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HUHMv10miles done. Phew, what a scorcher πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon
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So this is my 2nd virtual 10 miler, the first being run at a relaxed bimble a couple of weeks ago. That one was to fulfil my promise to run 10 miles on my favourite local running spot, Felton Common. Job done, and my time was 2:16:36.

Today I was in two minds whether to head into town and run part of my HM route around Bristol, but because the weather was glorious I figured it would be too busy, so I headed for the towpath. Plus it meant Flossie could come. πŸ₯°πŸΎ

Got there at around 8am. Mistake, should have made it 7am, as it was already warm - but mostly it was the humidity. 100% according to Strava, and I can believe it! πŸ₯΅ Still, it’s a nice route and a fair amount of it is shaded, but the parts which aren’t have you running directly into the sun. β˜€οΈ No worries, just trudged on, and my time was holding up ok. I had some jelly babies to fuel me, plus two small bottles of water, one with electrolytes, and boy I needed those. I did wilt a bit at 15k so I gave myself a talking to and came in at 2:11:08, which apparently is my 2nd fastest 10 miles. πŸ˜€

Home for post-run yoga and 2 large banana sandwiches, one of my favourite things! 🍌

May I have my WooHoo please roseabi? πŸ˜€πŸ™πŸ»

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Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHUHM vHalfMarathon

Good work, CC. That’s impressive, especially in the humidity – THE worst weather for running. Hope you are feeling pleased with yourself now and that you can take it easy for the rest of the day.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Stephen_UK

Thanks so much Stephen, yes I’m very pleased. Who’d have thought we’d have this humidity in September? πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅

Wow cheekychipmunks what a great run πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ€—

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to jorgeRuns

Thank you JR! I know that route well, and it’s always a pleasure to run by the river. 😍

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

Excellent run and time for you cheeky, however, there are TWO times mentioned in your report, "my time was 2.16.36" and later ".came in at 2.11.08", of course the two eleven time is better than two sixteen, that's a sub two and quarter hour time, irrespective of the time, I hope you enjoyed your run πŸƒπŸΎ.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr! The first time I mentioned was my virtual 10 miler from a couple of weeks ago. That was a bimble on the Common with no expectations of getting anywhere near a PB. Today’s time was better (2:11:08) and I was pleased with that in the humidity! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

Very good, I will need to get to longer runs again soon, I have not ran any longer than a 5K since running 10 miles in July, next Wednesday I hope to run 8 Kilometres, the following week, 12K and perhaps run another 10 miles the week after that. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to AlMorr

Good luck Al, you’ll do it! πŸ‘Š πŸƒ

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

πŸ‘ πŸƒπŸΎ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Woohoo!!!!!!! docs.google.com/spreadsheet...

😊😊😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to roseabi

Oooo, thanks! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

WooHoo indeed cheekychipmunks, that spreadsheet shows that you have ran a HM in 2.11.08., congratulations 🎊 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to AlMorr

It’s 10 miles Al! Believe me, if I could run a HM in that time I’d be shouting from the rooftops! 🀣

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

I know it's ten miles but as you can see on the spreadsheet the HM is above the time you ran πŸƒπŸΎ 😊.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

It said Time (H:M) meaning time in hours and minutes! I have just changed it to H:M:S (hours:minutes:seconds) to clarify

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to roseabi

Thank you Roseabi for that information. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles

An excellent run cheeky, and I’ll have no more talk of you being slow -you have now beaten my PB set last September. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Are you aiming to do an HM again after this?

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Dexy5

Ahh thanks Dexy5, but I have every expectation of you sneaking past me again when you’re fully fit! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Yes, I believe roseabi has a virtual HM up her sleeve shortly. And I’ll find myself signing up! πŸ˜³πŸ˜…

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

I’ll be watching with great respect πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Dexy5

Thanks! I’ll need your positive vibes - and I just hope I can pick a lovely crisp day, with none of this humidity lark. 🀞

PurpleFish59
PurpleFish59HUHM vHalfMarathon

Well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» great time especially in the humidity, I’m hoping the conditions are nicer for mine on Sunday

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to PurpleFish59

Thanks PurpleFish! Fingers crossed for a cooler day for you. You’ll be brilliant whatever the weather! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Such a great achievement. And all that humidity πŸŒžπŸ‘πŸŒžπŸ‘πŸŒž

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Thanks CNS! πŸ™πŸ» I wouldn’t normally run on a day such as this, but it took me by surprise! πŸ˜…

Even more to be proud of! πŸ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Thank you! πŸ˜€

linda9389
linda9389Administrator

Wow, that's an impressive run today Cheeky! It's very warm out there. Well done - woohoo! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to linda9389

Thanks linda9389, I’m hoping my virtual HM will be on a nice crisp day - or even raining! πŸ˜…

Great running. Can I ask how you carry your jelly babies and water?

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Shake-and-run

Thanks Shakey! πŸ™πŸ»

I have two methods - today I used my belt which has spaces for the 2 small bottles, and in the middle there’s a zip compartment for other things - jelly babies in my case! Also my phone sometimes, although today I wore it on my arm.

I also have a hydration vest with a bladder which I use for longer runs. It has tons of pockets for JBs etc too. πŸ˜€ Both are very good.

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Outstanding effort CC. Weather has cooled down up here so beginning to think longer runs might be on the cards again. You are steadily building up pace....be leaving me in the distance soon!!Have an extra unofficial woohoo from me πŸ™‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Beachcomber66

Thank you BC, I don’t think you have much to fear pace-wise oh speedy one! πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Still 3 minutes under Pb pace across the board !! Doing better than I dared hope though.πŸ™‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Beachcomber66

You’re doing brilliantly BC. Your PBs will be quaking! πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

Woohoo πŸ₯³ Well done Cheeky. A great run especially in the humidity and a fab time. Don’t worry, the weather won’t last - I’ve just had to put a fleece on as it has turned chilly here πŸ₯Ά

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Sandie1961

Thanks Sandie! πŸ₯°Wow, I’m almost envious of your fleece - it’s still toasty here, even this late. I’m definitely dealing with the heat and humidity better than last year, but give me damp and grey any time (only for running though!) ☁️

JonathanP
JonathanP10 Miles

Excellent Cheeky - 2nd fastest in those conditions is amazing!πŸ‘πŸ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to JonathanP

Thank you Jonathan! Yes I was pleased with that time. πŸ˜€

Double woohoo! Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘βš‘οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to BaddieThePirate

Ahh thanks Baddie! πŸ₯°

BrianUK
BrianUKHUHM v10K

You were brave and strong to run in that heat and for so long cheeky! Blimey I’m in awe. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to BrianUK

Thanks Brian, it caught me a little off guard as it was grey when I left home and I wasn’t aware how humid it was. It was a head down, get it over kind of run - but I enjoyed it! πŸ˜€

GTFC
GTFCMarathon

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This is awesome and such a good time too! Well done 😊 Another 10 mile run and in the heat and humidity too. You must be really satisfied after this. It's so rewarding when you complete a distance like this. Big congratulations.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to GTFC

Thanks so much GTFC! Yes, 10 miles is a long way indeed. It’s getting somewhat easier each time I do it though, even though the humidity got to me near the end today. I’m hoping when I do my virtual HM soon, it’s lovely and crisp, or better still, raining! πŸ’¦ πŸ˜…

GTFC
GTFCMarathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

You have had some brilliant preparation for the HM. When you do it, tell yourself that you're ready and prepared because you are 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to GTFC

I hope so! I’ve run the distance twice before - the first time exactly a year ago on the same towpath I ran today, then again in March when I did the virtual Bath HM around Bristol. I lopped over 15 minutes off the first one, and I don’t expect such a mammoth improvement this time round - but I’ll give it my best shot! β˜€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€ Thank you for your kind words of encouragement! πŸ˜€

GTFC
GTFCMarathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

I was reading your profile...a third HM πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.

To complete another would be just sensational!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to GTFC

Ahh - you have the elusive marathon badge! That’s something else - a distance I doubt I could ever achieve. πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Are you wavering there Cheeky? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ˆ

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon

Ooo.... A toughie in those conditions. Brilliant running cheeky πŸ˜„

🐱 Katnap 🐱

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Katnap

Thanks Katnap! Not sure about you, but I’m finding the heat and humidity easier to deal with than last year. πŸ˜€

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Great stuff Munks πŸ’ͺ it’s not easy in this heat so good for you and well done. Great time reduction too πŸ™‚

Banana sandwiches.... yum... reminds me of my childhood and my cousins as we always seemed to have them when they visited. I still love banana on toast as a post-run snack πŸ˜‹

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you IP! πŸ₯° It didn’t feel humid when I left home, in fact it was misty and relatively cool. That didn’t last long. πŸ™„

I’ve always loved banana sandwiches. Even more so when I was expecting my first daughter - I had to take one back that I’d bought from the trendy sandwich shop near my office. They had sliced the banana, and I wanted it mashed. No. Not what I wanted! πŸ˜…

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Sliced for me πŸ™‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Irishprincess

Oooohhhhh! That’s controversial IP! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Kevin41
Kevin41HUHM vHalfMarathon

Fantastic!!! So warm and that distance is hard at the best of times!!!

Love a Banana sandwich too!!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Kevin41

Thanks Kevin! They’re delicious aren’t they? πŸ˜‹ πŸ˜€

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon

Congratulations to you and Flossie on your 10 miles . The humidity makes it a bit tough to run in but you were tougher today.

Hope you have a relaxing rest of the day.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy, yes it sapped my energy towards the end but I didn’t let it beat me. Running makes us strong! πŸ˜€

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile

Woohoo Cheeky, fabulous job regardless of the humidity and heat πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I'm loving these last few days of Summer but it's not quite so much fun when you're running in it πŸ˜…

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Run46

Aww thanks Run46! I agree, this is beautiful weather for everything except running! I did enjoy it though! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile in reply to cheekychipmunks

Brilliant, enjoying it is the icing on the cake 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Run46

It needs to be fun as far as I’m concerned! πŸ˜€

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Well done on your 10 miler Cheeky - especially in the warmth!πŸ˜©β˜€οΈYou're right about the humidity - it really can make a run so much tougher.

Flossie clearly has the endurance too!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Sandraj39

Thank you Sandra! I’m not sure I’d have chosen yesterday if I knew how humid it was to be, but once I’d started running, no way was I going to bail. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Go on Cheekychipmunks!!😁😁 Well done you!! Congratulations!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ€—πŸ€©β€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fab! More miles en route to JOG too so all good! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

I know....lots of them!! What a star you are!! Brilliant! πŸ€©πŸ€—β€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Fabulous450

😘

Super star! 🌟 Well done to you. πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•πŸπŸ‘πŸŽ‰

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thank you so much over61. Flossie and I enjoyed our morning on the towpath. πŸ₯°πŸΎπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon

Well done Cheeky. Especially in the heat we've been having recently. 🐢 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ. Great 10 mile run in the bag

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Deals1

Thanks Deals. I’m hoping it cools down for when we all do our virtual HMs soon. 🀞

Wimborne
WimborneHalf Marathon

Ooo great run Cheeky and with that humidity too. It’s been bonkers warm again but heading to cooler days soon which is a blessing. I see jelly babies kept you good company too πŸ˜„. And here’s mine you for. Woohoo πŸ‘πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Wimborne

Thanks Wimborne! Jelly babies are my go-to running pals on longer runs. Not that I’m in the habit of eating my pals I hasten to add! πŸ˜…

Yes, crazy warm and humid week. It seems to be behind us now. 🀞🀞🀞🀞

Wimborne
WimborneHalf Marathon

Woooooohoooooo from me Cheeky. Great run in that humidity and I am pleased you took your jelly baby running friends with you. It’s been bonkers warm so even bigger woohoo for that humid run.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Wimborne

Two posts from you Wimborne? I’m honoured! Thanks again! ❀️πŸ₯°

Wimborne
WimborneHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

πŸ˜‚. My first post was lost so redid it... by magic it’s reappeared... you can have both though as it’s you πŸ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Wimborne

I’m so lucky! Thanks Wimborne! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

O505k
O505kHUHM v10Mile

Well done, I guess this will be the last of the very warm runs.

Great effort. πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to O505k

Thanks O505k, yes hopefully that’ll be it and we can enjoy some lovely weather before winter sets in ...... πŸ˜€

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