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HUHM 10 Miles - Woohoo! 😁

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon
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First 10 mile run in aaagggggesss, but I've learnt so much since I last ran one (at the start of lockdown) and it's really helped. I have no plan but I've steadily been ramping up the mileage for the past few weeks (which I suppose is a plan of sorts...). My Achilles issues are now manageable with the help of heel raises/drops, foot massages and spikey balls, and my right hip also seems to be behaving itself now I've lessened my weekly mileage and I'm doing regular quad stretches again.

Katnap and I now have a bunch of local routes that do not need us to go to 'the other side' of the river (where it's generally manically busy) so now we can bolt them together to do all sorts of different distances.

I have also discovered that, despite my disliking them during my earlier HM training, the Kendal Mint Cake chocolate & mint gels really work well immediately after a run. I have always had severe calf burn straight after a longer run but the last two weeks I have supped on one of these as soon as I've stopped and the burn just melts away, it's magic and making recovery so much easier.

So today's run was a combination of our Wednesday 10k route, a lump of the 14k run I did last week and a section of our (not) parkrun. We had a steady run, I can't say I felt brilliant as we'd already done two days of running so I wasn't particularly fresh but I knew I had to do it. Familiar routes helped and the thought of a lovely cup of lemon & ginger tea with a brownie at the end is a particularly good incentive now, even if we do have to go to 'the other side' to get it.

In the end, despite feeling a little creaky, it was my fastest 10 miles since my first back in March 2019 and I didn't have to walk around in circles for 10 minutes afterwards because my calves were on fire like I did back then, so I think that needs a big WOOHOOOO! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Happy running everybody 😊

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Well done, so impressive xx

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Shake-and-run

Thanks Shakes, need a lie down now... xx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon

Mahoosive woohoo from me TC! Fantastic run. I’m so glad your niggles behaved and you earned a wonderful PB in the process! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks Cheeky, I'm so glad they are fading, I got quite worried for a while as it was one thing after the other. I think it was a case of remembering how old I am 🀣

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon

Happy to pace you for your new PB! And you felt strong at the end of the run πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘

🐱 Katnap 🐱

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Katnap

Thank you for restraining yourself πŸ˜‰

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHUHM vHalfMarathon

Good work, TC. Hope you’re having a nice rest now.

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Stephen_UK

Thanks Stephen, yes, just got to stop myself from falling asl...πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄πŸ˜‰

Chris141
Chris141Half Marathon

WhoooHoooo!

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Chris141

😁

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

That all sounds great TC! Good news on the niggles πŸ™‚ And such a lovely sounding route too, well done πŸ’ͺ

Those Kendall Mint Cake gels sound magic. Are they very sweet?

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Irishprincess

It is IP, once you’re away from the main roads. Thank you 😍

They are very sweet actually but they’re ok at the end of a run as I just down it. I think I’d go for SiS during.

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Wonderful!πŸ‘Great 10 miler and glad it felt easier than your first! πŸ™‚

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks Sandra, as I don’t do them very often I certainly notice the difference πŸ‘

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon

Brilliant 10 miles TailChaser and a pb. Well done you. Hope you enjoyed your tea and brownie πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy, yes they were yummy πŸ˜‹πŸ˜

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon

Awesome. Well done you xx

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Windoze

Thanks Windoze, shame we couldn’t all do it together πŸ‘

Woooohooooo!! 🀩 Well done TailChaser! I hope you enjoyed that well deserved tea & brownie!! 😁❀️

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fab πŸ˜πŸ€— they were yummy πŸ˜‹ x

Kevin41
Kevin41HUHM vHalfMarathon

Well done - woohoo!!

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Kevin41

Thanks Kevin πŸ€—

linda9389
linda9389Administrator

Woohoo indeed TC, well done!!! Great to see such tangible progress too. Congratulations!!! You have earned a new badge and an entry on the woohoo board as well as that brownie!!!

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to linda9389

Fabulous Linda! Thank you! 😍 Hope you’re feeling ok after your adventures yesterday πŸ€—

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to TailChaser

Not too bad thanks!

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to linda9389

😍

David_G
David_GHUHM vHalfMarathon

That’s great TailChaser, very well done! Congratulations on a great job well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to David_G

Thanks David, you are a brilliant motivator πŸ‘πŸ˜

GTFC
GTFCMarathon

Great distance with superb pacing πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ you must feel so pleased to do the distance as well as the fastest run for a long time. Excellent 😊

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to GTFC

Thanks GTFC πŸ€—, it was nice and steady which is good news for impending longer runs. And I can still get up and down the stairs today which is even better πŸ˜€

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles

How come I missed this post? Well done TailChaser- that is brilliant. I’m so glad that some of those niggles have disappeared.

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy! You sound like me 🀣 Yes, niggles are definitely much better, just got to get rid of a cold now πŸ™„

Wimborne
WimborneHalf Marathon

Just seen your post TC!!! Amazing 10 mikes and look at your speed πŸ˜€. So good those archilles have settled and calves too. And Kendall mint cake too. Sounds like a perfect run to me. πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Wimborne

Thanks Wimborne, I’ve had a cold ever since πŸ™„ which has been very frustrating! Call it enforced tapering... 😁 Probably happier with the Kendal Mint Cale discovery than the time actually 🀣

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