The accidental 10k!!!!!!!: Today was meant to... - Bridge to 10K

Bridge to 10K

13,673 members18,420 posts

The accidental 10k!!!!!!!

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10

Today was meant to be my first 8k of ju-ju’s plan. I planned the route and built myself up to it all week. I was really nervous this morning but thought well I did 7k last week it’s only 1k more, this is just the gremlins waking up - let’s run before they get hold!

Anyway I only went and got lost at about 6k and I think you can tell where this was on the map. When I say lost I mean really lost. I finally got back on track at the 8k mark (2k of running in circles!!!). I felt pretty good and was about 2k from the car so just thought if I slow things down I could do this - and what do you know I did it.

This really wasn’t the way I wanted to get to 10k but I’ll take it 😁 I think I may pay for it this week so may have a week off with just a couple of slow recovery runs. So so chuffed!

21 Replies
oldestnewest
sallenson
sallensonGraduate10

Well done!! Take it nice and easy for a few days!!

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Cheers matey - you better believe I will. Despite a good post run stretch and a bath - I can feel things tightening up as I type :)

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10 in reply to PaulBrad

Rolling, rolling, rolling. 👍

wyersmith
wyersmithGraduate10

Brilliant! Cracking pace for 10k too.

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10 in reply to wyersmith

Thanks wyersmith - I'm not sure I believe the pace tbh. I've just started using Strava instead of Runkeeper and I think there may be some difference between the two as I didn't 'feel' as if i was running at that pace. Chuffed nonetheless :)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

Well done! We are never lost, just sometimes temporarily uncertain of our position...

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10

Cheers Jay. I ended up in an estate that was still being built and couldn’t find my way out. I decided to backtrack and eventually I recognised the right path. Hope all is going well for you.

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Well done, Paul!! You know you can do it now! Hope you recover ok. 😃🏃‍♂️❤️

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Thanks :) I'm still in a state of shock - I must admit the last 1k was difficult - my legs were definitely wobbling a little

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Well done - there are benefits to getting lost, I guess! Great time for your first 10k too!👍🙂

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks Sandra - I can’t get over the time. I’m not sure if it’s correct. Just started using Strava instead of Runkeeper and I have a sense of the pace from using RK. Anyway I ran 10k and that’s great for now 😃😃🥂🥂😃😃

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador in reply to PaulBrad

It certainly is! Cheers!🥂🙂

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Oh huge well done Paul!! Regardless of time ( accurate or not) you covered 10k. Definitely rest for a couple of days and I'm sure the afterglow of the achievement will last that long too :) :)

I use Run-keeper but recently downloaded Strava but have stayed with Run-keeper at the moment as I've built trust in it over the past four months plus I've entered a virtual challenge of 50 miles for August and don't trust my technical ability to transfer data across..lol..

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10 in reply to Lorijay

Thanks for that Lorijay. I’ve always liked Runkeeper- but thinking about it I may keep both and only post the one which gives the best time/distance 😂

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10 in reply to PaulBrad

Hey I like that idea! 😁

Ha ha - it's amazing how many of us run our first 10k having set out to run something less. For me it happened because I had to take a diversion around a field of bullocks!

Well done - bet you feel great and so you should - especially with that time!

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10 in reply to DebJogsOn

Lol - I had a close encounter with a herd of sheep on this one 🐑🐑🐑🐑 The more I think about it the more I think the time may be right. At 7k my time today was around 42 mins - it was 44mins last week (after a late night and one too many red wines 😜) so I reckon it was pretty close to the mark. Not sure I’ll be repeating it in a hurry though!!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Congratulations paulbrad, you have graduated again 🏃👏🌟🏅🏆💫🍾

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5 - very chuffed to have 2 graduations and don't feel anywhere as sore as I was expecting this morning :)

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

That happened to me too. I jumped from 8 to 10k accidentally. Well done for that terrific milestone!

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10

Thanks FlickM3 - out of interest what did you do after the accidental increase - did to reign back the distance a little or was it a case of keeping with the 10ks?

You may also like...