Target distance✔️ - very happy me😀!

Target distance✔️ - very happy me😀!

Training for the Great South Run 10 mile in October continues, and I hit my target distance today! Chuffed and proud to say the least! Set off planning to do 13k+ and with a wish, maybe the full 16k. As usual I set off a little quicker than I should have done, but later settled down in to a steady comfortable pace. I ran with food for the first time today, thinking that maybe a 10 mile run needed more than water and a little respect. Took a Nature Valley Oats and Honey bar with me, which I broke bits off at a couple of points along the run when I was taking water. I think there is a skill to eating, drinking and running at the same time that may take some time to master! However, I do think it helped sustain me - I remember looking at my Garmin at 7.5k and having a sinking feeling that I wasn't even half way! Clearly the gremlins were trying to latch on and I quickly reminded myself that runs don't work like that, one tough kilometre does not necessarily lead to another I reminded myself. This seemed to kick them in to touch and on I ran and ran until the magic number was in sight, my Garmin bleeped and my first 10 miles was in the bag! Phew! Portsmouth, I am coming to get you😀🏃🏻!


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  • Nice! Let me know if you manage not to choke while refuelling and running, I am great at the choking bit or having to do the last couple of miles with stuff coming out of my nose (it was some kind of blackberry raisin type thing 0/10 do not recommend)

  • Brill Sandra well done you!!


  • Thank you!😀

  • Did hull marathon relay today third leg brill day enjoyed!!😃😃🏃🏃

  • Fab! What does that involve?

  • Well basically it's a marathon. Split four ways so 4 people each do a certain distance then tag each other at the end of their run the distance was 7 5 miles for me the others did 6. 7 and 5.5 miles making 26

    Great fun and brill weather to boot


  • What a great idea!

  • Wow that's fantastic, well done you! Assuming the course is the same as the last few years, the six mile mark for the Great South Run is directly outside my flat and the finish line direct across the road!! Will be watching and cheering you on. :)

  • Ha ha! I will remember that on the day melly4012! Thank you🙂

  • Yes do! If I'm not on the road outside I will be cheering you on from the top flat next to the marker!! :)

  • I will wave frantically in your general direction (if I have the strength!😮)

  • Well done and good time - not long to go now.

  • Thank you☺

  • Well done Sandra. That's quite some running! Are you feeling confident about the race?

  • Er, I'm not really one for feeling confident!😮 But I do feel prepared and excited - is that near enough?!

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