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lexi610 Miles

I’ve done a bit of of lurking on this site off and on over the last year or so and have been and am in awe of all you amazing runners and never thought I would ever post on here because at my age, I didn’t think I was capable of running a longer distance. On Sunday I ran 10 miles (love my shiny badge) and its now made trying for an HM a real possibility. Thank you Linda and Roseabi for all the advice, training plans, time and effort you voluntarily put in to this forum and to you both and every other runner on here thank you for inspiring me to make me believe I can. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🥰

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linda9389Administrator

What a fantastic achievement! Congratulations on your first 10 mile run.It never ceases to amaze me just how possible things become as we keep chipping away at this running lark. Once upon a time 5k seemed impossible, but look at you now! Brilliant. A half marathon is definitely a real possibility for you - all you need is to want to do it. But for now, enjoy this achievement - 10 miles is a seriously long way!

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lexi610 Miles in reply to linda9389

Thanks so much Linda, think upping my strength exercises will help but I’m definitely going to have a go at an HM

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linda9389Administrator in reply to lexi6

Fantastic! We're cheering you on 😊

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AlMorr10 Miles

Congratulations to you lexi6 on running your first 10 miles run on Sunday, so far I have only run one 10 miles but I am hoping to run my second one, perhaps on the date of when I graduated from C25K which was 18th June 2018, if you can run 10 miles 16K, it's only another 5K to that half marathon distance, so perhaps the next time we run 10 miles maybe we will continue for another 5K's, I must underline the word perhaps, by the way, I enjoyed my day out at the coast on Monday.

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lexi610 Miles in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Alan good for you, June sounds like an achievable target, I’ve no doubt you will do it. Your trip yesterday sounded lovely.

Hey Lexi6, that’s fantastic news, huge congratulations on your first 10 miles and for keeping on going. Definitely inspiring me to keep going now as my running has not been going how I’d hoped this year, but maybe one day it’ll happen, after all ‘we’ have just landed a helicopter on Mars! Not a huge step away from that HM for you now though, just a few extra jelly babies and you’ll be there. 😁🤗

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lexi610 Miles in reply to jorgeRuns

Thanks jorge, you’ll get there, I gave up on my Garmin plan a way back as I fell behind with it and couldn’t catch up, so I decided to be kinder to myself and go the gentler way run/walking some days, now there’s just the question of the expanded waistline partly due to my jelly baby training aids which I can’t stop scoffing, before I even tackle training for an HM 😊

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WindozeHalf Marathon

Boom! Get in! Amazing stuff. Love a good half M. Keep us all posted

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lexi610 Miles in reply to Windoze

😊 Thanks Windoze, I’m looking forward to having a go!

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nowster10 Miles

Very well done! I'm only recently been doing that sort of distance myself. If you go strictly by the 10% rule you're 3 more weeks away from the HM.

As linda9389 says, 10 miles is still a long way however you look at it.

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lexi610 Miles

Thanks nowster I’ll definitely be going slowly on HM training and finding a better route away suburbia and from my usual stops at railway crossings is first priority. 😅 good luck with your training too

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RunWillie10 Miles

Well done lexi6 👏❤️🏃‍♀️

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lexi610 Miles in reply to RunWillie

Thanks RunWillie hope things are good with you and the boys?

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RunWillie10 Miles in reply to lexi6

All well here. We’re all settling into life in Western Australia. Loving my running and just dropped 5 boys to school after the holidays 🥰

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lexi610 Miles in reply to RunWillie

Fantastic! RunWillie, just got back from the supermarket, so busy as our school holidays have just started. Gosh you’re in a hot part of Australia, will it be early morning runs for you now?

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RunWillie10 Miles in reply to lexi6

We’re on the coast just south of Perth so heat hasn’t been too bad for the last couple of months. It’s a gorgeous 20 degrees today 😎Summer did mean running before 6am. Keep us posted on your HM training. Exciting ❤️🏃‍♀️

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lexi610 Miles in reply to RunWillie

Sounds lovely RunWillie and will do regards my training. 😊

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misswobbleMarathon in reply to RunWillie

My ex squeeze lives there now I always smile when I run past former haunts 🙂

Wow Lexi6, that’s fantastic. Well done you 🏅

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lexi610 Miles in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thanks Baddie, I hope you’re doing OK?

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DeckerModerator

Fantastic Lexi! HM is just around the corner!

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lexi610 Miles in reply to Decker

Thank you Decker 😊

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cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

I’m so excited for your HM post when it happens Lexi, and it will! You’ve trained so vigilantly and deserve to do well. Amazing what we can achieve isn’t it? 💪

In the meantime, gaze at your beautiful 10 mile badge as long as you want. You earned it!🏅😍 That alone is a mahoosive distance and I hope you feel proud. ☀️💥🎉👊

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lexi610 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheeky, can’t stop gazing at my lovely badge 😂 an HM doesn’t seem so daunting now and the dream of returning to the UK one day to run doesn’t seem such an impossibility, so I need to keep on training to keep up with all you superstars

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Dexy510 Miles

Wow, you are a dark horse lexi6. I must have missed something here because last time I saw you posting, I am sure you were struggling to get out and do even 5k. Very, very well done to you on getting your 10 mile badge. I know it isn’t at all easy. You really are a grown up runner now.

Whoop whoop whoop, I am so pleased for you. 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🤸🏼‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️ 🇳🇿 Lots of virtual hugs sent your way.

And good luck with getting to HM. 😀

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lexi610 Miles in reply to Dexy5

😅😂 thanks Dexy, I was like the boy who cried wolf, started two training plans, both times halted by our constant, notorious Wellington southerlies, so like Baldrick, I had a plan, a cunning plan and for my longer run got dropped off near one of our parkrun entrances and ran the majority with the wind behind me, stopping halfway at home where I’d left water and flapjacks in the letterbox Result! (jelly babies on my person) Will need a new plan for an HM though, not enough road left. Hugs accepted and right back at ya. 🇬🇧🇳🇿

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Dexy510 Miles in reply to lexi6

Brilliant- I can’t do jelly babies though. Dried apricots or dates for me. I shall watch this space and enjoy your journey. I’m still slowly working back to 10 miles for the Great South Run in October .

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lexi610 Miles in reply to Dexy5

I have trouble eating whole dates but do put them in my flapjacks. The GSR in October, thats exciting Dexy and running in a real race again bliss, won’t be long I’m sure before you’re at 10 miles again.

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misswobbleMarathon in reply to lexi6

The dates just melt beautifully in the flapjacks. Mmmmmm😋

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lexi610 Miles in reply to misswobble

Oh! I know misswobble I can’t believe I had never tried them until I started making flapjacks aint this running wonderful?

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roseabiAdministrator

Awesome! You can do it xxx

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lexi610 Miles in reply to roseabi

Thank you roseabi 😊

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IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Whoop whoop 🎉🎈🎉💪👍 congratulations Lexi! You kept that quiet!!! Really well done, the HM is poking its nose around the corner...

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lexi610 Miles in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks IP, wasn’t sure I’d be able to do it, so I’m still a bit (actually a lot) surprised I did, that was a confidence boost though so here goes HM 👍😊

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IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Enjoy the ride ☺️

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misswobbleMarathon

👏 well done! Your badge suits you 😃

Good luck, and have fun, going further 🙂

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lexi610 Miles in reply to misswobble

Thanks misswobble, I’m so looking forward to it. 😊

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Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Hi Lexi!! Fantastic 10 miles .... awesome 👏👏👏👏👏 I did my one and only HM at age 67, and I have no plans to give up my plans to do another; so no age excuses please 😂. I had to up the cross training to get me to a very slow but all run HM; in fact I set out to do a shorter run one day and just kept going.

I have made some concessions to age. I was in my local running shop today, and asked the lady who owns it whether I can expect more injuries as I get older, to which the answer, sadly, was yes. So I am trying to be a bit less rash in terms of pace, and took the opportunity to buy a new pair of road shoes with more cushioning (for knees) and a higher heel drop( for my achilles). Any excuse!! Going to give them a 10k trot at running in pace tomorrow!! I just see this period as my Indian Summer, and I intend to make the most of it.🙂

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lexi610 Miles

😅😅 thanks BC, glad you’re up and running again, running too fast has never been a problem for me 😂 but I’m really appreciating the benefits of cross training now after being way too complacent before and I love my daily yoga, but know I have to do more strength training. I might not make an HM at 67 like yourself 👏🏻 as next birthday is in June, but I hope too this year at least. Ooh! new shoes I hope you and they go well for your 10k tomorrow, keep safe. 😊

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Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to lexi6

🙂 As everybody said to me; only a Park Run away from HM now 👍

Go lexi! Huge belated

Well done to you on a brilliant achievement! Onwards and onwards from here!

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lexi610 Miles in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thanks OGR, very happy that I’m still in working order too after going for a short run yesterday 😂

Awesome badge Lexi, worn by an awesome runner! You are truly inspirational...huge CONGRATULATIONS 🏃‍♀️💪👌👏👏👏👏😎xxx

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lexi610 Miles in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks BBr 😊 I’m very, very chuffed. 🥰 xxx

Hello lexi6, Well done to you! Brilliant! Woohoo! 🏅👏🎉🏃🏻‍♀️👏🎉🤸🏾‍♀️👏🎉🥂🍾 And now set on that HM too. Incredible! Here's to happy injury free running to you. 😊🌸🏃🏻‍♀️

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lexi610 Miles

Hello over61, thank you so much, I’m so happy and excited to now try for a HM, more strength training needed though 😊 hope you are doing OK? x

Hello again lexi6, I looked back and see you responded to my post after my first run following my knee injury. Well that W1R1 was a run too far, but on that day I had already done physio and in the evening an over long batch cooking session. My knee swelled up and was totally unhappy. Walking up the stairs was painful, so no more running for a fortnight. Then I took a very much slower route than C25K, putting lots of extra shorter runs in. Eg 1 minute run only, then after a non run day, 1 minute run, 1 minute walk, 1 minute run, walk and very, very gradually built up. I am now 8 months post my fall and delighted to say I am running three times a week. My longest (in time) run was a 34 minutes non-stop and it included hills. My knee is not normal, but has improved so much. I have been doing all my physio exercises and my physiotherapist is very pleased with my progress. Many of those who originally graduated with me or since are way ahead, but I am just really happy to be making progress. 😊🏃🏻‍♀️🌸All the very best for your HM journey. 😊 And apologies for my long reply.

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lexi610 Miles in reply to over61andstilltrying

Please don’t apologise for the long reply over61, I’m so glad you are back running 3 times a week and blimey what huge determination you’ve shown to get back to running again. Like you, most of the people who graduated “my year” have moved on to HM’s, they’re amazing, but so are we 😊 my HM may never happen but when I think back (bless her) at my age my Granny used a walking stick and hardly even walked anywhere never mind run. Here’s to your knee’s continued improvement over61 and lots more happy running to you 👍🏃‍♀️

Hello again, Just had a peek back at a few of your earlier posts and if my deductions are correct you will be 68 in June. Wow to you! I shall be 65 in October, so I can look to you for inspiration. Returning to running didn't really feel like huge determination at all, more an investment in my health coupled with my desire to increase my stamina. I wasn't a couch potato when I first started running, but it was the increase in stamina that running gave me that I really appreciated. I remember gardening and being aware that I just didn't feel in need of a break. All the best to you for your next steps on your running journey. 😊🏃‍♀️

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lexi610 Miles in reply to over61andstilltrying

😊 thank you over61. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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