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I got my mojo back . . . . . Groovy baby, yeah!

Julian1970
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Oh yeah baby, it was really uncool yeah on Saturday when my groove just wasn't there. Crazy I know, but it went after my pull up at the 2k mark.

But, this evening I pulled on my best running shorts, tightened the lases on my (less than) gleaming white running shoes and slipped on my rather bodacious running top.

I then stepped out onto the rather groovy roads outside of Thirsk in North Yorkshire, where I find myself working this week, and set off on my five minute warm up . . .

Now time to get stuck in, YEAH BABY! Off I go at a rather subdued but steady pace, always thinking about that left thigh, that caused the grief on Saturday. Six minutes 25 seconds and 1k in, no pain, no twinge just comfortable running. So I up the pace a bit and complete k2 in 5m 48 sec. But then . . . who put that bloody hill there? Who put hills in Yorkshire, I mean that's crazy!

So I slow down and inch up the hill ever closer to the crest. . . . just a bit further and we're there. An easy jog down the other side, but then there's another one, bugger. Then it dawns on me, they'll be there on the way back too, seriously not used to this living in that world renowned epitome of flatness, Norfolk.

I hit the 15 minute mark and turn for the journey back and boy is it warm, 24 degrees and no breeze. The 3rd km gets clocked and we're back down to 6m 33s per km. It now starts to get hard. The first of those hill climbs and I feel the pace slowing again. Hill climb 2 and we're barely running at this point but we keep going and eventually the 30 minutes ticks over. Stop the watch, stop the GPS and we're done. Thirty minutes and 4.7k in the bag baby, no pain, discomfort or even the slightest twinge . . . . . GROOVY!

I'm one happy chappy, a big smile and I get my MOJO back . . . . smashing, YEAH!

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Millsie-J
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Blimey Julian that was a brilliant run..... as I read your post I was on that journey with you.

Time to embrace those hills methinks๐Ÿ˜€

Great way to re-find your mojo .

Julian1970
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in reply to Millsie-J

Will be glad to get back to flat Norfolk countryside Millsie, not used to these hills, even the little ones :)

Millsie-J
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in reply to Julian1970

You did it though.......hills are hard particularly when you donโ€™t run them often. You did a great job!

Julian1970
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in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you ;)

Brilliant Julian. I think the heat has been leaving many mojoโ€™s in a melted blobby mess on the floor. Welcome back to your mojo! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Julian1970
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in reply to Ripcurlrana71

I love the warm weather Ripcurl, but when you're running . . . . . not so much :)

Funny how weather is viewed so differently as runners hey?

Julian1970
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in reply to Ripcurlrana71

"It would be nice if it were just a few degrees cooler." Words I would never had said prior to C25K ;)

IgaT
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Great post, great run, great champ ;)

I was on those hills with you, oh man. Those distances and times are far far ahead of me, but you're brilliant. I am happy for your mojo to be back with you :)

Happy running!

Julian1970
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in reply to IgaT

Glad to have it back Iga, I certainly didn't want to prolong my stay on the IC and very happy with the times :)

IgaT
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in reply to Julian1970

I'm very happy for you. I know how hard sometimes it can be to find your mojo back after IC or any other break. So good for you! Enjoy your day!

Equi-geek
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Fab baby! Totally groovy!

Julian1970
Julian1970Graduate

You bet Equi-geek, my mojo is runnin' :D :D

Brilliant! Like you its flat where I am is flat, and I really don't want to run up/down hills yet!!

Glad to hear your leg is fine now, but please no pictures of machine gun jubblies (How did I miss those) ;)

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