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My longest run

TedG
TedGGraduate10
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Hi all, Iโ€™ve not been on here for a while, though I have been watching what a lot of you have been getting up to! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ

This morning was my longest run leading up to the Great North Run in a couple of weeks. I was up early so as to have breakfast before the run....I always try to give it a couple of hours to digest.

I set off donning my new Camelback vest, I dehydrated a bit on my last long run so wasnโ€™t going to take any chances. It felt comfortable enough and after a couple of Kms forgot it was there.

The first 3k was familiar running territory for me but, upon turning into Cassington Road towards Bladon, I was faced with a straight very undulating road..... funny, you donโ€™t notice it when youโ€™re driving! It was very challenging for me cos I donโ€™t do hills.... must do some Hill repeats next week ๐Ÿ˜Š

I got up to Hanborough Road still feeling good and hitting the 6k mark. I ran through Long Hanborough, another undulating road which Iโ€™d not noticed when driving ๐Ÿ™„

As I approached Cuckoo Lane, such a quaint name, I found I needed a comfort break, I get caught short a lot since my Prostatectomy, not a problem when youโ€™re in the countryside but the GNR is on pretty urban roads so Iโ€™m hoping thereโ€™ll be potaloos along the route...thatโ€™s another story!

I felt really good plodding along Cuckoo Lane, thatโ€™s until I hit the 12k mark, after this the glutes started to tighten up and I found myself struggling a bit... it was a psychological relief when I reached the A40 and the final stretch home made even more comfortable when it started to rain.... luvvly jubbly ๐Ÿค—

I got a bit of a spring in my steps for the final 2k home.... what a relief, just shy of 11mls covered in, what's for me, a respectable time! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Next long run report, the Great North Run.... bring it on ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿค—

Happy running folks ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10

Thatโ€™s a great run Ted! And you ran a big circle around my sister in lawโ€s house ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Cuckoo lane is a bit tight in places if thereโ€™s a car coming. Iโ€™ve had to dive up the side of it once to miss a car. Good luck in the GNR!!

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

Thanks Brian, I know what you mean being tight in places on Cuckoo Lane, I had to get out of the way of a hgv at one point ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Oooh, flipping well done you, thatโ€™s an amazing distance and time - something I can only dream of. One day, one day.....! Hope the GNR goes well, and the โ€˜comfort zonesโ€™ are in the right places for you! Good luck, youโ€™re doing brilliantly๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜.

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to Fionn42

Thanks Fionn, I said the same to other folk re their times but it comes with a little effort and time...... stick at it, youโ€™ll get there ๐Ÿค—x

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10

Cracking run Ted, looks like you've timed your training just right for the GNR. Best of luck!

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Wow! Thatโ€™s really impressive, Ted. Well done. And good luck for your race. You have put in the hard work, so am sure you will enjoy the achievement of the event when the time comes. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜˜

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie, only another 2weeks to go.... really looking forward to it, itโ€™s flat ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate10

Brilliant run Ted, not long to go now!!!

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to ChrisAllen1

Bring it on Chris ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ˜Š

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

All looking good Ted! Good luck!๐Ÿ˜Šx

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks Jan, canโ€™t wait now ๐Ÿค—xx

Brilliant run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ and fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž for the portaloos!

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to MandiV

Thanks Mandy ๐Ÿ˜Š

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

Nice area to run in, and 11miles - wow! I donโ€™t envy you having to work around the A40, but you were probably faster than the traffic anyway๐Ÿคฃ

PashleyPedaller
PashleyPedallerGraduate10

Brilliant run and a cracking pace, Ted - wow! Not long to go to the GNR now - all the training you've put in over the past months will pay off and I'm sure it will be a fantastic day to remember (with plenty of loos en route). Inspired by you and Langley-Loper, I've signed up for the Brighton HM in February; I've still not managed to go further than 10k yet, but hoping to ramp up the distances when it gets a bit cooler. Good luck and enjoy the GNR - keep us posted x

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to PashleyPedaller

Thanks Angela and good to hear from you ๐Ÿ˜Š Youโ€™ll be OK on the longer distances Iโ€™m sure, simple case of pacing yourself! Iโ€™ve be toying with the Brighton Half, lovely running along the promenade plus a daughter lives there ๐Ÿค—

Take care ๐Ÿ˜˜

PashleyPedaller
PashleyPedallerGraduate10 in reply to TedG

My daughter lives in Hove; maybe see you there in February?! I've always fancied running along the prom. Are you fund-raising at the GNR? Can't find your page anywhere - could you post up the link, please? x

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to PashleyPedaller

Thatโ€™s because itโ€™s with virginmoneygiving.....

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Be good to meet up in Brighton ๐Ÿ˜Š

Beccym
BeccymGraduate10 in reply to TedG

I have done the half twice only one real hill up to Roedean to wave at the posg girls. It was hard last year because beast of the east had just arrived.

There is always Bright10 in October same distance as Great North.

I am doing that and the Great South in October as well as Bright 10 just 2 weeks apart.

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to Beccym

The GNR is a HM Beccy ๐Ÿ˜Š

Beccym
BeccymGraduate10 in reply to TedG

Why did I think it was 10? Oh dear.

Good luck

Beccym
BeccymGraduate10 in reply to PashleyPedaller

Are you based in Brighton? My running club does marathon training from early November. You have plenty of time

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to PashleyPedaller

Hi PashleyPedaller, I missed this. It's lovely to hear you are still enjoying your runs....and planning on doing a HM in February! Good luck with your training, it's a relief that the weather is kinder for runners again isn't it.๐Ÿ˜Šxx

PashleyPedaller
PashleyPedallerGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Hi Bluebird - it's lovely to hear from you. Yes, I'm working on a HM training plan to fit in with work, etc., at the moment. I must be slightly mad - it will probably be snowing in February :) x

GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAGraduate10

Oh wow, amazing run! Best of luck with GNR!

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to GeorgiosA

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Well done on your longest run, Ted, and good luck for the GNR! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธโค๏ธ

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Jennypenny2
Jennypenny2Graduate10

Let us no how you get on .good luck ๐Ÿ˜

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to Jennypenny2

Will do, thanks Jenny ๐Ÿ˜Š

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to Jennypenny2

GNR done Jenny ๐Ÿ˜Šx

ancientrunner
ancientrunnerGraduate10

Well done - hope you enjoy the GNR.

Bit of hill training wouldn't go amiss!!

Wizziewood
WizziewoodGraduate10

That's brilliant Ted, well done! You're an inspiration to us all.

Good luck for the Great North Run ... there's bound to be a few loos along the route!

Look forward to reading your race report.

Go Ted Go!

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to Wizziewood

Thank you for the kind words, appreciated ๐Ÿ˜Š

Well done Ted. Good luck for the Great North Run

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to LittleNell83

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Jennypenny2
Jennypenny2Graduate10

Well done TED ,I felt I was on the run with you after reading your post ๐Ÿ˜and good luck with the GNR!!!let us all know how you get on .

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to Jennypenny2

I did the GNR on Sunday Jenny ๐Ÿ˜Š

Jennypenny2
Jennypenny2Graduate10

Yes silly me๐Ÿ˜hope it went well.

TedG
TedGGraduate10 in reply to Jennypenny2

Hard work but got round. Itโ€™s the Oxford Half Iโ€™m doing next month ๐Ÿ˜Š

Jennypenny2
Jennypenny2Graduate10

Good luck ๐Ÿ˜

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