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Post-grad run 8 - 6k! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate
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The heatwave is still in full swing here and I set off on my normal 5k route down in the valley. To be honest I just wanted to get it over with as it’s so hot. Plodded along the valley waiting for Garmin to buzz as each km passed by. At 5km I was almost at the end of the path, but still feeling ok so I turned around and ran back in the opposite direction until I got that 6th buzz. Yay! Not exactly fast at 47:53, but that's the longest & farthest I've ever run. I vividly remember how hard it was to run for 1 minute when I started this thing in May, so I frankly find this quite hard to believe!

C25K is truly amazing!

P.S. can anyone tell me why my legs won’t tan? πŸ˜‚

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Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

My legs don't tan either! It is very odd! I've got brown feet and white legs! Well done on the run! In the full sun!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Maybe the legs haven’t got the energy left to change colour as well. Good run... within 3 months, very impressed.

A-ma-zing Mike! 6k is colossal! Very well done!

No tips for tanning your pins though ...... πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜…

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Well done on the run and with your backpack too!! πŸ‘πŸ‘ 😁 I couldn't bear that weight or restriction πŸ˜•

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I hate it to be honest, but I have little alternative as I need to carry wallet, keys, water, phone etc. It only weighs about 2kg but I'm going to get something running-specific to replace it

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to telford_mike

Good idea. It looks huge! At least a running specific pack would be lighter and probably much more breatheable πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Maybe something more like this

salomon.com/uk/product/trai...

On sale just now too

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Wow, Salomon offering a discount? Nice pack too!

Denovo
DenovoGraduate
in reply to telford_mike

I have an Armpocket (armpocket.com/) for my phone, which also takes keys plus it will easily take a credit card and a Β£5/10/20 note if I think I might need money. I don't carry water with me on runs as I've read that it isn't all that necessary for shorter distances I do right now. However, I do have a nice slim water bottle with strap that would not be too awkward to carry if I did want to have it with me (amazon.co.uk/dp/B01L76TI6W)

In previous attempts at running, I've tried various backpacks and a bum bag, but am far happier without either if at all possible.

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

Wow! that's brilliant Mike - well done!

MatildasPb
MatildasPbGraduate

Well done Mike!

Your legs are obviously moving too fast for the sun to catch them.

Looks like a beautiful place to run.

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate

I was thinking of you when I tackled my β€œhill” this morning. I live in East Anglia!! Turns out it was only my head that thought I couldn’t do it! Well done you

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

If you find out..let me know.. !

great run though and great photo :) x

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Yes you’re moving them too fast!! πŸ˜‰! Brilliant Mike! Well done you!! Great time and in the heat too! Nice photo as always! 😍❀️

Well done you!!

Pancakes
PancakesGraduate

Wow that’s amazing - I’ve really taken a backwards step in the heatwave - now I can only seem to manage 10mins then have to walk for 5 then run for 5 etc! It’s so depressing - I can cycle 20miles no bother but running... 😭 still trying though! You look great in your pictureπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ - keep it going- well done πŸ…

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate
in reply to Pancakes

Thank you!

Manxmezzo
ManxmezzoGraduate

Fab! I had a similar moment when I was planning on running for 30 minutes this morning, felt ok and then thought I'd keep going to 5k and then still felt ok so kept going for another couple of minutes to 40 minutes. Such a good feeling when our bodies kind of surprise is by asking for a little more! (Ps - I also have a backpack!)

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate
in reply to Manxmezzo

Glad I'm not the only one carrying ballast!

Manxmezzo
ManxmezzoGraduate
in reply to telford_mike

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - mine has my dog's harness and lead, water (for the dog) and poo-bags (also for the dog πŸ˜„) and very little for me!

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