๐Ÿ”Ÿ Magic Number - W1R1 - 5.5K: Got up and out... - Bridge to 10K

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๐Ÿ”Ÿ Magic Number - W1R1 - 5.5K

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Got up and out at 6:30 this morning. An hour later than usual, but with a two and a half year old with absolutely no concept of lazy Sunday mornings... I'll take whatever I can get.

Took my warmup walk down to the beach, it was a pleasant 12 degrees with a light breeze. I walked into the beach carpark and it looked like an absolute state... rubbish everywhere, I was actually quite shocked! Aah! leftovers from the nights firework celebrations ...so sad to see, there are plenty of bins all down the path, I can understand the fireworks not going in the bins but everything else... ๐Ÿ™„

we'll see what can be done after the run.

I got my jog on, it felt like I was in the mood for something quick-ish today but kept it down for the first KM, through the second carpark more rubbish... spent fireworks and chip wrappers. it was feeling nice just over the 6 minute KM pace so I carried that on for the whole run. My knee felt a bit niggly on my rest day yesterday, but it was all feeling great today, what a lovely run. The tide was up and you could really hear the waves lapping at the shore over the music, with a fresh breeze blowing. I was glad I opted for the t-shirt actually, as there were a few fellow runners that had wrapped up and looked pretty warm.

Over the big ramp at Lee on the Solent, Phew... really takes the wind out of me that one!!! ...and on until the Nike app told me when 2.75K was up. Turned around and headed on back, maintained my pace and finished the 5.5K in 33:22, a thoroughly enjoyable run. I promise I will utilise those extra snails that you kindly gave me on the next run cheekychipmunks I was just in the mood for it today ๐Ÿ˜

As I approached the carpark a few people had already got stuck in to the litter picking, what a great way to combine my warm down walk with some stretching I thought and proceeded to chase chip wrappers around in the breeze and bin the rubbish ...a bit more bin watch than bay watch... but I don't need much of an excuse to spend time at my favourite beach, I did my bit and headed home before the rain came.

Job done.

Hope you're all doing ok everyone and a big hello to all Ju-Ju's Panther Cubs ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

โšกThunderSlothโšกout

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Fantastic TS! A perfect run. Sometimes they just happen against the odds donโ€™t they? And to spend some time litter picking after was brilliant. Good for you. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Hope the lazy so-and-soโ€™s who couldnโ€™t be @@sed to use the bins appreciate people like you.

The snails are a patient bunch. Theyโ€™ll help you whenever youโ€™re ready for them, otherwise theyโ€™re happy chilling and doing nothing much. Happy ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

Have a great week! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Cheers cheeky! A good start to the week I enjoyed that one. It really does baffle me, they mustโ€™ve sat in their cars and watched the fireworks, then just opened the door and dumped their cr@p on the floor??? Donโ€™t get it...

When are you planning on doing your 10K cheeky? ๐Ÿ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

Thursday is the big day TS! Will need to go out early as I have somewhere to be at lunchtime, but thatโ€™s ok. Iโ€™ll start getting ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹ soon thinking about it! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Ooh great cheeky, well I hope I didnโ€™t start the ๐Ÿฆ‹ off prematurely ...youโ€™re definitely going to absolutely smash it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ have a fab week and all the best on Thursday ๐Ÿ’ช Weโ€™ll all be cheering you on ๐Ÿ™Œ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

Thanks for the good wishes! No donโ€™t worry Iโ€™ve had ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹ since completing my 9k, knowing 10k is next up! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

paul1960
paul1960Graduate10

nice one well done

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Hidden in reply to paul1960

Thank you Paul, I hope your well, when do you think youโ€™ll start your magic 10? ๐Ÿ‘

paul1960
paul1960Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

not yet want to get a few more 5ks done first then am trying uping it this week so we shall see cheers mate

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Amazing run Thundersloth! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ™Œ

You amaze me with how early youโ€™re up & out!... ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Œ

Great time... youโ€™re absolutely smashing these runs! I bet you powered over that ramp today! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Itโ€™s so sad, the amount of litter left ๐Ÿ‘Ž Excellent job joining forces to help clean it up! ... We often go to organised beach cleans, collecting plastic, it amazes me how much is always collected ๐ŸŒŠโ™ป๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ

I might have to suggest a new name for the picks... โ€˜bin watchโ€™ ... I like it! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Well Done! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

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Hidden in reply to Hidden

Thank you Dreams, Iโ€™m definitely more of a morning person! That bloominโ€™ ramp and I are definitely not friends, but it didnโ€™t beat me today I gave it some welly ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ’ช

Oh great job with your beach cleans, good on you - Iโ€™m dead impressed ...I think they must do them down here... I will have to sign up with the kids - great idea you, it is shocking what โ€˜usโ€™ messy humans get up to isnโ€™t it?! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ

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Hidden in reply to Hidden

Thereโ€™s definitely something special about the early morning... although my early runs are more 6.45-7๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Good on you giving that ramp some welly! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Œ

Yeah get the kids involved in a beach clean, I bet theyโ€™d love it, my two do... itโ€™s amazing what you find! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Great start to the programme, ThunderSloth (fab name too, made me chuckle). How lovely to be able to run by the sea, breathing in all that lovely fresh ozone. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ Happy running (and happy litter picking - I do this too, on my cool down walks.)

Sadie-runs x

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Thanks Sadie, I just read your last post it sounds like you have a real passion for running now. Great that running has become as much of a routine as brushing your teath ๐Ÿ‘ youโ€™ve fully cracked it for the long haul. There were some great thoughts and advice in there too, I enjoyed reading that.

Iโ€™ve never really noticed the litter previously, but it was impossible to ignore this morning! My eyes are open now... and Iโ€™ll be doing the same on my cool downs in future - great idea ๐Ÿ’ก

๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’›

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

I do love running so much. ๐Ÿ˜ And completing B210K really was the cement of this; since then I have continued to see real progress, and I love the longer runs I do on the weekend, I really look forward to them. I look forward to seeing you get there (bin liner in hand ๐Ÿ˜).

Thanks for your kind words about my last post. My other top tips for 10k training are: focus on distance, forget about speed; do calf raises when brushing your teeth (strength training by stealth!) get a strong core - planks and side planks! Getting a strong core has been a game changer for me. ๐Ÿ’ช

Iโ€™m cheering you on!

Sadie-runs x

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Hidden in reply to Sadie-runs

Aah fantastic! thank you for the support! And those little gems of advice, perfect ๐Ÿ‘Œ thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ’Ž

My โ€˜coreโ€™ does appear to be made of marshmallows at the minute... so planks and I are not getting on very well at all ...yet, but Iโ€™ll work on it!!! ๐Ÿ’ช

Cheers Sadie-runs x

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

We go litter picking with 'Rubbish Friend's and have experienced the after fireworks detritus

Great run and brilliant work helping with the clean up operation ๐Ÿ˜ธ

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Oh yes, I remember you mentioning Rubbish friends Katnap, took me a while to click that it was litter collection... I thought you were being rude about your running group for a start ๐Ÿคฃ

My gosh I bet itโ€™s awful after a big display, well done - Iโ€™m going to get involved in our local one I think ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ—‘ hope you and the family are all ok

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

Ah. The joke name. I wasn't being horrid. Jokes can be misinterpreted when written so I try to use emoticons as a nudge ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜

The idea I had was to start a rubbish runners group. Have a bit of fun, a bit of exercise, and litter pick.

Which is just what you did today! ๐Ÿ˜ธ

Not that I'm saying you're a rubbish ๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Happy running!

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Hidden in reply to Katnap

Iโ€™d be very happy to be the south coast arm of โ€˜rubbish runnersโ€™ I think itโ€™s a fab idea good on you matey ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿค›

Ibot
IbotGraduate10

You are amazing Thunderstorm!! And now a cleaner ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Iโ€™d there no end to your talents

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You know me Ibot Iโ€™ll have a crack at anything, ...whether you can call them talents or not is another matter ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜

Wow, that time is making a statement for the rest of your programme! T shirt in November? The world's gone mad!

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...Iโ€™m not going to let you egg me on Now-runner Iโ€™ve seen your PB you speed demon!!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘น

Yeah! T-shirt in November very mild this morning donโ€™t know whatโ€™s going on there?? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

kwell39
kwell39Graduate10

Great pace ThunderSloth! Sounds like a superb run. :)

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Hidden in reply to kwell39

Thank you kwell39! Very enjoyable run indeed ๐Ÿ‘ Which run are you going to tackle first? Iโ€™m quite looking forward to the 2.5k interval run too... might give that a go next ๐Ÿค”

kwell39
kwell39Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

I have a training plan with MMR I am running parallel with Ju-Juโ€™s. I am a little ahead of Ju-Juโ€™s plan as I stated shortly after my graduation and a couple consolidation runs. I did my long run at 6km Saturday and it was lovely. I have one shorter tempo run on Thursdayโ€™s, short run on Tuesdayโ€™s and long run on Saturdays.

I have also downloaded several body strength fitness apps that I am tested out to see which one I like the most, for my strength training two-three times a week. I really have noticed a huge difference in my pace after a few weeks of squats, burpees and core exercises.

I really have become quite addicted to this running thing. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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That sounds great kwell39 good job. Great to hear that you enjoyed your 6K on Saturday too thatโ€™s fab ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™Œ keep us posted on how youโ€™re getting on. Yes, I think Iโ€™ll be keeping my long runs for the weekends, that sounds like a good plan.

Iโ€™ve been using the Nike Training Club app for my rest day exercises and have been really impressed with it actually. It really has been great, they have run specific training plans or you can just pick and choose from a variety of other workouts depending on what youโ€™re after time wise or for specific muscle groups.

Iโ€™ve been having a go at their plank workout today, but the side plank with scissor kicks proved a step too far for me...๐Ÿคฃ

It is really addictive isnโ€™t it kwell...

Iโ€™m completely obsessed ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคช

kwell39
kwell39Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

I downloaded the Nike Apps - running and training - and will check them out. I did order some resistance bands and found some strength training exercises for runners. I think I will try them later this week. Hopefully I donโ€™t fall over! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Great run TS! Thereโ€™s only one 5.30 on my clock and it isnโ€™t in the morning. I couldnโ€™t get up and run that early especially not at this time of year (although did run at 7.00 in summer to avoid the heat). My plank is rubbish too ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Hidden in reply to Sandie1961

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ that made me chuckle Sandie!!!

Ooh yes, I didnโ€™t experience running in the heat of the summer I started late August but I have heard lots of people saying that it was extremely hard work in the heat. Especially if you were over in France too!

( I think we need to up our game on the planking Sandie... these guys seem to be all over it at the moment ๐Ÿ˜ณ)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

A great run ThunderSloth!! Youโ€™re lucky to be able to run by the beach. And well done for joining the clean up crew. It is a shame that some of those who have enjoyed the beauty of it, donโ€™t think to respect it a little more.

Brilliant photo!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

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Absolutely! well said Fabulous ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

What are they like.... Iโ€™ll never understand.

Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š ...loving my beach path

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ—‘๐Ÿค—

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Well done ThunderSloth, I didnโ€™t realise you are a local. I too am absolutely appalled at the rubbish people leave around the beach or even on Southsea Common. There was a beach clean in Southsea yesterday- itโ€™s such a shame they always do on the same day as parkrun when we arenโ€™t able to join in.

Well done for missing the rain too. It sounds like you had a great run along the Solent.

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Aah right! Iโ€™ve just seen your Southsea Park Run post Dexy great video! Iโ€™ll have to pop over for one when I finally pluck up the courage to run with other humans ๐Ÿ˜‚ I bet itโ€™s absolutely brilliant running Southsea seafront. I did consider entering the south run 5K there just before graduation but chickened out...!

Iโ€™m impressed with the friendly rivalry youโ€™ve got going on at the park run too thatโ€™s great ๐Ÿ˜ adds a bit of extra spice to it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ”ฅ

Ooh... I bet you have seen some sights over there on the common, not good... why are people sooo damn lazy?!?!

Thank you very much Dexy ๐Ÿ˜„

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

Yes Iโ€™m always amazed when we go Lee-on-the-Solent at how different the view of the Isle of Wight is, otherwise our runs are fairly similar. Iโ€™ve just checked out the Lee parkrun, but I donโ€™t like the idea of running on the shingle at the end of the run. I guess this is to get everyone off the prom for the benefit of pedestrians?

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Yes! We always say exactly the same thing Dexy5. Seeing the forts out in the Solent from the Southsea end alone makes it look completely different!

I run from Hill Head to Lee and then back again. I have to cross the pebbles once at the Hovercraft museum slip way, but I certainly wouldnโ€™t want to do any more on the pebbles than that really, itโ€™s only about 30 meters, but still a bit of a trudge... Iโ€™ll have to get down there on Saturday and check out the route. Iโ€™d imagine it would only be that little bit in front of the Hovercraft museum, Iโ€™ll definitely be nipping over to Portsmouth on the ferry if it is any more than that!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

Yes you are right, thatโ€™s where the shingle is. If you google parkrun Lee-on-the-Solent you can see a map of the course.

Enjoy ju-juโ€™s plan- it does work.

Very nice run on the beach <3

Finished strong and then cleaning beach - what a lovely and thoughtful thing to do!

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Hidden in reply to IgaT

Howโ€™s you today Tiga? Still on cloud9 ๐Ÿ˜„ thank you my friend ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’›

IgaT
IgaT in reply to Hidden

I am getting back to reality ;) I will try today combining ju-ju's W1R1 (2.5K) with 30-20-10 that was suggested in the post what to do after graduation ;) Will see how it goes ;)

Are you now on Magic 10?

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Hidden in reply to IgaT

Oh great, yes! You can do them in any order you like so I went for the 5.5K first and I think Iโ€™m going to go for the 2.5K intervals tomorrow, quite looking forward to that one actually... Iโ€™m going to use the Nike app to sort out some intervals though because I think my limited brain power significantly decreases whilst running ๐Ÿ˜ and counting intervals is not an option ๐Ÿคฏ

Great to hear youโ€™ll be joining in the fun IgaT ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โœŠ

IgaT
IgaT in reply to Hidden

I am joining but not sure if this weak. I will see how it's going, as I ran 5K only once and it was a stretch.

I found app called Run 10-20-30 by Henrik Baastrup. I have no idea if it's good.

Oh, I didn't know you can do them in whichever order you want :)

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Hidden in reply to IgaT

Thatโ€™s fair enough IgaT itโ€™s a flexible plan so do it when it suits you๐Ÿ‘Œ

Oh that app sounds exactly what Iโ€™m looking for, Iโ€™ll download it and use it tomorrow - thank you so much for the tip ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

IgaT
IgaT in reply to Hidden

Have a nice run! I enjoyed it, although it wasn't easy.

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