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1st virtual half marathon

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon
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I did it! Something I never thought possible. I've never been a runner. But this morning I ran 13.13 miles in just over 2 hours and 35 minutes.

I've never run much further than 10miles and was hoping for an extra 2k today to push it up to 18k before the planned half marathon next week.

It was a lovely sunny morning, no wind and I decided to forget about pace and enjoy the countryside. I ran on both new and familar roads and made up the route as I ran. I found it hard after 10 miles, but kept telling myself to keep going, I could do it! By 18k my legs were tired but I pushed on, feeling excited as I realised the hm was within grasp and I could head for home. I summond a little more energy for final downhill stretch that took me across the virtual finishing line, tred but happy.

My run today is a result of the amazing training advice and tips given by experienced runners and the encouragement of everyone who contributes on these forums. Enjoy your runs 😊😊

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Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile

Wahoo, I'm so pleased for you Ruth...bloody well done you starπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰

If you're anything like me you'll be a wee bit shattered for a day or two...enjoy your laziness, you've earned it xx

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Run46

Thank you Kerry. Yes, I enjoyed a long soak in the bath and a good book. xx

Well done you, that’s amazing πŸ‘πŸ…πŸ’₯πŸ₯‚

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thank you Baddie. Time to put my feet up now 😊

Congratulations! Well done you! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ…

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Speedy60

Thank you Speedy60 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon

Woohoo, so happy for you! Epic run, and a great time too. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰πŸ‘ŠπŸ…

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheeky. I'm still smiling. 😊

Decker
DeckerModerator

That's just fantastic! Congratulations to you! And here is your new forum badge!

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Decker

Wow, the badge! Thank you. I didn't like to ask πŸ˜ƒ

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon

Congratulations on your first HM. Thats an amazing achievement and your shiny new badge suits you well πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Buddy34

Thank you Buddy. I love the badge. πŸ˜ƒ

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHUHM vHalfMarathon

Hi Cantstopmeow. So pleased to read this. Sounds like you absolutely smashed it. That’s very impressive indeed. There really is no stopping you.

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Stephen_UK

Thanks Stephen. I was chatting to a seasoned runner in his 80's recently. I asked him for his top tip and he said " just keep going, think just another 0.5k" I think I'll be stopping for a while now thoughπŸ˜ƒ

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Cantstopmenow

That’s good advice, isn’t it? But yes, please take it easy for a few days!

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Whoop whoop πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ a big well done and many congratulations to you. You’ve really lived up to your name!

I hope you’re still smiling and the legs feel ok today today.

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you Irishprincess. Yes, I am definitely still smiling. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Yay! Well done. Great job!πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ŠβœŠπŸ…

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to misswobble

Thank you Misswobble 😊

linda9389
linda9389Administrator

Woohoo! What a fantastic achievement. HM is such a 'proper' milestone somehow. I think it was a real turning point for me in terms of believing in myself as far as this running lark is concerned. A runner? yes- absolutely!! Congratulations!!!

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda. It's a great confidence booster 😊

2718281
2718281Virtual Marathon

Wow!!! Well done! Enjoy the feeling, it's great :)

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to 2718281

Thank you - elated, is probably a good description πŸ˜ƒ

GTFC
GTFCMarathon

Gosh, what an achievement!!

Congratulations on a milestone run and distance. I really like your time too 😊 it's such a relief when you finish as I've found the last few miles can be tough at times so well done you!! Thoroughly deserved!

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to GTFC

Thank you GTFC, I was hoping to do this before lockdown, so I'm relieved to have finally made it! 😊

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

You certainly live up to your username, congratulations on running the first of 2 half marathon's, great time as well, good luck for your planned half marathon next week, perhaps you might get a even better time. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to AlMorr

Thank you Al. I may postpone the second hm for a couple of weeks.

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to Cantstopmenow

Wise, there is always a chance to get a injury if you run 2 half marathons too close to each other, perhaps a 4 weeks break would be advisable.

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to AlMorr

Good idea thank you

skysue16
skysue1610 Miles

Wow! How wonderful- congratulations πŸ‘

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to skysue16

Thanks Skysue. I'm delighted 😊

SueKen
SueKenHalf Marathon

Well done - a great time too!

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to SueKen

Thank you SueKen. It felt slow at the time! 😊

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Brilliant run and a great time ! We are all different, but I was starving for a whole week after my HM!! Hi protein yoghurt disappeared by the ton. I did the same as you; set off for a shorter run and just kept going. Sort of sneaked up on myself and ran the extra K's when I wasn't paying attention. πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‡πŸŽ–πŸ†

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Beachcomber66

Thank you. Beachcomber66. It's a good way to run a virtual hm. I'm not too hungry, but I did have a jam donut today- not as healthy as high protein yogurt!

Irish-John
Irish-JohnHalf Marathon

Well done!!! :)

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Irish-John

Thank you 😊

Wimborne
WimborneHalf Marathon

That’s amazing... well done on your first HM. Such a brilliant achievement and for pushing on at the end πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯‡πŸ˜

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Wimborne

Thank you. I'm still smiling 😊

OnlineTwin
OnlineTwinHalf Marathon

Saw it on Strava but it absolutely deserves a big WOOHOO here too! πŸ₯³πŸ₯‡

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ thank you. You can never have too many woohoos. πŸ˜ƒ

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM vHalfMarathon

roseabi can you add me on to the spreadsheet please - I cant see my name x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Cantstopmenow

WOOHOO there you go! I have awarded you the HUHM medal also xxx

docs.google.com/spreadsheet...

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