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First Long Run of the New Programme - Human Water Fountain! 💦 💦


Hi Runners

After a 2.76k recovery run yesterday, I had my first 5k long run in the programme today. I assume Nike know what they’re doing! 😬

Well yesterday evening, I felt decidedly fluey and couldn’t work out if I was getting a cold and decided to try a night time cold & flu remedy to help me to sleep. Today I really didn’t feel like running and a return to bed was tempting, but I thought a run might pick me up too. 🤔

Well a long run calls for the big parks, so off to Lydiard I go. Forgot my bum bag for phone and keys 🙄!! But I’ve been there before. Operation Out There Dont Care - keys in secure place and phone in hand! We’re running! 🏃🏾‍♀️

Well, my pace was faster than my run yesterday. That wasn’t supposed to happen. The guidance was to run slower. It seemed intensely humid and I have sweated like a fountain. I’m still dripping now! (Apologies for the graphic detail. 😊). I have never sweated so much on a run! I’m soaked, but a little bit stoked that I did it too! 😂 It would definitely have been excusable to stop today, but it never got the point where I was ready to give in.

I should have been running much slower according to the App, so that didn’t help, but I finished the 5k in 37.14 minutes. The app paused at 35 minutes and I was still short of the 5k when I realised, so I decided to run on to get to the 5k. It wasn’t too long before I noticed, so I can’t claim it would have taken much less time. It was simply a tough one and I could not have run on. But I did it! Now I’m going to take myself home to have a shower 🚿 and go to bed with a good book! I’m not sure what’s next, but a rest day for recovery will be had tomorrow regardless!

Wishing everyone enjoyable running!! Have fun! ❤️

45 Replies

I also did a 5k today and sweated absolute buckets. Glad it went well.

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

Glad it wasn’t just me then Jay! Well done you!! ❤️


Well done 👍 are you on ju ju's b210k now?

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Kar43

Thank you Kar!! No I’m just continuing training for the Charity 5k early next month. I’ll have a Think again after that. 😁❤️

Kar43Graduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Aww fab get some bling 😁 and of course enjoy the charity run 😁. I'm meant to start the plan this week but went for a run earlier and done a 4K which is not even in week 1's plan so I'll try again in the week 🤣😊

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Kar43

4K is pretty damn good in my eyes Kar! Getting out there is always a win! Good on you!! 😉❤️


Good run, good pace too. Human water fountain 😂 Thankfully I think today is the last hot/humid one for a while.

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to telford_mike

Thanks Mike!! 💦 💦 It was an experience that’s for sure!! I was so glad to feel the occasional breeze. But it’s done and I now I’ll have an early night too! ❤️

This is awesome and what a great time for your 5k! Well done! I’m glad today is my rest day, it’s too humid for running!

Hope you feel better soon 😘

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Little-runner

Hey Little-runner, thank you! I didn’t realise it was so humid until the run had started. I was glad I didn’t put on the lightweight jacket. I don’t think I could have made it!! 🤣❤️


That is soooooooooooooooooooo fantastic!! Well done, and that time is not too shabby either for your first 5k! AND you had a cold!!!!

Sending hugs (and stretches for the legs!) - Super well done! :) :)

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to LoungeLizaard

Thanks LL! 😁 I’ve run the 5k before at the same Park. I always try to do the 5k run there, as it’s where the Charity Run will be next month. It’s the first long run since I started this new programme. With only running yesterday, I wasn’t sure how that would work out, but it’s done. It’s only a small fraction below my current PB, so I can’t complain really.

Thanks for the stretching reminder! I did that after reading your reply!! 😉😁❤️

That is Fab-u-lous. Good pace also.


Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Tbae

Thanks Tbae!! It wasn’t too bad for me. Quite even all the way. 😁❤️


I was ok last night til I got to 4.5k then the sweat poured!! Ha ha! Glad it went well! 😅😅😅

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Ang33333

Thank you Ang! I definitely didn’t realise that it was so warm. The sky was quite dull today. Deceiving!! 🤔❤️


Excellent! Well done.

The humidity is worse than the intense heat in that it doesn't seem that hot at the start but boy do we pay for it.

Hydrate well, you need to replenish. Rest up. Hope you feel better soon. 🤞

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you Jojo! Yes I’ve got my fluids right here and I’m tucked up in bed early now. 🙃❤️


Good work! Especially getting out there when not quite in the mood. I do hope you are not coming down with something?

Running in high humidity - ugh! - I hate it. I don’t seem to sweat an awful lot when running, it’s when I stop the fountain effect starts! But how good does the shower after a run feel?! Bliss.

Well done on your 5k. 👏👏👏

Sadie-runs xxx

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie! I don’t normally sweat like that either and I’ve been out in hotter weather before. I was feeling pretty rough afterwards so I’ve resided myself to the fact that I do seem to have picked up a bug! Tut! 🤒 Nevermind. Hopefully a day in bed with a good book will have me feeling on the mend.

And yes...the shower was absolute bliss!! Now I’m ready for bed! 😉❤️

Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Rest up; hope you are feeling much better soon. Bed and good book is pretty much a cure-all I’d say! And lots of fluids. xxx

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie! 😍 I’m not sure exactly when staying in bed became an art I don’t possess, but I’m in training today so that I can recover properly and hopefully I’ll be feeling ready for my next run. 😉❤️

Excellent! I need to take some inspiration from you and push forwards to 5k. Xxx

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Dralimc

You’re doing brilliantly Dralimc! But why not? I use the 5k as the goal now rather than the 30 minutes. The extra time does go quickly! 😁❤️

Dralimc in reply to Fabulous450

Will try with my friend tomorrow x

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Dralimc

Great! 😁😁😁! Let us know how you get on!! You can do it of course!! 😉❤️


Well done on 5k in this nasty humidity! Hope you feel better after having a rest. ❤️🏃‍♀️😊

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Thank you!! I’m having a lovely lie down now after a nice cooling and relaxing shower!! 😁😁❤️


Well done. Hope you feel better in the morning

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sybilw

Thanks Sybilw! Just woke up for the night capsules and I’ll be back to bed!! 🛏 😴 ❤️

SybilwGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

😷 😊

Wow you’re one amazing determined runner, well done. 😊👍🏻🙌

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Jelon

Thanks so much Jelon! I thought I’d be ok and I was in the end, but it was a challenge! However, like you said I’m determined to keep up my new running ability! ❤️


Like you I started the programme this week. Yesterday was 3k and tomorrow an early morning 5k

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to TSword

Great stuff TSword!! I was only meant to do 2k yesterday in my programme, but ended up close to 3k. I’m sure you’ll do it just fine too! Have fun! 😁❤️

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well - hope it passes quickly. Well done on getting through the run when you were under the weather, especially in such a good time.

It *was* humid today - the only running I did was half-running half-walking to make it to the station in time to collect my ticket and catch my train, but goodness I was absolutely dripping once I got there. It was one of those old converted bus trains, so I sat there 'glowing' for most of the journey 😅

I hope you manage lots of rest and plenty of water tonight - take good care of yourself! 🌷🌼🌸

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Eiralas

Aah thanks Eiralas!! Those runs might be a bit short on the fun, but hey you may not have run for it before C25K! You’re getting those runs in too I see! 😉

Glowing isn’t too bad if you have a tissue! Glad you made it for your train! 😍 Hope you’re recovery is going well too. ❤️

Eiralas in reply to Fabulous450

Hope you're feeling better this morning!

Ha ha, no this is pretty usual for me - always late! Still feeling it after Monday's run though, so extra rest days needed - my leg was not happy with the little bits of half-running I did last night and if I wasn't in danger of missing my train I'd have stuck to the brisk walking. Oh well, I made it and I can rest tonight 🙂

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Eiralas

Aah I see! You did make it and you’ll make the return to full recovery. Oh the challenges of patience!! 💆🏽‍♀️ But every time you go and decide it’s best not to go, that’s all one step closer to the goal. Well done for catching that train and enjoy the rest later.

Now my challenge today is to be still and feel extremely lazy, so that I can recover quicker! 😕 I’m going to make breakfast now and try to make my way back under the duvet. ❤️

Eiralas in reply to Fabulous450

Sounds like an excellent plan - hope you managed your lazy day of rest and that it helped your body recover a bit.

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Eiralas

Didn’t quite make it all day, but it sure did help Eiralas. Just finished a short recovery run. It was good to be out! 😍❤️

Well done fab ..What a great time ..I have only managed one 5k and that was my graduation day ...Your an inspiration ..Love reading your posts ..😊😊

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Myrar

Aah thank you so much Myrar!! 😍 In a way, it’s the app that has switched me from time to distance and that’s been quite good. Some runs are only 2k and there’s a few different types of runs in there too, like “tempo”. I think some of those are segmented in distance. E.g 4 x 200 mtrs at a fast pace. I’ve not done one of those yet, but I think I have one on Sunday. That’s if I recover well enough.

So far, I think the variety is making me a better runner. It’s difficult not to go out there to try it out! Can’t resist! 😂❤️


Hi Fabulous! Saw your post yesterday and then lost it on my app - really well done! I was at the park too, walking the dog around at lunchtime, and it was a humid day. Very good time, by the way!!! Hope you feel better today :)

Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Equi-geek

Thanks Equi! We might well have been in the vicinity at the same time. I was there around 1:30pm! 😁

Today I’m feeling a bit groggy, but the capsules are doing the trick. I’m going to try to stay in bed anyway. There’s nothing that can’t wait. But I’m definitely not used to that. 😬 “Thinking recovery”! 😉❤️

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