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One small step for woman, one giant leap towards 10 miles 😂🏃‍♀️

Sandie1961
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In this 50th anniversary week of the first moon landing I thought I’d misquote! I originally set off on Wednesday to attempt 13k but after only 2k it was obvious I wasn’t going to make it, as it was far too hot. The weather forecast for today was much more favourable and sure enough a thick blanket of cloud, a light breeze and a little drizzle. Never thought I’d consider that to be perfect weather, but I did today. Set off to do the same route as last week but soon realised that I would have to do a short circular route back home otherwise it could all have ended rather badly. So after a loo stop, I set off back on my 8.5 k out and back route. At around 11k it felt as though my left hip was seizing up so I slowed down and gently jogged the last 2k. Result 13.26k in 1 hour 34 and an average pace of 7:09, which is 1 second per km faster than my 12k😃👏😃 Dexy5 and Beachcomber66 I’m back with you. No parkrun for me tomorrow thank goodness as going to fetch a friend from Stansted airport and I think I might just take a few days off! Happy running 🏃‍♀️ 🏃🏻‍♂️

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cheekychipmunks
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Well done Sandie, you’re definitely on your way to 10 miles, and your pace is fantastic. A lot quicker than me (no surprise there!) 😅 Your badge is being shined in readiness! 🏅 🏃‍♀️😀

I hope your hip is ok. Maybe a gentle pootle is next on the cards for you. I have PR tomorrow and some gentle mixed terrain 5ks planned for next week, then I’m going to follow in UpTheStanley’s footsteps and go for 18k the week after next. Waaaaa! It had better not be too hot! ğŸ¤žğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž

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Sandie1961
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Thanks Cheeky! I’m sure my hip will be ok after a bit of stretching. One of the risks of a completely flat run I guess - you get stuck in the same position while you run. Our friend is staying with us until Thursday, so I’m not sure if I’ll get out for a run until next Friday (well maybe a little one early morning one day!) Got some nice sightseeing trips out planned though with lots of walking. 18k sounds such a long way, but I know you’ll do it. The week after next is probably a good idea because they’re saying it’s going to be hot again next week 🥵

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Sandie1961

Gosh I never thought of that with flat runs. I suppose it’s because I don’t often do them. Even my long towpath route is mildly undulating. It makes sense though, your body doing the same thing for a long time.

Enjoy your time with your friend. It might be just what the doctor ordered anyway. 👍

Well if the next heatwave extends into that week after next I may need to reschedule my 18k. Not a chance I could run that far in the heat. 🥵 Yesterday’s 7k was bad enough with the high humidity. Us runners seem to love grey, cool and drizzly! 😅

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Bluebirdrunner
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Well done Sandie! 😊 You were determined to make it, despite those gremlins making it too hot on Wednesday, and poking your hip today!

Super distance, you must be chuffed to bits with that time too! 😊

I hope your recover well, with a few days rest before starting your next mission!😆😊xxx

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Sandie1961
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in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks BBR! It all felt quite good until those last 2k as you can probably see from my Strava splits! Got lots of walking planned with our friend next week so I’m hoping the legs will soon get back to normal

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Beachcomber66
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👏👏👏👏👏👏💪💪. Yay Sandie, excellent run and a great pace too. Very wise to pick your day and take a good rest afterwards. For a variety of reasons, including a long migraine, today was the first time out since my 13k last Friday. I stuck to a "normal" paced 5k and have survived without injuryğŸ¤ž. Interesting that your hips protested a bit; the same happened to me last week....I am looking for a strengthening exercise to add to the daily list! Les trois mousquetaires are now together at the same distance... unless Dexy5 is out for a sneaky run even now 👀

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Beachcomber66

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could all schedule your 10 mile runs on the same day? What a huge virtual party that would be! ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰

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Sandie1961
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ooh that’s an idea. Guess it depends on our plans (that assumes of course that we have plans and are not just making it up as we go along😂Guilty!) I’m thinking early September as 12k last week and 13k this week feels a bit of a stretch so am going to leave 2 weeks between long runs for the remaining ones. Dexy5 Beachcomber66

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Sandie1961

Would it be wrong for me to join the party if it happens, and run 10 miles with you all? I promise not to take any of the accolades? You know how I get raging FOMO?! 😩😅

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Beachcomber66
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Always welcome cheeky if we can fix it!! See my response to Sandie. Guess that would make you d’Artagnan .. team captain👩‍✈️ 😊

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Beachcomber66

Hahaha, thanks BC, I’d happily be team captain, watching all my team mates disappear off into the distance! 😅 🐌 🏃‍♀️

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Sandie1961
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Nobody said the team captain has to be at the front 😃

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Sandie1961

Good job really! 🤣🤣

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Sandie1961
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

That would be fab 😃

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Sandie1961
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in reply to Beachcomber66

Thanks BC! Funny how 5k now feels like a short run isn’t it? I guess it’s to be expected that longer runs will put extra pressure on the joints, but taking it gently means we should get away with only temporary discomfort. I’m considering booking a PT session at the gym when I get back from my next trip to France to get a strengthening workout to help my running and for some upper body toning, as that has been somewhat neglected since last year. I might just have a week break anyway if only because our friend is staying with us until Thursday and it doesn’t feel quite right to go out for a run leaving him at home alone. Lots of trips out and walking planned though. “All for one and one for all” 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️

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Dexy5
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in reply to Beachcomber66

All for one and one for all, but I will be lagging behind you speedsters.

🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️........🏃‍♀️

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Beachcomber66
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in reply to Dexy5

Nope! Sandie is quickest. My 12k was 7:29 and 13k 7:49!🐌🐌😊

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Dexy5
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in reply to Beachcomber66

Yes 7:53 for my 12, so 7:45 to 8:00 sounds right. I started at 7:30 this week and got progressively slower. So next time I’ll start at 8:00 and work the other way.

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Dexy5

There’s always me Dexy5 - I’ll make you feel better! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🐌

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Dexy5
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheeky, although you were pretty nippy at the start of Bristol 10k 🦌

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Dexy5

The start is a whole lot different to the end in my legs’ case! 😅

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Beachcomber66
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If we can schedule all on the same day, that would be great, and of course cheeky would be welcome!! Might be a tall order though with life getting in the way so often, but let’s see how it looks when (if in my case!!) we reach 15k?

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Sandie1961
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in reply to Beachcomber66

I’ve gone and entered the Great South Run now thanks to Cheeky and Dexy so I have to get there 😬 As you say, let’s see how it goes!

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Beachcomber66

Ooo I’m getting all excited again now! Running simply doesn’t stop giving! 👏👏👏

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Irishprincess
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Well done Sandie 🏃‍♀️👏💪 sounds a great run. Not too far until the next milestone 🙂

Keep an eye on the hip and stretch and roll plenty.

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Sandie1961
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in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks IP. It was all going so well until then but actually it is already feeling better. As I said to Cheeky I think it may just have been running with my hips in the same position on a totally flat course.

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Dexy5
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Whoopie - I’ve been missing a party while sorting out domestics. No definitely not sneaking in a long run, I’m saving myself for a parkrun in a Thunderstorm tomorrow. 🏃‍♀️⚡️

Congratulations Sandie and welcome to the 13k club musketeer. You were wise to delay it to a cooler day. I jeffed some of mine so I’m not worthy in your presence and need to repeat it before moving on. So no rush Sandie and Beachcomber66 ,

I think I will be taking a week off between the really long ones too So only 2 a month for me. Only???? 😬

It would be great to all do the 10 miles virtually together with cheekychipmunks , just have to see how we progress. No pressure, my deadline is end of October after all.

I’m glad it’s not just me who feels the urge to have a little diversion visit during the run. I go before leaving home, but I think the action of running or the flip belt round my waist makes me want to go again. So annoying.

Have a restful afternoon before your friend arrives Sandie .

🏃‍♀️👏👏👏🍾🥂

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Sandie1961
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in reply to Dexy5

Thanks fellow musketeer 😃 Only 2 a month indeed. Bonkers! I’m not in a great hurry to complete, as long as I do one 10 miler before 20 October, so that I know what it feels like. Only 3k to go and then I think but that's almost 2 more miles but also it’s less than 2 parkrun laps. Messing with my head 😂😳😬

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5! I love being part of a team. Would UpTheStanley like to join the party? ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰

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Sandie1961
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Haven’t you got some baking or something to do for your baby shower, woman 😂🤣😂

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Sandie1961

😅😅😅😅😅

I’ve just come back from picking up some odds and sods but basically we’re all sorted! It’s being catered and there’s a marquee in the garden as I speak - it’s more work (and expense) then a wedding it seems!!

But yes, you’re right! I’d better unload the shopping! 😅😅😅

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Dexy5
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

You know you will have to do this for every grandchild now cheeky.......

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Dexy5

That’s not even remotely funny Dexy! 😂😂😩😩

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Sandie1961
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

😂😂

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Dexy5
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in reply to Sandie1961

😂😂

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Dexy5
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

I think it’s highly likely that UpTheStanley will be in the vicinity when I’m doing my first 10 miles , so maybe we should invite him. It will give Beachcomber66 some male company too , Especially while we are making diversions to the loo 😂

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Dexy5

Oh good, the more the merrier, plus I won’t be the only intruder! 👍😀

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UpTheStanley
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Well if they do this in September, we’ll just have to add on a parkrun to make it a HM 🙄😜🤪 - which should be my “long slow” target for that month.

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Beachcomber66
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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Oldfloss
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Great run...great pace ... wow !

I do, as you know find flat really hard...( your reply to Cheeky... ) It seems so much easier with an incline , it is weird... !

Listen to that hip and give it some TLC.... Enjoy your friend's visit and be kind to yourself xxx

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Sandie1961
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in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Floss! On the longer runs I’m starting to think that a bit more undulating might just be better 😳 Still, back to France and hills in just over a week!

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Oldfloss
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in reply to Sandie1961

Lovely stuff! I am so envious of France... I cannot wait until we are able to head there next year:) You are so, so lucky:)

For me.. and for a few of us, the hills do help:)

We are heading to the Coast on Thursday again... and have twelve days rest :) and running I hope :) ( Mama and Dada are covering our caring days with small one:) x

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Sandraj39
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Well done on your run - it has definately been better weather for runnning today so definately a good call to get your 13k in the bag! 🙂 I am hoping it stays cool for tomorrow too, although I am having a drop- back, short run this weekend (probably😉) following my 13k last weekend.

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Sandie1961
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in reply to Sandraj39

Don’t blame you Sandraj39 Thunderstorms forecast for where I am tomorrow though!

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Sandraj39
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in reply to Sandie1961

Here too in leafy Surrey....I will try to avoid lightening ⚡️and thunder but not so bothered by a bit of rain!🌧🙂

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limberlou
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That’s odd...I have been suffering with left hip pain and stiffness for the last couple of weeks then, after I managed my 10 miles on Wednesday, it has gone completely. So much so that I had managed to book a sports massage with my favourite lady Emma for today and I let my daughter have that spot instead of enjoying it myself.

She has been suffering for a few weeks and says she feels so much better now that I feel good for having done her a good turn. I now have to wait until August 16th for mine ☹️

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misswobble
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Great job 😃👍💪🏃‍♀️

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Deals1
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Wooohoooo. Not far off it now 👍 👍 👍 😊😊🏃

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Sandie1961
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in reply to Deals1

Still another 3k 😬 That’s nearly 2 miles which seems a long way or 2 parkrun laps which doesn’t 🤔

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Deals1
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in reply to Sandie1961

Not far at all 😊

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Slinkymalinki
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Great progress - one step closer to your goal indeed! Sounds like your visitor is coming at the right time to give you a few days off and rest your hip. Enjoy!

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Katiepops
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Fantastic. There’s no way now that 10 miles isn’t going to happen. Really brilliant running. You should be so pleased with yourself. Make sure you rest that hip though. The weather’s supposed to be a tad warm this week. I’ve heard talk of 32, so only gently jogs I think, with gallons of water! A good reason to take it easy. 😊🔟

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Sandie1961
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in reply to Katiepops

I’ve got a friend from Germany staying this week, so lots of trips and very little of any running. With the heat that’s forecast, possibly just as well. The hip feels fine now 😃

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Katiepops
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😊

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