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You're the Run that I want - Summer runnin'.🌞 June Quest Week 1.... Feel free to join

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Hi everyone,

It's June and time to start a new Quest... I think we have noticed that Summer is here now, hot, humid days and thunderstorms thrown in...

Whether you are going on holiday and hoping to do some tourist running, or just trying to fit your running in when the temperature is reasonable, it's really important to keep hydrated, wear sunscreen, hats and sunglasses....Yes, more faff...😎

So, what goals have you set yourselves for this month...we have much longer evenings now, more lovely running time....

I do hope you will join me to chat and share your goals and challenges.

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 month x

Realfoodieclub, Ju-Ju, Oldfloss, Millsie-J and Bluebirdrunner 😊🌞


























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I would like to join the quest!

My aim is to reach week 5 of Ju-Ju’s plan (I’ve just completed week 1) so my long run will be 8km. Not interested in speed, just stamina and duration 😬slow and steady!!

What is Ju Ju’s plan? x

She is one of the members on this group. If you look at her profile she has a 5km to 10km plan! It’s very pretty and look doable!

Thankyou I will check it out as looking for a 5k to 10k plan x

Birdsong53 in reply to lag57

I'd like to know that too. Could you copy me in when you find out? πŸ™‚

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Birdsong53

Here is the link to Ju Ju's 10 is the Magic Number plan...

Good luck

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to lag57

Here is the link to Week 1 of Ju ju's 10 is the Magic Number plan...

Good luck

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Runninginsingapore

Great goal Runninginsingapore and one you will enjoy reaching I'm sure! 😊

You are on the list. Good luck and keep us posted....😊x


I would like to join the Quest. My goal is to maintain running 3 times a week and slowly increase my distance.

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to awaw

Hi awaw, that sounds great, and is the way to increase your distance. You are in...

Let us know how you are doing, there are good tips on ways to do those extra mins!😊x

Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Ooh I’d love some tips. Currently running 5k between 33-35 mins. Would love to not tire in the last 5mins and run it in 30mins.

I would like to join the quest.

My aim is to continue running 3 times a week and to consistently run 5k each time. Bringing down time would be an added bonus πŸ™‚

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to LookNannyruns

Hi laurel, you are in. Running three times a week is a great goal, it would be brilliant to do 5k every run.... however throwing in the odd shorter run or intervals is perfectly acceptable tooπŸ˜†

Let us know how you get on...Good luck 😊xx

Thank you, of course I wish I’d read other goals before I set mine, some look so more interesting!

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to LookNannyruns

Feel free to make any changes you want to laurel whenever you want...I'm still thinking about what to try to achieve this month.x

I'd like to join the quest. I have 3 goals:

I'd like to continue running on alternate days (and this month that will include a week long residential trip to Wales with 30 children!)

I'd like to improve on my 10k time (which sounds like I'm a speed demon but really I'm not!)

I'd like to eat more healthily. Since starting C25K last August I reckon I've lost about 12lb without even trying. While I've not set out to change what I eat, I have found myself thinking more about food choices and snacking less on the bad stuff - so thought may be I'd now try to do this more consciously and create more good habits over this summer.

Happy running everyone! 😊

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to DebJogsOn

Hi Debs, what great goals...and ones you can achieve! (the school trip week may be tricky πŸ˜‰)

You are on the list 😊x

Good luck and let us know how you are getting on...


Woohoo! Yes, please, count me in! And I'd love to run along that beach :)

My goals are to start my Garmin HM plan (yes, I know I said I'd started it last month, but I got the dates wrong :D ) and to continue with my gym work.


My HM plan starts on 11th June and until then I am going to re-do C25K but running the walk bits slowly, and running the run bits a bit faster :O When the plan starts it only calls for 20 and 30 minute runs for the first couple of weeks, so I will have time to re-do the whole thing, I think. I haven't counted :D

For the gym, I've got the upper body routine set now. Time to ask about legs! :O

Happy Questing, everyone!

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Anniemurph

Hi Annie, glad you are joining us..and with a brilliant goal plan😊..

Have fun re-RUNNING the program with Laura, ready to start your HM plan in a week or so.

Good luck working those legs in the gym too! You will be super strong and fit by the end of the month!😊xx

AnniemurphGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you! Re-plodding might be more accurate :D And yes, the gym work should be good for me :O xx

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Anniemurph

Sounds like a great plan :)I am hoping to get some of my longer HM plan runs in along the T Trail :) x

AnniemurphGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

That's what I did, Floss - only I cheated by doing them all downhill :D

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Anniemurph

As I will be doing..πŸ˜‰xx

Thanks for setting this quest Bluebirdrunner.....lovely photo 😎

Can I join in please?

I shall do another month of run or walk a minimum of 2 miles daily ( can do more but this will be my minimum). Run one day, walk the next πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Millsie-J

Hi Millsie-J, lovely to have you with us. Great goals, not easy to achieve with time constraints, but you are doing it! Good luck😊x


Well a well a huh, tell me more tell me more. Count me in too please. I figure even tho its the first day of winter here, hydration, sunscreen, sunglasses and hat I still need em! On week 3, would love to increase speed by a teeny amount and weather permitting in 4 weeks time to be able to run at least 8km πŸ§€β›‘β›ˆ

😎 (in my dreams anyway)

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to lexi6

Ha, yes lexi. Wk 3 of Ju ju's up to 10k plan I presume😎... you will get faster by running slowly for longer distances...' Oh Yes Indeed'πŸ˜‰ Good luck. Let us know how you are getting on.😊x

I would like to join the quest!

My goal is to train for an upcoming 10k race (1st July YIKES)

I'd also like to add in strength exercises

And aim to run 15-20k per week :)

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to veggiegirl1906

Hi Veggiegirl, brilliant goals and ones you can achieve, Do you have a training plan for your 10k race?

The strength exercises will help you too.. Good luck and keep us posted with your progress😊

Your name is on the list.

I do yes!! Whether I stick with it or not is a different matter as life seems to be getting in the way but I have a 7k run planned for sunday morning so I'm sure I will get back into it in no time :)

Hi Bluebirdrunner, my quest is to finish counch to 5k week 9 Run 3, and do a local park run. I am just about to start Week 4.

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Cathy1946

Hi Cathy, I see you are redoing the C25k program having previously Graduated. We would love to have you with us, however if you read the info at the top of the page we usually like those doing the program to concentrate on following the structure of the plan, then set themselves goals on the Quests as motivation once they are running for 30 minutes.

There will be a Quest in July that you will be ready for...Good luck 😊x

Thank you, will continue with counch to 5k and when finished wk 9 in mid July, will re-evaluate then.

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Cathy1946

Good luck getting back to regraduation Cathy...keep posting on the c25k site so we can cheer you on to that finish line again.😊x

Love that you are finishing with a Parkrun...and will see you on the Bridge after that.xx


Fabulous title, I love it... and what a gorgeous piccy too :)

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Ha, I keep finding myself singing it..even on my run today...😎xx

The piccy is from Cornwall, i think its Hayle or the beach before that, you will know πŸ˜‰xx


Count me in Jan😎

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to TedG

Happy to Ted..what are your goals for this month?😊xx

TedGGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Didn’t have time to add my goals earlier.

I’m going to continue with running 3/4 runs per week. Intervals/Fartleks to try to increase my speed on runs up to 5/6k. Park run each week, every other week with the grand children then my long run as I train for my HM in September, running at a pace I can possibly maintain on the HM which ain’t very quick 😊

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to TedG

Ah, a full on plan there all sounds very sensible and doable. Its great that you have so much variation and building your longer run up for a HM too!

Good luck and look forward to following your progress.. its so nice that you get to run with your grandchildren too😊xxx


I would like to join the quest to slowly increase my distance. 😊

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Hi Ripcurlrana, welcome aboard😊..

You will be able to slowly increase your distance by following a program such as Ju ju's 10 is the Magic Number( even if you don't want to reach that far yet) or by adding a couple of extra minutes onto one of your 30 minute runs each week will work. You may find that you need to slow your pace down to have enough energy to go further...but don't will find you can run your 5k runs quicker with ease...

Longer slow runs builds strong legs.

You are on the quest...Good luck 😊x

Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks! I’m booked onto the ju-ju 10K train mid June. 😊

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Great...that will be fun, it works too! 😊


Busy and unpredictable month ahead but I'd like to sign up to the Quest please and have some goals in place for a sense of achievement at the end of the month (and to stop me straying too far from the path I want to be on)

1) 30DaysWild

2) Daily yoga practice

3) 5km total swimming (I'm now 75% of the way down the virtual Derwent and this will keep me on track to complete around the end of the year)

4) A fabulous run... somewhere new, somewhere old, perhaps a long one, probably not a short one, but great views and/or challenges (I don't know where it will be yet)

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to GoogleMe

You are onboard GoogleMe...

Oooh.... whats 30DaysWild...forgive me for not knowingπŸ˜†...

Really love your goals all round fitness training and stretches...

Can't wait to hear about your fabulous run... great views and challenges..Where will it be?

Good luck 😊 xx

GoogleMeGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Essentially something to do with nature every day of June (your choice of what to do and some things are creative rather than scientific or active or environmental). Litter picks, reading books about nature, outdoor runs, foraging, picnicking, writing poetry... So today's for me has been getting new bird feeders, refilling old ones.

It's been going for a few years now but clearly the message isn't yet out there enough. I have a bit of a doozy of a weekend booked for the middle of the month

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to GoogleMe

Thanks will take a look at that are spreading the word!

OldflossAdministrator in reply to GoogleMe

Cannot wait to see where the fabulous run will be xx

I would like to join the Quest and improve my time over 5K. I've added 10% to one of my runs, so stamina ok, but how do I improve my speed?

Happy running to you all. πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Birdsong53

Hi Birdsong, I will add your name to the Quest. You are doing the right thing by introducing a longer run each week. Longer slow runs make your shorter runs faster!

Have you tried the Speed podcast on c25k + ? This is a shorter interval run ( all running) which may help your pace. You could do it once a week or so...

Good luck and Happy running 😊x

Thanks Bluebirdrunner. I’ve just downloaded the podcast, both stepping stones and speed. The brat seems very fast though. I’ll let you know how I get on.

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Birdsong53


MumparkGraduate10 in reply to Birdsong53


Look at your app as its playing make sure that at the bottom left it is on 1x and not 1 half . (Can't find Symbol for half )

I did that at first and it makes the speed really fast it took me ages to figure out I thought that can't be right.

Birdsong53 in reply to Mumpark

Thanks Mumpark, I'll have a look. Not sure about the choice of music though.πŸ™‚


I’d like to join.

I completed C25K then went straight on to ju-ju’s 10K plan. After a short break on the IC I ran my first 10K this week (see new profile pic). So my goals are to get into a routine of running at least 5K three times a week, start going to my local Parkrun regularly, and just enjoying it. πŸ˜€

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Sigered

Hi Sigered, congratulations on your first 10k and welcome to the June Quest...

Your goals sounds great. Everyone says Parkrun is a fun experience, and you will enjoy running regularly three times a week. Good luck 😊x


Love the idea of a quest- feel like a medieval knight on a mission!

Having consolidated 5k runs for a month, my first goal is to start working towards 10k. Should I wait for the new week 1 of JuJu’s plan or use old posts?

Second goal is to start doing intervals once a week or stop off at the outdoor gym en route.

And third is to improve my running form to avoid hip flexor ache. Either my right leg is lazier than my left or I’m naturally lopsided!

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Sarararara

Hi Sarararara, yes you've got to love a good quest!

You're in...Ju ju's plan is a rolling one so just pick up with Week 1 when you are ready to start. All the Weeks are in the Pinned posts section.

Here is Week 1....with the chart...

You can sign up on the latest link here...

Hope you manage to sort your hip flexor problem too...

Good luck and Happy running 😊x

SararararaGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks! Am on a mission...


Please count me in. Life at work should be settling down, but if not, I must get back to regular running. I have spent the last 2 weeks getting 3 runs in each week and am finally starting to feel a bit more grounded. I can't let life get in the way of running again.

So my goals are to continue on with 3 runs per week. The plan I'm following is 4 runs per week, which I don't know if I can make it fit, but will work very hard to fit 3 runs in (and maybe do some cross training instead of the fourth run). Ran a 6mile run this morning in the drizzling rain. I couldn't stop just shy of 10k, so carried on. When 10k hit, it was so wet and windy I decided to run to my car instead of stopping and stretching at the gazebo - 10.6k and I felt like I could've kept going. I have missed running and how good it makes me feel.

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Hi Allie, A great run today, and I'm so pleased to hear that you have been able to squeeze some regular running back into your busy schedule.

You are in the Quest and I look forward to your updates. You 'sound' very happy.😊xx


Hi, I'd like to join the June quest please.

My goals are:

1. Continue running 3 times per week- consistently doing 5K then vary the runs; length and speed maybe ? to help increase my speed a bit

2. Going to start Ju_Ju's 10K plan on June 15th

3. Try a Park Run

Thanks, not sure if those goals compliment each other so any advice appreciated. :)

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Lorijay

Hi Lorijay, welcome aboard. Those goals sound perfect and compliment each other very well. Being really comfortable with a 5k run is ideal for Ju ju's program and your plan to add some variation and Parkrun will keep it fun and interesting...

Good luck...and look forward to hearing how you get on with your challenges 😊xx


I would like to join the quest .

My aim is to complete 50miles in the month of June and get another medal. 😁This will also help me slowly increase from my 3 weekly 5/6kms towards my goal of 10km .

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Nwrkpak

Hi Nwrkpak, you are in the Quest... quite a target, but one you can work towards with care.. Good luck 😊 xx

Plenty of advice available on this site if you need help planning a strategy...


Yes. I read loads of posts on here x they’ve helped me so far x

I’m hoping my 3 x 5/6 km a week ( about 40miles , what I did in May ) plus just making 1 out of 3 of the runs a week a7/8km ( another 4 /6 miles more in total ) and the 2 extra days in June (30 days) means 1 more run ( 4 miles) . OMG I am cutting it fine lol πŸ˜‚ . Well it ll be a challenge that’s for sure xx

Then next month I’m gonna start a real plan to secure 10k. The women’s running magazine had a nice plan In it this month and I know juju has a good program too.

I like a target, challenges and goals . Keeps me focussed x


Count me in. Currently on wk 8 of C25k, but doing more than 30 minutes 3 times a week, all logged on Strava. I would like to improve my pace and distance and aim for 10k.

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Upagumtree

Hi Upagumtree, you are doing a fantastic job, just three runs to go until Graduation. We would love to have you join us on the Quest, as soon as you complete the program. I will add you in next week.

Your goal to increase your distance will automatically help your pace, you may need to steady up a bit to get more distance though..

Once you Graduate you can start a plan like Ju ju's 10 is the Magic Number..that really works.

Looking forward to seeing you on the podium😎xx

UpagumtreeGraduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

So will there be any podcast links? I’m looking at bluefin sat the moment! Don’t like the music though!

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Upagumtree

Hi, no you just play your own music but do set distances. Three different ones each week..Use Strava to track the distance.

Here is the link to Week 1 to have a look at...would really love you to Graduate and get your badge first, that extra week of training is important in building your stamina and strengthening your legs.


Count me in please.... aim is to continue with the HM plan.. and try to get the runs in... where does the time go!!!

Also trying to improve my timings a tad..and maybe to find some consistency !


Great photo...


I am now seeing John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the Grease scene.... and humming the song ... !!! Love it :) x


Hi Floss, ha.... its a bit catchy isn't itπŸ˜†

Welcome to the June Quest and looking forward to following your progress towards your HM target......πŸ’ͺ

So much running to fit in, I can't imagine (except I know you are an early bird!)

I think you are consistently marvellous already, and quicker than meπŸ˜†...

Good luck with your goals this're in...😊xxx


Count me in too, fresh from today’s graduation podium :)

My June goals are to:

Continue what I’ve been doing for the last 8 weeks - run every other day; do at least 12,500 steps every day; do at least 30 mins of β€œelevated heart rate” exercise every day (when not running this usually means either a round of golf or a quick walk).

Increase my run duration by up to 10% a week (starting from today’s 33 minutes)

Run my first 5k (that will easily happen if I do that 10% thing)

Join Ju-ju’s 10k programme starting on the 15th

...and listen carefully to my body and take it a bit steadier than all that if I feel I need to!

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to HoagyM

Brilliant Hoagy, you have it all covered there with great goals.Good plan to get that 5k nailed before starting Ju ju's plan.

You are in the Quest..Good luck😊xx


I would like to join the quest!

I want to run three 30 minute consolidation runs each week and extend my distance towards 5k.

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

Hi Jay...yes you're in..

Relax into those 30 minute runs, great for learning how to pace yourself and finding your comfy sustainable speed.

Good luck and I think you will get to 5k soon. 😊xx


I have been trying to decide what my goal for this month is and realise that I want to just have some fun, without any pressure to acheive a set distance.

So my goal for June is to run three times a week, whatever distance I feel like doing...

If I can I still want to do a run along the Thames path from Hampton Wick to Kingston...

I will enter a virtual race for July...

I will try to get back to a healthier eating plan after my holiday in Cornwall ( ice cream and pasties)....

Happy running everyone 😊x

Proper Cornish pasties Jan......Mr M’s regular treat to himself when we are in Cornwall. Have to mind those pesky seagulls mind you!


Count me in Bluebirdrunner!

I would like to increase my distance & maintain my three runs a week. I am going to carefully step off the IC today & test my ankle! πŸ˜‰


Hi MummyCav, welcome to the June Quest...

Perfect goals, managing to get out when its not too hot is key isn't it...

I see you had a run this morning but haven't read your report yet..

Good luck with the Quest, you will be successful I'm sure😊xxx

Please count me in Jan.

Hope you are good and all the other questersπŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

Three runs per week,5k + 5k + 10K Min.

2 easy runs with Laura’s SS and stamina podcasts.1hard run normally with speed podcast.

Going to build every 2nd week the long easy run with TP rule to HM distance.

Going to throw in some variation as a substitute to the 5k easy stamina, with the Strava hill repeats.

Oh yes should have mentioned Abi’s speed challenge.Got 4 weeks to post a PB for 5k.I am going to terrorise the lamp posts.πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

On top of all the advice and guidance from the FAQ Posts, what to do next.Excellent.

Loving this, enjoy it all and enjoyment for all.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

Thanks Jan, take care of you.πŸ’«πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’«


Hi Tbae, I'm well thank you😊..

Welcome to the June Quest, and with a brilliant set of goals in place!

Good luck with your 5k speed challenge, and your gradual training towards a HM!

It is great being able to run isn't it, its free and what our bodies are built for, and sharing the experience on here is a bonus!

Good luck with your Quest, you're in.😊x

Yes your right Jan.πŸ‘πŸ‘

We were made to run and it is free and freedom.πŸ‘πŸ‘

Every day I count my blessings in finding the C25k programme and in particular this forum on HealthUnlocked.

Yes some bonus.πŸ€”πŸ˜‚


Glad I am not having to shell out.πŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


I would like to join the quest

I have 5k charity run beginning of July and another mid July. I'd like to speed up for this. Currently 5k is averaging 9 an half minutes per k so pretty slow 😊

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Kar43

Hi Kar, welcome to the Quest. Steady running will help you get stronger and you will get quicker with time.

Don't worry about those chatity races, some will be run/walking others walking and everyone who finishes will get a big cheer I'm sure. You will do just fine.😊x

If you wanted you could try the c25k+ podcasts as they have good training tips..

Happy Questing 😊 x

I would like to join the quest only graduated on Thursday and did my first run after C25K today. I want to continue running 3 times a week to see if I can get a better time and go a bit further

BluebirdrunnerGraduate10 in reply to Dawnie16

Hi Dawnie, congratulations on graduating and good idea to join the Quest to help stay motivated while you consolidate..

Running three times a week is a great goal and you will find you can add an extra minute or two as you get stronger. Speed will improve with time too!

Your name has been added to the Quest😊x

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