipping away at my pace week by week 😊

Gentle 6k for me on Wednesday I think but it will have to be super early or really late evening.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to JennyH10

I’m not getting much faster on the shorter runs either! Leaving the 5k Pb for now. Good luck with Wednesday. My next run is Thur and going to be hotter than today! But only a 5k. πŸ˜‰

β€œOnly 5k”, I bet a few months ago you wouldn’t think you’d be saying that? 😁

I’m thinking it’s too hot to push for improvements in speed at the moment tbh, I’m just glad if I can even get out and run the distance, I don’t cope well with heat at the best of times. I don’t know how people who live in hot countries cope for long periods of time!

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to JennyH10

Ha! I know I was chuckling as I wrote that. πŸ˜‚ I’m not doing it for speed either - just to finish each run. I can work on that once I’ve reached 10K. I hate running in this too. 😫

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Lovely run ripcurlrana. I too ran far too late along the prom this morning so very warm. I envy you walking down the sandy beach to the sea for a foot bath. Scrambling down the pebbles of Southsea is not so appealing so retreated down to the coffee shop who mind the rucksack for us. They always have a bottle of cold tap water for us on arrival. 7k is impressive. I managed 4.5 today and hope to run 5 this Saturday at Parkrun. You are doing brilliantly πŸ‘

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy. You are doing brilliantly too! Nice you have a friendly cafe nearby. Tbh it was getting pretty hot at 8 but that was the earliest I could go today. Think I may need to go out much earlier later in the week. x

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Yes 25 degrees on Thursday β˜€οΈ

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

😳😳😳

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10

Never in doubt, πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ I am such a sheep I might have to try the hydration tip

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Berksrover

Thanks Berksrover! Hydration seemed to work for me today. πŸ‘πŸΌ

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10

Go on you! It was roasting yesterday and still humid with no breeze to speak of in the evening. I didn't go out until 9.30pm, and that was hard enough!!

Lovely reward tho! :D

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to LoungeLizaard

Thanks LL. Was blooming hard work! πŸ˜…

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Awesome run Ripcurl!! Well done hun. 10K is now just a formality

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Lorijay

Thank you Lori so kind of you to say. Certainly making me work for every KM progression. 😬 x

Wow! Amazing run and amazing pace! And in this heat! πŸ˜€

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to _SimonT_

Thanks Simon! Just wanted it over so I could dip my feet in the sea. I’m tough on myself! 😬😬😎

Wow! You are unstoppable! Well done! 😎🌞 πŸ˜…

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Bridget007

Thanks Bridget. I’ll be stopping today for sure and staying in the cool. 😁 x

Empem
EmpemGraduate10

Really inspiring to see your post.My week 6 will be by the sea...can't wait.I'm definitely making a plan ( with family -to get on with the morning without me) getting up at crack of dawn for my next week 3 run on Thursday.Fantastic achievement you.Rock-on Rana.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Empem

Thanks! Yep getting up early is a great idea this week! Good luck with your run. 😊

HoagyM
HoagyMGraduate10

Well done Rip, yes, you are most definitely a running machine... β€œonly 5k” etc :)

And your β€œslow” pace for 7k is faster than my PB for 5k from Sunday!

I’ll be out very, very early tomorrow morning to avoid the heat - haven’t yet decided which of the week 3 runs I’ll do first, will see how I feel tomorrow.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to HoagyM

Thanks Ian! Funny how 5k is a more pleasurable run now. 😬 Really did feel like I was jogging in the spot yesterday. I’m going to get out before 6 to do my 5k this week too. Good luck tomorrow. 😎

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