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Keep going in December - How is it going?

Keep going in December - How is it going?

Have you managed to fit in all your goals this week? What are you planning for next week.

A December challenge for all the forums, whatever stage you are at.

Have you got a plan to keep your fitness levels up over December this year. For some it is the cold, dark and rain that keeps us in doors, for some it is too many late nights and feeling shattered the next day. Or Is it the chance to have some little treats and not worry too much about the Waistline that gets you out the door, or do you need a little Me time when the house is full. This is time of year there are so many reason to stay in and still so many reasons to go out.

So the challenge is set your self a plan that works for and try to stick to it.

Today write you plan down and post it in here. You know once it is in writing it matters 😀

( make the plan achievable for you, don’t stretch your self too much and take into consideration everything that is going on)

It could be run 2-3 times a week, make sure I go out at least once a week, run for 5-6km, that sort of thing.

Then post how you did. I will put a new post up for the weeks.

4th to the 10th December

11th to the 17th December

18th to the 24th December

25th to 31st December.

Let’s all keep our fitness levels up through December and go into the New Year knowing we are all still motivated

If your injured or ill take care of yourself and only do what you can, just being mindful of what your body needs is a great thing for your general well being and obviously you can join this challenge any time so even if you come to the site the last week of December you are still welcome.

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I am training for a half-marathon next March. To-date I have not run a race more than 5k. The first few weeks have been going well, right up until the snowfall earlier this week. So far with re-adjustmens it has meant that I have missed only one run in total, so I am not too disheartened by that.

I am really having to push myself to get out for these longer runs. I like them, but I prefer a nice 5k, and be back home in around 30mins. I run before work which also means that some mornings I am getting up a 4:30am to accomodate.

However, I hope my hard-work will pay-off in March when I run the Half-marathon and will be able to feel the benefits of putting in all this work in now.

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Same here 1st HM In about 11 weeks and missed a training session because of the ice. I have done two before and there is a little wiggle room to most training plans. It is better to protect yourself from injury On The ice than push on Through, especially if you are like me and terrified of the rotten stuff 😀.

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Went out this morning and the streets were icy. Within the first two miles the heavens opened. I kept going though, and it pretty much stopped raining right at at the end of my 5 mile run. Given the choice though, I think I would've taken the ice.

That said rain is a lot less dangerous to run in.

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Sounds like you’re doing really well WhatsApp 👍🙂

ManageD to stay on plan with runs this week. Training going well so far

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Last Saturday was the last time I ran outside. Monday the weather was too bad and every gym was closed. Wednesday I resorted to an extremely slow (poor) 5k on a treadmill instead of getting out with the running club to do 7 or 8k. Today, instead of a steady 10k over Romsley and working towards Clent, it's going to be another poor 5k on the treadmill. Pavements are still too icy and a colleague slipped on the way to work yesterday morning and broke her elbow. It' s just not worth the risk.

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Yikes! That's for sure. I find treadmill runs more challenging than they should be (I get soooooo bored) but it is better than no run at all! Way to keep at it!

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Looking to get a 10k in on Wednesday, my first one since September, and then Parkrun on Saturday.

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