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Morning run (without the colleagues!)

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Who is this person?! I got up and out before 6:30 for a run round a playing field πŸ˜…

Back to my usual plodding speed but that was fine by me - the first five minutes were hard but I got into my stride after that.

And running on grass is so much trickier than running on tarmac - my trainers dragged with every step so clearly I don’t lift my feet up enough 😁

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Well done you! Up early and running out of choice! πŸ˜€

I agree about grass. I can’t afford to go much slower (🐌🐌🐌), so I try to avoid it if possible. Short grass is ok, but like you said, the longer stuff impedes the running stride! That’s no good, I personally need all the help I can get! πŸ˜…

Happy running! πŸ‘

southlundonGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

I had planned to go out at 7 but I woke up early so was out by 6:20!! I'll be shattered tonight given I'm working 14 hour days this week...

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to southlundon

Even more impressive then! πŸ‘

Well done for getting up and on it so that’s commitment! πŸ‘

southlundonGraduate in reply to Little-runner

I'm just enjoying running again! All these flat routes are spoiling me though, I'm going to struggle next week back in my hilly home :)


"I'll come running with you. It will be good to have some company. I run at 4minute pace, but you'll be able to keep up. We'll run 10km as I'm training for an ultra."

Glad to hear that you went on your own. ;-)

southlundonGraduate in reply to MarkyD

You should write a post on different types of runners! :D

And yes I enjoyed my own company and music.


Good job. Different surfaces do take some adjusting too, I don’t like tarmac and love grass. Good that you got to your pace again after your unplanned speed session!

southlundonGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

I suspect if I started out on grass I'd have learned to lift my feet up more! But I think it's better for the joints than tarmac isn't it?

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to southlundon

It is, but I think modern shoes have narrowed the gaps.


Fantastic southlundon!! Best kind of running there is! Good on you!! πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

southlundonGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fab :D I'm sure the running will help when I'm working late tonight!

I prefer tarmac but grass is a gentler surface for the old joints. I alternate depending on how achey I’m feeling. It’s good to alternate surfaces as apparently it activates different muscles and builds strength. Who knew ? πŸ™„

southlundonGraduate in reply to Pippatong

That's really interesting - I was certainly having to concentrate more on the bumpy playing field this morning. :)

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