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If my β€œLittle Parkβ€œ pensioners could see me now!! πŸ˜‚πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
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Hello Runners

Woke up way too early this morning and had to force myself to go back to sleep. It’s actually quite deceivingly warm here in Guernsey πŸ‡¬πŸ‡¬. I woke again at around 5am, then 6am. And I thought, nope, this sleep thing isn’t going to happen. So, there’s only one thing for it. Get out there for a run and feel the sea breeze! So, up, kit on, bit of faffing (mandatory!πŸ˜‚) and I’m out.

It’s a benchmark run. 7 mins warm up, 3 mins run hard and 5 mins cool down. Love it!! 😍 That bit where you told go hard for 3 minutes!! Hey...it’s what running dreams are made of! 1st K 7.07, that’s the warm up. 2nd K 6.44”! 😲who’s that girl?? They don’t give you the Split for the cool down! No worries, I had fun!

Now, when I got back (feeling Fabulous, I might add πŸ˜‰), I thought about my early runs in the C25K programme in β€œLittle Park” near my home and my two events where some lovely pensioners walking their dogs did their β€˜slow runner passing by’ 🐌 impressions πŸ˜‚! The Moonwalk Man and the Bionic Woman! And I laughed out loud today!! If they could see me now! I’m a whirling dervish!! πŸ’¨ πŸŒͺ πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ! They did mean well and I said that at the time too. I’m actually very grateful to them. πŸ€— They gave me my running mantra β€œOut there, don’t care”!

Have a very good day VRB’s and happy β€œfun” running!! ❀️

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator

Good run... I can’t wait to take benchmarking on... sounds fun.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you! 😍 It really was great fun! ❀️

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10

Sounds like an interesting run. What’s benchmark run? Probably something for the future🌺. Being somewhat jet-lagged I too woke at silly times overnight, gave up in the end and went running - not as early and not as fast; want to go back to bed again πŸ™ƒ. But granny duty awaits!!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Gran4z

Oh Gran4z you're well ahead of me 🀩! It's really quite a short run, but with a blast for a few minutes. Its 15 minutes in total, but it asks you to go all out for those 3 minutes non-stop and I definitely try my best to. I believe it's for improving your strength and speed over time and the App adjusts as you go along to accommodate your improvements. Quite ingenious really. Plus it really makes you feel quite achieved in such a short space of time. Fantastic! πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10
in reply to Fabulous450

Ok will have a look for it. I haven’t achieved 10k yet, I’m on w3 of bridge to 10k, and the next run is 7k 😱!! So not ahead of you, whatsoever πŸ™ƒ.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Gran4z

That’s great Gran I think you’ll enjoy it!! I’m not on the bridge programme at the moment. Enjoy the 7k! I’m sure it will be a great feeling to complete it!! 😍😁❀️.

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10
in reply to Fabulous450

Thought you’d done it. Looking now fir Benchmark Runs 😎

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Gran4z

Nope, I’m being a rebel!! Not really πŸ˜‚, just pacing myself. I’m no longer scared by the prospect of a 10k though. I like to think that I’m going for the accidental 10k, at the moment. 6k in my Nike+ programme on Saturday. It adjusts to your results as you go along. So I must be doing ok. 😬❀️

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10
in reply to Fabulous450

I think your plan sounds good. There are big jumps in the Magic 10k routine. I think 10% increases every few runs might suit me better. Will see how I go, and enjoy the running, rather than battling to achieve a distance 😎

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Gran4z

I’m on it!! πŸ˜πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

That’s made me laugh out loud πŸ˜‚. Love the image of the moonwalking pensioners 🀣

Need to check benchmarking runs out as they sound good.

Looks lovely in Guernsey- I’ll be running there in a few weeks- can’t wait 😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Beanjo

Aah Beanjo! It really is so beautiful here! I'm heading home this evening though. Park run on Saturday! Cant wait! Ready, ready, ready! 😍

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10

Lovely pic, certainly sounds like a fun run! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to telford_mike

Yes Mike, it was fantastic. Beautiful views running alongside the traffic, but who cares! Its Guernsey! Nobody knows me!πŸ˜„β€οΈ

I like the fact your run was 15 mins in total! You could fit that in at lunchtime :D (I also don't know what a benchmark run is.)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to southlundon

The best way to describe it southlundon! Ready....(you get out in your running gear)... "set"...you have a 7 minute warm up (with a coach telling you just relax, run easy and slow and you'll be running as fast as you can later, then "go, go, go", pretend you're doing an olympic 4x400 and there's someone waiting for you to pass the baton and there's a race to be won! No more snail, (just this once!😏 no more last, this time ) it's first place your going for and fast as you can! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜…β€οΈ

Ooh is it an app?

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to southlundon

Yes it’s a run in my programme on the Nike+ App. ❀️

Thank you!

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10
in reply to Fabulous450

Great, you just answered my next question !! Cheers 🌺

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10
in reply to Gran4z

Me again, is it Nike+ Run Club?

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Gran4z

It is Gran! 😁❀️

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate10
in reply to Fabulous450

Cheers m’dear! πŸŒ»πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’•

Slow_Rob
Slow_RobGraduate10

Great work well done . Seems like everything came together . Definitely a 'benchmark' run ..

That sun and scenery looks wonderful..

Keep those memories in the locker😁😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Slow_Rob

Thanks so much Rob! I have so many memories from my running experiences since May, its actually quite mind blowing. 😍❀️

Yes please do fill us all in on this mystery 'benchmark run', I too am also curious.

And seeing how much you have come on is just wonderful, who only knows where this wonderful journey will take you! x

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Little-runner

Hey Little Runner πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½!

I've copied my reply to southlundon. It's such great fun!

The best way to describe it! Ready....(you get out in your running gear)... "set"...you have a 7 minute warm up (with a coach telling you just relax, run easy and slow and you'll be running as fast as you can later, then "go, go, go", pretend you're doing an olympic 4x400 and there's someone waiting for you to pass the baton and there's a race to be won! No more snail, (just this once!😏 no more last, this time ), it's first place your going for and fast as you can! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜…β€οΈ

Brilliant fun Little Runner! Set me up with big smiles for the whole day! 😁❀️

I am DEFINITELY going to try this! Sounds pretty exciting 🀩

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Little-runner

Yes, it is!! There’s such a build up in your head! You’re ready to go β€˜on the whistle’ so to speak!! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate10

I am so jealous you are in Guernsey! Though the sun is shining in Wiltshire today!! 😁😁😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Ang33333

Aaah, thanks Ang, it really is lovely here. I'm pleased about the weather at home too Ang! I'm heading home today. 😁❀️

Nice view Red! ❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to chelsea007

Thanks Blue!! Not a bad view for first thing in the morning eh? 😁❀️

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate10

Nicely done. Great scenery certainly helps the run doesn't it?

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to MikeJones68

Yes Mike!! The beauty of it sure does make me smile. One of my colleagues told me they saw me running this morning!! lol I’m noticeable then! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

All sounds Fabulous, Fabulous! What a great pic too!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Equi-geek

Thanks so much Equi!! It was fabulous!! 😁❀️

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10

You always cheer me up. Can't run today, it's my recovery day.❀❀❀❀

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to theoldfellow

Ah thank you!! It’s great to hear you’re having to hold back!! πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

What a lovely run Fabulous and you have found a plan that fits in with your life. Not like us retirees that can lose a day as a result of one run. Lovely pic too.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy! 😁 Fitting it in as best as I can and seeing some beautiful places as a result! ❀️

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate10

Lovely ❀

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Saartjie

Thank you Saartjie!! 😁😁❀️

Lovely photo, Guernsey must be a great place to run.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
in reply to Razouski

It sure is Razouski. Very nice indeed. It took some courage to go out to run in unfamiliar surroundings, but I'm so pleased that I can do that wherever I go now. 😁❀️

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