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W4R1 - mmm slightly embarrassing

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Ok super quick post tonight.

Decided to do my 20 min run on the disused railway line (now a proper tarmac path no πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚) as it's shady.

Lots of other runners, dog walkers etc enjoying the warm evening. Approaching a lady from behind, guess I'm about 20 ft away when she looks over her shoulder at me. I jokingly said "is it my heavy breathing that gave me away?" "No" she replies "i'm hard of hearing but I could feel the vibrations from your running" 😳 guess I'm not kissing the pavement with my twinkle toes more 🐘🐘🐘🐘 herd to elephants 😬

Slight problem in that legs refused to obey brain signals to slow down. My 2nd km was a minute faster than first and was still getting faster at the end of the run. So maybe stampeding elephant is more appropriate πŸ€” 🐘

Maybe the new shoes really do make you go faster πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” need to rediscover my inner snail πŸŒπŸ’• before Thursday!

Happy running folks xxx

Ps seems I can't do a quick post πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

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Laurzmum profile image

Always love your posts. Getting faster as you go - impressive regardless of the vibrations. πŸ˜‚

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JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to Laurzmum

Aww thanks x

I'm going with UNM suggestion that she had heightened senses. Maybe it's her super power? πŸ€”

UnfitNoMore profile image

Don’t worry about the vibrations... she obviously has heightened senses (or was having a laugh) what matters the most is how the run felt. If you hadn’t have known your pace would it have felt wrong? I only check my watch these days on my long run... some other runs are faster than others, but at the same effort level. While my plans give me a target pace, it’s really all about effort levels.

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JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Tbh effort level was just in the uncomfortable zone. It's like my legs said ok Tuesday is 15 min day, let's go! Trouble is they hadn't read the plan was 20mins πŸ˜‚

My app tells me my current pace every 250m (too ensure I don't go too fast!) but I thought it was wrong as I was under tree coverage and it sometimes tells me random sh#t but NRC app agreed so must be right. I was pleased with the run. Can't believe I can actually run that fast!

Oh and definitely taking the heighten senses thing. That absolutely must be the answer πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

backintime profile image

Well if she isnhard of hearing she absolutely has her other sentences heightened

Jell6 profile image

I'm impressed you could speak to her!😊

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JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to Jell6

I hadn't even thought about that. You've cheered me up πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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Jazzyrunner profile image

Made me laugh so much! I think she must have secret super powers 😁

PS just looked back at your other posts and now I have shoe envy! 😍

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JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to Jazzyrunner

Trouble is both pairs are the same so last night I ordered some bright orange shoe laces to go in the new pair. πŸ™ˆ

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JazzyrunnerGraduate in reply to Jogunlikely

Ooh nice! I’m trying to be sensible and go for a reasonable price rather than my favourite colour - but what I really want is turquoise!

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JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to Jazzyrunner

Lifes too short to be sensible! Have turquoise and enjoy them πŸ˜‰

SeeJillRun profile image

My legs do that too! It’s good to know it happens to other people too. And definitely go with the heightened senses, it absolutely makes sense. Enjoy the rest of Week 4!

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JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to SeeJillRun

Thanks Jill you too x

Katnap profile image

It was quite quick.... πŸ˜€

Topcat09 profile image

Ha ha that was funny - thanks for sharing

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JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to Topcat09

You're welcome πŸ˜‚

RunRunRun13 profile image

Ha ha ! Love your posts....good vibrations 🎢

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