Best run Ever

I had a great run tonight. 10k in 1hr 4 mins. It wasn't that it was particularly fast or far but more that right from the start everything felt good. I have been running 10k three times a week for the last few months now and I wish that they could all be like tonight's. Although I suppose you need the bad runs to help you to recognise the great ones. I hope Thursdays a good one too!

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  • Gosh that's a lot of 10k's. You must be well fit! I'm finding the journey to 10 k long and arduous and not made it yet. So, well done!

  • Thank you, I feel like I'm slowly getting there. Slow and steady is the best way to get to any target. Happy running

  • I second that comment!! Completed a 6.35 k today in 44 mins and really wished I could have reached the 7k goal. I guess it wasn't, to be today. As a new graduate how do you get there? Would love to hear your experiences. Happy long running:)

  • Thank you. When I first graduated, at the end of last summer, I tried to increase my distances far to quickly and ended up injured. Slow and steady is the way to go, push yourself a little more each week if your having a good run. I have also found that unless your unwell, do your run. It is very easy at the end of a busy day to think 'I will do it tomorrow' but often tomorrow doesn't come. Some of my best runs have been on these ' don't want to' days. You will run further in time but make sure you enjoy and celebrate what you have already achieved. :)

  • Well done. You must feel as fit as a fiddle.

  • I'm getting there. Definitely better than a year ago. I still have some weight to lose but I can't wait to find out what I'm capable of once that's gone

  • I can only dream of 10Ks. 5K, yes, but 10....a bit daunting. The most I have done is 6.5K (and there was a hundred yard walk through some sheep and highland cattle ~ on Dartmoor that may seem strange ~ in there too)

    I am very impressed (and just a tad envious) of your 3 x 10K. Is it all on road, or do you go on trails and tracks too?

    As the weather improves, and before it gets too hot, I bet you start getting better and better, and/or go further. Are you planing and half marathons etc? Please keep us up-to-date.

  • Thank you. It is mainly road running but now the nights are lighter I might head back to the beach. I actually like running in the rain but I must admit last nights run was in glorious sunshine and it felt great.

    I found the jump from 5k to 10k a bit tricky but small increases done regularly get you there.

    I am hoping to complete a HM by the end of the summer but at the moment I really enjoy my 10k's and the feeling I get knowing that I can do them relatively easily.

  • Keep enjoying your 10Ks, and good luck with the HM.

    Running in a light rain is wonderful, but if it's a choice between rain and running on a glorious headland with azure waves crashing below and the cry of gulls above, guess which I will go for?

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