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ju-ju-β€˜s Magic 10K Plan

Week 8 Run 2

5K 🎯

Just one of β€˜those’ runs! Everything was just off today!

πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Alas, I turned the run into an interval run after 2.5K when I realised my head just wasn’t in the right space today. I didn’t want to give up entirely so I pushed through to the 5K target 🎯

Many contributing factors to my lack of mojo today - walked a fair distance yesterday, slept badly last night and stressing too much about the Tier 3 restrictions and lack of work etc etc (welcome Manchester to the gang! πŸ‘‹).

Well, it is what it is and I was overdue an β€˜off’ run 🀭

Thinking about it - throwing it away!

Setting my sights on my B210K graduation πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ run πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ on Friday!

Happy running all! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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Imc50Graduate10

Hey a runs a run and you gained a decent 5k leg stretch πŸ‘ take the positive πŸ’ͺ

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Imc50

Thanks lmc50 πŸ™πŸ»

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Just a moment, you ran a sub 30 5k! I’ve been running for nearly 2.5 years and still yearn for a time such as that!

Brilliant run - just in time for your graduation! πŸŽ‰ πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheekychipmunks πŸ™πŸ» Yes, I managed a sub 30 but only because I opted for intervals πŸ™ˆ

I think of all my runs as pebbles on a beach. Some are shiny or smooth or larger, some are dull or rough or smaller but they're all there in front of me and all are valuable. Well done on adding another!

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to

I like that πŸ‘πŸ˜¬

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to

Thanks GTFC πŸ™πŸ» I like this analogy!

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to

Beautiful!

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FionamagsGraduate10

I wish I could have an "off" day like that - you were going like the clappers!!!! 🀣🀣

I will look forward to cheering you at the finish of the magic 10!

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

Thanks Fionamags πŸ™πŸ» I have a lot of stress to burn off! πŸ”₯πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Looking forward to seeing you at the finish line! 🏁

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Well done for doing the 5K,

I'm finding it tough at the moment with the current situation even though I'm working, (don't know how long for) and I understand the lack of sleep situation.

But I'm sure your 10K will happen on Friday πŸ‘

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Thanks Instructor57 πŸ™πŸ» Sorry to read you’re finding it tough too. There’s no sugar coating it - it’s a tough period for everyone. I’m normally a glass half full kind of guy but today the glass is definitely half empty. Anyways, onwards! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to PhoenixRise

The six month wall in any sustained crisis is a real and documented thing. There's loads written about it and we had something emailed around about it in work.

I think we are all struggling with our own worries right now but this says it's OK and perfectly normal. We will get through this - one way or another

forbes.com/sites/drnancydoy...

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Thanks Birdlady64 πŸ™πŸ» I shall read the link later today πŸ€—

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Just remember too, the glass is refillable πŸ™‚

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to

With wine? 🍷 🀭

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ShaunoGraduate10

go on your nearly there! i had to take a break week but following your progress!

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Shauno

Thanks Shauno πŸ™πŸ» So close! 🏁

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Birdlady64Graduate10

You ran a sub-30 5k

How on earth is that "off"? 🀷

Totally get the stress and lack of sleep thing - more challenging times ahead.

But thank goodness we can get out there and run to keep some sense of sanity

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

🀭 It wouldn’t have been a sub 30 if I hadn’t switched to an interval training run πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ That’s off for me - if I change from my plan πŸ™ˆ

It’s relentless at the moment - need some good news!

But yes, we’ve got our running to keep us (almost) sane 😁

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to PhoenixRise

The fact that you changed your plan mid run is a big positive and makes you a stronger runner.

As coach Bennett says in Nike Run Club -

If you can't run the run you wanted to run, run the run you can run

That might not be verbatim, but the sentiment is accurate

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Jools2020Graduate10

Understand completely. Too much stress, not enough sleep. So sorry you are struggling, too.

You certainly achieved with this run, though! Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. A sub 30 minute 5K! Trying not to be envious, my forte is running long, I think! πŸ˜€ But a brilliant run, even though it wasn’t quite what you were hoping for.

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Thanks Jools2020 πŸ™πŸ» We are all at sea at the moment - just in different boats!

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to PhoenixRise

As long as we socially distance in our boats πŸ˜‚

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

And only drink 🍺 with a β€˜substantial’ meal 🀭

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to PhoenixRise

Absolutely! πŸ˜‚

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Hareshaw-GrannyGraduate10

All in all even amended and adapted another brilliant run from you. Hope you enjoy your final bridge run. That will hopefully boost your wellbeing. .

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

Thanks Hareshaw-Granny πŸ™πŸ» I’m sure tomorrow’s 10K graduation run will boost my spirits! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺ

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10

We all have them unfortunately, I'm just struggling at the moment with needing more rest days which is frustrating because I want to run but my muscles particularly my quads are sore. Like you I push myself to finish the distance I have set myself but just lately it's a struggle. But, I wish I was at 5.32 pace, I'm miles off that, my best is 6.26!

Sometimes you just have to accept that that it's not the way you want your run to be. You have a lot going on by the sounds of it. Be kind to yourself! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Thanks Hedgehogs123 πŸ™πŸ» You’re not miles off at all! Yes, today I will #bekind to myself πŸ€—

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58soonGraduate10

Echoing HedgeHogs sentiment - be kind to yourself. You've been doing brilliantly!

And sorry to hear about the craziness up there in Manchester. It can't be easy. I think we'll be following you soon down here in London - Tier 3 coming?

We're all here to support each other - so remember you're not alone!

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to 58soon

We're low in Lincolnshire but just had a call to say my mum's residential home has gone into lockdown, so again no visitors. Difficult with mum with having dementia, she just thinks I'm too busy to go in, obviously just doesn't understand what covid is β˜ΉοΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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58soonGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Sorry to hear about your mum. That's tough for you and her in this Covid world.

Sending you positive thoughts, strength and best wishes.

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to 58soon

Thank you πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜·

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Sorry to read this news Hedgehogs123. I hope you can find a way to communicate to one another during these difficult times πŸ€—

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Hedgehogs123Graduate10 in reply to PhoenixRise

I guess it's difficult for everyone at the moment .... Let's hope it doesn't go on too much longer eh?! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜·

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PhoenixRiseGraduate10 in reply to 58soon

Thanks 58soon πŸ™πŸ»

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