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Did I really sprint?

Hours after my run today, I have realised that I really did sprint at the end. True only the last 30sec (ish) but it was a (proper) sprint - and it felt good.

Still cant do hills lol - well did a bit more than before so suppose that's what it is about but the hills not only make me out of breath (which is OK) but make my hips & back hurt, and I know this is because I lean forward with my shoulders hunched (not good).

Actually did 3/4 of the way round the park and was surprised when I got the "work out area" that I had got that far round. Unfortunately this is followed by the hill that I still have problems walking up so another turn round and run back down lol. Still I am getting a clear idea of how I will do the Race for Life.

PS whatever route I do, I seem to end up back either at the pond or "new river" ( a aqueduct built 1613) - drawn to the water lol

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Get you Mrs, sprint finish!

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Question of the day, was it in the new shoes? Did they give you sprinting wings, or was it pure unadulterated grit?

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Main feeling by then was that I was pissed off by not managing the hills, so grit I think but I like the wings on the new shoes idea as they are helping a lot.

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Just pretend that you just HAVE to catch that bus!!!! It's the last one for the night :)

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You mean better than running home? :p

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Love that flat out finish. Can't beat it.

It is amazing where it comes from isn't it, struggling along at the end of the run, then you see the finish line and kick off. Great way to finish a run. Well done!!

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Ty. Absolutely not planned.

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It's called "kick" - at the finish. I have found that I have plenty of it at parkrun each week - maybe because I tend to run fairly conservatively and don't usually push myself too hard. BUT - I have also discovered a lot of other people at parkrun who don't have any kick at all at the end. For some reason , it is not in them :)

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My main feeling as I remember was that I was annoyed/frustrated about the hills and a I will show you attitude

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