W8 R1 in 31 mins!

I left work early today to try and beat the dark but didnt expect to have to be running for the train due to miscalculating the time and then for the bus at the other end - not so easy with a heavy bag, jacket, everyday clothes and boots on! Recovery time was good though considering it was over 3/4 of a mile to the station....I had a few aches in my thighs by the time I got in but I was determind to go out and my gear was all laid out on the bed ready for me so no shying away from it!

So, straight in and straight out again and I decided to do some laps round the park, hoping I wouldnt get bored with it especially on a 28 min run. Well, far from it - it went surprisingly very well and despite quite heavy breathing I managed to keep going for 5 laps and when I checked it was 31 mins....Yowza Baby!! It was, and still is, a brilliant feeling as this is the longest I have ever run without stopping - EVER - and I am over the moon!! I got that extra push from somewhere and it was most welcome!!

Lets hope R2 proves just as good....


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7 Replies

  • Well done you! That's great! Good idea to have your gear ready and not give yourself the option to sit down first!

  • Thanks Gridlet! This is one tactic I use to get me out the door and if I sat down (other than to put my socks on!!) there would be no moving me.....

  • Well done, that's great, and TWO runs in one night ;-) I'm sure I would have had to stop for a cuppa

  • I know vixiej! If I had stopped though it would have been so hard to go out plus I was racing against it getting dark which I dont like running it........

    Thanks for the encouragement and I hope your grad week is going well. Not long now!!

  • Well done you SBG356-you sure got your runs today-brilliant! :-)

  • Only just spotted this blog Sue, well done you 31 minutes!.. I long to be able to that time.. Hopefully by Christmas! Jxx

  • Course you will, long before then! You never know what you will achieve next week -graduation week can you believe?! I still can't .... xx

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