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W5R2 completed (and drenched!!)

antonioa
antonioaGraduate

I decided to set off a little earlier and a couple of minutes into the 5-minute warm up, the heavens opened! Had I delayed my start, I may well have not bothered once I'd looked out of the porch. Nevertheless, drenched within seconds and on the basis of once soaked through you can't get any wetter, I carried on.

The first eight minutes' run was hard for the first two minutes but then before I knew it, the eight minutes were up. The second eight seemed easier; maybe because I'd "warmed up". So, one happy, drenched bunny and so, so looking forward to R3 and that 20 minute run :)

Stay dry, folks :)

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Jude1963
Jude1963Graduate

He he! 😂

But it was worth it obviously.

Look at you! Doing so well!!

First rain in weeks! Very welcome it is too! 👍🏼

antonioa
antonioaGraduate in reply to Jude1963

Thank you for your encouraging words. Rain definitely welcome but the timing could be better. I set off for work this morning in just jeans and a T-shirt. Then, it started to rain mid-morning and didn't stop until I got home, but not before my first drenching of the day. So, that's two soakings today, haha. It can only get better!!

Shakywakey
ShakywakeyGraduate

You are doing great. To carry on in that weather shows you’ve got the running bug 😁. Bring on the 20 min run 🤜🤜.

antonioa
antonioaGraduate in reply to Shakywakey

Let's hope I don't do down with a bug after all these drenchings!!

SANDI_runs
SANDI_runsGraduate

Well done on completing your run despite the weather. I guess all of us that are reletively new to running need to aclimatise to doing so in less favourable conditions as autumn will here before too long.

Look forward to hearing about your w5r3

antonioa
antonioaGraduate in reply to SANDI_runs

Thank you. Saturday's the day!!

Well done Antonioa! Very impressed! Good luck with W5R3!

antonioa
antonioaGraduate in reply to Languid_Lil

Thanks :)

Bandit14
Bandit14Graduate

Best of luck for run3 - you'll be fab😊

antonioa
antonioaGraduate in reply to Bandit14

Thank you :)

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Well done! I love rain - I'd rather be soaked by rain than sweat - either way I'm soaked 😂 Good luck with W5R3 - it’s a real milestone but you'll be fine.

antonioa
antonioaGraduate in reply to telford_mike

Thanks

I’m currently in bed psyching myself up to do that run. Conditions look perfect, not too hot, dry... No excuses!

antonioa
antonioaGraduate

Do it!!!

Did it!!

antonioa
antonioaGraduate in reply to RhianRoberts

Yay :) :)

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