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two stops, a slide & almost a splash but what to do now?

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So W8 R3 made for an interesting one this morning! Having just moved house, I'm trying to discover new jalking routes and decided to try out a route along the canal today. What I didn't bank on (no pun intended) was how narrow & muddy it would be in parts! Unfortunately 10 minutes in a cyclist came hurtling towards me on a very narrow section, so I had to stop & basically stand in a bush so he could get past. Never mind I thought, I'll carry on, which I did until I hit a large patch of mud. So i then skidded towards the edge of the canal where a Swan had his beady eyes on me 😳so again I had to stop to regain my balance & gingerly walk round the mud to safer ground. I tried to up my pace for the remainder, in an attempt to balance out the stops. This seems to have worked according to robot map my run lady who said my pace was the same as my previous 2 runs, a sluggish but steady 7.52 per km. (unless the slide in the mud added some speed 😂)

Im not sure what I do now? I think the two stops between them totalled 60-90 seconds. Should I class it as completed and go onto w9 or redo the run? What would you do?

16 Replies

yeah you're done. Move on

Move on, swan incidents aren't normal.... So it's done and so are you with Week 8

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Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to Jancanrun

Thank heavens it's not normal!!

Yep, run done, move on. I fell flat on my face during w8r1 😂 but still counted it as complete.

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Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to Beatlesforever

Ha! Seems to be a week 8 curse then!

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ejvcrunsGraduate

Completed, move on!

Thank you folks, as per the advice I will take that as completed and move onto week 9. Crikey, it's the final countdown now!!!

Move on to your Graduation week😎..

Go you😊x

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Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Yikes, graduation week! 😨 Who would of thought? (Not me, that's for sure!)

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OldflossAdministrator

Move on... you deserve to..great post too.. sounds like my sort of antics:)

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Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

well you are an inspiration Oldfloss so that suits me fine! Although I'm starting to wonder if I'm really destined for rural country life, it's a bit of a change from where we were living before!

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Charlottefc87

I think you will get used to it... a few scares, from,startled pheasants..to the odd frog jumping round and in my case a very surprised badger.. these are the things you will learn to love:)

Seriously... there is some glorious running ahead of you...you are in the fortunate position of watching the year as it runs through the season, close up and personal...:)

Really, it truly is magical...and this time of the year...my favourite, despite the muddy bits:) is mind blowing... watching the colour change and feeling that slight chill in the air, as the Autumn gradually and beautifully, makes its entrance through the front door as the Summer, leaves, slightly blousey and bedraggled, through the back :)

You are going to love it :)

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Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you, I've always been a fan of Autumn so definitely looking forward to the runs ahead ❤️

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MummycavModerator

Yep...done...next run for you x

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Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you - hope the Parkrun went well this morning 😀

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MummycavModerator in reply to Charlottefc87

Absolutely brilliant thankyou...I've got butterflies so happy!!! X

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