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Fleet of Foot Through February Quest Week 1, feel free to join ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

Fleet of Foot Through February Quest Week 1, feel free to join ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

Hello all. Hope everyone has had a good January, and all are ready to welcome in this new valentine month of February. But more importantly letโ€™s hope it will be a runners frost free, fleet of foot February.

The days are beginning to draw out a touch and spring is not too far around the corner, so why not set some new goals to move you towards that bright new season?

This is Week 1 of our Fleet of Foot through February Quest. The Quest will run through to the end of the month. As the 1st February is midweek, we will launch week 2 on Monday 12th, with weekly Monday update posts thereafter. Happy running everyone!

What the Quest is;

The Quest takes one calendar month . You can join any point within that time.

The 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 completing the programme, 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. Each week, I will pin a new post where all the members of the quest can talk about how things are going.

So if you want 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 of the Quest, there will be a certificate that you can download to keep.

Wishing you a happy healthy week

Realfoodieclub, Ju-Ju, Oldfloss, Jan-now-runs and Millsie-J ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

Questers:

Jan-now-runs

Realfoodieclub

ChrisAllen1

pinkaardvark

Oldfloss

Pm3eak

Millsie-J

SaskAlliecat

GoogleMe

Kimterry

Anniemurph

Fitter40

GaryB1966

Boxergo

SlowLoris

Lordi

Sweatyfaced

anapmf

Langley-Loper

LiisaM

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Ha, Good morning Millsie-J, this looks fun!

Me please, I would like to carry on with Ju ju's up to 10k plan. About to start Week 4 and

I want to keep up with the squaats program Rignolds is running ( currently I'm one day behind).

I didn't run yesterday, but I'm going out for my 4k run soon! There its in black and white.,.๐Ÿ˜Šxxx

And I would like a heart stick to run with please๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜...

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I shall add you in Jan! They sound great goals and compliment each other well! Enjoy your run.

Those runners are running to deliver those heart sticks for the 14th ( Valentineโ€™s Day). I bet one is on the way to you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Iโ€™d be the runner at the back teehee!

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I am in. Just four short weeks to my HM. So must stay on the case. My coach has told me to get back swimming as I need the Stregnth and core work that gives me. Flu and swimming donโ€™t mix, but I got to the pool this week so my quest is to push myself to the pool every week.

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Ooooo four weeks Rfc, you have done so well with your recovery,

I shall add you in. You will be like a little mermaid with all that swimming and the other HM training you are undertaking!

Glad that flu is now well behind you!

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

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Count me in, very simple target, get up to 10k. I have 8k pencilled in for this weekend so the big day should come around mid month!!! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Brilliant target Chris, I shall add you in........that graduation is very close, enjoy!

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Count me in also, my quest if to get to 10k this month. Finish week 3 tonight so hopefully be done in 3 weeks time.

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I shall add you in ! You are doing brilliantly Pink, I have no doubt you will get there, enjoy that journey Runner!

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Count me in... I think :)

After the first pain free night's sleep in three and a half weeks...maybe I am able to see the running path again.

so;

To get back to running three times a week:)

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That really is excellent news Floss! As is always your advice, slow and steady will get us both back to full running fitness xx

I shall add you in ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Yeah...good news Floss๐Ÿ˜...good luck.xx

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It is going to be really, really slow..but I intend to get back on track injury free:) We will do it:)

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Great news that you will be back out there x

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Could I join please?

Just one aim this month: to reach 10k.

I managed 8k yesterday so hope I can reach my goal with some nice, steady progress over the month.

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That is a terrific goal Pm!

I like slow and steady, itโ€™s always worked for me. The 10k podium awaits !

I shall add you in Runner!

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My quest this month is

- to begin to increase my distance now that my knees seem to be doing ok.

- In addition I will continue my physio strengthening exercises, and daily stretches.

- Yoga and Pilates each at least once a week.

- Run five times per fortnight (as long as the knees say I can)

- remain mindful of all times of any indications from my body that I need to cut back again

- to keep off the Injury Couch (IC)

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Good luck with those targets Millsie, it's great that your knees are responding to your treatment.๐Ÿ˜Šxx

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Thanks Jan, itโ€™s taken time and perseverance but I am really noticing the improvement now. I see my physio again next week and will get more challenging exercises to further build ......... but itโ€™s worth it.

If we are runners our legs are well worth investing in if we can xx

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Keeping off the IC.... I should have added that too..hear, hear... You will do this:)

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February will be another crazy month for me so only 1 goal this month - to get an 18k run in in preparation for my HM next month. I'll try to get as many runs in as possible, but most weeks won't be 3. Keep it slow and steady.....

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A great goal Sask! You will nail that HM ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Slow and steady is always the way when building๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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No worries, youโ€™ve got this Sask ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Š

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Good luck Allie..and better weather I hope๐Ÿ˜Šxx

You will do it.

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I'm in, although there's going to be nowt fleet about me!

As I want to do a 10k again by the end of the quarter, I'm going to make my running goal an 8k minimum.

I am aiming to do various other bits and pieces (squats, mindfulness) but for the Quest, as my running goal is a one off, I'm going to go for recording my food and drink intake on at least 4 out of 7 days. My weight has been creeping up.

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Well when I say fleet........for myself ( the ultimate slow runner) itโ€™s not fast but more staying upright on my feet๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Good luck Google, these are brilliant goals.

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Thanks! I'm adding in recording food intake on 16 days. It's the same as 4 out of 7 days but better reflects the way the week works. So... whichever of those works best (so long as it isn't 'record for the first 16 days and then stop'!)

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That makes sense, hope it goes well!

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Count me in! I graduated in August and I plan to run the whole of a 5K instead of walking for part.

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Ive added you in Kimterry.

Maybe be mindful to start off slow and stay slow. I used to set off too fast and that led me to needing a walk break. Good luck runner!

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Yes, good advice - that is my problem! Thanks

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Hi M-J, me too, please!

Running goals are to get back up to 16K and not to disgrace myself in the Carsington 10k (ha!) and if at all possible to beat last year's dismal time.

Other goals are to battle on with Rig's skwaats and to continue with my gym programme. If it doesn't break me. I went today and I am broked :(

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You are on my list then Annie. Broked is not good, but cake is good for broked ๐Ÿ˜‰

Carsington is now no longer your nemesis, you are triumphant! You must remember this (look into my eyes๐Ÿ‘€).

You can do 16k, look at your last run, despite the hail, wind, people in the way of a loo break.

Annie, you are my inspiration............no pressure mind you ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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Cake! Not sure I can reach up to the cake shelf :D

You are so encouraging, thank you! I can potter round Carsington, at least. I have done it a few times more than I had this time last year, so possibly it is not quite as fearsome as it was then. And the 16k doesn't have to be fast, after all - I'm just fretting about that blankety-blank tunnel and the turnaround for the Ashbourne 10 :D

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Ahh but Ashbourne is your patch my love! The tunnel is fine when there are many runners around you.........which there will be for the event! You have Ashbourne and Carsington nailed !

Bring it on Annie, you are there!

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Count me in.

In February I am going to continue running 3 times a week making sure to include some interval training (using the speed podcast and maybe investigating some more audio fuel programmes) and gradually increase the time I spend running on my weekend run (building on from 35 minutes) and fit in some knee and hip strengthening exercises on rest days. Hoping that isn't too much - but am really buzzing after the improvements I've seen in January.

Overall hoping to build a good base to work towards 10k later in the year.

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Great goals. They all sound doable, strengthening exercises will do good but ensure you have good form for best results. Enjoy!

You are on the list Fitter40!

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Count me in please, I would like to join the quest and concentrate on running three times a week to prepare for a 15K charity run in early March...

Cheers!

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Perfectly timed for your event Gary. 15k is a great distance to aim for๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Count me in please. Iโ€™ve had problems with knees since Dec and I would like to concentrate on stretch and strength exercises to help me stay injury free and so get back to running more frequently.

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You are in Boxergo!

Our knees do need some special attention sometimes dont they. Hope yours improve๐Ÿ˜€

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For me

Run further in total for February than January (already got some catching up to do).

Increase my long run distance. Start a 10K plan.

Get off the tarmac once per week.

Find a hill (not many here in bungalow city).

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They are super goals! I set a overall goal at beginning off the year to get more trail runs in, and am trying to stick with it.......there are some lovely routes out there Slow, you can do it!

Enjoy those hills too!

You are on the list ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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I'm in!

Run 4 times per week.

Continue to training for Helsinki Half marathon 19 May 2018

Continue with Rignold's Squatters Bootcamp.

Set 5k personal best.

Run a 15km long run.

Complete Strava February Distance Challenge of 115km

Go on social run with local joggers

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These are great Lordi! Love the social run one.......that has to be a must do ๐Ÿ˜‰

You are in!

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Hi Millsie-J, count me in; I want to run 10k and join Parkrun for my 100th run (next week! Gulp!). xxx

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Oh you will have a great time at Parkrun Sweatyfaced, donโ€™t forget to register first and print off your barcode.

Ju-Ju will be starting another of her 10 is the Magic Number training plans soon, or you can find her last one in the pinned posts. Quite a few are following it!

Iโ€™ve added you to the Quest list.

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Thank you; I'm part way through Ju-ju's plan, should finish it at some point in Feb just doing it in a random manner!

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i would like to join the Quest. count me in.

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Thatโ€™s great. What quest are you setting yourself for the month?

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Count me in please.

My February quest is to complete the last four weeks of the Zombies, Run! app 10km intermediate pace improvement plan. My target is to shave 60 seconds off my time at the start.

February is a short month so no slack in the plan. I must not get ill....

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You can do it LL. Good luck with that aim, itโ€™s a good one!

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Yippee! Shaved that last elusive second off my 10k time today!

I will finish the plan and see if I can shave another one or two off...

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So alliterative! Plz sign me up. My goal is to stay part of the running community and to keep walking till weather permits me to run again. I'm a new runner and 5k graduate this year. I just shoveled the driveway yesterday of its light snow and in a fit of running fever, ran down the shovel "lane" a few times. The weather over the next few days says "Chance for more than 6 inches - 37%." Ugh!!!

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Hi Liisa, wow thatโ€™s some cold weather!

Good goals, particularly given the conditions, I shall add you in!

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MORE snow overnight....3-4 inches.... Time to get the snow shovels out again....

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