10k is a long way: I've done it! But my God it... - Bridge to 10K

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10k is a long way

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10

I've done it! But my God it was hard work. I don't know if it was lack of sleep or poor hydration, or just one of those days, but from 5k onwards I struggled.

I found a new route through the fields (and didn't get lost once. Maybe that's where I went wrong!)

I borrowed cheekychipmunks snails, but they were too fast for me today. And sorry Oldfloss , my feet did not kiss the ground, they slapped it. Not pretty.

But 'tis done. And I'm just starting to get that glow of achievement. Now, if you'll excuse me, I believe I have a badge to collect (wow, writing that is getting me excited!)

Happy running everyone!

38 Replies
Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

You slap away..!!! Absolutely Brilliant well done !!!

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you Oldfloss . Your advice has kept me going!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Tartancat

.. and folk like you, keep me going:)

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Ah, that's brought a tear to my eye - thank you 😥Everyone on here is so supportive it definitely makes it easier

Whoopee! Whoopee! Well done you! 😊🎓🍾🥂🎉🏅👏🏻👍☀️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️ May the glow last a nice long time! I expect that another super glow will come when the shiny badge arrives! Congratulations! Enjoy your time on the podium and all the very best for your onward running journey! 😊

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thank you so much😁. I shall try to climb onto that podium (couldn't have done it straight after the run, my legs ached so much!) Now to plan my next challenge....

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Oh well done TC! 👍👍 I’m so happy for you, you’ve done it! 😀😀😀😀 Even if it was hard work, you didn’t bail. You carried on and ran 10k and how incredible is that? Hope you’re on cloud 9 and having a glass of something bubbly to celebrate! 🎉🎉🎉🥂🥂🥂

Now if you could send the boys back over to me, they’re needed. 🐌🐌🐌🐌 I’m going to tackle 8.5k or 9k in the morning (depends how it feels). I’ll need to be slower than slow, so I’ll need my buddies.

Glad they helped you! 👏👏🐌🐌😀😀

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you Cheeky 😁

The snails are on their way. I think even they were surprised at how slow I was today, and they'll be glad to be back with you!😁🐌🐌

Have a brilliant run tomorrow 🏃‍♀️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Tartancat

Thank you! Got the pre long run nerves kicking in which is how I felt last week! The snails and I will be out tomorrow morning! 🏃‍♀️🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌

Runsome
RunsomeGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Good luck with you 8.5+ tomorrow. I will be willing you on 👍👏

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Well done to you Tartancat for running the full 10k distance, I know what you mean by struggling after 5k, I ran 5k this morning and no way could I have ran any further, I had a slight sore back which slowed me down a bit so certainly no PB today for me, in fact my run today was just over 37 minutes compared to my PB of 32.25 which I ran two weeks ago.

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr. Strange how runs can differ so much.

But look after that back of yours, and you'll be hitting more PBs 🏃‍♂️ I'm sure 😁

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

YAAAAY!!! Well done Tartancat! Step on up to that podium, then enjoy your celebrations!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉😃😃❤️❤️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️💥💥🍾🥂🏅

(And don’t worry - 10ks get easier, and your feet will behave better after they’ve done a few more. But just bask in your great achievement for now! 😊❤️)

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Thanks mountaindreamer. I am basking!

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Well done on your first 10K!😀👍💪 Its a fab distance and it does get easier!🙂

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10

Thanks Sandra. I look forward to it getting easier.... hang on, that means I have to do it again!

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Well DONE! My feet slap too when I’m fatigued 😊

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

I don't know how you do it Flick on so little sleep. I just had 2 poor nights and it made such a difference. Hat's off to you!

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to Tartancat

Not a lot of choice 😐 it’s run tired or not run at all ...

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Well done Tartancat! You did it! 🥇💥😁👏. The 90mins of hard slog is worth it for the days of that feeling that you have achieved something amazing!

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

True! Thanks Baddie 😁

Runsome
RunsomeGraduate10

Well done on your 10k what a fantastic milestone 👍😀

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to Runsome

Thanks Runsome- feels like I'm coming to play with the big kids now!

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Woo hoo good work! Congratulations on your first 10k. No matter it was hard and slappy, it gets easier with consolidation, just like 5k. 😊 x

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie. And that's something I never would have dreamed of saying 6 months ago - 5k feels relatively easy!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Congratulations Tartancat. Well done you. You did it and you can collect that shiny badge. 🏃‍♀️👏👏🎃🎉🍾🥂

Join the graduation party 🎈

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Sexy, loving my new badge!

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to Tartancat

Sorry, damned auto correct. You may be sexy but I'll call you Dexy from now on!

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Sorry, damned auto correct. You may be sexy but I'll call you Dexy from now on!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Tartancat

You aren’t the first Tartancat. I appreciate it’s down to autocorrect but quite nice at the age of 61!

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Your new badge looks smashing Tartancat! Well done on your first 10k run! Fab acheivement 😊xx

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks Bluebirdrunner. Can't believe I did it, and still grinning like a loon!

alisonx
alisonxGraduate10

Congratulations!!! what a fantastic achievement and a very well deserved shiny badge for you

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to alisonx

Thanks Alisonx, I'm loving my shiny new badge!

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate

Woohoo! Very well done! 😀

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to Elfe5

Thanks Elfe5. So surprised that I've stuck to it - lazy used to be my middle name!

Crib
CribGraduate10

Well done, excellent run you have bragging rights for at least a week now 🎉🎉🎉👍👍💪💪

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10 in reply to Crib

Thanks Crib. I'm going out with some friends tonight, so I'll have a captive audience to brag to!

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