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Gentle run turned into a 10k run

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After what seemed a very long week I decided to go for a long run. It’s a sunny day but feeling a bit cold so I thought a gentle jog to see where it takes me. I picked an hour run from NRC and coach Bennett to guide me on my way.

I headed of to the seafront and was soon warmed up. It’s lovely running on the prom with the smell of the sea and a nice cooling breeze so I just kept on running. Before I knew it I’d ran 5k so I headed back inland and ran along some roads until I can to a road I recognised and headed for home.

As the 60 minutes was coming to an end I looked at my watch and realised I wasn’t that far off 10k, I was feeling strong so I carried on running and ended up running 10k in 1 hour and 6 mins. I felt a little tired with 500m to go so I hope I don’t regret it tomorrow 😀

Have a great weekend everyone 😁

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Congratulations to you GBFC on running your first 10K in a very good time of 1 hour 6 minutes, to get your graduation badge and the words Graduate10 next to your username leave a message in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked April Graduate10 Homepage and tell the administrators that you have ran your first 10K.

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Instructor57 profile image

Congratulations on your first 10k 😁👍👏👏👏

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GigglyBFCGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Thank you 😊

Doris8 profile image

Very well done on your 10 km great time as well. Was that run with your new shoes? Hope your feet is better🎉👏👏

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Yes my new shoes are great, no pain in my feet anymore but I have a few aches lolGood luck with your vaccination next week, I hope you don’t have an adverse reaction 🤞🏻

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Doris8Graduate10 in reply to GigglyBFC

Thank you😀

sparky66 profile image

Congratulations on your first 10KThat's a great time 🏅

And how lovely to run along the seafront 🌊🐚

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GigglyBFCGraduate10 in reply to sparky66

Thanks! I think running by the sea is my favourite run. I live close to the South Downs and I will be running around them when it gets a little warmer. I need to do a bit of planning and make sure I take everything I need, especially food and water 😀

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sparky66Graduate10 in reply to GigglyBFC

It's my dream to run a sea restrictions are easing I can plan 🙏I bought a new run belt which can fit a small water bottle and a pocket Which could fit a snack bar or similar 👍

Frenc profile image

What a great run, well done! I think there was something in the air today, it was smashing out. Great job GigglyBFC 👏🏼👍😀🏃‍♂️😊.

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GigglyBFCGraduate10 in reply to Frenc

Thank you, I think the sun shining and the cool temperature helps 😀

Lizcanrun profile image

Well done! It sounds like a lovely run too. Hope you don't get any niggles 😊

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GigglyBFCGraduate10 in reply to Lizcanrun

Thanks Liz, not feeling too bad. A rest day today and a short run tomorrow 😀

Frizzbomb67 profile image

Congratulations on your first 10k 🥳👏🏻👏🏻 🏅 I did my first one on Thursday but it doesn’t sound as nice as yours 😂😂. As a townie I’d love to run along the coast 🌊. I breathed deeply in petrol fumes and grime 😂😂. Great time too.

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GigglyBFCGraduate10 in reply to Frizzbomb67

I don’t like running by roads because you can smell the exhaust fumes. Congratulations on your 10k, what’s your next goal?

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Frizzbomb67Graduate10 in reply to GigglyBFC

I’m going to consolidate at 10k for a while. I find running longer distances difficult mentally as I get bored 😂 I’m going to sign up for the Vitality 10k in May spurred on by CounchPhoenix. Why don’t you!

Congratulations! Hope you’re feeling good today (a day later).🙌👏🙌👏🌟

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GigglyBFCGraduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

Thanks. Just finished a round of golf and my legs are feeling a bit ache-y 🤣

Ooo. Relax. Lie on the floor with your legs up the wall for c.10 minutes. Might not solve things, but it’ll make you feel good.

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GigglyBFCGraduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

I’ll try that later, cooking risotto at the moment 😋 thank you for the tip 😀

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