Another change of plan - 5K + 2K πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯£ - Bridge to 10K

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Another change of plan - 5K + 2K πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯£

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10
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Flushed with the success of a new 5K PB on Saturday, today’s run was going to be a slow 7 or 8K. My circular route was already planned, to incorporate a couple of segments. I’m working on retaking my Local Legend status on these segments 😊

Long sleeved top and running tights this morning. Not my cosy winter ones, I have some others that are perfect for those chillier mornings, without being too warm. Quick cuppa and off I go.

I was really looking forward to my run this morning. Warm up walk over, I start to run. My pace is good and steady. It’s very overcast and I’m a little disappointed; the forecast had promised sunny intervals. I’m heading out of the village and pass the turning for the Deadend Track, but I don’t need those extra couple of kilometres this morning, so I carry on. I turn right along the single track road that links the two main roads. The horses watch me run past. My third kilometre pace is 7:09. Well, that’s a bit fast for a longer run! I try and work out the maths, not something I’m good at while running 😊 I’m thinking I could be close to my 5K PB that I only set on Saturday! Fourth kilometre is less than 7:00 and I’m going well! Should I? I still can’t work out the maths, but decide to go for it! The fifth kilometre seems long and I’m tiring. Maybe not such a good idea after all ......but it’s over and I run on for a few steps and stop the run. Yes, I did it! Another 5K PB of 35:41. This is 33 seconds faster than Saturday!

I walk to catch my breath. I realise that because of my change in plan. I’m over 2K from home. I decide to start a new run and jog slowly home - at least this way I’ll keep to my original plan of 7K!

Arriving home, I paid more attention than usual to my post run stretches, had coffee and made myself some porridge - it’s the breakfast of champions, don’t you know πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ”₯πŸ₯£

5K Splits: 7:37, 7:22, 7:09, 6:47, 6:45

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Kish247
Kish247Graduate10

Wow, smashing it! 30 seconds is a massive amount to beat your previous 5km only set the other week. Congrats πŸ₯³

Great being able to start the run again and complete another 2km, I struggle to start up again after slowing down to cross the road!

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Kish247

Thanks! I can only start again because of the change of pace - I just jog slowly. I prefer to jog rather than walk, I actually find walking harder!

nowster
nowsterGraduate10

You merely have to beat 14'44" to get the world record. 🀣

Well done! πŸ‘

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to nowster

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Thanks 😊

Beatlesforever
BeatlesforeverGraduate10

Woot woot! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ there's no stopping you πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ if I did 5k at that pace, I'd have to be carried home on a stretcher! 🀣

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

Thanks BF πŸ™. I’ve no idea where that run came from today!

Peter44
Peter44Graduate10

Well done Jools, and look at those times, your flying at the moment, and on the back of a fast one on sat, bet you feel chuffed with that, and help with all the other stuff going on. 😊

I'm of for another slow 5k soon, on my own today, so music all ready!

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Peter44

Thanks, Peter! I am very chuffed with that. A welcome diversion, for sure 😊. Have a good run πŸ‘

Peter44
Peter44Graduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Just got back, another 5k, a bit faster today, not planned, and groin/hip feeling better each run now. 🀞

Blimey, that's a 7!!!
Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Peter44

Well done! Must be the changing season, willing us to go faster! And great news about your hip feeling better. You’ll be smashing your 5K PB before you know it 😊. (Had to check to see what it was!)

Peter44
Peter44Graduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Had to have a look myself, 37.42, not really trying to go faster, so hopefully a good sign, was a bit nippy earlier, suns out now! 🀣

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Peter44

It was a bit nippy on my slightly earlier run. I was glad I’d worn my gloves. No cold thumbs! I did check to see if I ran with hitch hiking thumbs, but I don’t seem to. Something is going on though, because they get cold πŸ˜‚

Peter44
Peter44Graduate10 in reply to Jools2020

My hands were cold on warm up walk, but soon warmed up, just shorts and short sleeves today, back to work tomorrow, at last!

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Peter44

Hopefully working won’t interfere too much with your running schedule!

Peter44
Peter44Graduate10 in reply to Jools2020

It's mad really, i'd only graduated c25k on 6th nov, my mum had her fall two days later, then the running really took of, will use the weekend for a longer run, but not too long for now.

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Peter44

You’ve certainly had a lot to contend with. Using the weekend for a longer run is great - it’s what I do and I don’t even work. 😊 Maybe I will have to in the future, I don’t know yet.

It’s a good idea to take it steady for a while 😊

Peter44
Peter44Graduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Well, in the last 12 months, i've only worked 3, 1/2 months, so sort of feels like retirement! 🀣

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Peter44

πŸ˜‚

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Excellent run for you Jools2020, all negative spits, that's each Kilometer pace a little fast than the previous one, it won't be long before you smash that sub 35 minute 5K time.

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Than you, AlMorr πŸ™. Yes, I’m getting closer to that 35 minutes! 😊

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate10

Nice one Jools and we'll done on another PB πŸ˜¬πŸ‘

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Thanks, Ian πŸ™πŸ‘

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10

Woo-eee!πŸ™ŒπŸ’« I think that’s just one brilliant 7k run. One run, with a short walk interval. The distinction of 5 and 2 is just in the mind and/or your (changing) expectations. And we can reframe the latter as on-the-hoof restrategising. The crucial important mental energy involved in the latter is probably why there wasn’t much space left for dynamic arithmetic.πŸ˜‰

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

Thanks πŸ™. Yes, when in doubt, run like hell πŸ˜‚

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate10

Wow! Lovely negative splits Jools! Isn’t it great when you can make a decision mid run and go for it πŸ‘

...and another PB πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ₯‡You’re defo a Local Legend in my book! πŸ†

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to LottieMW

Haha, thank you πŸ™ 😊

Littleoyellow
LittleoyellowGraduate10

What an uplifting week you're having Jools 😁 all that distance you've accumulated in your legs is paying off in those 5ks πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ congratulations πŸŽ‰

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Littleoyellow

Thanks! Maybe I’m warming to 5K after all 😊

Littleoyellow
LittleoyellowGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

It's all part of the mix πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10

That’s awesome, you really are speeding up, and you did another couple kilometres at the end, bet you feel pleased with yourself

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Speeding up was definitely a surprise, but welcome! Definitely going slow and longer on my next run 😊

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

I ran 5k in 40.44 minutes once back in the autumn but can’t get near it any more

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

You could if you trained specifically for it, but I don’t think it’s your priority 😊

I didn’t think it was mine, either! I got sucked in for a few days 😊. Obviously the break did me good. I shall leave 5K alone now and normal service will resume. πŸ˜‰

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Hmm I probably would if I lost some weight, I no longer own a pair of jeans that goes all the way up, I fast and I eat fresh food and I know exactly how to lose weight but it’s stubborn

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Difficult if you’re cooking delicious food for someone who appreciates it!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Of course that’s it!!! Poor Willow, no more roasts

πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

Nothing to do with giving up smoking and everything tasting so much better

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Haha, I’d forgotten you gave up smoking as well!

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

I never forget it, Willow smokes but I never will again, i vaped for 3 years 8 years ago and put on a stone I never lost it when i went back to smoking I gave up 13 months ago and put another one on (sighs) πŸ˜‚

Littleoyellow
LittleoyellowGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Keep going with the Michael Moseley Sola πŸ‘ have you got the Fast 800 recipe book? It's worked for me and Mr LOY has the delicious meals with added carbs πŸ˜πŸ˜‹

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Littleoyellow

I haven’t got the recipe book but i’ve gone back on the IF diet, a few days off work and extra sleep has helped,

Thanks for your advice. I will get there πŸ˜€

Littleoyellow
LittleoyellowGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Sleep is always the best medicine isn't it πŸ‘ and time off your rewarding but stressful work. Best foot forward with the running, and never stop patting yourself on the back for quitting smoking πŸ‘

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Littleoyellow

Thank you i won’t

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate10

You are simply smashing it at the moment! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Better get those PBs in on the flat, whilst you still can πŸ˜‰

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Thanks. You make a valid point! I don’t want to overdo the fast running, though - next run will be slow. 😊

AndrewJR75
AndrewJR75Graduate10

Look at those splits! Go on Jools2020, smashing it!

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to AndrewJR75

Haha! Yes, 2 of those splits start with a 6!!

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate10

You are doing fantastic Julia and looking amazing!

Well done on another 5K PB of 35:41 πŸ‘πŸ‘β­οΈβ­οΈπŸ…πŸ…There is no stopping you!! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Thank you so much, Rebecca πŸ’•

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

You are smashing it Julia x

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