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Ran further than expected?!

Maybe58
Maybe58Graduate10

Humid evening but went for run. Longest run of my ‘week’. I planned 6K, but struggled in some parts, heat & hills. Gremlins crept in saying ‘your legs won’t do it’. I thanked ‘them’ and asked ‘them’ to shut the door on the way out. I did the route and was surprised that I did 6.8K in 44mins. It seemed the longest run of my life but it was worth hanging on in there! I think I will do a 10K one day 😉

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Sarararara
SararararaGraduate10

Well done you! That’s a great pace, especially with hills and humidity.

Maybe58
Maybe58Graduate10
in reply to Sarararara

Thanks, I really thought that I’d only done approx 5.5k due to struggling. I got to the point where my pace was just faster than a brisk walk, so I thought that I’d fail. Maybe it was slowing down to a steady pace that did it?! Hills I never look ahead as seeing what’s ahead is daunting. I just look diagonally down and keep moving.

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

You WILL do 10k one day, and not too far in the future either! Just keep it slow, keep the faith, and keep batting away those pesky gremlins. You are doing great and 6.8km is not to be sniffed at! Happy running. x

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

Yes you will!!!! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 Like many of us here the 10K just happens unexpectedly. You’ve got this. 😬

Maybe58
Maybe58Graduate10
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Legs a bit stiff this morning, requires stretching & roller I think 🤔

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10
in reply to Maybe58

Longer runs definetly impacting more! Get out the torture equipment we call the foam roller! Sounds so much nicer with that name. 😂😬

Maybe58
Maybe58Graduate10
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

😄😄😄

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