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First HM run complete

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon

Hi all

Went out this morning in the frost to do a long run that I had put off from yesterday, having only ever done 17k in my prep for the Hastings Half next month I just kept going managing to do my first HM distance in 2:12:17. The last few k were a bit of a push but made it so now I’m happy as can be. I won’t do that distance again until race day as I don’t want to injure myself an have to miss it.😀

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Well done, and I hope to meet you in Hastings 😊😊😊

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Me too hopefully see you there😊

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Excellent run and a great time too 😀 that was a big jump from17k. Hastings herebyou come! 🏅

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Thanks linda9389😀

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperHalf Marathon

Well done, you know you can do it now.

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to Langley-Loper

Thanks Langley-Loper hope so 🤞😀

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

Hooray! All set for the day 😎

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to Sqkr

Hi sqkr thanks. yes I think so although I haven’t got my number yet 😀

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Runsome

Have you got it now? Mine came yesterday 😊

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Hi roseabi mine came yesterday too, makes it all a bit real now gulp🥴. 😀

Lordi
LordiMarathon

You'll know you can do it now, so that mental barrier is gone forever. Enjoy the run and don't go off too fast!

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to Lordi

Hi Lordi that’s good advice I do seem to get caught up with the moment and go off too fast. I will try and keep this in mind 😀

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreHalf Marathon

First 13.1... congratulations... great time too.

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks UnfitNoMore😀

Well done to you! Brilliant!

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thanks very much over61andstilltrying 😀

Agelesslass
AgelesslassMetric Marathon

That’s amazing Runsome. I will take this on as my inspiration as I’ve signed up for a half marathon in May, ran 10 miles last weekend, hope to increase to this mileage before my big dayso thanks so much Runsome.

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to Agelesslass

That’s fantastic Agelesslass . great going with the 10 miles. all the best with your training prep for your HM in May keep us informed how you go. Thanks RS👍😀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile

Oh wow Runsome, I am in awe! I’m living HM training and HM vicariously through you guys as that distance will never be for me, and I’m more than happy to support all my VRBs all the way. 😀

You go. You’ve got this nailed, and I bet it feels epic! 🏃‍♂️👊🙌

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Hi cheeky. I didn’t think it was for me either but here I am a bit achy but ok. I didn’t ever think I could do this but encouragement from mutleyshuffle and pianoteacher made me think otherwise and I’m glad I’ve signed up. The main thing is do what you enjoy. In another moment of madness I’ve also signed up for a super sprint tri in May but I can only swim 4 lengths continuously and haven’t used a bike in years so it’s a sharp learning curve to begin after the half marathon in March. I will let you know how it does or doesn’t go. happy running RS😀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Runsome

Wowsers you’re on a roll aren’t you? We need to hear about all your exploits you realise? 😀 🏊‍♂️ 🚲 🏃‍♂️👍

Have fun, it sounds amazing. 😀😀

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks I will 👍😀

Katnap
KatnapHUHM v10Mile

Awesome! Good luck on the race day!

😸 Katnap 😸

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to Katnap

Thanks karnal 👍

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to Katnap

I’m sorry Katnap I’ve just noticed my spelling.oops🥴

Katnap
KatnapHUHM v10Mile in reply to Runsome

Haha! I've been called worse so no worries and no offence taken. Think of it as karma.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Great job! Well done 💪👍😃👊✊

Ease back now ready for race day. Eat/drink healthily and get some sleep 💤.

Now you know you can do the distance it’s a weight off your mind. 😃👍

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to misswobble

Thanks misswobble that sounds great. Easing back is something i can do and eating and sleeping sounds like bliss 😀

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon

Excellent work!! 😎 hope you have a great run at Hastings !

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to Windoze

Cheers Windoze👍

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon

Well done Runsome always good to get a HM distance under your belt. As has been said the mental barrier has been broken, Hastings will just be you next HM.

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to Whatsapp

Thanks WhatsApp hopefully it will feel better with the Distance in the bag already, I’m just a bit daunted as the first 5 miles are predominantly uphill. but slow and steady should see me through and then there’s the downhill section to look forward to but then again I have struggled running downhill in the past. I will just forget about it and enjoy the event 😀

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon in reply to Runsome

Yes, Harley Shute and Queensway are quite a climb. I have not don't the run myself but I work in Hastings so know the area. You can always walk for a bit if you need it, and its good that they are at the beginning of the run.

I am doing Eastbourne HM this weekend and if Iall goes well I am tempted to come along to Hastings a couple of weeks later and see for myself.

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to Whatsapp

Yes WhatsApp they are a bit steep Harley Shute especially. Good luck with your Eastbourne HM and possibly see you at Hastings. 👍

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerHalf Marathon

Well done!! And very speedy! Good luck for the big day! 😃🎉🎉🎉🏃‍♂️⭐️💥❤️

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to mountaindreamer

Thanks mountaindreamer love the emoji’s 😀

MatildasPb
MatildasPbHalf Marathon

Not ‘runsome’ ‘runquitealot’

Well done!

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to MatildasPb

Thanks MatildasPb it was runsomewalksome 😀👍

MatildasPb
MatildasPbHalf Marathon in reply to Runsome

👍

Decker
DeckerModerator

Brilliant! Well done Runsome!

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon in reply to Decker

Cheers Decker

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