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6 muddy miles - this is what a good run looks like... πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon
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Well it was chilly and it was sunny - but most of all it was MUDDY!πŸ˜―πŸ˜€πŸ˜― Now, I am quite partial to a little mud and a bit of puddle-splashing but this was without doubt one of the muddiest, toughest runs I have had on my lovely trails and bridleways! It feels as though the ground is completely saturated and so any rain we get is now taking ages to drain away. Consequently, there seemed to be muddy puddles everywhere with the bridleways churned up by horses, walkers, dogs and bikes. When I came off onto smaller paths, they seemed just as bad and although I like to pride myself on plodding on through all the mud, there were a couple of places today where it beat me and I had to walk just to stay upright! My one small hope of respite on a farm road, turned out to be quite icy in places, so again I had to go quite carefully to stay upright! So overall, a 10k PW (personal worst!) for time πŸ˜‚ but I really did enjoy this run. My legs had a fantastic workout😩, and I returned home buzzing! I think that's the sign of a good run?πŸ‘πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ™‚

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linda9389
linda9389Moderator

That's definitely a good run! I bet it was blue skies above too, although whether it was ever safe to look up ....

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

It was blue skies above - I actually could have done with my sunglasses for part of the run!

David_G
David_GHUHM v10Mile

Well done Sandraj39! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Sounds like you enjoyed it despite (or maybe because of) all the glorious mudπŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Running this time of year is so different to summer and needs a totally different mindsetπŸ€” Let’s face it, PBs are unlikely in these conditions so just get out there and enjoy the experience! 😊

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon in reply to David_G

Thanks David - yes, I am hoping that Spring PB's can be earned on these muddy trails!πŸ™‚

johnm12
johnm1210 Miles

NIce greay running shoes I see!

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon in reply to johnm12

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Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

That looks a good one Sandra! I had to wait a while before I went out this morning as it was very icy. Even the mud had frozen ❄️

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon in reply to Irishprincess

I found some of that too but mostly it had thawed by the time I went out mid morning.πŸ™‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile

Oh that sounds brilliant Sandra! I think once you’ve run through the first puddle and drenched your feet, nothing else matters. Ice isn’t as much fun though.

So glad you had a great run! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

aliboo70
aliboo70Half Marathon

Yep that sounds great Sandra! Lovely on a sunny day eh? Xxx

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon in reply to aliboo70

..it was such a lovely morning!πŸ‘

Dexy5
Dexy5HUHM v5K

What a lovely run Sandra, and that’s what trail shoes are for. My hiking boots looked similar when UTS checked out a local but not done parkrun route today. Unfortunately mud combined with downhill so could be a tad dangerous for me. I’m just hoping we’ve seen the last of the rain for at least 3 weeks

Excellent. Such a good reminder amidst the stats that no one has yet perfected a reliable Enjoyometer that beats that satisfied, buzzing feeling at the end of the run. THAT’S what marks a Good Run. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

skysue16
skysue1610 Miles

Ha, ha - PW that's funny! Glad you enjoyed your run despite the mud!

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