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Sprint for Summer Quest week 1 - Feel free to join.

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
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Here we are right in the middle of Summer, how has your running year gone so far?

How is it all going for everyone... are we keeping on target...as the days stretch out before us:)

On Sunday, I am just a week away from my HM, and... still managing to get the runs in here and there...with my last long run this Sunday:)

What the Quest is;

The Quest takes one calendar month . You can at join any point during 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. 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. ..............

Each week in March I shall put up a new post...it is important that we get together and we can chat, support and encourage each other, and generally just see how we are all doing.

At the end of the Quest, there will be a certificate that you can download to keep should you wish to.

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay running x!

Oldfloss, Realfoodieclub, Millsie-J, Ju-Ju and Roseabi x

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Davo123
Davo12360minGraduate

Hey guys. Graduated just over a week ago. I would like to join the quest with a goal of slowly increasing my distance week to week. Currently running 1 x 30 mins and 2 x 5K as my consolidation runs but would like to increase distance on my 3rd run.

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Davo123

Sounds like a great plan, nice and steady, good luck. Rfc x

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UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10

Hi RFC

I’m down to two targets a month on my GSR mission, having ditched the speedy treadmill run for now.

So, aiming for a long slow run

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to UpTheStanley

Sometimes adjusting our goals is the best thing for our training. I think that is one of the most important lessons I have learnt along the way on my journey 😀. Good luck. Rfc x

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UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10
in reply to Realfoodieclub

You're quick - I was still trying to edit after the first draft got away from me by mistake …….. it was meant to say

So, aiming for a long slow run of 20k, up from 18k last month, and 14k at race pace, which is now realistically 6'00"/k, though a bit quicker would be nice. Hopefully the long one can spring off Dexy5 pacing me to 14 or 15k at around 8'30"/k.

Onwards and upwards!!

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Winter76

Hi, how do i join the Quest forum please?

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Winter76

You just have. Just let us know what you’d like to achieve in August 😄

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Winter76
Winter76
in reply to Dexy5

Ah ok! I'm aiming to get back to running 5k again after a hamstring injury at beginning of July!.

I've had a deep tissue massage to help recovery, brought a resistance band and foam roller to help recovery. Any advice appreciated!

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Winter76

Great Quest, take it nice and steady. I am excited been working in my hamstrings for four months, for a while it doesn’t feel like it did much but I am pain free now, so keep doing the serves they give you, they do work. Rfc x

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Winter76

Thanks for your great reply, so inspirational! Is your hamstring issue running related?

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Hello RFC, my main quest is to keep running without injury and get out 2-3 times a week.

I need to run a 15k long one at some point in my training to get to 10 miles for the great south run. I will try and get out early on a cool day for that one.

On 31st August I will be celebrating my 50th parkrun dressed as a pirate with some runny friends.

I’ve also got to keep UTS in order to stop him going too fast ⚡️

Happy running all.

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Dexy5

Cannot wait to see the 50th PR photos!

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

And you certainly will see them. I’m hoping to have a few VRBs with me too. I guess Southsea is too far for you? 😂😂

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Dexy5

It is..but who knows for the future...! It would be so great to meet!

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Well done on your 50th Park Run a great achievement. All those runs will help with your training. Rfc x

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Realfoodieclub

Hope so.

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Potbellylelly

Hi. Have recently graduated and am living in Portugal in the Algarve for 3 months. Has been really hard to find somewhere to run as I am in a valley and all paths are up up up . Have found a path which is undulating near a river. It is short but if run up and down trice gives me 5 k . So I want to do 5 K , 3 times a week and on the odd days yomp up a hill, with the dog. Early morning as gets to 35 in the shade.

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Potbellylelly

Wow! That sounds wonderful!

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Potbellylelly

Well done, sounds do find it amazing how we find the way to carry on doing the things we want to do, good luck. Rfc x

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Count me in please Rfc...I achieved my getting back to running goal last month...back up to10K!

So..

a) One 10K each week until the Spitfire

Race in September.

b) Maintain strength work on ankles.

c) Stay sensibly slow and steady.

Thanks you x

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

Great Quest Floss, balanced and varied. Glad you are back up and running now. Rfc x

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Hi Rfc, I would like to join this Quest please.🙋

*My goals are to run 2/3 times per week, one being a longer one near the 10k mark. I am running the Womens Windsor 10k on 23rd September, so I really need to work on Stamina. We haven't walked the course yet, but I know its hilly...😕

* I will add in some planks, and do some pilates for my core.

Not a peep from my knee lately...

Mr BBr has started to run again, which means more interesting run routes as he is happy to drive further afield, and prefers it. (We are going to do Bushy Parkrun, on our own on a weekday). I'm finding this more challenging than to keep repeating my local routes, but its good for me and more fun.🏃🏃

* Lots of walks...

Happy Questing everyone 😊xx

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

You have some exciting plans going on there. I bet the historical bushy Parkrun route is fun. I walked a bit in Windsor a couple of years ago, I do remember some steep hills Have a great week. Rfc x

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paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

My quest for August is to do the balance, posture and strength exercises that my bone consultant recommends. And to run a long run and a 5km on trails every week. Oh yes and to do my favourite road race too.

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

Sounds like a plan. I have been working on my balance for five months and I can feel the difference. Mine starts off in the morning with putting my socks on stood up. I was wobbling all over the place when I started now I actually look like I am in control 😂. Good luck with your road race 😀. Rfc. X

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