I DID IT!!!! 10 MILES!!!!!! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ₯³ - Marathon Running ...

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I DID IT!!!! 10 MILES!!!!!! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ₯³

Becky1606
Becky1606Half Marathon
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I was having serious doubts about the run this weekend because of the UK heatwave (it was feeling like 20 when I was out there at 8.10am), but I knew I wanted to try for the distance ahead of a cut back week next week, so I can continue grow distance to about 11.5 or 12 miles ahead of Sept 29th. I vowed to take it incredibly slow and steady especially in this heat and off I went!

Really lovely day for it as well, there were several groups of runners and other solo runners doing the HM route, we all waved to each other and smiled which was actually really encouraging. Cut 2 mins off my 10k time from last week as well, which is nice.

Then at 9.7k I (slightly TMI) became DESPERATE for a wee. And I was in Ealings most residential area with no bushes to hide behind or open shops. I soldiered on to 10k, and by 11k I was walking so slowly looking at google maps for any sign of life lol! It was at 11.2k where I saw a friendly barbers who let me use his bathroom.

Unsurprisingly, felt MUCH better after that and carried on to just over the full 10 miles. It did become quite difficult toward the end and I really had to dig deep, but I did it and the week after next I can try for a slightly faster time.

One more, super important, thing is.. please can I have my 10miles badge?! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Now off to shower, get changed and head to White Heart Lane to watch Spurs! What a great Sunday. Have lovely bank holidays everyone, whatever you do.

B x

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FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon

Well done! Ten miles is huge! X

Becky1606
Becky1606Half Marathon in reply to FlickM3

Thanks Flick, I’m beaming!

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Becky1606

Let’s hope you have your badge soon. There’s a pinned post to ask for it x

Becky1606
Becky1606Half Marathon in reply to FlickM3

Just asked! Thanks Flick πŸ₯° x

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Becky1606

πŸ‘πŸΌβ€οΈ

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsHalf Marathon

Yay! You did it! Well done, Becky! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ And especially admirable in this heat! πŸ”₯

Nothing beats a mid-run wee; you feel so energised after! Have been caught out a couple of times myself during HM training. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

Good work. πŸ‘

Sadie-runs xxx

Becky1606
Becky1606Half Marathon in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie! I’ve been grinning all morning about it πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ feeling confident I’ll get to the HM distance in time now which is such a relief.

I basically skipped 1k after coming out of the bathroom haha πŸ˜‚ felt so much better.

Xxx

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon

Very impressive! Especially in this heat πŸ₯΅

uncle_wiggy
uncle_wiggyHalf Marathon

Awesome job Becky, especially in this heat β˜€β˜€β˜€ I had to cut my run short this morning due to it! Well done!

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Well done on your first 10 miles! 'Wear' that badge with pride! ☺️ Enjoy the footy! ⚽️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Yesssssss! Becky you did it! Flipping amazing run, mahoosive well done! πŸ…πŸŽ‰πŸ’ͺπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ…β€οΈ

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Congratulations Becky, what a wonderful milestone on such a hot day. Imagine how far you could've run on a normal day? I once had a similar toilet issue on a long run from the half way point. It was miserable and I didn't dare drink anything for fear of making it worse! I now only ever have one drink before a morning run, even a long one, but try to drink loads the previous day. Congratulations again, that badge is going to look fab!

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon

Well done!! Whoop whoop.

Great the friendly barber helped u out too. Not good when get caught short!

Enjoy your Sunday

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreHalf Marathon

Great run... sorry about the football!

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon

Welcome to the club!

🐱 Katnap 🐱

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon in reply to Katnap

Click this link to ask for your 10 mile badge

healthunlocked.com/marathon...

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoMarathon

Brilliant, well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

Well done!

Lavender1962
Lavender1962Half Marathon

Woohoo! Congratulations on your 10 miles! πŸ₯³ πŸ‘ Great achievement.

Congratulations! Very impressed, especially in this weather.

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