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7.5K and a Local Legend πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10
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I’d decided on a longer run this morning, having already completed a 3.5K, and 2 x 5K runs since I started running again after a 3 week break. This would be a comfortable run. I was trying not to admit to myself that it was also to regain local legend status on two of the Strava segments on my run. I had been cruelly robbed of that status by another runner in my local running group! Time for action! πŸ˜‚

As I left the house, I noticed that there was a small package on my doorstep. curious, I took it back inside. One of the women in the village had left me a gift, a few chocolates, small bottle of Prosecco, a scented candle and a home facial. How lovely! It reminded me of things to be grateful for. I send her a message of thanks.

Off I go on my warm up walk, my route already decided by the segments. I start running steadily. I wanted to make sure I was warmed up properly if I decided to increase pace later. I fancy listening to music this morning; Abbey Road. Love that album, especially the medley on side two. Running steadily and enjoying the music.

I’m aware of a few twinges this morning, but they disappear as I’m warming up slowly. It’s definitely a slower run, I notice that my time after 5K is more than 40 minutes, but it doesn’t matter and I plod on. I decide to increase pace for the last kilometre. I had intended to stop at 7K, but I realised I was in the middle of a segment, so carried on for half a km even though I was tiring.

Run over. I’m pleased. I enjoyed the run and it went well. Back home, I smile when I see I have regained my local legend status and have a couple of chocolates with my coffee to celebrate!

Kilometre splits: 8:20, 8:25, 8:18, 8:03; 7:56, 7:37, 6:53

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Imc50
Imc50Graduate10

Well done legend great running Julia πŸ‘

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Imc50

Thanks Imc πŸ™ πŸ‘

Frenc
FrencGraduate10

You legend you! Well done Jools2020, what a great start to the day, and what a lovely neighbour. πŸ†πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜€

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Frenc

Thanks Frenc. Yes, it was a lovely thought! 😊

Beatlesforever
BeatlesforeverGraduate10

What a fab way to start the day and what fab neighbours you have! You're definitely a legend πŸ™Œ A great run for you and I couldn't approve more of your choice of music πŸ‘ 🎢😁

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

Thanks BF 😊 Of course, I though of you as I made my choice of music πŸ˜‰

Beatlesforever
BeatlesforeverGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

😍

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate10

Yaay Congratulations I am Very glad to hear you have regained your local legend status, how dare they rob β€œour” Jools of her crown πŸ‘‘ πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘

Oh Julia that is so lovely 😊 how thoughtful, enjoy your treats and wearing your sparkling crown.

Well done on another great run, fantastic distance.

You are amazing 😘❀️🐻 xxx

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Thank you, Rebecca, yes - how dare they πŸ˜‚

It was a good run and I’m gradually working up to longer distances again πŸ’•

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Fantastic stuff HM runner πŸ‘‘

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Ah yes πŸ’• I want to do that again! Might take a month or two. No rush x

9weeks2Run
9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

You are a legend!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

You are a legend Julia, how nice of that neighbour, great run, look at all those negative splits, each kilometer is a little quicker than the previous one. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you Al 😊. Yes, negative splits apart from that naughty second kilometre! 😬

Doris8
Doris8Graduate10

What a lovely thought and lovely neighbours you have. Well done as well on your 7.5 km runπŸ‘πŸ˜€

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Doris8

Thank you. It was a lovely thought and I’ve already eaten all the chocolates! 😊

Raisemeup
Raisemeup60minGraduate in reply to Jools2020

Jools that's an inspiration in itself if you get to have 2 chocolates afterwards!

I'm off out the door..... πŸƒ

Best wishes πŸ˜‰

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Raisemeup

Haha, there were about 6 and I’ve now eaten them all ! Happy running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Catho78
Catho78Graduate10

Well done on your long run. Enjoy your lovely treats, so thoughtful πŸ€—

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Catho78

Thank you - yes very thoughtful. Made my day! 😊

nowster
nowsterGraduate10

Running on your two local leg ends? πŸ˜‰

Nice sprint finish there, except... the last 500m was a little slower, wasn't it? That said, 7'09/km is still faster than the other 6 km.

And you if you look more carefully, you have two local legend segments.

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to nowster

I slowed down after 7K and I was walking before I suddenly realised I was in the middle of another segment. So started running again. There are 5 segments and (for now) I have them all 😊

nowster
nowsterGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

I have them all!

Does that merit an evil laugh? 🀣

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to nowster

Are you psychic? I was laughing an evil laugh as I wrote that πŸ˜‚

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate10

Well done Local Legend πŸ‘they should erect a statue to you in the local park πŸ˜‰

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Couchphoenix

Thanks CP, yes they should 😊

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate10

Nice one Jools , and re claimed your local legend status πŸ€£πŸ‘

You can relax now with chocolate,proseco and a facial 😁

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

I’ve already eaten the chocolate πŸ˜‚

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Jools2020

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate10

Brilliant! Well done you legend you! πŸ₯‡πŸ†πŸ‘‘

...and what a lovely surprise on your doorstep...how kind πŸ’•

Totally agree with your musical choice...just love that album 🎢

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to LottieMW

Thank you, yes it was really thoughtful πŸ’•

Peter44
Peter44Graduate10

Well done Jools, i was happy with your pace, till that last km 🀣 i think i understand the local legend thing, although not sure how to use the segment bit on strava πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Peter44

I was pleased with that last km 😊.

I think that people who pay for a subscription to Strava can set up sections (segments) of running routes. Then everyone who runs along that segment can compare times. A local legend has just run along that segment more times than anyone else! Nothing to do with pace.

You don’t have to do anything, if a segment is in your route it shows in the stats and gives you a time for it.

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate10

Hooray! The Queen is back and the crown has been returned to it's rightful owner. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

πŸ˜‚ I’m sure she’ll try and take the crowns back! (She stole 2) We belong to the same running group and it’s friendly competition 😬

Peter44
Peter44Graduate10

Just had a look on my strava, i'm not the harry potter legend!!! 🀣

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Peter44

You’ll have to keep on running that route until you are πŸ˜‚

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate10

What a lovely run for a Legend so good to retain your status, good spots too

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you, Sola 😊

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate10

That’s sure been a very stylish running comeback!πŸ’«πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

Haha, thanks! 😊

RacingintheStreet
RacingintheStreet60minGraduate

I think it’s always important to nip these Local Legend β€˜dethroners’ in the bud πŸ˜‚πŸ₯·. Mission complete πŸ‘Œ

What a very focused run , quietly kept to your plan and tweaked and adapted along the way .

Sounded smooth πŸ‘Œ

Unexpected thoughtful gifts are so good for the spirits too πŸ™‚

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to RacingintheStreet

Yes indeed, mission complete. I’m sure she’ll try to take it back 😬. We live in a small village with not too many running routes! The gift was a surprise and such a kind thought.

You legend you!

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to bbbonbon

Oh, most definitely πŸ˜‚

Hedgehogs123
Hedgehogs123Graduate10

Sounds like you do such good prep for your runs, mine are not so well planned!

What a lovely surprise though your little parcel of goodies, how lovely!πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‚

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Hedgehogs123

Mostly I have a plan, but my plans are often subject to change - like the last 5K I ran on Tuesday. It was supposed to be a 7 or 8K, perfectly planned πŸ˜‚ but in the middle of the run I could see I could be close to a 5K personal best - so I changed it to a 5K run and went for it!

Sometimes it’s fun just to go out without a plan at all 😊

The parcel of goodies was such a thoughtful gift and I appreciated it so much πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Back where you belong in the legend’s seat - go you!

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Slothgoesrunning

Haha, thank you! 😊

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