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9k in the bag...πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
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Today’s 9k went surprisingly OK. Decided to run from the gym, leaving workmen behind in the house ripping out our bathroom. (The gym has showers. Our house only has a kitchen sink and a toilet for the next 2 weeks! 😳) Despite it looking pretty overcast, having to run late morning proved hot and humid. Very glad I took my hydration vest with me with 500ml in the bladder - I drank it all!

Decided to try the canal towpath for my run, but also discovered a wide, well-tarmaced β€œgreenway” route that must have been an old railway line. Will give that one a go for my short run / intervals, as the towpath was pretty narrow in places. (I was a bit worried I’d land in the canal while letting bikes pass!)

For some daft reason, finishing at the gym meant I then decided to do a gym workout in my sweaty running stuff. Got home much later and rather worn out! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10

So if I’ve got this right you went to the gym, ran 9k and then did a workout 😳 No wonder you needed a shower πŸ˜‚ Excellent. You are one fit chick πŸ˜‚

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to BrianUK

Think I looked like I’d already had a shower after the run, Brian! I was dripping...πŸ˜‚ Only did weights, but was surprisingly harder than normal!

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10

Well done, It is easy sometimes to forget just how far it is! Lovely pics tii, must find a canal path to run down, it looks like just my kind of territory, flat! 😁πŸ’ͺπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to Berksrover

Thanks Steve - I certainly needed the water for that length. ❀️ Once I’ve got to 10k I’m hoping to work on consistent pace more, as I currently get gradually slower the longer I run for. Lovely and flat, though - and I discovered I do at least run faster than canal boats under motor! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Great run...great location:)

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

Decided to head away from Chester, Floss, as I thought it would be quieter. Lovely countryside that you don’t appreciate as much from the roads. 😊❀️

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

Good God MD - I'm speechless. Thumbs up ;)

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

Nowhere near as speedy as you, Paula! I’m really embracing my inner snail with each added km! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

I prefer snail like to speedy MD. Much more enjoyable. I'm going to France for a week so I'm planning to run/crawl my 9km on my knees.... Here's hoping you won't need to embrace your inner skunk during the next 2 weeks ;)

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

Nope - I’ll just be going to the gym a lot more than normal! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‡πŸ˜Š

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Well done MD, you're a bloody machine..lol..congrats on the 9k, brilliant! :) :)

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Think I probably look more like a machine in need of winding up by the end of 9k, Lorijay! A guy stopped and waited holding his dog just before I finished. He laughed when I apologised that I couldn’t get past him any faster at this point! πŸ˜‚πŸŒπŸŒ

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

You're doing brilliantly! :)

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

I am so glad to hear that the 🐌 applies in B210k as well. Phew!

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to Equi-geek

Definitely! I was aiming to go slower for longer runs, and seemed to achieve that spectacularly by the end of yesterday’s! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸŒπŸŒ

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10

Are you the new bionic woman? God lord! I did my W5R2 (4K) tonight and that was hot, humid and slow!!!

Well done you! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - I’ve got my 9k on Wednesday..... I’ll be thinking of you to pull me through!

Congratulations x

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to LoungeLizaard

Thanks Mitch - you’ll do fine, don’t worry. It’s just like trusting the C25k plan - this one works too! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

(If you sweat as much as me then I’d highly recommend taking 500ml water with you...)

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Need to buy one then.... tonight was horrible! Lol

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10

Well done sounds like a great run - pictures are great. It’s one of the nice things about running - finding new places to explore πŸ˜€

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to PaulBrad

Thanks Paul. I was pretty boring with my routes for C25k, but feel confident enough to branch out more now I can run further. 😊❀️

Crawlhome
CrawlhomeGraduate10

Fantastic, that's one impressive workout!

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to Crawlhome

Thanks - I just hate not using the gym once I’ve driven there! As I’m going to be having showers there everyday, this could be a very active fortnight! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Š

You know, this is one reason I thought about swimming - we have frequent water outages and I have ended up showering at work one too many times, so I kept being near the swimming pool ... it was inevitable that I'd give it another go one day!

Your run and workout - I'm knackered reading about them! Pictures are lovely, what a nice place to run.

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to icklegui

Thanks icklegui - yes, a lovely place to run. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜Š

My husband will be showering at work for the next 2 weeks - I’ll just be going to the gym a lot! I used to swim regularly, but found I just stank of chlorine all the time then. Better than smelling of sweat I guess, but the only pool I use it at the gym, so I may as well use their showers once I’m there...πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Š

sarah65
sarah65Graduate10

Great run and great photos too. I love canal boats - I used to clean the returning holiday boats as a Saturday job many years ago - occasionally we got to paint them - happy days!

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to sarah65

There great, aren’t they. I went past quite a few moored up. All beautifully painted. We’ve an interesting boat museum nearby in Ellesmere Port, which has some fascinating old canal boats. 😊❀️

Empem
EmpemGraduate10

Respect!

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

πŸ˜³πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ well played!!!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Where are you getting your energy from mountaindreamer? I want some of whatever you’re on. Well done to you on your 9k. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ₯‚

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Eileen - not sure the gym after counted as energetic, more dragging myself around! πŸ˜‚β€οΈπŸ˜Š

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