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Phew!

TedG
TedGGraduate10

After a restless night, I really wasn’t feeling up to my run this morning but I had to make the effort if I’m to progress with my HM training.

After my pre run exercises, a lick and a promise, a Tribe energy bar and a glass of water, I set off still feeling lethargic.

All OK until it felt like the wheels had fallen off after 5/6k. I really had to dig in! So, to resist the temptation to abort the run early, I detoured up a country lane which is a 2.5ml there and back 😎

With very little shade for the entire run, I was feeling it, and though I was glad to finish, I still felt elated I’d managed nearly 6.5mls considering I was very tempted to turn over and go back to sleep this morning 😴

Happing Running all 😎🏃🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♀️

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ancientrunner
ancientrunnerGraduate10

Well done - it was very humid. Got to 5miles but had needed a couple of walk breaks which I wouldn't normally for that distance.

TedG
TedGGraduate10
in reply to ancientrunner

Same here, I struggle to maintain the pace in this heat. The demons seem to get their way 😖😊

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

Fantastic!! It is tough atm and tempting to give in after a few k. What a great time too! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

TedG
TedGGraduate10
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thanks Alka, ‘twas hard work 😅

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10
in reply to TedG

I can imagine. Stretched to 9k yesterday and looking to try for 10 at the weekend...another early morning I think! 🤦🏻‍♀️😊

TedG
TedGGraduate10
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

You’ll do it 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

I’m going for 8/9 mls on Saturday, run to the Parkrun...... hopefully 😎

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10
in reply to TedG

Brilliant! 💪🏼

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10

Nice run, Ted. Well done for getting up! We have our lunch run club in an hour, and I'm not looking forward to it!

TedG
TedGGraduate10
in reply to MikeJones68

Thanks Mike, you’ll be OK, you’ll still return a fantastic time....as you do 🏃🏃😎

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

I think you did well to go so far in this weather. My 11k run the other day had me feeling faint once i stopped (I didn't mean to go so far but got lost in the fields). Makes you wonder how the original marathon runner managed in the Greek weather - though it's drier heat there. i think it's the humidity here that does the damage, especially for you as you're near the river.

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10
in reply to FlickM3

He walked and ran. Pre Galloway 😃👍

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10
in reply to misswobble

Oh don’t shatter my romantic illusions 😢

TedG
TedGGraduate10
in reply to misswobble

Too right misswobble 😊 as I said, the wheels fell off after 5/6k 😖 They all count in this ‘Jeffing’ weather 🤪

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10
in reply to TedG

I always resort to a walk if needs be. It gets me to the finish 💪😃👍✅

TedG
TedGGraduate10
in reply to misswobble

Indeed, I won’t stop completely when my legs feel heavy in this weather. I Jeff it til the end if necessary 😎 🏃🚶‍♂️

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Good one. 👏 Yes its a tough one in this weather. I did 10k last night after work and if there hadn't been a bit of a breeze I know I would have cut it short.

Still feels fab once done and "banked" though. 👍😁

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Always turn out., it’s usually the best run ever 😃.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Good on you Ted for getting up and out. Brilliant run, I'd feel very elated if it was me (maybe in time to come) so well done. :) :)

mrrun
mrrunGraduate10

That's the spirit - damn the weather, full steam ahead! I got ready for my 16K on Sunday, sun shining in a friendly way, and all the preps that I put in place fell by the wayside, because I felt absolutely fine, all went dandy, needed nothing in the end (apart from 'nipples' incident, didn't see that one coming).

However, this morning's 5K which normally is just a breeze, was a bit of a heavy-left-leg affair, god knows why. I say, for as long we run those set distances, our missions are completed. Well done mate!

TedG
TedGGraduate10

Thanks mrrun 😎

Excellent run, you did well to push on through when that feeling you want to stop descended. Hope you’ve had a chance to rehydrate and cool off.

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Really impressive Ted, especially given your lethargy! Running teaches us resilience and persistence, eh? But do listen to your body, and maybe take an extra day’s rest now and again.

Good work! 👏👏👏

TedG
TedGGraduate10
in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie. You’re right, persistence is key. The way I was feeling at 5k, a few months ago I’d have knocked it on the head....I did when I aborted a 9k run doing B210K.

I must confess though, I’m doing a very sedate run with the club tomorrow evening.... call it a recovery run, it is the best part of 2 days rest 🤗

Sorry I’m not practising what I preach FlickM3 🤥😉

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10
in reply to TedG

no, you're a very naughty boy!

Richard7
Richard7Graduate10

Well done Ted. Have to confess I set my alarm yesterday and rolled over! Now up and ready to go. Well done getting out and getting going.

TedG
TedGGraduate10
in reply to Richard7

Thanks Richard 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Great run Ted x

TedG
TedGGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Floss 😊

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