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Next stop - 10 miles! πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
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Well lovely VRBs, today I ran 15k. I was chuffed to bits at the end as I glanced at Garmin who told me I’d done it in 2:03:31 - and last week I’d done my 14k in 2:04:10. Bonus, I wasn’t expecting that. πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

I got a sneaky 10k PB en route too. Happy days. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I went dogless as I wasn’t sure how many walkers/dogs there’d be on the towpath on Bank Holiday Monday. Lucky really, as there were a fair number, plus a friendly horse rider who I passed several times. 🐎 My dog is fine with horses, but you never know if horses are fine with dogs. It’s quite narrow and it might not end well .....

I must say my legs found the last couple of kms fairly hard going, but like last week they carried me successfully to my goal. I did an inward fist pump when I got to 15k, as there were several people around and I didn’t want to look totally bonkers. The red faced grin would have been plenty scary enough for the poor souls! πŸ˜…πŸ₯΅πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

So next week I’ll β€˜just’ do 10k (a phrase I never thought I’d say!), then prepare myself the week after for the big 10 miler to coincide with my runniversary. So exciting! πŸ˜€

Happy running everyone! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10

You're ahead of me now :-( , but I'm doing 2k jumps so we'll be all square again in a fortnight (assuming all goes well!) - I suppose I'd better make sure I add the extra 90m to my 16k, just to match your 10 miles ;-)

Great stuff breaking your 10k PB on the way to a new record distance :-) . That's epic!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to UpTheStanley

Thanks UTS, oh yes you need to make yours is a round 10 miles too - there’s a shiny badge to be had! πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…Not that I only run for the bling, but it helps! πŸ˜…

Jell6
Jell6Graduate10

Brilliant stuff Cheeky, you are motoring along lately.

I don't know how you do it!πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Jell6

Thanks Jell. I’m stubborn as a mule, that’s how. Although I’ve surprised myself with running I must say! πŸ˜€ I think endurance is my thing, not speed. πŸ‘

Mike_Bravo
Mike_BravoGraduate10

Well done and congrats cheeky! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Mike_Bravo

Thanks Mike, it was fun. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Well what can I say Cheeky? Blooming awesome! What a brilliant run for you today. I remember the days when bank holiday Mondays were for going to a garden centre! We did JogRunSprint along the prom this morning which wasn’t easy with lots of people out and about but great fun all the same.

What time did you do your 10k in?

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Arghh that reminds me, JogRunSprint for me on Thursday! Way harder for me than 15k! Good for you doing it with onlookers on the prom! I think I’d scare anyone away who watched!

My 10k was 1:18:41. Over a minute quicker than Bristol. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

That’s brilliant, you’ll probably find that your 5k time will get faster too.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

You never know, I might shed a couple of snails! πŸŒπŸ˜…πŸŒ

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yes there’s c25k graduates that need them now. You’ll be catching me up soon. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’«βš‘οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

No I doubt that very much Dexy! You’re smokin’ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Wow, super achievement Cheeky!

We went for a walk along a canal bank this week and covered just over 14k and that was a blummin' long way!!! And you just ran that and some!πŸ™†

SO SO well done...strong running!😊xx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks so much BBR. I always think walking makes distances seem longer and hills look steeper - there are several undulations on the towpath which are barely noticeable when I’m running, but I used to dread running them when I used to walk the dog there. Even my husband (who rows on that stretch of the river) was amazed I’d run the towpath out and back twice! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Cloudbuster
CloudbusterGraduate10

Well done Cheeky, that's an amazing achievement, excellent times too, so lovely to read your enthusiastic post. 😊I haven't ran for over 3 weeks now due to a dodgy hip but did a very slow short walk/run earlier today, so here's hoping I can return to this fantastic running lark. 🀞

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Cloudbuster

Aww CB, thanks so much. Yes it felt awesome and the time was an unexpected bonus for me. πŸ˜€

I hope your hip allows you to start up again soon. The weather is beautiful at the moment and not tooooo hot (remember last summer? πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅) Take it easy and you’ll be back before you know it. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Cloudbuster
CloudbusterGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you I'll definitely have to take it easy and yes I remember last summer !! 😎🌞🌞 It was perfect earlier just the way I like it 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Cloudbuster

Wish it could stay this way all year round! πŸ˜…

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Wow Cheeky, what a fantastic run. You must feel great. That Runniversary 10 miler is calling your name. Now enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Thanks Sandie (I love the cartwheel emoji - it’s how I feel after a run! πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ πŸ˜€)

We’re out for tapas later with all 3 kids. I intend to eat my body weight in food!! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I didn’t know you had 3 kids, thought you just had 2 girls 😳 We’re just driving to our campsite near San SebastiΓ‘n at the start of our tour of northern Spain so we might be joining you in tapas tonight. I, however, haven’t earned it like you have xx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Course you deserve tapas Sandie! Enjoy your fabulous trip! πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

Yes, we have a son too. He’s the youngest at 23. ❀️

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It’ll improve when it stops raining I’m sure 😒 Ah, your son’s the same age as mine then - mine is off to Australia on Saturday to meet up with his girlfriend for a 3 week holiday, lucky thing!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Ooo lucky son! πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί πŸ˜€ ✈️

Oh no, you have rain? Shame, although being Spain surely it won’t last long 🀞 Have fun! Any running to be had - and any parkruns? πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Going to be high 20s by the weekend apparently 😬 I am going to make the effort to get out for a run, but I don’t think Spain does parkrun. Still struggling a bit with what was the worst head cold I’ve had for years but getting better. I’ve still got to do my May 10k having had my race cancelled and am running out of time!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Ooo high 20’s, that’s more like it! β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

Have fun finding a 10k route - are you good at trailblazing, or do you map your route out first? I need to know where I’m going otherwise I might bite off more than I can chew! Have fun, no matter where you run! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έβ˜€οΈ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Still hoping to find a nice flat seafront run. I’ll report back πŸ˜ƒ

Go cheeky!! πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Love the sneaky pb!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thanks GOG! Wasn’t that a surprise?! I certainly didn’t go out to get one, but there it was! Huge bonus! πŸ‘πŸ‘

sunshinefish
sunshinefishGraduate10

That's amazing CCM! Well done to you! Bet you never thought you would be running a 10 miler a year ago, just goes to show.

Put your feet up now and enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend! x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to sunshinefish

Thanks SSF, no I certainly didn’t! It’s all down to these forums. I posted last time that I’d be doing 15k today, and there was no way I was going back on my word! You guys all keep me accountable. ❀️

We’re out for a family meal later - tapas - and I’m not sharing!! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

sunshinefish
sunshinefishGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Accountability! Yes, once it's on here it has to happen!

Enjoy your tapas, and agree, no sharing!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to sunshinefish

Just got home. Let’s just say I couldn’t even run 1k now! 🐷 πŸ˜…

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Whoohoo! You're doing amazing! You'll do that 10 miler on your runniversary no problem πŸ’ͺ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thanks Sask, I’m so looking forward to it, but I need to wait until June 11th! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Patience young grasshopper... patience 😁

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

damienair
damienairModerator

Congrats and very well done to you on reaching 15K. Last weekend I did 12K and yesterday morning I got up to 14K. I was exhausted at the end. I would have struggled to get to get 1 more kilometre done. I definitely didn’t have the energy to punch the air. So very well done you. I’m just going to stick to 10K for my long run next Sunday.

Damien

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to damienair

I know just how you felt Damien. Well done for getting to 14k. πŸ‘πŸ‘

My pace definitely slowed right up in the last 2k, but I wasn’t worried about that. I’ll be doing 10k next week too. It’s odd to think that 10k doesn’t seem so long now! πŸ˜€

Crawlhome
CrawlhomeGraduate10

That's fantastic cheeky, you're going further all the time not long till that 10 miles. 😁😁

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Crawlhome

Thanks CH, I really enjoyed it and I know my legs can push to 10 miles in a couple of weeks. So exciting reaching a big landmark, as you know all too well! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½!! Absolutely amazing Cheeky!! You’re flying!! What a brilliant achievement!! Well done you!! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’•β€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks so much Fab! I love the long runs - can’t believe I’m saying that! πŸ˜…

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Oh I can!! 🀩🀩🀩❀️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

❀️❀️

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

You’re going from strength to strength cheeky. Unbelievable 15km. Well done πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to paulanoo

Aww thanks Paula, my little legs are the heros. Who knew they could carry me so far?! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Brilliant run CC. You are running out of sight! A flying chipmunk 🐿 I did JogRunSprint today... went well until the last 500 metres cool down when my calf complained again! Ice time 🀣😊... fun though ❄️❄️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Thanks BC! It was a lot of fun. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Well done on your JogRunSprint. πŸ‘πŸ‘ I’m glad you found it fun - not sure I will when I do it on Thursday ...... πŸ˜©πŸ˜©πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I just try to get three different colours on the SPM ..snail sprinting🐌🐌

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

C25K has a lot to answer to for all the sprinting snails appearing everywhere! 🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Amazing Cheeky - nothing can stop you! πŸƒπŸ‘πŸ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks Jonathan! I’ve discovered I like running the longer distances. πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

Wwwwooo hooo.

Excellent!!! U are doing fab. Well done.. I would have just punched the air and. It cared πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Deals1

Thanks so much Deals! I think I might need tissues once I complete 10 miles. It’ll such a mammoth milestone! And there’s you with your speed! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Isn’t running amazing? πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It is.. Isn't it!! 😊😊😊

Those legs just keep on going Cheeky πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³. Fabulous run again. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Just madly chuffed for you.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Wimborne

Thanks Wimborne, I’m really enjoying the longer runs. πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I hope your recovery is underway. ❀️

So looking forward to your Runniversary run Cheeky. Recovery is so slow Cheeky πŸ™. Trying to stay bright.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Wimborne

I do feel for you Wimborne. πŸ™ Stay upbeat, you know we’re all here for you. The runs will all be there waiting, and you’ll come back when you’re ready and you’ll smash them! πŸ‘ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘Š

Well done! When I did my 10km I wanted to jump up and shout but I had no energy so had to do it virtually too ;-)

Congratulations πŸŽ‰

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

Thanks CP2! I must say my legs were ready to stop, but if I’d have been alone I just know there would have been a fist pump! πŸ‘ŠπŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š to you now! I’m doing one too!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

Thanks! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

Laurzmum
LaurzmumGraduate10

You inspire me πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ 10 miles 😱😱😱

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Laurzmum

Aww thanks Laurzmum, I’m not quite there yet - but yes that’s what I have planned in a couple of weeks! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Wow Cheeky, that's really great! Happy runniversary. It's one year today for me too. No running planned today though. 15km in less than your 14km time! What a result! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘βš‘οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thanks Baddie, and happy runniversary to you! Can you believe what we’ve achieved in 12 months? I certainly can’t - I used to scoff at runners. How wrong was I? πŸ˜…

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Find it hard to believe. So did I! πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦†

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Brilliant! Look at you go! πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ😁

And a 10k pb! πŸ…

Next time forget what anyone else thinks and whoop and fist pump out loud!! You've earned it and who cares what anyone else thinks! 🀣🀣

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Yes, you’re so right there JoJo. There’ll be one heck of a fist pump and a massive whoop after my 10 miler in a couple of weeks, you can guarantee that! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

Wow cheeky, your really motoring (running!!) Fab time too. I’m back on w3 after 4 months off ( re started C25K from W1) managed 3k so not as slow as l should be. 10 miles is one heck of an achievement, well run you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Oldlady57

Ahh thanks OL! It was fun. πŸ˜€

How great that you’re back running too, just in time for the summer. I bet it was hard being out for 4 months. Good for you for restarting at W1. Steady progress will get you there - as you’re clearly discovering! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Well done Cheeky! Good luck with your next milestone!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Katnap

Thanks Katnap, I love doing the long runs. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

skysue16
skysue16Graduate10

Wonderful, very well done. 15k is really fantastic πŸ˜€. It is very different running dogless isn't it. I have to really concentrate when I run with doggie!! πŸΎπŸ‡πŸ¦πŸˆ and squirrels are rather exciting!

Enjoy your runniversary 10 miles, l look forward to your post about it.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to skysue16

Thanks SS! I love to run with my dog whenever I can, but Bank Holidays can be really busy and I didn’t want to be constantly wondering what she was up to - she likes to find things to roll in and the river is always appealing too! She’s helping me volunteer at PR tomorrow and yesterday she was laughing at me doing JogRunSprint, so she’s not being too neglected running-wise! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•

skysue16
skysue16Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

JogRunSprint - sounds interesting, what is that?

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to skysue16

It’s an app that some of use to do intervals. Jog 30 seconds, run 20 seconds, sprint 10 seconds. You can programme in the number of intervals/sets you do. Give it a try if you fancy! It’s fun (and hard work too!) πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

skysue16
skysue16Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ahh, thank you I will investigate the app. Or, I could just put those intervals in the 'interval timer' app I already have on my phone. Thanks :)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to skysue16

The beauty of JogRunSprint is that you’re prompted exactly when to increase/decrease pace. I personally found it very easy to set up - and believe me, I’m not techy! πŸ˜…

Have fun, no matter how you decide to do your intervals. πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

Wow! To that amazing running! πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

Thanks so much over61! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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