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Week 5 run 2: a speedy 5k


Morning lovely runners,

Did my 4K on Tuesday, and woke up full of beans today, ready for my 5K. I decided to try and make it a speedier one today, and succeeded! Have been much slower on my longer runs, so wanted to up my game on the shorter runs. It was fun, and thankfully cool this morning. I know it is going to hot up again today, so I am glad I got it out of the way nice and early - phew.

Also ran in new bamboo shorty shorts and they were soooo comfy!

Hope you all have lovely runs if you are out today!


Sadie-runs x

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Fabulous run and time Sadie!! Well done. Xx

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

😊 Thank you so much, Rip! I think the key for me in this warmer weather is to stock my body up with lots of water the day before, a bit like a camel. 🐪 x


Wow. That's absolutely amazing, the studf of dreams. Well done ☺

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to linda9389

Cheers Linda! I was amazed myself! xx


great time!! Well done x

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to LoungeLizaard

Thank you so much, buddy! x


Wow, well done you Sadie.....great run and pace! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not likely to improve much pace wise....a age thing me thinks 🤔

Keep up the good work, you’re doing brilliantly 🤗

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to TedG

Thanks Ted! I getting all my speediness in now, as for some bizarre reason, I am not getting any younger. 😂 xxx


Wow! That's super speedy! Well done :) ;) :)

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to APScotland

Thanks AP! It kind of felt it! I had to put the ole effort in, but felt fab after. xx


Wowzers Sadie-runs ...just wow!!! All your new kit is working wonders for you, that and your positive, determined frame of mind...you are exactly in the right zone!!! Well done my lovely running buddy, I’m proud of your super speedy run!!! X

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to Mummycav

😘 Thanks dearest MC! I swear the sports massage really sorted my legs out - that and my lovely new Clouds. 👟👟👟 I won’t lie and say it was easy, but it felt good to push a little and I seemed to have it in me! Next run 8k, and I am going to make like a snail for that one! xxx


Well done Sadie-runs, you are honestly leaving me for dust :P That's a fantastic time, and very well deserved. You're doing brilliantly, not that I ever doubted you. Can't wait to be back running so I can join you. Have a lovely day x

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

Not leaving you, buddy, just clearing a path for you! But thank you, so much. I cannot wait for you to be back at it again too. But when those legs of yours are ready and not a minute before! Take care. 😘 x

Hidden in reply to Sadie-runs

I know you're not, thank you! You do need to change your name to Sadie-sprints now, you know?

Oh wow! What a time! Am impressed and inspired! And I love your bamboo short shorts - my capris and my high-vis long sleeve top are from there and the quality seems fab. Blazing bare-legged towards 10K!

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to icklegui

Thanks icklegui! And just think, this time last year I could not run for even a minute...now I feel like I am literally flying!

I loves Bamboo! I saw the shorts recommended on runners world.com They are very short but it feels very freeing! x


Whoohoo! Speedy, speedy!!!

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

😊 But seriously, got to go slowy slowy for my next run, 8k. Hard, I think I am turning into a speed freak! x

SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

It is fun to push it sometimes but definitely slow and steady is the order for the long runs. I've been enjoying some of the speed intervals I've been doing with my programme I've been following but they do take a lot out of you and your legs. They require a bit of recovery afterwards.

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

I always take two days rest after my long runs now...poor wee leggies need it!


Brilliant run Sadie...so pleased that you are enjoying yourself and getting such great results!😎xx

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you, dear Jan! 😘


Wowsa, hon. That's zippy!! And in heat too. Brilliant!!

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Cheers, Sallenson! It was early, so thankfully not so hot. Plus I’d hydrated like a good ‘un yesterday. x


Wow! speedy you are. Bamboo shorts sound great, do they do them for chaps too?

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

Getting there! (I hope I don’t suffer for it tomorrow..mind you, legs feel great now so maybe I’ll be okay). The ones they do for chaps are compression shorts. I cannot help but feel it might not be healthy to compress that area though?! They’re a bit longer than the ladie version, too.



That's a really great time Sadie, you must need a drogue parachute to slow you down at the end! 👍 😂 😂 I'm very envious, think my best ever 5k to date was about 33 mins.

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to orangeguy

Thanks OG! Got to learn to slow down for me longer runs though, otherwise I will never make it! 33 mins is not a bad time at all, be proud! x


That some jet stream there, l say, a few seconds off my all time best which left me dazed, delirious, and disoriented for an hour, lol. Well done! And to think that top pros do it in just over 12 mins, eh? ;)

When you do the long one try and slow down by up to a minute per km, that will keep you going for longer than you think. And hydrate super well!

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to mrrun

I think the wind was behind me that day! I had a good nights sleep, and lots of water the day before - and my fancy new On Cloudflyers on, which I swear have speeded me up! (They are very light.)

Will heed your words for my 8k run tomorrow, mrrun. Thanks!

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to mrrun

12 mins?! Gulp!

mrrunGraduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

Find Bekele 5K world record on YouTube and sit tight, that’s dizzy stuff. And do your 8K early tomorrow, bbc fella says it’s going to be 30c where we are. I’m doing 16K, another practice for my second HM. I’ve chosen perfect weather for that, haven’t l?

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to mrrun

Yikes. That was FAST. Gulp.

I am in Norfolk this weekend, so it’s a wee bit cooler (though not much) than London Town. I will be out by 6am too. Good luck with your run! You will be running twice my distance, which is inconceivable for me! Enjoy. 😎

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