Turned out like Forrest Gump - I just kept running !!

Had a great run Saturday morning.

I'd planned to run for 36 minutes as I am now following the BUPA 10k plan.

Well it was a nice morning and I was feeling good so I just kept going....

I ran for 45 minutes and covered, wait for it........... 7.04km !!!!

I was staggered ! I also felt that I could have kept going as well but had to stop as I had a big golf day ahead of me !

Was that smart running that far ? I was having a good time, with good music in perfect running weather and the mood just took me.

I felt very satisfied but tomorrow I shall be running for 36 minutes unless..........

6 Replies

  • Good for you, be steady though, sometimes our brain has more confidence than our legs can muster. However, when we really feel good, sometimes just need to go with it, fantastic achievement 😊

  • Well done Richard, you did amazingly well!

    I'm sure you know that you're pushing the envelope, but an additional 9 minutes is unlikely to spell disaster. At least as long as it's only the odd occasion.


  • Well done Richard. I think what you did was fine, as long as you felt good during and after. The first time I ran 10k I hadn't intended to; I was attempting to reach 8k. When I got there I still felt good, so I carried on, just like you.

    Just be careful.

  • There is a recommendation that you do not increase your weekly mileage by more than 10%. This is normally added to one long run per week. It is of course only a guide but can help you to not get too carried away and helps to minimise the injury risks.

    You sound as if you are only too aware of those injury risks and will take it steady. There is nothing like a bit of enthusiasm and we are all capable of much more than we believe, but it is certainly safer to take the slow progress route. keep it up and you will be at 10k in no time at all.

  • Thanks for your comments.

    I am fully aware of not pushing too hard, too soon but I was having such a good time !

    I know I need to run for 36 minutes tomorrow and not get too carried away BUT at least I now know that it can be done !!

  • Carpe diem and all that. It sounds like you saw your moment and grabbed it with both hands ( Or feet!) Yes, indeed I think you did the right thing, just as long as you don't expect to do it every time, which you clearly don't. Congrats on a great time, very well done xx

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