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Running with a moonlight shawdow

PetrinaB
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W7R2 with an almost-full moon to light my way. I faltered for a few seconds in the first couple of minutes but kept going. Just! Having said that, I just checked it through a map thingy and I did 4.4km, including the 5min warmup walk but not the cool-down!

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Sadie-runs
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Lovely! You are a night runner! I get to see the moon in the mornings. 🌝

I find the first 5 mins of every run a mental challenge, but after that, I find my pace and ease into it. Takes time for the ole oxygen to flow and reach your legs. (Note: not science, just me guessing πŸ˜€) Good work, keep it up! πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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PetrinaB
PetrinaBGraduate
in reply to Sadie-runs

Night running is the only way I can stop myself overheating... hot flushes are my companion!

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done that lady.

The moon is pretty spectacular here tonight, I agree.

I remember in my first winter of running, heading out into the black morning, with black long sleeved top and gloves, long black leggings, black buff and a headtorch and wondering if the police would actually believe I was an innocent runner, rather than a cat burglar or peeping Tom.

I have never burgled a cat or peeped a Tom in my life!!

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Richard7
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in reply to IannodaTruffe

Is that why some runners wear such bright colours!!

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PetrinaB
PetrinaBGraduate

Ooh! Just checked mapmyride and it seems that 5min walk + 25min running was enough for me to cover 4.4km. Is that β€œgood” pace?

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jojo2178
jojo2178Graduate
in reply to PetrinaB

That is a good pace I believe, well done!

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Cornet-Carolyn

That's a brilliant distance, well done on keeping going πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Razouski

Excellent distance, but don't get caught up on distance at this point in the programme, it's an achievement in itself to run for 25minutes. You're doing so well. That podium is not far off. πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

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johnm12
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Nice... Presume you listened to "I'm being followed by a moon shadow"

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to johnm12

Cat Stevens sang Moonshadow back in 1971

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Razouski
Razouski
in reply to johnm12

I thought you might have listened to Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield with Maggie Reilly (1983 possibly, I vaguely remember).

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PetrinaB
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in reply to Razouski

I did think of it!

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