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Fabulous450 Running & Praying For Rain πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ πŸ™πŸ½ β˜”οΈ ❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10
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Hi Runners

I’ve just been out and done my first 5k in quite a while. But boy....πŸ₯΅...it was not easy!! I got the attire completely wrong 😬! A very light hoody (but a hoody all the same! What was I thinking? πŸ’­ πŸ™„ πŸ˜‚), leggings with shorts over the top for the convenience of pockets (thought I was smart with that one! πŸ™„πŸ€« 🀣) and well ....it was toughπŸ€ͺ!

I totally underestimated the heat πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ , as it looked really dull, as though it could pour down at any minute. I stupidly thought I’d go out and enjoy a bit of a cool breeze. But cool breeze? 🀣🀣...was non existent...it just kept getting hotter and hotterπŸ”₯β˜€οΈπŸ”₯β˜€οΈπŸ”₯β˜€οΈ! By the time I was half-way, I was praying for Storm Helena (I think that’s her name and I hear she’s on the wayπŸ€”) to β€œstop messing about”, being on your way πŸ™„ and come right now!! πŸ₯΅πŸ™πŸ½β˜”️

And...you can probably tell...my prayers were not answered!πŸ˜‚ I thankfully had some good guided running that just kept me going. I certainly wasn’t going to get home any sooner, so I just had to accept that it’s simply going to be a tough run today 😬...and I’ll learn from it!! 🀨🀣🀣

A slow 5k, but understandable, given the length of time since I’ve run that far and the glorious weather πŸ™„....that I did not order πŸ™„πŸ™„..🀣!!

Well it’s done! β€œStorm Helena...well YOU can just forget it now! That prayer’s off...so there!πŸ˜‚ And I can go and cool down in the shower now anyway 😁!

I’ll be a bit further on the LEJOG Tour now too!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ€© I think that’s a great reason to smile!! 😁😁

Happy Running Runners! ❀️

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

Great 5k Fabulous450, shame you had no rain for your run but you still did it . πŸ‘πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thanks so much πŸ€—! I’m just glad I didn’t combust!! I made it...just about! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

5km sounds great to me. Well done to you! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thanks so much over61andstilltrying!! πŸ€— I’m still glad it’s been done!! And I’ve cooled down now too! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate10

Eek that sounded tough but you'll be all the more smug for cracking on and getting it done. Look out LeJog!!!! πŸ’ͺ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Fionamags

Thanks so much Fionamags!! πŸ€— Yesss...I’m moving on up in LEJOG!! Every little helps! 😁❀️

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10

Hey Fab - someone once told me, when choosing your running gear, dress as if it’s 5-6 degrees warmer than it actually is. You might feel the chill initially, but doesn’t last long and you’ll be glad later! πŸ’ͺπŸ₯΅

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to LoungeLizaard

Thanks so much LL!! πŸ€— Yes....what a way to learn that lesson!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I will definitely take that advice!! 🀩❀️

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

Great run and a good lesson to learn. My rule of thumb is over 7deg - lined shorts and tshirt, over 15deg, thin shorts and racer back top. Happy running πŸ€—

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thanks so much Grannyhugs!! πŸ€—

I could so easily have worn a racer back! πŸ₯΄β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ. I dont usually wear shorts at all. I feel better in leggings, but I wish I ditch one of them today and shorts only would have been a dream!!...Still learning...the hard way sometimes πŸ˜†!! ❀️

EThomas
EThomasGraduate10

What a great 5k, even though it was warmer than expected. You are chipping away at the miles on LEJOG.

Happy running

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to EThomas

Thanks so much EThomas!! πŸ€—

Totally my own misjudgment πŸ₯΄, but I survived.

Hope you’re enjoying the LEJOG experience too!!😁❀️

EThomas
EThomasGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you.

I'm really enjoying the journey. I have set myself my own weekly goal to achieve. It is manageable and it means that I get out of the house. Its just a pity we are not in Cornwall. Landlocked Nottinghamshire doesn't have the same appeal some how.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to EThomas

πŸ˜‚I know. It would be nice to be on tour in real life! Glad you’re having a great time too! ❀️

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate10

Gosh, I share the feeling of being so hot all the time at the moment - feel I'm going to spontaneously combust πŸ₯΅πŸ˜‚. ' Think it's my age πŸ™„. I admire you completely 😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

Oh thanks so much Delly-dot!! I think I’m dealing with the onboard central heating system too. I definitely got caught out thinking it was going to be a bit chilly out there πŸ˜‚. But....we can do it!!πŸ˜πŸ€—β€οΈ

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10

Well done Fab for both the 5k and coping with the sweltering conditions!! When I ran on Saturday I was actually cold on my warm up walk... needless to say I wasn't cold by the end of the run πŸ˜‰ it's so hard getting it right some times but you cracked on anyway 😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Mum22boys

Thanks so much Mum22boys!! πŸ€— Yesterday it was absolutely pouring down with rain and it looked like it was about to do the same at any point, but of course it didn’t! πŸ˜‚! I didn’t give it enough thought really, just upped and went! But... I’ll know better next time. Layers at least πŸ€“!! ❀️

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

It's like yesterday and today were 2 different seasons!!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Mum22boys

Oh I agree!! 😁❀️

Hidden
Hidden

Faberoonie!!! Love it 😁 you conquered it however tough it was. These runs are the hard yards and just think how before you may not have bitten down on the gumshield and carried on!! I always dress under as once you run you get a bit hotter and 5k isn't so long if it does get nippy. This run is done, in the book and it's pushed you further along. Great stuff! Rest up and then get that Fabulous smile back on for the next adventure 😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

Thanks so much GTFC!! πŸ€—πŸ€— Yes, I’ll certainly be less trusting of a little darkness in the sky! πŸ˜‚

I was still smiling, that’s what keeps me going. Admittedly, it is based on my own misjudgment. But, it certainly keeps running like a continuous learning adventure. I can certainly happily laugh at myself and the things I do!! πŸ₯΄πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’m a runner!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10

Well done for persevering but as you say you’d not a lot of choice! 🀣 It’s so much easier in the winter when you know it’ll be cold.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sybilw

Thanks so much Sybilw!! πŸ€— Yes, I never thought I’d ever be saying roll on winter when it comes to running! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

The surprises just keep on rolling in!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ™ŒπŸ½β€οΈ

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Mind you we both started in a heatwave as I remember πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ We must be faster now!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Sybilw

😱 Yes that’s right!! πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ It was sooooo hot that year!!πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ I have a bit of nerve complaining! πŸ™„πŸ€£

I remember being out well before 6am to get my runs in before the baking started!! β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ₯΅

I used to run in some beautiful spots in Guernsey too. Ah....lovely memories. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°β€οΈ

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Who knew running meant we’d be glued to the weather forecast too! πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate

Oh bless ya!πŸ˜‚ I hate being too hot when I’m running- I completely get the praying for rain. - Useless untimely storm!! πŸ˜‚

Very well done you for persevering & doing well. πŸ˜„

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Elfe5

Thanks so much Elfe5!! πŸ€— It was definitely an endurance run, but nothing to put me off completely...thank goodness! πŸ˜‚ ❀️

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate10

I know what you mean about the temperature! Well done for getting through it!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Roxdog

Thanks so much Roxdog!! πŸ€— Talk about deceiving though. I would have sworn it was going to rain and thought I’d just go for it and hopefully get back before it came down too heavy!! In the end it was me that case down too heavy!! 🀣🀣❀️

Jonno34
Jonno34Graduate10

In would really love to hear how people perform in the heat. Back in May here it was 22deg and I was putting in a pace of 6:30 per km over 5/6/7 k. I ran all the way through to mid July when I damaged a toe and had 4 weeks off. I catch the dawn at the moment and am running a tiring 7mins per k. Some of that will be lost fitness but I would like to know from others how they find a 10 degree change effects them please.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to Jonno34

Hey Jonno34!

I’m building back up to regular running at the moment, but I’m very much a free runner (As in I know I’m not a fast runner ☺️), so whilst my pace will have been affected, I don’t really track or pay attention to my pace in general. Unless something outstanding happens of course (as in, fast for me) and I notice it at the end. That hasn’t happened yet πŸ˜‚. I was running an average of around 8:07 yesterday. I’m usually in the mid-low 7’s for average pace. So definitely a slow run. 😁❀️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Oh I don’t half agree Fab! I love running in the rain, to the extent that I’ll reschedule my runs especially! I ran yesterday morning, fully expecting the wind to have dropped and for it to feel fresher. Nope. It was still windy, but a warm wind, and I was surprised at how humid it was. πŸ₯΅ I thought on the fly and switched my run from (Not) PR to a slow 6k trail/hill run.

So yes I know exactly where you’re coming from! πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦ Rain dance for our next runs! πŸ˜…

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks so much Cheeky!! πŸ€— Oh yes....I’m doing a two step now!! 🌧 🌧 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

🀣🀣

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