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An unplanned 5k 😊😊🏃

So chuffed with myself as had certainly not planned a 5k as it was really cold up here 0degrees when I left the house but I'd only had one run this week & determined to get the second one done so after my granny babysitting duties I set out for my run at 4pm so getting dark! Anyway thought I'd take my dear friend Flossie 22s advise & just go for 20mins!! Better than nothing I thought😊😊anyway on "random" routes!! Just ran where there were lights & road😂 o and inclines!!! (Ok maybe not hills!) felt like hills though when I got to 20mins thought I might as well try for 30mins.... 3.5k... Then might as well do 4k ... & low & behold just kept running till 5k!!! 20secs faster than my first 5k so maybe only a little less but it's an improvement 😊 that's 3rd 5k & felt ok! What I don't understand is last run of 3.5k was hard going!!!!! & yet today easier!!! This running lark complicated😂😂😂happy running to everyone this forum the BEST!!x

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Congratulations SP on a brilliant run! You're quite right to feel pleased, 20 seconds is a great amount to shave off your last PB. Must have been the thought of chasing that mince pie that made you so quick! 😂 😀😀👏🏻👏🏻🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏻😀😀

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O it was trust me Flossie22😂😂you know me so well😂😂x

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Well done you!!! 20 seconds sounds like a lot to me!! Love the random route idea, I might try that later!!!

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That way you have no idea where the inclines are😂😂a wee bit of reverse psychology I think they say 😂😂😂I actually enjoy these runs as not boring I'm sure the folk that sees me are thinking I'm mad😂😂😂especially when I maybe go up & down same street 😂😂!! X

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I am used to people thinking I'm mad, so there'll be no change there then!!! 😂😂😂

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Well done! Was it frosty as the other morning I set out thinking I would run 3.5 miles, got to where I should of turned around and felt really good not at all feeling like I was running so thought I would try to do the full loop, low and behold when I got home and checked my Strava I had run 4 miles. The frosty beautiful morning just made me feel so good and made the run so much easier. I've run the 4 since and it's not as easy now, so it must be down to the cold.

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It's a strange thing the roads weren't white but 0degs& cars frozen but it was definitely easier than my previous run which was a hard slog!!! As I say running a mystery!! As roads not slippy it was a lovely run & layered so came home real cosy😊it was a thought going out as so cold but so glad I did! Again that's down to keeping in touch & reading everyone's posts as it keeps a lone runner"going!! 🏃🏃🏃😊x happy running!

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It is strange My PB for park run was done in minus temps. Been a minute slower since it has warmed up again.

Maybe running with additional purpose... to keep warm 😂

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You know that could be it!! It was a really nice run but thought to go out!!! Glad I did though😊

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Well done. It's great when everything just feels right like that. Maybe the colder temperatures suit you,

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Probably used to it as warmer in Elgin than it was in my home town Thurso away up in the very North of Scotland!! But it was nice 😊

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Hooray! Well done! That's brilliant, a personal best too! I gave myself a talking to yesterday after reading everyone's posts and decided to get out. Funnily enough I thought I'd just do 20 minutes but then I kept going - not as far as you, but did 4K. Felt wonderful afterwards just to have shaken away some of the demons! X

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Me too von99😂it's reading the posts that gets me back out there!!! Only on two runs a week prefer three but its a struggle time & cold!!! But we are out there !!! Happy running 😊x

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Wow, what a brilliant run! Well done, so happy for you. Isn't it lovely when things turn out unexpected and in such nice way. And a PB too! That's put those gremlins back in their box for sure. Keep going RB! xx

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Trying hard but first run I enjoyed for a while! Nice as it keeps you going!! 😊x

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Brilliant run! Well done🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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I wish i could "like" this post more than once!! Good on you!! Congrats!! x

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Ah thanks it felt good!! So keen to keep going😊🏃😊🏃😊x

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