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Surprised myself with 10k, one of the good ones.

At the risk of boring you all silly banging on about my asthma, it's still not good but at least I have now been referred to a specialist.

So I set out this morning not really expecting to do more than 3 or 4k.

Now I'm sure I was helped by the performance enhancing drugs πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (otherwise known as prednisone!!!) but once I got past 2k I felt pretty good, I managed to run a little niggle in my left ankle off, got the breathing and pace steady and kept it going even though KMs 7 and 8 were into a pretty strong headwind. Final 10k time was 1 hour 8 minutes.

My new (second hand) Garmin watch is working well and even though I know you don't need it for 10k I took a gel as I started and even though it was probably all in the head the energy levels felt good in the second half.

So very happy and will see what the next next few weeks bring. I have the Hexham 10k booked for the end of October and the Northumberland 10 miler at the end of November.

Now to overdose on golf for the next 2 days!!!.

Come on EUROPE!!!

Run happy, run safe.

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Thats great news...and reassuring for you Chris😊..

Just going out myself for a 3 or 4kπŸ˜†...no, it won't turn into a 10!

The golf is great...just having a little break from it...come on Europe!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„xx

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Good luck xx

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Wowzer! Well done on the run! (You're on your own with the golf though πŸ˜‘)

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That’s great Chris. Fab run! πŸ˜€

You’ll have to take up playing a brass instrument- it’s very good for asthma!! ( Jokes aside - this is actually true. My son is a trombonist and it hugely improved his asthma. Apparently there is a special school which runs brass instrument lessons for all their kids with asthma.)

Hope your trip to the specialist goes well. πŸ˜ƒ

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Good run, Chris! And I am pleased to hear that you have a referral to a specialist for your asthma. I hope they can sort you out. Sounds like a lovely run; I am so pleased for you. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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One day I’m going to do an accidental 10k - in my dreams. Well done and good luck with the specialist. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

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πŸ™‚ Lovely run Chris - well done! Also, good news about that referral, too. πŸ™‚

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That's so great to hear - botth the referral and the great run!

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Well done. I’ve booked to do my second 10k run on 14th Oct, still get nervous but it’s a goal and I love achieving goals. Keep running, golfing etc, it’s not easy with your asthma.

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