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That moment when the Stars Align

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
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I can't thank you all enough for all of the advice I have received from many of you over the past couple of days.

I went out this morning bright and early at 7:00am, weather perfect, for my first post grad C25K run, unsure how to run or how far to go, but I had all of your advice running round my head, so I decided to do my usual 5 minute warm up walk and then just see how I felt.

I switched Strava on and off I went, consciously trying to slow things down, there's no rush! A little while later I heard Strava say I had run 1km, pace 5:07/km, crap that's way too fast I thought, but it feels so easy, so I decided to continue with the same pace, second km 5:09 seconds, blimey what's going on? I feel great!

Some time later I heard 5km, thought I still feel great, so I continued until I had run 6.1km, when I reached a convenient place to stop and have a warm down walk home. I even had the energy towards the end of the run to berate a person waiting for a bus, she saw me coming, could have easily stepped to the side, but no, she owned the whole path and was going to push me into the road! Some people have absolutely no consideration!!

I feel like I have had some sort of fitness break through, what an amazing feeling it is when that happens :-)

I hope everyone else has a great run as well today.

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Abaggs
AbaggsGraduate10

Wow!!!! Amazing speed, well done ๐Ÿ˜Š

Ooof thats a scorching time!. Nice one, well done!

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to Forestgrump

Thanks Forestgrump, how are things with you? Still progressing?

Still on the 30 min stints at the moment mate. My last one I had to stop halfway through as I was running to fast. I'll stick to 30 mins for a week or two yet then hopefully join the bridge to 10 k . How are you finding it?.

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to Forestgrump

I know what you mean about running too fast, it just becomes very uncomfortable, I have done that a couple of times recently, but based on this mornings run, its going well atm, I was feeling good before I started and I managed to run at the right pace. But I know it won't last, just hope I can run and feel like I did this morning again! I fully intend to reach 10K, I just need to work out the best way to do it.

Is there podcasts for the bridge like the c25k to follow ?

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to Forestgrump

I think there are, but I don't like running with headphones in, or listening to music etc, so I haven't really looked into it, much prefer to hear what's going on around me.

Hold on... From Iannodatruffe post: nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/...

How did you do the c2 5k without the trainer telling you when to run and when to walk ?.

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to Forestgrump

Yes I did follow the C25K app, I had Laura as my companion, but just had it running on my phone on my arm, also there isn't too much talking and no music... Now I just freestyle with Strava ;-)

Ah! ok. I have to say I'm struggling without Laura telling me what to do . I might do the bridge one soon and hope she's on it !

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Wow, youre fast. it still takes me 43 minutes to run 5k.

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to FlickM3

That doesn't matter, we all have a pace where we feel comfortable, and you've made it to 10K, so you are doing great!

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10
in reply to Visionon

Im gradually getting faster, and I can run 2 hours without stopping or walking, so i guess I'm made for distance running. I was never fast even when young.

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to FlickM3

Wow 2 hours! That's a dream for me at the moment.

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10
in reply to Visionon

haha think plodding rather than chariots of fire, especially when running up the many hills round here!

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to FlickM3

LOL!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to FlickM3

2 hours Flick? Great respect.

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10

Fantastic running. So quick, I hope when i'm 48 I'll be moving as fast hehe, need to speed up a bit :)

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to pinkaardvark

Ha ha! I just took a look at your profile pic, if that is recent, you have many years yet before you reach 48!! Well done for reaching 10K, what plan method did you use to get there?

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10
in reply to Visionon

I would have been 40 in that, but 42 now so not that far to go :P

Empem
EmpemGraduate10

Wow.All power to you.Fabulous.

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to Empem

Thanks Empem.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

Well done Visionon! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thanks Ripcurlrana71, as you can probably tell I really enjoyed it.

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10
in reply to Visionon

And thatโ€™s the best bit actually loving it!

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Sutsha
SutshaGraduate10

Whoosh! Those stats... Great run Visionon, you're nailing this! ๐Ÿ˜€

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to Sutsha

Thanks Sutsha, feeling good at the moment!

Sutsha
SutshaGraduate10
in reply to Visionon

So you should be. Had to edit there. For some reason some of the words changed entirely. Flippin' app/keyboard! ๐Ÿ˜ก

That is fantastic.The way you are running,you should be able to do 10 k within few weeks.

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to nero99

Thanks, yes probably, but I don't want to push it too much, for fear of ending up on the IC. So I intend to increase the distance slowly.

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Great run! Well done Visionon๐Ÿ˜Š

Love that running zone and robot leg feeling!..Go you๐Ÿ˜Šx

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Absolutely, probably the best run I have ever had!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

A brilliant run visionon

Visionon
VisiononGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5

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