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New longest run - 14k

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

I've been considering running to our next village since I moved house but wanted to do it on a day when hubby could come and pick me up at the end. Having slept in yesterday I missed my run so was out of sync running with hubby - perfect, that meant he was at home, not running, so could collect me. Then I looked up the route I planned and realised the village was only 7k. Hmm how long to do a circular route and get home - 13.8k from a bike ride I'd done. My previous longest was 13.2k so not unattainable. Half a banana before I left and copious cups of tea and glasses of water. Popped a few jelly babies in my pocket. At 7k one jelly baby winked at me. I love new routes and this one was beautiful, very agricultural even a procession of 5 combines coming down the road. When I reached 12k I realised I was still a bit from home - yikes the bike ride was from the rental property at the other end of the village. Never daunted I pressed on. All the calfs were lined up along the edge of the last field grinning at me a cheering me in to my finish line. 14.32km in a time of 1hr 42 minutes. As I ran at an average 7.06min/km I kept my HR manageable and have been able to continue the day as normal. Feel fantastic achieving this. Happy running everyone 🤗

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Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate

That’s amazing.....even on a 5k my heart rate is too high at the mo and I’m way lower on km/hr.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Sparkey5000

Thank you. You didn't ask how high my HR is though. I reset all the garmin ranges to suit how I work. 🤣🤣

Timotea
Timotea60minGraduate

Wow! You do realise that is over half a marathon? It must have felt spectacular! So impressed. Enjoy the high.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Timotea

Very special but unfortunately nowhere need ½ marathon- this was km not miles so would need 22km, no particular desire to be running that far/long at the moment 🤣🤣

Timotea
Timotea60minGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

Doh! Of course! Silly me!

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Timotea

AlMorr has just told me about metric marathons so you are correct, thank you. I'll take every milestone I can🤣

Timotea
Timotea60minGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

Excellent! Have done 8.45kms so just need to double that! But as I am considerably slower than you would be running for around 3 hours! Anyway congrats on your half metric marathon!

Fantastic work Grannyhugs!🙂👍 That’s a great distance and a great achievement👏👏👏 Well done you!😀

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to David_G

Thank you, we can all get there when the mood takes us🤣

Allbarron
Allbarron60minGraduate

😱😱😱😱what a legend!!!! I can't imagine running that distance or that pace. My goodness you must be thrilled with that! I hope you're having some reward for such an epic effort. I'm in awe Grannyhugs 😊

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Allbarron

Aw thanks. My parents were coming for lunch straight after my run, we've had loads of family visiting this week so yes hit the home made pizza, prosecco and cakes without any guilt🤣🤣

Allbarron
Allbarron60minGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

Gosh you even entertained guests after that run🤦you really are a goddess!!!🙌🙌🙌

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Allbarron

I'm on cloud 9 having moved beside family after 33years away so now Scotlands lockdown is being lifted a little I'm making the most of family time.

Allbarron
Allbarron60minGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

How lovely!! Long may it continue 👍👍

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Excellent run for you today Grannyhugs, good time as well, 14K is more than a METRIC Half Marathon.

As you know I am running 1K more every Wednesday to eventually get to run 10 miles or a little over 16K, this Wednesday I will be running 13K, but a suggestion from Cheekychipmunks is to run 13.1K which is a metric half marathon, so by running 14K today you have run a little more.

I am not too sure if the administrators give out badges such as "Metric HM Graduate", I understand they do for Metric Marathon Graduate, I suppose you could ask, anyway, well done on your run today, as you know today I celebrated 1 year since I ran my first full 5k Parkrun.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you AlMorr you are always a support but I was also impressed with your quest for longer runs so inspired to try this one today. I've never heard of a metric marathon, new one on me, thank you.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

A metric marathon is held in amongst other places Edinburgh, probably not this year, its 26.2 kilometers, not 26. 2 miles, I understand anyone running that distance on the marathon Healthunlocked forum now gets a badge and the words "Metric Marathon" next to their username, however, I am not sure if anyone running a metric half marathon which is 13.1 Kilometres gets a badge.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

Congratulations Grannyhugs, your run sounds great. Glad the jelly babies helped and you had the calves cheering you on near the end 👏👏👏👏🐄

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thank you -still nowhere near your distances. 1 jelly baby eaten, 2 fairly sticky after being in my pocket all that time 🤣🤣

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

I used haribo jelly babies and wrapped them in cling film . Think it helped 🤔

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Good plan, thank you

Jell6
Jell6Graduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

1!, how can you only eat 1?

Excellent run Grannyhugs 😊

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Jell6

🤣🤣 I’ve actually had a couple tucked into my phone holder for a few weeks. It’s all psychological, if I don’t think about them I don’t need them🤣🤣

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Amazing distance Grannyhugs - well done! 💪👏🙂 Feeling good after a long run is always a bonus too in my books!

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Thank you, I think a good long walk or cycle tomorrow to ward off stiffness will be required.

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10

Hope you're still on cloud 9, sounds like one of those runs 😀 although the pizza and cake sound pretty good too 😉

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Mum22boys

Thank you, when you think of a run for a long time before doing it it's pretty sweet. So hungry after burning all those calories. 🤣

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Got to replenish lost stores 😉😂

Brilliant....well done Grannyhugs that’s a hell of a distance, very impressive and making the cattle smile too as you went past !! 😂

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Couchphoenix

Thank you, said cows now leaning through our hedge as our grass of course is better than theirs 🤣

Always greener 😉

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Happy days! 😁😁😁

🐱 Katnap 🐱

Womangolfer
WomangolferGraduate10

Fantastic achievement. You are an inspiration.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Womangolfer

Thank you, I'm just me and inspired by so many runners on this forum 🤗

LulaHula
LulaHula60minGraduate

Good job, I love reading other peoples tales about their runs it makes me look more at what I see.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to LulaHula

Thank you

SlowLoris
SlowLorisGraduate10

Well done.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to SlowLoris

Thank you

jorgeRuns
jorgeRuns60minGraduate

Wow, that’s fantastic, loved reading your post, what a great run, can’t yet imagine a run like that, very inspiring 🤗

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to jorgeRuns

Thank you, be inspired then believe in yourself. This time last year I was still telling people I don’t do running 🤣

jorgeRuns
jorgeRuns60minGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

Amazing, you’ve come (‘run’) a very long way in a year, fantastic achievement. 😁🤗

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Excellent GH. It’s incredible what our bodies are capable of, isn’t it? 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👊

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you, it certainly is. So inspired by everyone on here.

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

10 mile badge is just around the corner GH. Great time 👏👏👏👏👏

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Thank you, give me a couple more months then I'll head to another village 🤣

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Fantastic Grannyh 👏🏻 So close to 10 miles and what a fab time. 😊

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to lexi6

I was going to leave it at that distance but as today’s gone by I’ve worked out how to extend to 10 miles🤣

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Yeeeees! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️Go Grannyh, 👍

WillowandSola
WillowandSola60minGraduate

Wow that’s brilliant, it sounds like a lovely run and fast for a long run

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you, tried to keep the pace at 7m/km from start but as usual started fast however that did then allow for slowing later in the run. 🤗

What a fantastic run Grannyhugs and a great pace too. I am aspiring to do a run like that 🤔 💭 .

I loved reading your post. I’m intrigued by the jelly babies - ammunition for the longer runs - I’ll have to remember that. 😉😊

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

Thank you, this time last year I was a non runner. Watch where you stash your jelly babies, the 2 I didn't eat were decidedly sweaty by the end of the run 🤣

Vonb
VonbGraduate10

Brilliant run, congratulations! X

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Vonb

Thank you🤗

Wimborne
WimborneGraduate10

That’s just fantastic GH👏👏👏👏. Anazong run and distance!!! And jelly babies too for company. Pace sounds just right and just a perfect really long run .. so happy for you it felt good too afterwards .. got to keep those legs happy too.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Wimborne

Thank you - and still able to walk now its sunday morning, sound sleep last night🤣🤣

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate10

Fabulous job!

16k is only a step away. That's 10 miles and you get a badge for that (on the marathon training forum). Just saying. . . :)

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to helenwheels

Thank you. Maybe if I'd known the run was over 14 when I started I'd have looped the village at the end for that magic 10mile - no probably would have stopped earlier 🤣🤣 give me a couple of months 🤗

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

15k next week and 16 the week after! Its nearly in the bag :)

Bet that pizza tasted good. . .

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to helenwheels

Pizza yummy, made a big batch dough earlier in the week so it's super easy. I'll save the next run for the moment thanks, dont want too much excitement in one month 🤣

Over62
Over62Graduate10

Inspirational Grannyhugs fantastic achievement, great to hear all about your nutrition before and during a run. As I approach my 12k I need to think more about that on my way to longer runs. Lovely to have the family for lunch too. So much all in one day, fabulous ğŸ‘ğŸŽ‰

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Over62

Thank you. As I run before breakfast i feel on longer runs i need something in the tank. I used to help out at lots of endurance races and bananas were always handed out along the course so i guessed they were of worth. I dont feel i run far enough for one of those jelly watchers so a tiny jelly baby psychological at least does the trick 🤣

Banana12
Banana12Graduate10

OMG you are AMAZING Grannyhugs. You didnt just go girl...you smashed it! Terrifically well done.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Banana12

Aw thank you for your support Banana12 I appreciate it 🤗

Amazing run, can’t wait to be able to get to that level, gratz

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Blueboy5050

Thank you. You will get there for sure if you want to. Trust in yourself and dont push too far or fast too soon . 🤗

Wow! Hang on a minute.. Wooooow!!

That is better. This was lovely to read and in doing so, your run really came across as controlled and as comfortable as that distance gets. Well done you ğŸŽ½

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to GTFC

Thank you. It was lovely to be running a travelling route as opposed to a distance if you know what I mean

Roxdog
Roxdog60minGraduate

Amazing! That sounds like a great run. What an achievement!

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Roxdog

Thank you, still hungry 24hrs later though 🤣🤣

Wow that’s fantastic well done.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to June441

Thank you, this time last year I was a non runner🤣🤗

Great to hear it! All progress must be enjoyed to the full. I’ve not managed any running progress for months though learning more about what my body needs is progressing so can remain hopeful.

Keep it up 👍🏃‍♀️

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to JoggingBear

Learning to read your own body's needs and wants is really important to progress and gives added confidence to continue or move forward. 🤗

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10

What a brilliant run and run report. Well done. Hope you are still feeling fabulous! I’m also very impressed at your restraint on the jelly baby front. I’ve started taking a few out with me in longer runs but always eat them all 😂

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Raspberrypink

Thank you. I may have not eaten the jelly babies but the home baking has taken a big hit over the past 24hrs🤣 and hubby is helping me by eating it too🤷‍♀️

Seriously impressive! Many congratulations. Very well done to you! PBs are always worth celebrating! ğŸ¾ğŸ¥‚ğŸ…ğŸ‘ğŸ»ğŸ˜ŠğŸŽ‰ğŸ‘ğŸŒŸ 💥⚡️ 🏃🏻‍♀️🤸‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️🤸‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️🤸‍♂️ Fantastic! That 10 mile badge is calling your name! 😊

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thankyou. I was going to leave it at that distance but as the day has gone by I’ve worked out how to extend to 10 miles🤣

over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

ğŸƒğŸ»â€â™€ï¸ğŸ˜ŠğŸŽ‰ğŸğŸ‘ 🏅 I'm thinking ahead!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Wow what an excellent pace for 14.3k Grannyhugs And it sounds like you really enjoyed it too. Did anyone warm your new village that they were going to gain a running tornado?

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Aw thanks Dexy5 this is a very young village full of fast fit runners and cyclists I have to do something to show I'm not too old to belong here 🤣

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

😂😂

Congratulations! That's a fantastic achievement.

Rungranny
Rungranny60minGraduate

Absolutely smashing it. That's some run. My legs would be jelly , never mind the jelly babies.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Rungranny

Thank you, I worked up gradually and my whole life seems to run on adrenaline 🤣

Wow, that’s great, well done 🥳

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Dtay1978

Thank you🤗

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10

Absolutely fantastic! Well done.

And sounds lovely too.

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

Thank you, next long one in the planning 🤗

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