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An enjoyable 2nd 10K and a new route

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate
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So i was bored with my usual route and decided to find another , thanks to Birdlady64 for putting me onto 'Plotaroute.com' i plotted one about 15 minutes drive away (in fact i used to live there when i first came to shropshire over 30 years ago)

i left home at 06:05 and drove to a little layby where i parked up and did my dynamic warm up and 5 minute brisk walk and started running at 06:30

the run started in a little place called 'Park Hall' which was a housing area for either the Army or Air force officers in the war .

it has now of course been further developed with some nice new prestige properties .

i actually use the area for my initial driving lessons as its out of the way and nice and quiet.

about 3K into the run i came into a little village called Whittington which was where i used to live, it has the remains of a little caste (in the picture)

The intention on this run was to go slow, but not at my MAF HR, i find that too slow so this was kept in zone 3 and 4

it was so nice to run somewhere else without the usual visual clues as to how far i had run .

the first 5 or 6K passed by fairley easily with the novelty of being somewhere else then once i was over the 6K i knew i would finish the 10

i felt a little stiffness in my knees at around 8.5K but this soon disappeared again and the run took me back into 'Park Hall' which was near the layby where i had left my car

so a really pleasant run, nice to run near where i used to live and an enjoyable 10K

The run took 1Hr 21 with an average pace of 8:10Km an elevation gain of 40m and an average HR of 134bpm

I think 10K is a distance i enjoy (for now) haha 😬

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Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate

Well done, Ian! You did say you were looking at a new route. Isn’t it great running in Zone 3, it opens the door to more possibilities. 10 miles, maybe? πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Jools2020

I usually run in 3 or 4 but yes, 10 miles is certainly in my thoughts 😁

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate in reply to Instructor57

10 miles! YES!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Roxdog

How can I not consider it 😬

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate in reply to Instructor57

I only started thinking about it the other day after MccHa mentioned it! πŸ˜€

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Jools2020

Yes, it was him who got be thinking as well πŸ˜‚

I will need to drive to Portsmouth haha

Wow you are doing so well πŸ‘ I will be just glad to be able to do 3 x weekly 30mins runs 😊

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to carolinestanford

And I'm sure you will !

(But probably then go more) πŸ˜‚

Pnegirl
PnegirlGraduate

Sounds like a lovely run! Great photo too πŸ™‚

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Pnegirl

Yes I enjoyed it thanks ! πŸ˜πŸ‘

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

Fantastic! Cracking that 2nd 10k is important I think! Sounds like a fantastic route, looks beautiful. I am also using the app to plan my next long run. I bet you'll feel great all day after that. 😊

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Roxdog

Thanks, yes I'm buzzin again !

Think I like 10k's (for now). πŸ€”πŸ˜¬

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate

Sounds a very idyllic place to run, nice pic too, and as you say not knowing the various points where you know you’ve reached a certain distance, does help a lot. I didn’t realise you were a driving instructor, I always though Instructor57 was a reference to a Fitness Instructor πŸ˜‚

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Yes it was fun πŸ˜¬πŸ‘

Fitness instructor no .

I have been a flying instructor and a driving instructor 😁

Gaily23
Gaily23Graduate

Sounds a lovely run. I was planning my second 10k this morning but am brewing coffee and procrastinating at the moment. Been having a bit of hip Pain and wondering whether a few days break may be better for me. Feels like I’m letting myself down if I don’t go though. My route is considerably less picturesque!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Gaily23

Sometimes the hard bit is making the decision.

But tricky if you have had pain , I know after 16 days off during c25k

Gaily23
Gaily23Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Tendinitis playing up a bit. Not too bad, iced it yesterday, may see how I go! πŸ‘πŸ»

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Gaily23

Yes, only you can decide how you feel ! Good luck 🀞

Tinytears60
Tinytears60Graduate

Looks so pretty Ian 😍

A nice change for you too- somewhere different mixes it up a little bit doesn’t it..

A fab 10k for you too πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Tinytears60

Thanks Jane , yes, I needed a change of scenery and it was nice to run where I used to live πŸ™‚

Nice running! So are you doing a mix of MAF and normal running?

I did my second MAF run today, and there were loads of fast runners out, so I struggled to resist the temptation to speed up.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Lookslikejames

To be honest I'm not going to stick to the MAF, I'm just going to stick to a conversational pace 😁

Lookslikejames
LookslikejamesGraduate in reply to Instructor57

I want to do that too but I’ve been seduced by the speed gains of MAF πŸ˜‚ I’ll just have to see how it goes but if I don’t get anywhere after a month I’ll go back to normal.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Lookslikejames

I'm a bit long in the tooth now to be seduced by speed gains πŸ˜‚

Just a sub 30 5k will do me one day 😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Oh how wonderful!! 🀩 And what a beautiful place to run 🀩!! I’m so glad you’ve found running somewhere new so enjoyable!! Well done Instructor57!! A fantastic 10k! 😁❀️

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you !

I will certainly run there again πŸ˜πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Oh I would certainly do that too!! 🀩🀩❀️

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Oh fantastic! Go you! πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ» A new route is often such a boost. πŸ˜„

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Elfe5

Thank you , and yes, the new route was well overdue 😁

MccHa
MccHaGraduate

Fantastic run Ian well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

We are moving forward and upwards 🀞🀞🀞 I like the forward planning / thoughts for the big 10MILES πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Nothing is impossible .

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to MccHa

I might have to take a trip to Fleetwood 😬

Feltip
FeltipGraduate

Loved reading that and fab picture too

Early morning start and new scenery πŸ₯°

Amazing to see how comfortable a 10k is for you and that you're even talking half marathons and marathons 😁

Well done you

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Feltip

Thank you 😁

Hmm..... I nosey in the marathon forum that's all πŸ˜‚

Don't think I would or could ever run 1 πŸ˜‚

Feltip
FeltipGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Never say never 🀣

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Feltip

Haha πŸ€”πŸ˜

Watch out for those pesky archers 🏹

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate

Sounds absolutely perfect!

Glad you enjoyed using the website I'm going to try using it to find a nice 3.5 and 5k whilst I am here in Abersoch

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to Birdlady64

Yes it was a nice route and run ! πŸ‘

Pretty accurate as well from the distance plotted on the site πŸ™‚πŸ‘

Brookjogger
BrookjoggerGraduate

Wow

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