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Friday Morning Run - Playlist malfunction but weโ€™re doing ok!! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
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Hey Runners!

Just got back from my Friday benchmark morning run. 7 mins warm up, 3 minutes run hard and then 5 mins cool down. So......up, kit on...quick mental scan of the body...is it going to be up to a benchmark? Well...thereโ€™s only one way to find out....and out I go!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Start the App! Listen to the introduction telling me what Iโ€™m going to be doing as I warm up! โœ… But thinking whatโ€™s that music in the background? Well itโ€™s a playlist, thereโ€™s bound to be something better coming up. Though, should have checked was what I was really thinking! ๐Ÿคจ Just trying to trick the mind that itโ€™s not a natural disaster and itโ€™s music after all! ๐ŸŽง ๐ŸŽตHOWEVER.....๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ it really was a bag of crap (to my ears anyway)! It was so discombobulating, that I tried (and failed) to change the playlist mid warm up, thinking no way am I going to be able to run hard for 3 minutes to this!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคช!

So, having no choice, I accept my fate and go for it!! Thankfully, the App has a power song icon that you link to one or two of your favourites that make you feel like Sir Mo ๐Ÿค“ and I press to get one of those. The legs get into action coming up to the 3 mins. It worked (to a degree ๐Ÿ˜) and the 3 mins segment is done at average 6:46. I definetly slowed towards the end, but tried my best all the same. Then Iโ€™m back to the playlist for the cool down 5! Thinking boy ๐Ÿ™„, note to self...โ€™never go out without checking the playlist againโ€™! ๐Ÿคฃ!

Itโ€™s a quick 15 minutes and itโ€™s a run! So itโ€™s all good! Weโ€™re doing ok!! And....itโ€™s better than a wardrobe malfunction, by far!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Bonus!! ๐Ÿคฉ

Happy running Runners!! โค๏ธ

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You make me laugh ๐Ÿ˜†

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to chelsea007

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ It was funny though!! What a nonsense!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Graduate10

sounds like a great way to start the day!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks Ju-ju yes it was. You know itโ€™s just a quick one, but you really do get a lot out of it! The music?.....well Iโ€™ll live and be a lot fitter for putting up with it! ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Oh wow, running to a bag a crap sounds appalling! Canโ€™t say I fancy it at parkrun tomorrow! Note to yourself, Fab, check and double check your tunes next time! ๐Ÿ˜…

But hey, you still ran regardless. And thatโ€™s good in my book! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ I did do a run ๐Ÿ™‰ ๐Ÿ˜!..... And it was a short spell, so not too damaging!! Iโ€™ll live! ๐Ÿ˜‰โค๏ธ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Oh definitely check the playlist for Parkrun. I understand it might be a wet one, so wet music too?? Well........simply....no! Enjoy!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate10

Bag of crap ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ glad you had a great run anyway ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Equi-geek

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ it really was crap Equi! But somehow the shock of it was strangely entertaining! ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

You got out there and ran ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ inspite of the ๐Ÿ’ผ of ๐Ÿ’ฉ .

Well done.

By the way I was wondering, what is a benchmark run? Iโ€™ve not come across that term before.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Razouski

Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ On the Nike+ App, your pace and endurance is tested occasionally and they use the results to automatically adjust the types of runs and the suggested pace in your running programme going forward. 7 minutes warm up, 3 mins running as hard as you can, followed by 5 mins cool down. Thereโ€™s speed, tempo, long runs and recovery runs. For example, they have some 4 x400m runs in my current programme.

I do like the variety. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate10

Nothing more disconcerting at the beginning of a run than tech difficulties. I almost missed popmaster on Wednesday because iplayer radio wouldnโ€™t start ๐Ÿ˜‚

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to telford_mike

You know the pain of bad timing Mike!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃโค๏ธ

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate10

Boom! You got out there and did it Yay!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Flaraflarkin

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ! Hey Flara thank you!! It was a nice surprise. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

You are so motivated. Let nobody be fooled by the apparent chaos! xx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to FlickM3

๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—Thank you Flick!! Iโ€™ll keep on trying thatโ€™s for sure!! Itโ€™s my personal therapy!! ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Discombobulating. I LOVE this word :)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

๐Ÿ˜‚! Thank you! I might have chosen another word mind, but it wouldnโ€™t have been comforting!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃโค๏ธ

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

This was the right word, definitely

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