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Uh Oh, These new shoes don't know when to stop πŸ™ˆπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘ŸπŸ†

Bike_and_Run
Bike_and_RunHalf Marathon
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So my new shoes arrived today. Revel 3 Tropical Collection - They are things of beauty.

Of course, looks aren't everything so I thought I best get them on and give them a try. But how long should their maiden voyage be?

At first I thought a gentle 5k to ease them in slowly. But the weather was so nice I really wanted a long run. So I set the NRC app to guide me round 90minutes.

Compared to my previous Glycerin 16s, the Revels are not as comfy, but they sure are light as a feather. I actually forgot I had them on (isn't that what you want from a shoe).

The ball of my left foot began to hurt about 65minutes in and it felt like there was no cushioning, I was just hitting the road. This went on for about 15minutes then passed and I carried on as though I was running on air. 90minutes passed, and I'm about 1k from my house. Perfect. Until I see I've run 17k in that time. I'm sure I've still got enough gas in the tank to run parkrun right now, so instead of a gentle 1k walk home, I had a drink then set off again to clock up another 5k.

Thank you new shoes, you've just carried me around my first half marathon since I did the Plymouth Half in 2010.

It took me 2hrs2mins which I'm a little sad about as I'd hoped I kept under 2hrs, but considering I stopped to take photos on my way round, with a little more training, I'm fairly confident I could knock 10minutes off if I ran in an actual race. (My 2010 time was 1hr45)

Anyway, the time is almost irrelevant, that's another milestone to celebrate.

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GTFC
GTFCMarathon

You can get 'Half Marathon' by your name now!! Well done you. That is a really good time and I do believe you'll get 1 hour 45 which by the way is nuts!! I love Plymouth and have been there three times (admittedly watching Town play there) and have a really good friend down there.

Well done though on another milestone run and best wishes going forward 🎽

Bike_and_Run
Bike_and_RunHalf Marathon in reply to GTFC

Another Grimsby Town fan??? You don't happen to have relatives in Plymouth do you....I thought my mate was the only Mariner's fan!🀣

GTFC
GTFCMarathon in reply to Bike_and_Run

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Love that you have Mariners Way at the ground!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Fabulous - you just earned yourself a badge in style! That's an amazing run on all counts. Who knows where those shoes will take you next. Congratulations πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Bike_and_Run
Bike_and_RunHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda.

My legs are feeling it this morning, so a few rest days then back out to see what the next adventure looks like. I expect it'll be a much shorter recovery run, but still just as enjoyable.

Need to get this Covid-Crap out the way so I can start signing up to events and earning some bling

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Bike_and_Run

In the meantime just keep practicing! At least the virtuals are getting a bit more imaginative now

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon

Wow, what a time for a HM. New shoes, great run and cracking photos. Congratulations πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Bike_and_Run
Bike_and_RunHalf Marathon in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy

It's not a bad time really is it? It would be nice to think my 37yr old body was just as fit as my 26yr old one, but alas, I've got a lot more work to do to get back to that state. It's gonna be fun though 😁

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Well done πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

Bike_and_Run
Bike_and_RunHalf Marathon in reply to misswobble

Thanks

CandyCool
CandyCoolHalf Marathon

That’s brilliant well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…

Bike_and_Run
Bike_and_RunHalf Marathon in reply to CandyCool

Thank you.

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Wow! Well done - amazing time!πŸ‘πŸ™‚

Bike_and_Run
Bike_and_RunHalf Marathon in reply to Sandraj39

Thank you

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon

Fantastic. Well done

Bike_and_Run
Bike_and_RunHalf Marathon in reply to Deals1

Thanks

Nevvy
NevvyHUHM v10Mile

Yay! Happy new shoes day! Thanks for the photos, they were worth the extra 2 minutes. The giant shoe/tiny lighthouse one is particularly good.

Bike_and_Run
Bike_and_RunHalf Marathon in reply to Nevvy

Yeah, I was trying to get a pic of them with the light house and it came out more arty than intended, but definitely better than I could have hoped for.

Might even make that my profile pic on here πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

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