Second 5k run: First outing for the new shorts... - Couch to 5K

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Second 5k run

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
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First outing for the new shorts. Photo attached after complaints yesterday 🀣

This is the first time I’ve run without Lycra undershorts as the new shorts have a mesh lining (as found in men’s swim shorts). Wow. What a difference. So much more breezy.

This is the first run where I’ve set out to do 5k - last time happened by accident because a 40 minute run was so close to 5k that I carried on.

So this is the first time I walked 5 mins then ran 2.5k away from my house. No Toxic 10 today, gremlins manageable.

I rounded the bend that is usually in the final few metres of my 4k run and I had this weird sensation, like a piece of elastic around my waist and attached to my house was reaching its limit.

I just kept wanting to turn back and I spent a full 0.5k checking my watch, half going forward, half leaning backward, feeling a bit confused and lost. I reached the point where I had mapped the 2.5k to be and it wasn’t. More confusion.

Finally the half way ping happened. I rewarded myself with an emergency Haribo and turned for home.

Running back was much harder than usual. My legs were at familiar parts of my route but they had done a full km more by the time I was there. Sirens Hill is always a struggle - especially as it ends with a really long false-flat - but today I was finding it harder.

Right leg started playing up a little. Calf niggly, thigh near the knee making itself known. Apart from that felt like I could run on and on.

My time was 44 mins dead, 45 seconds slower than last time. That was slightly disappointing but I think the confusion thing nearing halfway had a lot to do with it. I’m certainly not unhappy - that is only my second ever 5k and I will trade fast times for avoiding toxic 10 and gremlins every time.

A lot has been written over the past week about the support of this forum and the virtual friendships formed among us all sharing this challenge and succeeding together. I know I wouldn’t have made it this far without that support. You are a special bunch.

Whatever run you have next, enjoy it x

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Someone's forgot to shave legs πŸ˜‰πŸ€£πŸ˜Š

Shorts look fab jay βœ…

Fab run πŸƒtoo I'm sooo catching up to you πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Kar43

I knew there was a reason I was slowing down. β€œChase me”!

πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ............ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Kar43
Kar43 in reply to Jay66UK

I'm on it πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ πŸƒ.....πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Kar43

Men don't need to shave their legs

Kar43
Kar43 in reply to AlMorr

Jay does once a year don't you jay

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Kar43

Nah. A blade has never come near them. Nearly had a nasty accident once when I had sunburnt legs and confused the Veet for aftersun. Fortunately the smell saved me.

Kar43
Kar43 in reply to Jay66UK

Oh god lucky there jay.

I must have got you confused with someone else on here who definitely said they shave once a year πŸ€”πŸ˜Š

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Kar43

(I sometimes lie 🀣)

icklegui
ickleguiGraduate in reply to AlMorr

no-one needs to shave their legs!

amanda2463
amanda2463 in reply to AlMorr

Says who???πŸ˜„

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Very well done! πŸ˜„

A new route to go with your splendid new shorts might sort all those β€œWhy are we here now?” feelings. πŸ˜ƒ

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Elfe5

One change at a time πŸ˜‰ I wasn’t even certain my legs would work in different shorts!

The psycho games our head plays with us! Well done for the WIN!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Great pikkie... maybe a tad too much info' about it being breezy!!!

Very well done... a good run ... ( don't be disappointed though with timings).

You are still a newish Graduate... and you are doing wonderfully... One of the best things you can do is just to run out and leave all your tech behind... except your watch...just run, let the legs find their happy pace and run until you feel you want to stop :)

That line..

"...felt like I could run on and on."

That is the happy pace.... and it is awesome:)

Runs for pure joy I call them :)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

But, but how will I know my pace 😳

🀣🀣🀣 I hear you. I think I’m still a bit terrified of overdoing it, as I’m still too porky, or under doing it and slipping back towards the couch.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Jay66UK

Well just run nekkie...for the odd run here and there...we won't let you slip anywhere πŸ˜‰

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

πŸ‘

Loving the shorts. Don’t be disappointed with your time. Every run moves you forward in one way or another, even if not in terms of speed. You are doing brilliantly and your posts are always great πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to owmeknees

Thank you - that’s good to hear.

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Great shorts and great 5k!! πŸ˜ƒ

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Ang33333

Ta!

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

What a pair of pins! You’ve been keeping those a secret! Sleek, muscular and athletic I’d say!

I too am a big fan of the wind beneath my undercarriage. I have never been confident enough to go commando but if you will, I will! πŸ˜‚

Great run! 5 k is a big win. Times not important. πŸ˜ƒ

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to _SimonT_

Cheers! I discovered (after removing them) that the shorts have two large mesh panels down the sides. Everything discrete and hidden and all but it’s no wonder they are so cooling.

They are perfect summer shorts. And, with my usual Lycra under them, they will be good for winter as they are reflective. Happy shopper.

amanda2463
amanda2463 in reply to _SimonT_

I feel a tadge queasy

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to amanda2463

πŸ˜” sorry

amanda2463
amanda2463 in reply to Jay66UK

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ it was simons comment that almost finished me off 😘

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to amanda2463

😜

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate

Great stuff Jay66UK another 5k under your belt, not to mention the new shorts!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Berksrover

Cheers.

Woohoo look at those legs!! I had my extra long legs out today too - too hot to be self conscious. Great run Jay!! You are doing brilliantly. πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼😍

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Cheers! I’m embarrassed to say it but I don’t recognise those slim legs as mine!

They are a great pair of legs!! Where is the wolf whistle emoji when you need it?? 😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Shame the rest isn’t as toned. But I’m working on it!

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Looking good Jay. Well done on another 5k!! You are so right a very special community!! :) :)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Lorijay

Thanks - it was a really enjoyable run.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Must have been the "breezy" effect !! :) :)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Lorijay

(Self-censoring. Resisting the urge to crack the obvious rude joke. Must put the phone down right now.)

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Great control Jay :)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Lorijay

Your the third woman in my lifetime to say that 🀣

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Jay66UK

πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

DeeRunning
DeeRunningGraduate

Oh well done on your deliberate 5k! Love the shorts (and legs! And smart trainers!) and the breezy element must be gratifying (?) in the heat. So pleased you didn't fall by the wayside in a molten puddle! You are running so well, great time, great run, inspiring mate πŸ‘

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to DeeRunning

Made a huge difference to having to peel off Lycra undershorts. I just don’t know how ladies manage to run in so much cover-up kit.

DeeRunning
DeeRunningGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Ahem, the *frozen* lycra undershorts. Research stalled before it even got off the ground! 😟 Gutted. You were my only hope lol.

Yeah I've thrown all self consciousness out the window. Shorts n vest the only way to survive. I don't know how others do it either, although ultimately it has to be what you are comfy in and what you get used to.

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to DeeRunning

Ah. I’d forgotten that mission. 😳

I’ll put a pair in the freezer now and report back later.

DeeRunning
DeeRunningGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Inquiring minds want to know πŸ€“

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to DeeRunning

How long does Lycra take to freeze?

DeeRunning
DeeRunningGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

For the first time in my life, Google was unable to answer the question! But I now know more about pants than I really need to know 😲

I would try soaking them and pop them in overnight? πŸ˜‚ Or would that risk ruining them? πŸ’£πŸ’₯

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to DeeRunning

I’ve stuffed them in dry. If I soak them they will freeze in the shape they are squished into my (overly full) freezer.

I need to stop buying food!

DeeRunning
DeeRunningGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Oh my, this is hilarious πŸ˜€

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to DeeRunning

Results posted.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to DeeRunning

Actually lolled there! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

MelsieJay
MelsieJayGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

πŸ˜‚

Hidden
Hidden in reply to DeeRunning

And now the number of inquiring minds is growing...

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Hidden

Results posted.

sallenson
sallensonGraduate

Are the shorts dirty? Or is that a design? Glad they allow sufficient ventilation of the Crown Jewels tho :-)

And how lucky are you to be able to run on carpet! Wowsa.

And on the 5K? Chuffed for you. Don't fret about time. Time will come down when you're stronger.

So. A bit of speed training. Jay the Fartlekking Demon? :-)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to sallenson

Currently built for comfort.

And stuck in second gear.

(Wasn’t there a song linked to some old tv show along those lines?) 🀣

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Woooooh go Jay! Great run! A proper runner in all the gear too! 😁❀️

sallenson
sallensonGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

It's a shame we didn't see the bustier/fascinator combo tho. It sounded awesome from the website that Jay was stalking....

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to sallenson

I went with the princess cone hat and net veil this time. The fascinator kept picking up Sky Sports and interfering with Spotify.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to sallenson

Maybe next time! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

Brilliant well done you and don’t worry about the the time! Glad the breezy shorts helped πŸ˜‚

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to WineLover99

Thanks!

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate

Excellent work Jay! You're so right about this forum too x

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

Awesome effort- those shorts look great! Well done!

Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate

Great post, fab photo and a brill run.

SandieF
SandieFGraduate

Breezy! Commando! Under carriage! πŸ™‰ *sticks fingers in ears* Lalalalalalala

πŸ˜‚

The shorts look great Jay πŸ‘. Gorgeous legs 😚< wolf whistle emoji? And excellent run. I have my 33 min run today and hoping to hit 4K 🀞

And yes, I absolutely love all my new fwends too! 😘

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to SandieF

:::blush:::

SandieF
SandieFGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Ooo just realised I will be road testing my new shorts today too. I’ll get back to you on the breezyness πŸ˜‚

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to SandieF

Photos obligatory...

SandieF
SandieFGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

😳😱

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to SandieF

Sauce. Goose. Gander.

SandieF
SandieFGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Yes, and if you could add a photo to a post I would but it would mean a whole new thread sooo πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Well done! I enjoyed running in shorts too!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Excellent!

JennyH10
JennyH10Graduate

Great run Jay and cool shorts too.

I totally agree about preferring a slower time to fighting the toxic 10 and gremlins, especially in this heat. I did my 6k with that in mind on Thursday, so slow but loved it.

I’ve been thinking about getting some running shorts for a while but now I’m definitely going to get some! 😎

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to JennyH10

Good. I think we need to start a bit of a revolution and get ladies away from hiding their legs. It’s just too darned hot.

JennyH10
JennyH10Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

It really is, I was sweltering in mine the other day πŸ˜…

MelsieJay
MelsieJayGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

I run (...ran and will run again) in shorts. Dreadful sight but it’s my Christian duty to make the rest of the world feel good about themselves when they saw this old heifer blubbering along πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

MelsieJay
MelsieJayGraduate

He is gradually revealing himself bit by bit. Met the shoes and kit. Two views of the legs ...We will see the face next!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to MelsieJay

Click on the photo next to my name.

Hello!

MelsieJay
MelsieJayGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Dur πŸ˜‚ blame it on the moonboot!

MelsieJay
MelsieJayGraduate

Oh and well done on the run too!! πŸŽ‰

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Well done Jay, and the shorts (and legs) look fabulous! I was inspired today to go out an buy shorts and a hat. Mine won't be breezy sadly as have built in lycra undershorts. Couldn't risk chafing with a loose design I'm afraid. They have a very pink pattern on (bordering on unicorns) so don't think I'll be winning any fashion contests but they will match my very pink trainers πŸ˜‚ Happy running x

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Saartjie

Ahem. Picture?

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Haha! I have yet to go out for a run. Waiting for it to cool off a bit. Patience my friend πŸ˜‰

Myrar
MyrarGraduate

Well done jay ...Fab 5 k ..You are doing brilliant ...I feel I'm so far behind everyone now ...No consolidation runs yet ...Love the shorts btw ..What's this about freezing items lol 😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Myrar

You aren’t behind anything. You have your own journey.

Freezing: I’m easily led!

Myrar
MyrarGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Your totally right 😊

icklegui
ickleguiGraduate

Great post and great run. Relatable description of that piece of elastic attaching you to your starting point! I've definitely got one of those. Gotta let it out a bit longer from now on!

Oh, and great shorts / legs! Though I think enough people have told you that already :D

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to icklegui

Thanks.

And a man can never have too much flattery, especially when dumped for another bloke.

icklegui
ickleguiGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

ooof. Well, I'm seeing plenty of flattery on this thread :) . Keep running - it doesn't half make one feel better :)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to icklegui

Agreed 😜

Very retro punk 😘

QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate

Great photo & great run - well done πŸ‘

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