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Tortoise gets PB for 7K ๐Ÿข

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10
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Well, it was inevitable, in fact, as it was my first 7K. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿคฃ

Very pleased, in fact. Iโ€™ll never be quick, but stamina seems to be coming along and no undue aches, pains, out of breath, or other after effects. I have the clamps firmly on to prevent adding โ€œjust a little extraโ€, no matter how steady it feels. I am NOT going back on that IC. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

My new running companion Mr Garmin congratulated me on โ€œincreasing my cardio fitness with this aerobic activity.โ€ ๐Ÿค” Slightly hard to interpret, as I went no faster than previous runs, which were deemed โ€œslightly aerobicโ€, but a compliment is a compliment so Iโ€™m not going to argue with the algorithm. (Profitless anyway, that. ๐Ÿคฃ)

I am in awe of all you big distance/high speed competitors over the weekend. Well done, all you runny folk! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Well done Granspeed !๐Ÿ˜Šxx

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Well done Granspeed, not far to 10k now. Take it as slowly as you wish , there is no rush. It would be great if you entered the New Forest Run in 2020.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

๐Ÿค” We shall see! If I ever do a group run, that will be it, and itโ€™s conveniently far away (in time๐Ÿ˜Š) just now. And I can cheer you for the HM....

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Not sure about that Granspeed ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜„

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Like your approach Grandspeed; I am getting back to some long slower runs too. Well done on the 7k. You have done the hard bit; just a steady cruise through to 10k now, in your own good time. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

I have been partly inspired by your recent work-up to distance, and secretly hoping it may have a similar, if lesser, effect on my speed over shorter distances. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ณ

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Granspeed

It will do! The basis for the last few months has been gradual strengthening, but two additional things inspired me to run more quickly. First running intervals taught me that I could move rather more quickly than I had imagined, over short distances to start with; a confidence thing really. Second was running with other people. Park Runs and now a 10k race inspired me to run a bit more quickly too. But the platform for it was definitely the long slower runs and daily leg exercises. I am taking a break from PB chasing (pbs at all distances were done in September which feels a bit manic!) and am doing more hill work and slow runs to make sure that I keep up with strength and stamina development and donโ€™t end up IC by overdoing things. You are doing brilliantly ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

I have actually got down to doing a few interval experiments with JogRunSprint during September so thatโ€™s on the cards going forward. (My, that sounds organised for me. What is happening here? ๐Ÿ˜ณ) Am only creeping slowly towards group runs though.... Maybe. Maybe.

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Granspeed

I had to be coaxed into group runs, but the reality was that everyone was really nice. Throwback to first day at school nerves๐Ÿ˜Š

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

I firmly believe that the only way to get quicker over a given distance (say 5k) is to run shorter distances at your target faster pace (maybe much shorter distances to begin with, perhaps as little as 1k) and slowly build the distance you can go at that pace back up. As Beachcomber66 says, running longer distances at a slower pace provides the strength/stamina platform you need, but it doesn't get you running at a higher cadence or with a longer stride length - and without increasing one or the other of those, you just don't go any quicker :-)

That said, I know your #1 aim is to go further rather than faster just now, so just ignore me for the time being :-)

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to UpTheStanley

Now, UTS, could I ignore you? You might set Brunhilda on me! ๐Ÿ˜ณ I have, in fact, been doing alternate โ€œcomfortableโ€ and โ€œpushingโ€ km for a while on some runs, and itโ€™s definitely making me a faster tortoise. Distance is the main aim at the moment, however, both for preference and because I need that strength. Someone on another thread posted about adjusting Mr Garmin to show average pace instead of current pace, and Iโ€™m going to explore that too. Will see if I can use the new toy more productively. Projects! Must be Autumn! ๐Ÿ˜„

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Iโ€™m gonna wager you actually got 2 PBS today, one way or the other! I track best km, best mile, best 5k etc... as well as most distance and also longest duration... so if you didnโ€™t set both those last two, you probably beat your 5k time to get to the distance one! So, double PB means double congratulations and double wide proud grin!

Very well done.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to UnfitNoMore

Oh I like this approach! ๐Ÿ˜„ I may find a use for all those bewildering stats yet.... ๐Ÿค” It did say something about elevation gain so perhaps I can count that (but nothing in the Lyme Park category, I assure you.)๐Ÿคฃ

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Granspeed

Ahh.., then it was maybe a triple PB ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Yogamaz
YogamazGraduate10

Congratulations Granspeed, we will have to do that parkrun together soon!!

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Yogamaz

Yes, we must. You can use me to ensure youโ€™re never last. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Youโ€™ve done really well to do a 10k event already. Brave! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ So glad you made your time.

Yogamaz
YogamazGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Thank you.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Very well done Granspeed! Youโ€™re on a roll. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Hope so! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ Got to catch up with some folks. .. eventually. ๐Ÿคฃ

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate

Well done 7k sounds like a long way to me, we only managed 5k once the knee and feet made for shorter runs

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Short runs are good too. ๐Ÿ‘ Iโ€™ve been at this a bit longer & decided to trundle on a bit. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿข

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate in reply to Granspeed

I probably would as comfortable with slow but worry about Willowโ€™s knee

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10

Go you!

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

Thank you!

Pianism
PianismGraduate10

Well done to you! 7k is 7k, fast or slow. And being on that IC does tend to focus one on wellness rather than specific speed goals. So glad you're fully back and enjoying it!

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Pianism

Thanks. Youโ€™ve set an illuminated trail to follow! ๐Ÿ˜„

Pianism
PianismGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Haha

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10

Congratulations Granspeed!! 7k is fantastic, as are you!! ๐Ÿคฉ You deserve the compliments too! Well done! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

<blush>

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

A PB is a PB, as a K is a K and you're accumulating both! Keep it up, who knows where it will lead! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I think thatโ€™s the thing Iโ€™m enjoying the most - finding where it leads. ๐Ÿ˜Š Itโ€™s a voyage of exploration on many unexpected levels & routes, isnโ€™t it? ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽถ

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to Granspeed

It's a wonderful journey ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜

Jell6
Jell6Graduate10

Ahh, well done Granspeed, I think it was Irishprincess who told me, if you can do 7k, you can do 10. Just keep trotting along, and enjoy it๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿข

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Jell6

Lettuce! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿข Iโ€™ll keep trotting! ๐Ÿ˜„

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10 in reply to Jell6

Yes it was me! I firmly believe it and many have proved me right ๐Ÿ˜€

Granspeed, well done on the 7K, itโ€™s one of my favourite distances ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Well done Granspeed ...You know as well as we do that its not about speed, gosh, I'm no speedy bird let me tell you!! But I do enjoy what I'm doing and that's the most important part isn't it?? I can tell that you're enjoying it so just keep on doing what you're doing x

Run46
Run46Graduate10

7K, fab...well done Granspeed, slow and steady wins the race, and stays off the injury couch ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰

Haha, try and get a pb for a 7,5km next. Well done!

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

Oops. Rumbled! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ˜„

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