10k Training Update - Epic Run 10k achieved

This morning I got up and was hoping to wear my new very expensive new trainers however having walked around in them in the house last night have realised the left one rubs my big toe. I put a plaster on my toe and thicker socks but was still aware of the rubbing this morning so decided to change back into my old faithfuls.

I decided to do the same route as last week but in reverse. I basically go straight down an extremely steep hill and then sweep round the bottom of the ridge I live on and then come up an extremely steep hill on the other side. Last week if you remember rightly I didn't run up the hill and stopped at 5.5 miles. This week I decided to run the hill and see how far I could go (this is someone who while doing C25k would wince at any slight gradient) I gritted my teeth and ran the whole third of a mile up the hill. My knee was a bit sore when I reached the top but decided to ignore and keep going by the time I had reached my front door all knee pain had gone and I had run 6.2 miles (10K).

If anyone had told me that I could have run this distance and felt comfortable doing it a month ago I would have laughed.

An just to add to my epic run I have now lost a whole 13 pounds since 1st September - I put most of this down to the amount of running I am doing. I am not really on a strict diet just being a little more aware of what I am eating and portion sizes.


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9 Replies

  • WELL DONE!! You must feel great ( and knackered!)

  • Brilliant achievement - on the 10k, the hill and the weight loss!! You have every reason to feel chuffed and smug (there are a few of you at the moment!!!) :D ;)

    I would suggest taking the shoes back to sweatshop under their guarantee if they are rubbing as that's the last thing you want from your shoes. I have luckily never had this problem with any of mine - all 4 pairs!!! Well, how can I resist the sales!!!! :)

    Well done once again!

    Sue x

  • Fantastic stuff. Great to see all these 10k runs coming in one after the other. The hill is the challenge I'm sure: I have yet to find the one I am going to have a go on. Most of my area is pretty flat and I tend to stick to that. Cheers.

  • Fantastic news, what a challenge finishing on hill :-)

  • Very well done! Congratulations! I bet you feel amazing, you deserve a round if applause!!! :-) Gayle

  • Well done, what a fab achievement (actually, all 3 are fab!). whoop whoop :-D

  • Congratulations on completing your first 10K run and coping with the hill.

  • Oh my! Well done, that's awesome!

  • How inspiring! Congratulations, you!

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