10 is the magic number: Week 6 starts today... - Bridge to 10K

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10 is the magic number

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10

Week 6 starts today and I'm supposed to be doing 9k. Half a banana and hit the streets. Perfect weather - cool and overcast. I ran through the country lanes for about 3k then started doing laps of the village. It's a bit boring but I need the distance as our village is pretty small. I even ran down cul de sacs to add a few metres. At 5k I got my usual dose of endorphins which helps a lot (why can’t I have it at 4k?). Another lap of the town as I passed 7k. Still feeling good. At 8.5k I don’t need to do any more laps so I made the turn for home which is about a mile away. Garmin buzzed for the 9th time, and I'm still good. So I just kept going. I ran the 10th km in 7:13, which is parkrun pace for me - I think there was a bit of euphoria going on. 10 really is the magic number; I absolutely loved that run.

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Runsome
RunsomeGraduate10

Nice one it’s great when it just flows and the KM’s stack up good pace too. I did 7km this am and had to stop myself at 7km but felt good for more not very fast but got there nether the less. You’ve busted the 10k now where from here do you consolidate or drop back into the plan ? Dilemmas eh but good ones 😀👍

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Runsome

Very good question. Will debate the future over a few beers later 😀🍺

Runsome
RunsomeGraduate10 in reply to telford_mike

Always a wise call. cheers 🍻😀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Woohoo go Mike! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

That sounds like a wonderful run, and I bet you’re as proud as they come! Very well done! 👏👏👏

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you so much Cheeky, I am absolutely buzzing!

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate10

Well done you! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Ang33333

Thanks Ang, feeling quite emotional about this!

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate10

Great stuff well done 👌👌👌👌👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🥂🥂🥂🍾🍾🍾🥂🥂🥂

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

WOW! Look at that! And your HR is so good too. Well done Mike I am so pleased for you 🎓💪👏🍾🤗

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Equi-geek

Thanks, I was absolutely delighted with the way it went 😀

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Huge well done Mike, brilliant!! :) :)

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

Wonderful run and great time and well done - you're there ! You were euphoric and you loved it. What could be better? Congratulations

Impressive Mike, MOST impressive! That's a good pace, and a good distance, too! I'm still at 5k, so I'll be catching up with you in the next few months!

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Jundal

I have no doubt you will!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

Good job, Mike! 👏👏👏

Mckennamark
MckennamarkGraduate10

That's great super achievement. Im on the bridge to 10k now after consolidating my 30 mins for two weeks after I graduated. Interested following the progress of the 10k runners. Enjoy them beers. 😁

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Mckennamark

You bet! 😀🍺

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Mike how do you go out for a 9k and end up doing 10k ? I’ve never gone out to do 5k and ended up doing 6k! There must be some transformation that happens on ju-jus plan. Many congratulations to you on this fantastic achievement.

🏃‍♂️👏🍾🏅🍺⭐️💫👨‍🎓

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

It's a very good plan! 😀🏃🏻‍♂️

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Brilliant, Mike, just brilliant! 👏👏👏 You nailed it. Happy running. 10km is a great distance and you should be so proud. x

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Brilliant! 👏👏👏 fabulous run all round 😁

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate10

So pleased for your Mike! Well done - great run. You must be over the moon! 🙌🍾🍾🏃

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Dizzysmum17

Definitely!

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Yay, Mike, just spotted you graduated today too! Well done!!!

We need to have a big joint virtual party now! 😂😃🏃‍♂️❤️🏃‍♀️😎🏆🏆🏅🏅🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Thanks! 3 of us I think - MadDave did it too! 😀👍🥂🍺

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10 in reply to telford_mike

Great - we can have an even bigger party then!!! 😃🎉🎉🎉🏅🏅🏅🏆🏆🏆🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️😎❤️🍰🍦🥂🍻🍹🍾🍸

SW16
SW16Graduate10

Just think how far you might have gone with a whole 🍌! Congrats and well done!

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to SW16

Haha! I love bananas, never thought half a one would last 10km though!

Slow_Rob
Slow_RobGraduate10

Well done . Great achievement to tick.off and a head of schedule 😁😁

Good work fella 😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

Go Mike! I think we may need to change your name to Magic Mike! You certainly are!! Congratulations!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😍❤️

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Haha, thank you so much Fab. It doesn’t seem long ago since we were working our way through C25K! 😀🏃🏻‍♂️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to telford_mike

I know Mike!! Amazing!! I’m so pleased for you!! 😍❤️

Macmac
MacmacGraduate10

Great job Mike! Well done on the magic 10! 🙂

Great pace👍we’ve both got the same problem- we just don’t know when to stop!

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to MadDave

Stopped now with a few beers on board. Tomorrow, who knows!

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Congratulations Mike :) Brilliant acheivement!

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10

Well done tiger!!

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10

That is super mate! Really well done! Gotta love those endorphins, even if they turn up late to the party!

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate10

Ah...brilliant Mike 👏👏 People keep doing these accidental 10k's! Amazing how much quicker it comes round than 5k 😀

Jennypenny2
Jennypenny2Graduate10

Well done

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