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First 10 mile run..

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I haven't posted for a while but I've been reading the posts and my running is going well.

I've been persuaded to sign up for the great west half marathon in October and then the Women Can half marathon next month!

I've upped the training over the last few weeks and I've adapted to calculating in miles which took a bit of adjustment. 😁

My current training plan is 3 x 4 mile runs which I'm really enjoying and then increasing my long run by a mile a week.

Today I was excited about running 10 miles for the first time, but also worried I may not manage it. I had a tasty smoothie before I went which seemed to give me some fantastic initial energy and the legs felt good.

The weather was beautiful when I set out but changed every fifteen minutes or so, I think I counted four showers from light to heavy and I was drenched but refreshed! I'm experimenting with getting the fuel right and had a gel after four miles that seemed to work with only some mild stomach discomfort later. My long run along the river was a lot quieter than in the beautiful weather of last week and the other runners and cyclists I passed shared a knowing smile as we passed in the unpredictable weather.

I'm so thrilled to have run so far and with my warm up and cool down walk I was exercising for nearly two hours which seems crazy!

Plus, no one warns you that once you start running for over an hour and a half you want to eat everything in the world πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€£

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Huge well done!

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Oldfloss.


Fantastic, really well done. Huge respect.

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to O505k

Thank you 😊


Fantastic run, well done! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ˜

Careful with the munchies, don't add back more than you've burned! 🀣🀣

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks GoGo_JoJo, luckilly I wasn't craving too much unhealthy food!

GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to Crawlhome

That's the great thing, if we listen to our bodies we actually crave the stuff that's good for us too! πŸ‘




u r doing great and have lots of goals. Sounds like u getting to grips with fuel too. πŸ‘Œ

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to Deals1

Thanks Deals, there's so much information out there, I like the runners cookbook too.


CH, you are epic! I distinctly remember you being a gazelle when I first came on this forum and me chuckling about your user name! Sprinthome more like! πŸ˜…

And now you’ve done and smashed 10 miles! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I’m in awe, seriously!

Very well done. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

We started the same week I think cheeky and now we're both training for races!

cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Crawlhome

Isn’t that totally bonkers?! πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜…

Well done to you! PBs are always worth celebrating. 😊🍾πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘β˜€οΈ πŸ’₯⚑️ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ 10 miles! Wow! And double wow!

Sometimes when I read a post, I go back and read some earlier ones to remind myself of the journey to this point. I wonder if many others do this? Any way here is a quote from a reply of yours after your first post as you and cheekychipmunks were comparing notes about what was coming up ,"This time next week we'll be running for five minutes, eek!"

How far have you come!? And cheeky! Brilliant!

Oh that’s brilliant over61! And yes, I remember that so clearly too! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

I like to read back too over61, thanks for that quote, it's really incredible how much things have changed in a short time!


Wow crawlhome, I remember you coming up through C25K. You have done so well to reach 10 miles so soon. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»β˜€οΈπŸŒ§πŸ’¦πŸŒ¦

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5, it's fantastic there's a few of us still updating our progress and I hope many others are still running. πŸ‘


Fantastic run πŸ‘πŸ‘


Enjoy the munchies- you’ve earned them 😁

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to Shakywakey

Thanks Shakywakey, I was still hungry a day later!


Brilliant work! If you go over to the marathon site, they have 10 mile badges that look very fetchingπŸ‘πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to helenwheels

Thanks Helen, me with a 10 mile badge! 😁

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