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A 10k PB - well that was unexpected 😳

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon
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Yesterday, while some of you were battling through the rain, I made the excuse that I was working for not going out. This morning though the sun was shining. It was about 5 degrees, no wind and, although I really should have done the next ride in my bike challenge I fancied a run. I haven’t done much over 5k since GSR so decided to go for my November 10k. I chose the route which I knew would be relatively free of mud and puddles and set off at what felt like quite a leisurely pace. At 8k I suddenly realised that I would be close to my PB time, so upped the pace slightly and then did a 6:06 final km (fastest of the run πŸ˜‰) to finish on 1:03:32, taking 15 seconds off my PB. So, 1 mile, 2 mile, 5k and 10k PBs in the space of a week πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ Stupidly pleased with myself. Happy running everyone πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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Whatsapp profile image
WhatsappHalf Marathon

Well done Sandie. Nothing quite like a brace of PBs to keep you motivated.

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to Whatsapp

Thank you! Still grinning πŸ˜ƒ

Irishprincess profile image
IrishprincessAdministrator

Good for you Sandie, that’s great work πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ Always sweeter when it’s not expected πŸ™‚

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks IP! It sure is πŸ˜ƒ

Windoze profile image
WindozeHalf Marathon

Whoop! Your smashing these PBs recently πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to Windoze

Got the whole set πŸ˜‚

Tasha99 profile image
Tasha99Marathon

That’s fantastic Sandie! What’s your secret?!

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha! I really don’t know, although I’ve started cycling, do 4 strength workouts a week and have lost 1.5 stones in the last 3 months, so that must all help. Whatever it is, I am a happy girl πŸ˜ƒ

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Tasha99Marathon in reply to Sandie1961

It’s fantastic! Well done πŸ‘πŸ½

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Brilliant Sandie. I wondered if the bike riding would complement your running! You are flying !! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‡

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to Beachcomber66

Thanks BC! I was surprised how easy it seemed - I think I may have finally got the hang of this running malarkey. Just don’t ask me to do hills!

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Sandie1961

You know you want to! I ran 10k on Sunday in 1:07 something, but incorporated all of my now regular hills (not the unrunable massive ones I attempted last week). It was 45 seconds off a PB. Not easy to make valid comparisons with previous flatter routes. The climbs slow me down, but the downhills are great with high cadence short steps. Think it is just different, but nice to have a new challenge and it should help my fitness. Hard to find hills in Lincolnshire I guess?

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Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to Beachcomber66

That’s a great time on hills πŸ‘πŸ‘ Admittedly the lack of hills is the biggest obstacle πŸ˜‚

Katnap profile image
KatnapMarathon

Always nice to go on a PB streak! 😁

🐱 Katnap 🐱

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to Katnap

Yep, you are so right πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

linda9389 profile image
linda9389Administrator

Fabulous! You definitely made the right call to run rather than ride - it was clearly meant to be 😍

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Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

Well I reckon I might not need the full 8 weeks to get to 50k after my ride on Sunday and it just felt right

linda9389 profile image
linda9389Administrator in reply to Sandie1961

I'm sure you won't need 8 weeks πŸ’ͺ😍

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserMarathon

Blimey Sandie! I did a similar thing at the beginning of the year, it’s fab isn’t it? Such a brilliant feeling! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘x

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to TailChaser

It really is! Sub 60 by Monsal 10k in March? Ooh err!

TailChaser profile image
TailChaserMarathon in reply to Sandie1961

And why not?! πŸ˜€

Decker profile image
DeckerUltramarathon

Great work Sandie! It’s a great feeling especially when it is a surprise. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ‘

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to Decker

I know! I still can’t believe I pulled a 6:06 out of the bag at the end 😳

aliboo70 profile image
aliboo70Half Marathon

Fantastic!πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒxx

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to aliboo70

Thank you 😊

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy510 Miles

You are on a roll Sandie, I think the cycling must be helping your running along too. Wow, so many PBs in one month. Not to mention your weight loss. You are a star ⭐️ πŸ’« πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy! Sometimes it just all goes right πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Deals1 profile image
Deals1Metric Marathon

Yaaaayyy!! Well done. 😊 Great PB!

Runsome profile image
RunsomeMarathon

Nice one quite literally a Run of PB’sπŸ‘πŸ˜€

uncle_wiggy profile image
uncle_wiggyHalf Marathon

Well done Sandie, awesome week! πŸ‘

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Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to uncle_wiggy

Thanks Uncle! Got to make the most of any dry weather. Absolutely heaving it down in Sleaford again today - thankfully a working day for me!

misswobble profile image
misswobbleMarathon

Yay! Well done πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

You must be well chuffed with that πŸ˜ƒ. Great stuff πŸ…

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to misswobble

Surprised and chuffed. I must be doing something rightπŸ˜ƒ

JonathanP profile image
JonathanP10 Miles

Certainly a week to remember Sandie - congratulations!πŸ‘πŸ˜€

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to JonathanP

Thanks Jonathan! Hope your leg is improving

JonathanP profile image
JonathanP10 Miles in reply to Sandie1961

Thanks Sandie - yes slowly but likely to be on IC for 4-6 weeks πŸ˜ͺ

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to JonathanP

😒😒

SaskAlliecat profile image
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon

Whoohoo! That is so great. A PB when you're not even trying for it πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thank you 😊 I really enjoyed it!

alisonx profile image
alisonx

Wow well done Sandie! What a great week you are having :-)

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to alisonx

Thanks Alison! It was a good one πŸ˜ƒ

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OldflossAdministrator

That is so brilliant... you are really whizzing along.. that bike riding has really strengthened everything! Huge well done you!

Run46 profile image
Run46Half Marathon

Wow, great pace Sandie, well done on your PB's too πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰

Colinsmith profile image
ColinsmithHalf Marathon

Brilliant! There’s a sub-60 mins 10k in there you know... πŸ˜‰

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Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to Colinsmith

Never say never Colin! I never thought I’d get sub 30 5k and I’ve done it 3 times now (all at parkruns!) πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Sandraj39 profile image
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Super run Sandie! Congrats on a new PB and a speedy last k!πŸ™‚πŸ’ͺ

Gran4z profile image
Gran4z

And you have every right to be 'stupidly proud of your self' - well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™‚

Joster profile image
JosterHalf Marathon

That is so impressive. Hats off!

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Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to Joster

thank you 😊 I think my new running group must be doing me good - they really push me! I am so pleased with my 2 parkrun PBs and a 10k PB in a month πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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Granspeed

πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸ‘ Wahoo! Well done. πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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