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Well that was not the plan!


I decided to try the intermediate run at the love running group tonight. I definitely chose the wrong evening to step it up!

It was the longest intermediate run they do.

It was hot.

There was 1km of continuous hill climb

I have first day period cramps down to my f@!*π¥% knees

It was going ok, I had a couple of walk breaks on the hill (Kms 2 to 3) and a quick dash into a KFC to use the facilities but I was feeling good. My breathing was fine my thighs were beginning to burn at just past 4.5Km but there was just a couple of short inclines and one decline in the last 1.7Km so it was all good.

Then at exactly 5Km with no warning I was doubled over bringing up the tiny bit of water in my stomach!!

My running buddy was great and helped got me drinking water and walking again. A couple of other runners in the group stopped to check we were ok before carrying on!

I walked to the end my running buddy refusing to carry on ahead and we did the 6.2Km (3.9miles I think) in 1 hour. We made it back with the last runner and back markers doing a sprint finish behind us so we had a good group ending together. There was also a small group of runners waiting for everyone to get back and cheering us to the finish 😁

I'm currently laid on the sofa, having had a cool shower and some pasta, with a pint of water. Feeling quite pleased that I made it as far as I did and determined that soon I will take on that loonnggg hill without walking.

7 Replies

Oh my goodness, you poor thing!! How are you feeling post pasta and shower? Better I hope. This heat is not for going uphill in! It sounds like you had a really nice running partner though, which is one positive from it all.

in reply to Rua8

Yes she's great. So are all the other group members. Lots of encouragement from the speedy ppl doing the 5 mile route as they zip by.

I'm surprising not discouraged as I know normally the runs that group do are less hilly and closer to 5Km so I can do them 😁 I'm feeling much better now thanks

in reply to Wanna-Be

Good to hear, definitely no point being discouraged by one bad run, just recover and get back out and you’ll have a nicer run next time :)



You went into a KFC and didn't come out with a bucket full of that delicious secret blend of eleven herbs and spices!?

I'm impressed - I could never have done it! :D :D :D

in reply to Julian1970

It was tempting but there was a line and I had a finish line to get to 😁


Well done for getting through that!! Sounds like too much heat and too much all at once 😕

Take it easy now but very well done 💪✊😁

in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Yes all of a sudden it was all too much.

I'm feeling fine again now and looking forward to a shorter one next week!

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