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Stunning day for a toxic ten!

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southlundonGraduate

A combination of a sore throat, runny nose, STRONG headwind, uphill route and not having run for 9 days (work - and if I'm honest, the weather - got in the way) made for a hard going first ten minutes. My legs felt like they were wound tightly, if that makes any sense? I was still glad to be out but I thought it wasn't going to be a record-breaker today.

But of course, the track levelled out, my legs relaxed, I looked about me at the gorgeous scenery and with some good music I settled down. I had a new long-sleeve running top on today which I'm glad I used as it was a bit nippy in the stiff breeze. Perhaps I'll look into some running gloves...?

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Sounds great.

No need to break records every run, just appreciate the beautiful surroundings that your ability enables you to enjoy to the fullest.

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southlundonGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks. And it always amazes me that half an hour rushes by so quickly and that I’ve run the whole way, up and down hills!

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Good run. Looks like my kind of place, just on the grass for me... hurdling sheep 😂

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southlundonGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

😂 If I tried to jump those sheep it would certainly end in tears!

What a stunning location for a run!!

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southlundonGraduate in reply to boniobiscuits

It just about makes up for the hills 😅

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Craftysue66Graduate

Sounds amazing. The main thing is you got out there and enjoyed the experience

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southlundonGraduate in reply to Craftysue66

You’re right - I’ve never regretted a run!

Wow amazing location. I hate starting out on a run, heavy legs and very slow start pace even if I run every day, so you are not alone. Sounds like you enjoyed it so well done.

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southlundonGraduate in reply to Agelesslass

Thanks Ageless 😀

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katsheareGraduate

My running gloves (and hat) were godsends last winter, and will be coming out soon, I think (except that we're meant to be up to 20 today, what?!). Get ones that are meant for running or cycling, so they don't make you too warm 15 minutes into your run!! Jealous of your location, even with the hills!!

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southlundonGraduate in reply to katsheare

Which gloves do you have? I love autumn but there is just that little nip in the air :)

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katsheareGraduate in reply to southlundon

I have Ronhill. I like that they have reflective bits as well :D

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