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Negative splits and getting faster makes me happy πŸ™‚

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
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I think there must be something to this idea that running longer distances and hills improves your pace.

Usually I'm slower than usual on my evening runs coz of the dark, and damp pavements but today was a good run...I love a good run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

I'm finally starting to realise that rest is important too, so after running 10 miles on Sunday I decided to give myself 3 full rest days 😱 without a run to ease my aching legs fully before heading out again...I think it worked!

Did I mention how much I love a good runπŸ˜…

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Congratulations on that 10 mile run, no harm on giving yourself a three day break. So glad you like running πŸƒπŸΎ. 😊

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Good stuff Run46. The hills and long distance runs have helped my speed over 5k too. I sometimes take a bit of a breather in the 4th K to leave enough energy for a quicker finish...especially at Park Run where there some sneaky people around who like to pass you on the line 😊

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

Lol, little sneaks...you've got their number πŸ˜‰

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to Run46

Oh yes !!πŸ‘€

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

Isn’t it great when it works out like that? Perfect negative splits and a great pace. Well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to Sandie1961

Thanks Sandie...I'll bank this one to remember when I have a difficult run! πŸ˜‰The good ones definatly outweigh the bad πŸ˜€

Brilliant. Amazing progress in such a short time. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜.

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to Cantstopmenow

Thanks CSMN, we've both come a long way this year, it's a great journey πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

That looks like an absolutely perfect run! Rest days are so important - it takes confidence to rest for more than a standard day between runs, but once you have that confidence there are a host of benefits to be had πŸ™‚ - none better than a good run!

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda, I'm learning with a lot of advice from you guys to steer me in the right direction 😊

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon

πŸ‘ πŸ‘ Good run πŸƒ

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to Deals1

Thanks πŸ™‚

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Ooh, that's a pretty graph ❀️❀️❀️

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Lol, I thought so too 😍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Nice negative splits Run46! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks CCM πŸ‘πŸ˜€

what lovely negative splits, well done!

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to Couchpotato2

Thanks CP πŸ™‚πŸ‘

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon

Well done. No doubt the three day break put some freshness back into your legs too!

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to Whatsapp

Thanks...and yes, I think you're right about that πŸ‘

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