The Relocation Quest week 2 - Feel free to Join.

We are already into week two of the new quest how is it going?

Hi there and welcome to the new Quest in its new home. I hope you haven't felt too lost over the last few weeks. It is back to normality now. The only difference is that the quest will end on the 31st October and a new one will start on th 1st November. This is mainly for the admins as it makes our scheduling a lot simpler, so I hope that doesn't disrupt your structure too much. Other than that it is business as usual 😀.

What the quest is:-

The quest takes one month . You can join any time within those weeks.

The main aim of the quest is to help you find a focus or goal that you would like to achieve by the end of the Quest period.

I ask that you will be a graduate to join the quest. The main reason I ask this is that while you are doing the program your plan is very structured so I wouldn't want the quest to interfere with that.

Most popular goals are:-

To run three times a week

To slowly increase distance

To train for a specific race

To add In Stretch and strength exercises

As you can see they are personal to yourself and it's totally your own choice.

Every week I will pin a new post where all the members of the quest can talk about how things are going.

So if you wanted to join all you have to do is put

I would like to join the quest, or count me in and then I would like to. ..............

Your name will then be added to the top post and every week your name will be in the quest until the end.

At the end there will be a certified cate you can download to keep.

Wishing you a happy healthy week

Realfoodieclub, Ju-Ju and Oldfloss

Members

Realfoodieclub

Jacs-w

Jan-now-runs

Gabby08

Decker

Saskalliecat

Sandraj39

Mandygecko

Anniemurph

Google me

Ajwld

Madeee-6333

Unlikelyrunner

Runforestr

Oldfloss

Suzykk

Kimterry

Jacquim21

Ju-ju

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  • I think my report card would say "could do better"

    I know about toning down the running but I am getting lapse on my core work again. In my defence last week I had a very sick cat and it floored me.

    She is on the mend now, so no excuses for this week. Core work should go to the top of my list. I don't want to let the gang down 😀.

  • Glad your kitnin is on the mend.

  • Thank you

  • Glad your cat is improving RFC, we had a scare recently with our 14 yr old Goldie (dog) and its hard to see them struggling.xx she is on the mend now too.

  • So glad your Goldie is doing well. I am a bit of a wreck when they are ill. Cope with MrRfc illness with strength, bawl my eyes out with the cat!

  • Sorry to hear a sick kitty kept you busy last week. Glad to she is on the mend now. 😺.

  • Thank you.

  • I'm sorry your cat was having trouble last week RFC. I would be really out of sorts if ours were to have problems. Hurts to see them in pain. Glad to hear she is doing better! Core work is my worst weakness but I need to do it at some point.

  • Thank you. They do get Into our hearts don't they? I would say I have a love/hate with core, but it is probably more hate 😀.

  • Really trying to stick to my plan BUT should have run 81/2k yesterday and I didn’t. For some reason I was so tired by the time I got in from walking the dogs that I could barely keep my eyes open. I did hope to have a nap and still go out but I couldn’t nod off either.

    Will do a different run today instead and get someone to dog sit for me later in the week so I can do it then.

  • Maybe your body is telling you need a recovery week. Plans are great but they don't always take into consideration when you need a more restful week. I have always found when doing my HM training every 5-6 weeks I have a down week then come back stronger afterwards.

  • I... don’t think so... (though I am currently due another blood test to decide if I have an under active thyroid) but if I go for a run today and my body says ‘No way’ I will listen to it. 👍

  • My body said, ‘No way’ before I even went out by having a migraine 😞

  • I had my first mini-injury last Tuesday - I had a big twang in my hamstring after 10 minutes of easy running. I stretched and tried to carry on, but it said 'nope, that's it for today'. I hobbled home, iced, elevated, massaged, and the next day it felt OK. I had an extra rest day then decided to do my 30 mins on the cross trainer instead of running on Friday (which felt very good - no impact - nice change). My first run was yesterday and I'm happy to report that my legs felt good. Back to the programme this week...

  • So glad your leg was ok. I hate that feeling the hamstring gives when it wants to go. I have always pulled it back before it went but you can tell it would be a biggie. Your right to rest it up and make sure it feels better. Hopefully a better week for you this week.

  • Last week was a good week :)

    I am going to take it easy this week, but I am away so that means running tourism :) I hope to manage two teeny-weeny runs around the Ile de la Cite in Paris :)

    Happy running everyone!

  • I love running toursim , I hope you get some good sight seeing In While running past places 😀

  • The Quest and the notion of a 'yoga team' were useful last week. I managed 6/7 days daily yoga, and one session was a long somatic session for the psoas (very good!) rather than my usual practice. And I put a nice little chunk of peak heart rate into my run... I intended to go to Parsley Hay but ended up at Hulme End and the Manifold Trail is horrible tarmac, but I still did my run.

    And that was more than enough. Really busy and fraught. General fitness is such a help in coping!

  • Well done for getting so much done In the week. Hope this week is less fraught for you,

  • I am enjoying doing the 5k to 10k plan that Ju- Ju launched earlier this year. I have done Wk 1 which was a 2.5k a 5k and 5.5k run. *However, I'm using Mapmyrun and the gps dropped out on my 5.5k run and we worked out I actually ran 6k in the 52 mins. The run itself felt brilliant, just a steady even rythmn with normal breathing and even though I ran a bit longer than required I wasn't exhausted.

    I have done Wk 2 R1 which was 3k yesterday. On Tuesday I will do the 5k and on Thursday the 6k. I have three different routes one for each distance. A short, medium and long.

    I'm feeling much more confident about this now.

  • Yay! I'm glad to hear it is going well so far 😁

  • You too, apart from your work commitments...but you are right, there is no time limit, and the runs are there to be done as and when.

    Good luck 😊x

  • Great that you are feeling more confident now. Sounds like it is all fitting into place.

  • Glad to hear its going as you hoped Jan!

  • This week has been a challenge due to a crazy long weekend on call (Thanksgiving in Canada). Managed to get 2 runs in last week, a 5k and a 6k on my days off and hoping I can squeak a "quick?" 3k in today while on call if the phone will stay quiet. Am following Ju-ju's bridge to 10 k and don't want to get off track early on....but if it happens, will just keep plodding along and reach 10k eventually. ...6 weeks ,8 weeks, 10 weeks... it will be what it will be.

  • I did not know Canada had a different thanksgiving. You will get there in the enddon't worry, these big family holidays can make planning a bit more difficult.

  • Yes, unfortunately life gets in the way sometimes. I did manage to get out for a 3k run with random speed intervals thrown in. Back on track this week for a 3.5 k coulee run Wednesday (yay hills 😅; yes, I'm weird), 5k easy run Friday and 7k Sunday run while out of town visiting family for a delayed Thanksgiving gathering.

  • I am happy the new program is working for you Sask, even though you're faced with a few logistics challenges. I'm still sleepy from Turkey today - hope you have a lovely visit on Sunday.

  • Thanks 🙂

  • I have been getting a consistent niggle on the knee so tomorrow Im seeing my physio..,,,, sooner rather than later! I have a couple of events planned so need to be fit!

    I managed two runs, plus yoga once, used my roller several times, and two long walks so over all not a bad week. Fingers crossed the physio can sort my knee 🤞🏼

  • That's a solid week Jacs - I hope your physio gives your knee the all-clear!

  • Having been under the weather, & a week without runs, I have been consolidating again - Friday run was absolutely brilliant - beautiful weather, cool but sunny, & ran both longer & further than I previously had The head cold moved down onto my chest & so today's run was slow, & included minute walk breaks... but still happy with it all, as everyone always says, I was out there & I was running!

  • I am just finishing up the c210k program this week. Cracked the distance on Friday and did it again this morn. Day after tomorrow is the last one, then its time to consolidate I suppose? 10k 3x a week seems like a lot on the old shins, so I think I would mix a 5 or two in there going forward. Was looking at the myasics training plans for HM, but they still seem pretty intimidating. At 11 weeks, it would be something to do over the winter in any event to work towards a spring event. I dunno just yet.

  • That sounds a good plan Decker! You have done brillliantly!

    Remember you do not always need to run the 10k. Mix it up a bit, intervals, hills, fartlek, speed etc. Also think about taking a planned few days extra rest occasionally, look after that body and those marvellous running legs!

  • Hi Jacs, thank you, yes I agree, the 10k x 3 a week seems a lot, based on what I've heard from people here. But its just the c210 program final week that I am following. Going to see how the legs feel tomorrow and make a call on it. I may put in another rest day before the third one.

  • I did the B2 10k running just one or two runs of the programme a week plus an interval/ speed 3k. I found 3 long runs a weel too much for me, think its an age thing🙄 I also take a planned 5 days off every five or six weeks.

    Just listen to your body and you will know whats right for you. Enjoy!

  • Thanks Jacs - I will do. Was beginning to think I was the only one that did the C210k program! :)

  • No there are loads of us! I combined mine with ju-ju's programme as it meant fewer long runs. Doesnt matter how we do it as long as we do it..... safely 👍🏼 Heck, we sound like runners 😎🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻

  • haha - yes, we kinda do!

  • I would like to join the quest - (Feel like a crusader!) I graduated at the very end of Sep and did my first Park Run last Saturday - verrrrrrrry slowly. For my personal challenge I aim to do 2 more Park runs this month and improve my time a bit and do 1 yoga or Pilates class a week.

  • Welcome onboard, your name has been added. Well done on your first parkrun, that is a great achievement. Sounds like you have a rounded plan there.

  • Very pleased to report I managed my 3 runs last week, for the first time in a while. I knew I needed a quest. My HM plan wants 7km today, which I hope to do during my son's music lesson but I'm going to have to run by time not distance and limit myself to 1 hour, so we'll see if I actually manage the 7km in that time. I'm very slow.

  • Latecomer..... can I be included please?

    Mine is to:

    Continue my run streak

    Continue to try and increase my long run ( ankle permitting)

    Continue bodypump twice a week.

    Continue with my exercises and treatment from the osteopath and GET BETTER!!!

  • Of course you can. Welcome onboard, your name has been added. Looking at your list I would be tempted to turn the order round 😀 Take care hope the ankle hold up.

  • you have a point there... you know what i'm like!!!

  • Hehe, same as me.

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