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Gone With the Wind W6R1


I wasn’t looking forward to today’s run - so many folks have said week 6 is a toughie after the exhilaration of a 20 minute run in wk5. But.... Thank you Hector! 😄 I felt really stiff & awkward on the first interval, but the second one - wait..what? Where did that 8 mins go..? And the other 5..? I’m lucky enough to run in amazing Scottish scenery and was so exhilarated by the strong gusts & flying leaves that the minutes slipped by unnoticed. So *that’s* what running’s all about 😊😊😊 I know there are good runs & bad runs but by golly the good ones make it all worthwhile. Enjoy your runs today folks xx

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well done to you Captain compass, I went a walk this morning on my rest day and Hector is playing havoc, all those leaves being forced off the trees, I did not see any fallen trees but no doubt there are a few about, good luck with week 7

captain_compassGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr! Yes we have a few trees down here according to our chatty postman 😄


So true! 😃

I was out with the dog, getting buffetted and having dust blown in my eyes. Really gusting at times. The dog seemed not to notice 😃

Running or run/walking in lovely scenery is great at distracting us 🙂

captain_compassGraduate in reply to misswobble

Absolutely! Simple pleasures 😊

misswobbleGraduate in reply to captain_compass

Running suits me. There is always something to see, even when the scenery’s not all o ‘that. You see so much more from a two-legged vantage point. It’s free too

New places means new runs, which gives away-days or holidays, a whole new perspective.

Seeking out new routes is fun. I often recce them beforehand with the dog 🙂

captain_compassGraduate in reply to misswobble

Good plan! We’ve just moved to new area so every run’s an adventure. It’s a great way to get to know all the wee quiet back roads 😀


Sounds great!

I also did W6R1 today and did struggle for some reason, thought it wouldn’t have been as bad as W5R3, shame the wind hadn’t been behind me pushing me on!

captain_compassGraduate in reply to Joyceys

Lol yeah how does that work..? I had the wind in my face on the way out AND on the way back! 🤔🤨😄

It sounds like you really did have a good run. Yep, the good ones make the others all worthwhile. 😀

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