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A 10K afternoon plod ๐Ÿ˜

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Instructor57Graduate10
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So my last run was a short one of 3.5K , so today was either going to be a 5K or a longer run so I set off not really sure how far I was going to run .

I wasen't even sure what to wear on this one as it was quite dull when I went out but I opted for shorts and a short sleeved top.

I actually felt a bit chilly as I left the house on my warm up walk but soon after starting to run I was just fine !

The toxic 10 was there at the start so that didn't help me decide how far to go but at around 10 or 12 minutes I was feeling more settled.

I was on my usual route and got to around 3k and decided then that I would go longer than 5k so I carried on to 7 then decided I would do a 10K or 12K

It was feeling good at this point but I had absolutely no idea what my pace was like as I had not been watch watching , just counting the 1K Buzzers ๐Ÿ˜

Luckily, I also know the route very well so know how far I have run even without my watch ๐Ÿ˜

At around 8 or 9K I was noticing a very slight ache in the bottom of my back , nothing much but just something I was aware of so decided almost straight away that I would not push on past 10K.

It didn't get any worse so I just kept the pace low and plodded on to complete another 10k.

Looking at my time after the run it actually looks almost an identical time to my last 10k the run before last ๐Ÿค”

So back home , drink water , stretches done and a big mug of tea ๐Ÿ˜

Happy running VRB's ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

Oh, I recently found a picture of Misty my cat which was taken at 7 weeks old , the one on the right is now almost 7 years old ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜บ

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Couchphoenix profile image
CouchphoenixGraduate10

Well done Ian, another nice 10k under your belt ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธI went out in a short sleeve top today too and found it a bit chilly until Iโ€™d warmed up. My eyes and nose were running, I looked like I was crying ๐Ÿ˜ญ.

Nice pic of your your cat Misty, looks very content, I bet sheโ€™s spoilt rotten !

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Couchphoenix

Thanks ๐Ÿ˜

Yes it was a bit chilly at first ๐Ÿ˜I also had the runny nose haha ๐Ÿคฃ

And your right , Misty is spoilt rotten ๐Ÿ˜บ

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Birdlady64Graduate10

A solid 10k there Ian. Well done, but watch that back. Hopefully there's no lasting after effects.Your cat looks cuter now than when she was a kitten ๐Ÿ˜บ

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Thanks , and for your concern ๐Ÿ‘If feels fine now to be honest so fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž

And yes, Misty is very cute ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜บ

Hope your still improving ??

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Yes not too bad thanks. I spoke to my Physio on the phone yesterday evening and felt pretty upbeat about things afterwards.

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Oh that's great ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ‘Any timescale for running again ?

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

I'm really sorely tempted now, but he said to wait a couple of weeks, so maybe in about 5 days time?

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Ahh ok , ok I'm sure it will be worth the wait , so glad your on the mend though, we are such complex machines really aren't we ๐Ÿ˜

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WillowandSolaGraduate10

Oh your photos make me want a kitten oh dear, But the run is impressive, I love those decide as you go runs and hope to get back to one soon

It sounds great and Iโ€™m glad your back isnโ€™t too bad

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Haha, yes she is an adorable cat ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜And today's run was always going to be a 5k or more , just decided whilst in motion ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

And feel fine again now ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Thatโ€™s good to know that you feel ok now. My old cat ran over the rainbow bridge early February and we miss him so much

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Oh no, so sorry !I lost the one I had before this one and I was without for ages , I said I wouldn't have another but then I couldn't resist ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜บ

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Well Iโ€™m holding out for next year and retirement really so iโ€™m home all day to play with it

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Well, you can look forward to that then ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜บ

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Jools2020Graduate10

Well done, Ian, a great 10K under your belt! Good, solid run. I like deciding as I run what the distance is going to be! You did the right thing in taking care when you felt that back pain.

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Thanks Julia , yes i like the make it up as you go runs , my last run was short so today needed to be either 5k or longer ๐Ÿ˜.and yes , I won't push it , it was only a slight twinge , nothing much but I'm very conscious of the twinges these days !I'm fine now ๐Ÿ‘

Hope your getting settled in now ??

Peter44 profile image
Peter44Graduate10

Another nice, quite comfortable run Ian, hope that back pain keeps quiet, we have a very similar pace i think, unless your holding back on it for now. Great to go out, and just see how it goes before deciding how far to run, and still sounds strange for me, saying oh, might do a 10/12k today ๐Ÿค” my longest for a while has been 7, really need to get a 10+ in soon!

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Peter44

Thanks Peter ๐Ÿ‘And no, I'm not holding back , that's really about my natural pace , though I do try to keep the longer ones a little slower .

I've wanted to get back to 10+ for a while now my longest was12 and that was quite some time ago now !

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Peter44

Oh, and yes the back/hip is fine thanks ๐Ÿ‘

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Peter44Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

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Dups profile image
DupsGraduate10

Great run. I think itโ€™s the best idea to decide as you running how far you will carry on. Iโ€™ve only ran 10k twice. I canโ€™t decide if I enjoy 10k or if itโ€™s just the challenge I enjoy๐Ÿค”

Anyway fab run for you today. Cute kitties ๐Ÿฑ

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Dups

Thanks , yes I know what you mean about enjoyment or challenge ๐Ÿ˜

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LiflufGraduate10

Nice cat pictures instructor57 and nice run by the sound of it. Shame we have to contend with the toxic bit at the beginning. Sometimes I think it influences me to do a shorter run than I should but, at the moment, it's just good to get out in decent weather.

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Lifluf

Thanks, and yes , the weather's certainly helping ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

Now63 profile image
Now63Graduate10

Well done on you run again and smashing time. Iโ€™m out this morning. Should have gone yesterday but sang and played guitar and recorded instead.๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽธ So to day will be the first run of the week for me.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Now63

Thanks , ooh I sometimes have guitar and recording days ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ‘

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Now63Graduate10

I sing and play etc most days. Whatโ€™s your genre ? Mine is folk and I like to sing Robbie burns . Also I have a tendency to put my own take on some songs.๐Ÿ˜€

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Now63

I'm more into progressive rock , a life long Pink Floyd/David gilmour fan ๐Ÿ˜

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Now63

Here's my favourite guitar ๐Ÿ˜healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Now63Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Nice guitar! I have only two. Both Fenders. One of which is electro acoustic guitar. Both of them are parlour guitars.

An image of pure music joy with guitars ,amp and mic .
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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Now63

Nice ๐Ÿ‘I have a Taylor 6 string acoustic , and a couple of cheap ones and a epiphone 12 string acoustic

Toxic 10... love it. Iโ€™ve not been running long but Iโ€™m glad to hear that this is quiet common. I thought it was just Me!!!

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Tansycat

Yes the toxic 10 is well known and very common I runners , Google it ๐Ÿ˜

Ooh right , I will

Ps love your cats

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to Tansycat

Thanks , it's the same cat of course taken 6 years apart ๐Ÿ˜

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BlackScorpion60minGraduate

Well done, that's another 10K dusted and done. Good for listening to your body. Make sure to rest sufficiently. And such a cute kitty-cat. I have 2 myself, a 15 year old and a (guessed) 12 year old.

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to BlackScorpion

Thanks , and yes I won't push it ๐Ÿ˜Haha one cat and two chicken's here ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”

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58soon60minGraduate

Aww ... I love a cat picture! And congrats on your surprise 10k. Just goes to show how your mind can adjust even during a run. When I'm not really in the mood, I'll remember this post to remind myself anything is possible!

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Instructor57Graduate10 in reply to 58soon

Haha, yes I always love a cat picture ๐Ÿ˜บI'm beginning to enjoy making my mind up as I go now , it seems to work for me .

I tend to go out with a minimum distance in mind , that way I'm never disapointed ๐Ÿ˜

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