It was pretty silly of me really - I started off quite early to do 7km on the Magic Plan and it was gorgeous with a gentle breeze and not too hot. I got to my normal turning point feeling slow but quite good (no back problems) and started to wonder if 10k was doable. So instead of sticking to my plan I just carried on. I admit to the last 2k being pretty grim and it was a bit embarrassing to see my neighbour zooming passed with a cheery greeting - but she’s a LOT younger than me! And has been running forever. And isn’t carrying my excess poundage. C’mon OGR, no more excuses... But having got that far I was determined to finish and folks, I did! In all it took me 1hr 50 mins so it was getting pretty hot by the time I finished - I’ll go out even earlier next time!! I’m now feeling human again after a shower, brekky and coffee! And feeling quite chuffed at my 2nd 10k! Happy running folks!
Well that was unexpected : It was pretty silly... - Bridge to 10K
Bridge to 10K
Massive congratulations, that was some run in your heat. You are doing so well. Go celebrate. Happy running 🤗
Thank you Grannyhugs - celebrating by going to find a birthday present for my about to be 3 great niece! Not easy when I’m trying to avoid shops!
Second 10k well done you! I'm a big believer in seeing how you feel on a run and going with it. As you got to a certain point and felt ok to carry on then that's great and a positive sign too. Sometimes the last bit can be tough but you got through and now the day is yours to feel pleased and proud. Well done 🥂
Thank you GTFC! Yes, I need to keep the knees moving I think or I may seize up!
Thats a really fantastic achievement, well done you.
Thats fantastic OGR 👏🏻👏🏻 and in that heat too. 👍
Just the (not) weather for it too .
Thank you kind sir!
Great 10k Oldgirlruns and when a run feels good just look what happens. Well done you 👏👏👏
Well doneOGR glad your back didn’t hurt. 🎊🥳
Well done OGRs xx
That is absolutely amazing in this heat!! 👏👏👏👏👏
Brilliant! There seems to be something in the air at the moment that's making folk go for it 'off plan'. I went for it after one 9K run. Those last 2k's were grim for me too. But you made it from 7K!!!!! That's fantastic. Enjoy the glow. 🥂👏🏆
Brilliant news OGR good on you, especially in this heat, as the yoof say, "Massif Respect" 👍🤣
Fantastic stuff, well done OGR 👍💪
Boom OGR 💥 How wonderful! Sometimes these things happen organically, and today was your day. Absolutely fantastic! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
Wow that’s really impressive, it has got hotter and hotter today hasn’t it? It’s lovely
You’re so right WaS - it’s boiling out there now, and me with lots of running around jobs! Phew! So I may not get into the sea today but if tomorrow is anything like, just watch me. Enjoy your week off!
Well done on getting out at all in the current heat, and particularly well done on your 10k. I am afraid I have been largely skulking in the shade or indoors since it got hot on Friday but am eyeing the cooling weather and thinking maybe I will be able to run some day soon. Maybe tomorrow morning, else it will have to wait for our (not) parkrun appointment.
And so you should feel chuffed Oldgirlruns. That was a brilliant run. I wondered if we might see you this morning but you were done and dusted before we got out. Whoop whoop 10k. Very well done.
With a spur of the moment 10k I'm going to waive the royalties on the use of my username in the title. You're more than welcome 😂
And well done!
Don't forget, your neighbour "zooming past" was only going half a km to the shop and back 😜
Well done on getting back to 10k OGR! It's like riding a bike - you never forget how to do it!😜
Well done. Super impressive in the heat!! Hope you've still got your post run glow and enjoy your swim in the sea tomorrow 😊
Well done to you! 😊🏃🏻♀️ Nearly two hours running amazing! I'm back at C25k W9 and 30mins seems long to me at the moment. Congratulations! 🎉👏
Thank you Over61! To be fair, I’m not sure what I do really constitutes running - it’s more of a slooow shuffle/jog! But you’re quite right and I feel quite pleased that I was able to do it without stopping for the best part of 2 hours! Phew, no wonder I was puffed!
Wow! That’s a great achievement. I’m still finding myself pretty daunted by these longer distances. I’ve done a couple of 8ks but I haven’t done 10k since March. I like your way of slipping it in because you are feeling ok. Maybe I should see if I can fool myself like that! Hope you are feeling very proud of yourself and have a suitable celebration in mind!
Blimey! Hats off to you! I can barely walk in this heat. Due to do 6 k on Juju’s plan tomorrow and just hope it cools down a bit!
well done you! I am inspired to complete my first albeit very slow 10km, I did 4km today and it took me 45 minutes it is very hot here at the moment and humid. Would love to complete a 10km just going to keep going and hopefully I will, maybe on a cooler day lol, happy running much love and hugs xxx
You deserve a prize for running your second 10K in that heat, congratulations, I am sure you enjoyed your run. 🏃🏾, well done.
Well done on completing it. 👏🏼
How funny (OGR no more excuses).. love that it made me smile😁
10k in this weather? 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
Really well done. Fancy managing to do 10k in this heat. Rest up well and bask in the glory 👏👏👏👏🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏅🏆✅
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