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Bridge wk4...8k run

So I did it...8k in 55/6 mins. I really wasn't sure I would be able to but I did. And I loved it. And at 6.5k I felt invincible and that I could carry on doing this all day (well maybe a little while longer πŸ˜‚) Was very conscious of not going too fast so set a pace thing on Samsung Health app. Stupid woman kept telling me to speed up and was I not feeling well enough to run today?! Cheeky mare. Anyway I realised after she doesn't adapt to how you're running and builds in a warm up and cool down so the middle should be faster. Won't be using that one again!

Also used Strava for the first time which gave me a faster time than Samsung...which always gives me a faster time than my Fitbit. Either way...a bit faster than planned (although not as fast as Sam wanted) but did it, loved it and even stopped to take a quick pic πŸ˜€

Happy running folks πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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Looks like a nice place to run Sarah... well done and I and love the bit "felt invincible and that I could carry on doing this all day"... that's the feeling I am always hoping for on a run, but it only sometimes comes along :)

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Thanks Ian. Yes definitely didn't feel like that on my last run! Felt like stopping 😳

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Great run and time, as Ian says, a great feeling when it happens

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Thanks Steve πŸ™‚

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Brilliant! That looks a lovely spot for a run. I have to do the 8k on Monday - hope it goes as well for me as it did for you!

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Not quite as dramatic as the scenery youre used to Mike but quite pretty. Am.realising running longer means I am seeing bits of my local countryside I don't normally get to see! Good luck with your run...hope it goes well πŸ™‚

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Many thanks!

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Well done keep going Saartjie. A lovely scenery to be running through and it looks like a cool day to run.

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Thanks πŸ™‚ Bit cooler than it has been and a nice breeze!

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πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ great running and a great distance too - I love that you felt like you could run all day at that pace - nirvana!! ❀️

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If only it was like that every time!

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Brilliant - knew you’d do it πŸŽ‰. 9k next sat? (Got mine on Wednesday!)

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Thanks Mitch. Might stick to the plan and do 8 again. Am not in any rush and I don't want to give my body too much of a fright! πŸ˜‰

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Looks like a great place to run - well done on the distance. Great to get that feeling too U hope you manage to savour it. πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

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Beautiful location! Looks like perfect running weather too. Well done on 8 k.

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Thank you 😊

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What a lovely picture and thanks for sharing the good times!

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Pleasure! Have been that far up this particular track (walking or running) before. Am looking forward to getting further in the next few weeks!

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That's amazing sarah ..Your doing brilliant ..Way to go girl ...All the best to you 😊😊

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Thank you. Never thought I would find myself here. All I wanted to do was run for half an hour! πŸ™ƒ

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Well done and so glad you loved it. Great time too.

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Thankyou 😊

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Lovely post Saartjie and a great run, well done!! :) :)

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Thanks Lori x

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What a fantastic run! I absolutely knew you could do it, you've broken the back of the Magic 10K - I look forward to your graduation very soon. Consolidating the miles is highly recommended, so do what you feel. You'll probably find that on one of your runs you'll just want to keep running and hit that magic 10 without having pre-planned, might just happen despite you!

Glad I read the review on Samsung pacing, was set to try this today!

I'm re-testing my Fitbit as well. It's always performed poorly against Strava/MMR/Samsung, but in trying to resolve something else I discovered location was turned off, so it appeared GPS was working fine, even producing a map, but location setting was wrong.

Yesterday I did a short sprint and suddenly it come close - usually miles off. Strava: 2.6 / MMR: 2.51 / Fitbit: 2.54.

I'll see how it performs over a longer distance before getting excited though!

I've set my watch to show current pace but if distance is wrong, pace is wrong so it's been useless to date. Fingers crossed I've sorted it out. 🀞🀞🀞

Good luck for your upcoming runs, just take your time and you'll sail through that ticker tape!!!

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Thanks lovely! I never thought i would want to run longer... I blame you lot! But am enjoying it more than I thought I would. Especially seeing the countryside that comes with having to find longer routes.

Let me know how you get on with the Fitbit. Mine is always about 200m less than Samsung and pace always out by 15s. But just used it as.a guide yesterday to check pace when stupid Samsung woman was telling me to go faster! Forgot to stop the Fitbit though until I got home so couldn't check the difference.

Enjoy your run x

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Well done, Saartjie! We’re all getting close now, aren’t we! πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

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Feels much quicker than C25k!

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