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Wake up run πŸ₯΄

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Imc50Moderator
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Twas warm out there this morning πŸ₯΅,

Minimal faffing today, quite literally I was out and running, just an hour after waking.

Breakfasted, stretched and hydrated ( more so as it's looking warm outside)

I wanted to run this morning, firstly because I needed to and I'd been toying with the old klms or miles, so after a Garmin twiddle out of curiosity I was plumbed into miles let's see......

My normal pre-run gaff time is about 2 hours, so running an hour after leaving the land and duvet was errr well, the legs felt clunky 🀨.

I knew the pacing I was aiming for a steady 9.30 per mile, easy enough!!! BUT I definitely don't like it, across the last 24 months or so I'm intune with klms this mileage lark is odd, I know it's a split audience but I'm switching back asap...

The running with the exception of a very busy towpath and walkers who definitely weren't for making space, was just the wake up tonic I needed, energized and ready for nightshift number 7....

Enjoy those Sunday runs you lot, be you graduates, current couch participants on your various weeks.

Keep those legs spinning πŸ‘

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LottieMW profile image
LottieMWGraduate

Well done...especially with night shifts factored in!!!

Our towpath is also a cycle path...cyclists are the *worst* ...bikes don’t seem to have bells any more πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

We were meant to have rain today here, so I went out at 9am in a mere drizzle, which stopped!

When I was just walking, I had Map My Walk set to miles...but embraced the metric once started C25k!

Imc50 profile image
Imc50Moderator in reply to LottieMW

Cheers LottieMW the cyclists are pretty good I find, and most will call out, or sound their cycles bell, but walkers especially the touristy ones ( aqueduct visitors definitely) will not share the towpath 🧐 I'll always try to make my own space

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LottieMWGraduate in reply to Imc50

Mostly regular walkers here...both with and without dogs. They usually step to one side for me...😊

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to LottieMW

Don't blame all the cyclists LottieMW, I have been cycling for what seems forever, I always ring my bike bell for walkers or runners, now that I also run I lookout for any cyclists behind me.

Over the weekend I have done all three disciplines, yesterday morning I RAN πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ5K, this morning I WALKED πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ 8k and early this afternoon I had a short BIKE 🚴ride and yes I rang my bike bell to warn several walkers that I was going to pass, all the runners I saw this afternoon were running in the opposite direction.

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LottieMWGraduate in reply to AlMorr

You are a very considerate cyclist...if only all could be like you πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to LottieMW

πŸ‘ 🚴

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GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to LottieMW

It's a tricky line the bell thing. I hate using my bell... it smacks of "get out of my way" when that's not what I'm trying to say so will try for a cheery "morning!" or "afternoon!" first. Sadly some "walkers" will not respond to anything, in fact have been known to make efforts to block trails even worse. Some runners using music can be oblivious to all forms of communication too. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

As a runner I often get accused of "sneaking up" on walkers and told I should have a bell... πŸ™„ I sometimes sing out loud to alert them to my presence or click my fingers like a pacing metronome as I approach, but again, many are lost in conversation and completely in their own bubble...

Imc50 profile image
Imc50Moderator in reply to GoGo_JoJo

We need squeaky trainers GoGo_JoJo , I'm thinking prototype involving a squeaky dog toy πŸ˜‹

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to Imc50

Yea... but NO! 🀣🀣🀣 I get annoyed enough if I can hear something moving in my pack... that would drive me insane!!!

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Birdlady64Graduate in reply to Imc50

Nooooo!!!!!😱That would drive me totally nutsπŸ€ͺ

I had a squeaky trainer once on a run through the woods. I thought it was an angry squirrel 🐿️ following me until I realized what it was! πŸ˜‚

LottieMW profile image
LottieMWGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I tend to scuff my feet coming up behind walkers...

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to LottieMW

I do that too, or make a point of rustling my arms in my jacket. Usually for nothing as they pay zero attention.

The best way I find is to simply join in their conversations! 🀣

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LottieMWGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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nowsterGraduate in reply to LottieMW

The problem with many psyclepaths is that their bells no longer sound like bicycle bells. Some are electronic and sound just like an alert notification on your phone. Some just do the tiniest "ting" and assume you've realised what it is and how far off it is. A "brrring" would be much more obvious.

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Indielass00Graduate

It was warm wasn’t it! Well done Imc50 . Bless you with the night shifts! 😞

Imc50 profile image
Imc50Moderator in reply to Indielass00

Warm was definitely the word Sarah πŸ₯΅, the breeze was barely a whisper it was so still.How's that revisiting the couch progressing easier second time around?

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Indielass00Graduate in reply to Imc50

I wanted to jump in the sea this morning after my run! πŸ˜‚It’s going well thanks. Loads easier thanks Ian. Started Week 4 this morning and saw Osteopath yesterday and she’s really pleased with all I’ve been doing πŸ˜‡

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Imc50Moderator in reply to Indielass00

Ohhhhhh a sea to jump in πŸ‘, my canal isn't that inviting 🐸🀣

roseabi profile image
roseabiAdministrator

Good stuff, and welcome back to Team KMs 😊β™₯️

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Imc50Moderator in reply to roseabi

Oh definitely Abi, not the greatest idea by yours truly πŸ™„, everything felt totally out of sync

tmbtrain profile image
tmbtrainGraduate

Love the way you do your photos. Really nice memory file of each run πŸ‘

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Imc50Moderator in reply to tmbtrain

Thanks tmbtrain I stumbled across the app and it's nice to share run stuff and it's a great memory device as you mentioned πŸ‘

play.google.com/store/apps/...

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tmbtrainGraduate in reply to Imc50

Thanks for the link. I've download and will have a look at it later. Cheers!

I'm toying between kms and miles too, interesting to hear it's a 'thing'! Will have a look around on the communities here for what people think... currently using kms but not sure I like it 😏

Imc50 profile image
Imc50Moderator in reply to D25K

Oh it's definitely a "thing" D25K I guess it's an individual thing, there's definitely more klms In a marathon than miles, but those klms they roll by quicker πŸ€“

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to Imc50

But the miles make more sense! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€£ I cannot cope with kms... which my hubby laughs at, as he points out, my truck is in kms...πŸ™„

Imc50 profile image
Imc50Moderator in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Ahhhhhhhh as soon as I got into mine tonight 🚚 I switched the display to miles 🀣

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to Imc50

It's so weird, I never do that (and get very annoyed if someone else does!) It's just a completely different thing, but miles on foot makes so much more sense. I was delighted looking at my satnav that over Xmas I ran the same distance as it takes to get from Chichester to one of my usual RDCs in Sittingbourne.... 🀣🀣🀣 so maybe I should measure in RDCs 🀣

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9weeks2RunGraduate

Well done Imc50 don’t know how you manage it being on nights omg night 7 I struggle with 3 night shifts!! Happy Running πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ…πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺ⭐️

Imc50 profile image
Imc50Moderator in reply to 9weeks2Run

Ahh but I guess my nights are probably perhaps easier than nursing nightshifts Rebecca ? I'm just sitting down pressing pedals and spinning the steering wheel thingy πŸ˜‹.........

Tonight's shift number 8 then thankfully I'm off tomorrow.......

May even summon up enuff energy for a run 🀞

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9weeks2RunGraduate in reply to Imc50

Night 8 πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ madness!! Hope your shift goes well and you enjoy your run πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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Imc50Moderator in reply to 9weeks2Run

Thanks Rebecca πŸ€“ so far so good

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FrencGraduate

That’s an impressive faff time! It takes me about 2.5 hours at the weekend to get out the door πŸ˜†. Glad the run woke you up. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

Imc50 profile image
Imc50Moderator in reply to Frenc

I'm putting it down as a one off Frenc I'm sure I'll slip back next time out 🀣

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