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Phew, what happened there?

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10

Well I set off along the seafront at my usual snail pace, slowing to slug pace after the first km. Why is my toxic ten more like toxic twenty? Anyway, I planned on just 3k today as I wasn’t really feeling it. I got to 3k and though I’d just go down to the end of the prom and soon after that I’d done 4k so I thought I’d got that far I may as well do 5k as by then I was feeling a bit better. That meant I wasn’t quite where I normally stop to do my brisk walk home so I thought I may as well continue on until I was back where I started. Which was 6km - a first for this old girl! It was, of course, very slooow but I just kept trotting along and rather enjoyed it ! I wonder how my knees will feel tomorrow?! Happy running folks!

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cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Oooo well done OGR! That sounds fantastic. 👍🏃‍♀️😀. Clearly on a roll. 👏👏👏

Are you warming the prom up for us all to run on Saturday for UpTheStanley’s 100th? 🏃‍♀️🏃🎉

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yup- flattening down those dodgy flagstones and making sure all is well! Prom is all ready and waiting for you all!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Brill, thanks for your dedication! 😅👍🏃‍♀️

Oldgirlruns profile image
OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I’m all heart!!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

😅💕💕💕

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Buddy34Graduate10

You went out to run 3k and ran 6k that sounds like a really great run. Great you enjoyed it, I'm sure your knees will be fine. 😊😊🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10

Woohoo OGR! Before you know it 10k will be calling!😋

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Dexy5Graduate10

Well done OldGirl. You have done well. If you've done that, your next target is to run 60 minutes - you can get a shiny new badge for that, and you must be fairly close. I meant to get out today but it didn’t quite happen.

🏃‍♀️👏🏻👏🏻

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JazzyrunnerGraduate10

That’s brilliant! What a fab run, so happy for you - I love those runs best when I’ve not planned anything major, but it just all comes together. Perfect!

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GranspeedGraduate10

Ah, very good! That’s the way to go. 👍🎉 I bet 10k is starting to call to you... 😊

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

😳

johnm12 profile image
johnm12Graduate10

This is so funny. I do exactly the same thing these days. Just getting lost in the enjoyment it seems to me. Well done. Hope you keep accidentally running further!

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to johnm12

That would be nice but my ‘plan’ for this year was to run a bit faster rather than longer! So that started well didn’t it?!

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GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Well I’m a slow runner, and going further did actually make me (marginally) faster, so you never know... 👏🏼😄

Oldgirlruns profile image
OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Thank you! Marginally fast I can live with, I have no plans to try and keep up with Michael Johnson!

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GranspeedGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Some of us MUST support the back of the team! 🤣🤣🤣🐌🐢

Oldgirlruns profile image
OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Some of us ARE the back of the team!! That’s fine with me!

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GrannyhugsAmbassador

Great effort, no pressure at the start so you you just kept doing what you'd learnt to do - run. 😉

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CoddfishGraduate10

Well done OGR. Slippery slope, you will be building to 10k before you know if.

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