Consolidation Run 3 🌞πŸ₯ŠπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ: So after a good... - Couch to 5K

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LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate
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So after a good few runs where everything went well and came together, I guess it was about time that a more challenging run cropped up for me.

It was sunny, not particularly cold and I planned a pretty flat route... should have been perfect running conditions, yet today was one of those days where running just felt hard, my legs were heavy and I really had to fight myself to keep going until the end of the 30 minutes πŸ₯Š thankfully I did manage to complete the run and I’m glad I got outside and got some fresh air in the process. Running certainly has its up and downs!

Lots of water for me over the next couple of days to try and combat those heavy legs and onwards to the second week of consolidation runs next week. Fingers crossed for some more β€˜easy’/gazelle runs 🀞🏼

Have a good weekend all! πŸŒžπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Laura

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StoneDragon
StoneDragonGraduate

Well done LR πŸ‘ we all have those β€˜MEH’ runs sometimes, it’s what makes the gazelle runs even more special 🦌

You got through it with a great attitude and can chalk it up to experience πŸ’ͺ

Have a great weekend too πŸ‘

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to StoneDragon

Definitely agree! My lucky streak may have run out but it’s not all doom and gloom, it will make the next good run I have an even better one for sure β˜ΊοΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Jericho2332
Jericho2332Graduate

Got out there and did it πŸ’ͺ🏻 not always the easiest, especially on a cold weekend morning! Well done on the run and fingers crossed for easier ones next week πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Jericho2332

It was like the β€˜toxic 10’ never came to an end! But glad I made it through to the end regardless ☺️

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate

So interesting; it seems these tougher sessions are all part of the texture, and even pop up when you least expect (perfect conditions). And - I’m thinking back to the MLK quote in acountycabbage’s photomontage - it will only make the good runs shine all the more! ✨

It’s inspiring that you completed your run nonetheless.

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to GailXrunning

That’s definitely a good way of looking at it Gail!! Here’s hoping some good runs are on the cards for next week β˜ΊοΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Bambi2020
Bambi2020Graduate

Well done for getting out and seeing it through- the gazelles must have all ran off these last couple of days as I felt the same on mine yesterday- felt like I was running and not getting anywhere. The cold has an affect on me too, gives you that slight ache in your lungs like what you get when your getting out of breath but your not really tired but it slows you down anyway. We’ll tick those runs off and get back to bouncy, energetic, gazelle legs next run 🦌

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Bambi2020

Thanks Bambi!! The gazelles are definitely elsewhere at the moment but am hoping we’re all reunited with them again next week πŸ¦ŒπŸ˜‚πŸ€žπŸΌ

I’ve definitely found the cold winds we’ve had recently an additional challenge, but we adapt and overcome πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Bambi2020
Bambi2020Graduate in reply to LauraRuns

We’ll maybe have to leave a carrot on the doorstep like we do for Rudolph at Christmas to tempt the gazelles back before a run! πŸ₯• 🦌

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Bambi2020

Agreed, and maybe a sneaky mince pie for me when I get back haha πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

nowster
nowsterGraduate

There are always days when it feels hard for no obvious reason. Keeping going under those circumstances is admirable.

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to nowster

Thanks Nowster! It was definitely one of those kinda runs today, glad I managed to push through it and not stop even though I desperately wanted to!!

Buddhagal
BuddhagalGraduate

Hi Laura runs, crazy isn't it how some runs seem so comfortable and others are so damned hard...and we may never know the specific reason?? But you got out there and stuck with it...that's a real victory ...you didn't give up. So well done you and I think you deserve a big pat on the back, or a double G&T, or whatever your tipple is😁😁. Good on yer. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™‹

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Buddhagal

It’s so strange isn’t it! Today just wasn’t my day for running it seems, but onwards and upwards ☺️

Love a G&T, but I’m opting for wine tonight 🍷 hope you have a good weekend!

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