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Still Consolidating - The Anatomy of a 30 Minute Run


The first five minutes- oh my giddy aunt, whose idea was this?

5-10 minutes- okay, try breathing like Laura said and get into a comfortable stride

10-20 minutes- now you’re talking. I’m running and not really thinking about it - my mind is clearing, my mood is lifting, I’m actually enjoying myself! I believe I can run forever 🙂

20-25 minutes - legs starting to feel tired, are we there yet?

25-30 minutes - did someone adjust my watch? This feels like the longest 30 minutes EVER ( usually accompanied by frantic tapping on my phone to check what Strava says)

30 minutes - Yeeeeees! Laura, I love you. I am invincible! See you again the day after tomorrow.

And repeat.....

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That pretty much describes most runs

Isn’t it great to be able to run for 30 minutes?

SpeedMaQueenGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

It sure is! Can’t believe how far I’ve come. Happy running 🙂

Well done. This made me laugh!


Ha ha your so right. 😊😊😂😂


Lol, great post. Sometimes the longer runs feel like forever but we get there eventually 👍🏃‍♀️


Lol that made me laugh! You are right! Hell what I also was thinking oh gosh hell it is but how I am going to do the 10K???lol. I just barely cover 4k in 30 minutes! Lol but you did it!

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