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An early morning sunrise 4k

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I woke up at 05:30 this morning and just had to run !

Yesterday was too foggy here and the day before was too wet and miserable, so today was the day !

Out of bed 05:45, glass of water and kettle on !

Popped my head out of the door whist waiting for the kettle and decided yes, thin shorts and thin running vest would be fine !

Tea made , drank , little room visited and kit on !

The usual pre run faff and out of the door at 06:40

My last 2 runs had both been 3k after a couple of running breaks , so on this one I decided on the NRC 4K run .

My only objectives were to stay comfortable, enjoy it, and again run negative splits , I managed all 3 !

The first K was a nice plodding 7:52

It naturally wanted to be faster but I resisted the temptation.

On to the 2nd K which has a slight long decline and let the pace creep up a bit , I was already starting to warm up and the run was feeling good , this came out at 7:35

Around the corner and onto the uphill section towards the church , this is where my pace can drop off if I'm not carefull but I managed to still pick it up and this Km came out at a nice 7:28

A few dog walkers out this morning and we all exchanged greetings as we passed each other but I didn't see any other runners πŸ€”

On to the 4th and last K which is where the sunrise picture was taken

This is undulating and a tricky one to maintain a consistent pace but happy that it came out at 7:06

Walk back home , another glass of water and kettle on again ,

Stretches done , Misty the cat fed , breakfast and shower later !

That was a nice steady and enjoyable run!

Happy running ! 😁

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WoollyweaverGraduate10

That sounds a fab start to the morning. What a joy to see that sunrise after the fog 😎.Impressive splits, especially on the uphill section πŸ‘

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Woollyweaver

Thanks πŸ˜πŸ‘A most enjoyable run !

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OldflossAdministrator

That sounds like a really enjoyable steady run and what a great start to the day too! Well done you !

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Oldfloss

Many thanks , it was so nice and part of my Gradual return after my hip niggles πŸ˜πŸ‘

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IrishprincessAmbassador

There’s nothing like a gorgeous sunrise to get you on the road 😍

Well done you, now you can feel smug the rest of the day ☺️

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks IP 😁And yes , always feel smug after a run 😬

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Jools2020Graduate10

Ooh, Ian, what a lovely run and a great start to the day! Wonderful to run in that early morning coolness and a fab pic of the sunrise! Hope the hip continues to behave πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Jools2020

Thanks Julia ! Yes, perfect conditions for me !

I'm trying to do more strengthening excercises recently as I think it all stems from a weak core !

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Are you doing β€˜strength and flex’?

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Jools2020

No , mainly elbow and side planks , and there's a James Dunne 12 minutes program I might start doing in addition πŸ™‚

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nowsterGraduate10

That's something I haven't yet done: a dawn run. I've done plenty of runs at sunset, but it's not the same.

Well done! And negative splits. πŸŒ„

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to nowster

Many thanks πŸ‘Yes, it's definitely my favourite time to run , but as we know , the negative splits get harder beyond 5k 😁

Here's the full pic of the sunrise

Sunrise
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BlackScorpionGraduate10

I only ever did a morning (dawn) run 1 time and that was 5 or 6 years ago. It felt fabulous, but I just can't get my ass out of my bed early enough for it now. In the week I have to get up at 5:45 for work, so even earlier to fit in a run is a big no no for me. And in the weekend I am so happy to be able to sleep in, that I refuse to get up before 7:30 - 8:00 at which time I definitely need breakfast...

Misty has grown (ref. the picture of the horse)

πŸ€ͺ

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to BlackScorpion

Yes, I remember you said you get up early for work !And I certainly understand you wanting to lie in at weekend πŸ˜πŸ‘

Haha, yes if Misty grew that much she would struggle to get in the cat flap 🀣

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GrannyhugsAmbassador

What a lovely early run, well done you. Have a great day. Happy running πŸ€—

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Grannyhugs

Many thanks , relaxing in a bubble bath now with yet another mug of tea 😬

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Delly-dotGraduate10

A very successful run on all counts and a beautiful sunrise πŸŒ…. Perfect start to the day 😊

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Delly-dot

Thank you ! And yes, most enjoyable πŸ˜πŸ‘

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Curlygurly2Graduate10

Super run. I did a wee 3 K this morning too, I'd forgotten what a nice distance it is. You can push it a little it if you like without getting worn out.

Mine was a bit later than yours, I'm a very slow starter in the morning, but it was gorgeous just the same.

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Curlygurly2

Yes, I like 3k and 4 , and they are great for getting me back into it .I do notice that Mr Garmin prefers 3 over 4 😐

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Curlygurly2Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

I've dumped my Garmin Coach plan, so this was one of the first without that tyrant on my back, and I loved it.

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Curlygurly2

🀣🀣🀣

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LiflufGraduate10

Can't think of a better way to start the day. And to catch such a wonderful sunrise too. Great!

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Lifluf

Thank you and yes the sunrise was spectacular πŸŒžπŸ‘

Love the meandering story and thaa as nks for sharing with us πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ’•πŸŒ» πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Kes101

Thank you πŸ˜πŸ‘

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ComfortnotspeedGraduate10

Such a beautiful run report. An inspiration for tomorrow morning πŸ˜€

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Thank you πŸ˜πŸ‘

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FrencGraduate10

Ah well done Ian! Sorry for the late reply, my app keeps misbehaving and I have to delete it and reinstall. Anyway, if you just had to run, then it sounds as though all’s right with the world 😊. Brilliant 🀩.

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Frenc

Thanks ! πŸ˜πŸ‘Unfortunately the duvet Gremlins got me this morning 😐😴

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FrencGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Ha ha yes, they occupy a section of my duvet as well on occasion! Little so and so’s. Can’t beat a well-earned lie-in though 😊.

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