Whoopee!!!! longest Run EVER

Didn't know where to put this as I'm not really a beginner as such, but as someone who never ran before I was 37 I think I'll always feel a beginner really.

Anyway, today on mt half marathon plan I had to run 80 minutes (supposed to be 14k but I knew tht wasn't going to happen) I ran 80 minutes for the first time ever - finishing on a hill that at one time I couln't hope to get to the top of and I think it was about 12.5Km - I've only ever done 10.25 at the most before. AND I didn't feel like shit afterwardsimage

 I'm really pleased with myself as it was very cold and I do think I could have gone a bit faster and made it to the 14K in the programme. imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage


  • Thanks - just got to make myself do the 40 minutes 'easy' tomorrow!
  • Congrats on your personal endurnace record strawberry JAMimage

    Onwards and upwardsimage

  • Nice one image Its a great achievement when you get a new best!
  • Excellent - now keep the momentum going. image
  • You know that's what I love about these forums, there's so many people out there  just willing to give you a pat on the back for having a go. It's great everyone appreciates what an effort it is.

    Thanks everyone.

  • Well done!
  • And we appreciate it because we've all been there.
  • Well done. I really struggle with long runs, especially the boredom part.  Did you have company or music?   Good news that you felt well afterwards, you obviously paced yourself properly.
  • I've just got  back from a 4 miler. It was cold and wet but it felt good. I live with 8 other girls, they didn't say "well done for getting out there despite the weather" they just snorted at me for being "mad" and shuffled off back to bed in there PJs.

    It takes an effort to reach your goals so a big WOOP WOOP to you for reaching a personal goal and may you reach many more! Well done Strawberry Jam! image

  • Well done porky.  It's hard when people react like that, but it takes a bigger person to get out of bed and get outside for some excercise in this weather.  They are probably jealous!  Keep at it though, and good for you.!
  • Well done Porky, and Strawberry JAM! image

    Feel proud, and encouraged to go further! image

  • Well done Strawberry Jam on 80 mins, that's a brilliant result especially the hill at the end...

    Well done Porky on getting out there on a cold wet miserable morning when it would be so easy to roll over and snuggle further under the duvet.  image

  • Well Done!!! Great job.


  • that's brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, it's goig to take a eal effort to go for my run tonight - there's lots of snow in my neck of the woods.

    I'll have a play with my new forerunner 50 and see if that'll get be out there!

  • That's 'real'
  • Mucho gutso! image
  • Yeah, I've done it again image 13.6km today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • You must be good with cold weather image
  • I'm really pleased as there was a bit around the local lake that was really slippy so I slowed right down
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