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🏃‍♀🏃‍☃JANUARY JOUNCE 🏃‍♀🏃‍☃Quest for January 2020 Week 1...Come and Join the Fun

Oldfloss
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 and yes there is such a word... it means, ( as a verb) to move up and down repeatedly... :) Bit like us really, except we go forward too...hopefully )

Well folks, I am back :) Hooray! I here you shout :)

I have missed you all :)

Having had quite a rest from duties, thanks to the hard work of the rest of the Team, I am here to open the first Bridge Quest of 2020 and I would love for a whole lot of you to join in with me on the Quest!

I had quite an end to 2019, completing, yesterday, a challenge called the December Marcothon. The idea was to run every day in DECEMBER; a minimum of three miles or 25 minutes, whichever came first.

Four thousand plus of us did it... I tied it in with my HM training, so did quite few minimum 25 minute runs. ( I did not want to wear the legs out). But I ran well over 100 K + on the 31 days... it was a terrific learning curve for me, and it really kept me going through some dark days. :)

It can be really hard to get ourselves out when it is dark, cold, windy or wet... but when we do... wow! That feeling is fantastic:) So maybe, use the Quest to help keep those vibes going as the year begins?

Okay....here goes:)

What is the Quest?

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.

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

We ask that you are a C25K Graduate before joining the Quest. The reason for this, is that pre-graduation your week is very much structured according to the C25K programme, and we 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 Stretch and Strength exercises to your weekly routine

You can choose what YOU want to do... whatever you feel you would benefit from... whatever you think you would enjoy... :)

The Quest is a completely personal challenge, so it's completely up to you!

I shall put up a new post each week and you just join , post your adventures and reply to the others...lets get this going!

I cannot wait to see some of your goals... and am watching out fro ju-ju- 's first ice skating video too!!!

Love

Oldfloss xxx

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Hi Oldfloss, Happy New Year 🥳 to you & all the fabulous Admins. Great idea as I need a focus. Will look out for posting. Count me in 👍😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Vegout25

Happy New Year... First in :) Counted in too and looking forward to your goal choice:) xx

Vegout25
Vegout25
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Oldfloss, My goal is to run 3 times a week. Accomplished this whilst on holiday so my goal is to maintain this level. 👍😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Vegout25

Just perfect.. and one you will achieve.! Brilliant :)

Jennypenny2
Jennypenny2Graduate10

Hi everyone and happy new year 🎆And count me in on the new quest.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Jennypenny2

Happy New Year...Number 2 in :) Looking forward to your goals! xx

Happy New Year to you all. I am in. My goal is exercising 5 times each week, for at least 30 mins. There said it publicly now, so no backing down 🥎

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Jogonton

Happy New Year to you too! Yes, you said it and we all heard it.. looking forward to seeing your exercise plan and your posts :) x

paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

Happy New Year Floss and super well done on your 100km of Marcothon.

I'm slowly coming off the IC with a plan for 3 runs a week (knee permitting) and going up by 0.5/1km per week for my long run.

I've got my rest days and my strength days in my plan and a Focus thought for every week. I have a Pilates class every week and I'm volunteering at park run (which i adore). Good luck with your goals all.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to paulanoo

Happy and healthy New Year to you! I have to say, I was a tad tired today :) Old legs ...I just walked today in the Peak District :)

Your goals sound really useful and doable too and I know you will listen to your body :)

Look forward to seeing your updates as we move forward xxx

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

Firstly Oldfloss, massive congratulations on completing your marcothon, you're made of strong stuff.

My quest is to still run 3/4 times per week, and doing 2 10ks per month.

Happy New year 😊😊🍟🍟

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Thanks Buddy... the Marcothon is great fun.... and really keeps you out there...miss a day and you drop out!

happy New Year to you and what great goals...looking forward to your posts! xxx

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Graduate10

What a fantastic achievement Oldfloss! Well done and Happy New Year to you! 🥂🎉🙂 My goals for the New Year include continuing to try and run three times a week and introducing some more cross training along with my beloved 🀔 clams,bridges and stretches! Have today ordered a new exercise bike in the hope that I can do a couple of weekly sessions to help my overall fitness....it is arriving on Friday and I am very excited! 😀

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Sandraj39

Oh wow...I bet you cannot wait for those clams and bridges!!

An exercise bike too...you are going to be super fit!

Your goals seem to be just the thing...I do feel that sticking to running three times a week can be the hardest thing to achieve!

Looking forward to your updates! Xxx

Happy New Year!

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Graduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

...the clams and bridges I do actually enjoy and they have definately helped. Discipline is what I lack sometimes though, and heading out to run after a hard day at work can be tough! Will let you know how the exercise bike goes🀞🚲😂!x

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Hi Floss, firstly congratulations on your super Marcothon, and Happy New running Year!🏃‍♀

I would love to join the January Jounce Quest in the hope that by the end of the month I'm pain free and mending. ( Right foot)

I have physio but it's not starting until the 22nd Jan, so in the meantime I hope to manage short walks (Dr says not to let it seize up) and to visit the gym for the cross trainer and cycling.

I am having dry January....and need to work off a few mince pies😉...so will start with home pilates/yoga too.

Good luck to everyone and remember to enjoy your runs for me. 😊xxx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

You have great goals and you will be back on the running route when you get the chance. Let us hope that the Physio can sort things and free you from pain!

Well done on those other goals too....keeping up your strength is going to be important :)

Thanks to for all your support... always x

Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate10

Happy new year Floss and well done on your December achievement. Fantastic. I started the year well with a 30 minute run then a walk with hubby, stretches etc. My main task for the next week is to not injure myself. Its ski holiday time. I tend to be a bit stupid and ski fast, steep and for many hours. The last 7 years I've come home with hip injuries. Hoping the running has strengthened me and I'm going to be sensible and not over do it this year. I'm always really good at warm up and long stretch sessions each ski day so I shall ensure this is done. My long term quest for 2020 is to run a virtual NC500. Just off FT to family who doubt my ability to run 500miles in a year. I'm so stubborn I'll do it using everything I've learnt here. Happy Running everyone keep healthy in 2020

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Grannytobe

Thank you... and WOW ! Lots of great targets for this New Year! 500 miles sounds like a lovely round number ... keep us posted on the progress please?

Annieapple
Annieapple
in reply to Oldfloss

Wow that’s about 42miles a month!!! You are amazing!! What a goal!!!

Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate10
in reply to Annieapple

Ive managed 52k oct, 60k nov and 72k dec so hopeful 🀞 wont get started till mid jan as off skiing tomorrow. Happy running

Congratulations on your amazing achievement and a happy new year! My goal is to exercise every day in January. Ideally 3 days each week running but it depends how my knee holds up.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to PurpleFish59

Thank you.... and your goals sound terrific.. and doable too... keep posting as you head onwards

So far so good and knee has held up for two all be it short and steady runs. Also doing the yoga with Adriene 30 day series like I know a few others are 🙂

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to PurpleFish59

This sounds just great!!! The yoga will pay dividends...huge well done!!

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10

Welcome back. We all appreciate so much the work you admins & mentors put in to keep this lovely forum going. 👏🏌👏🏌

And congratulations on that Marcothon. What an amazing achievement to have behind you as you go into a new year.

My quest for the whole year is to try to make 10k my new 5K - so 10k can become my basis, the normal run. So a good place to start is building distance back up; it’s had to settle back amid the kerfuffle of December. So: 3 times a week, and get that long run back as near 10k as the legs will allow. (Is that a fudge, I ask myself...? 🀣🀣) And a great big Happy Running Year to all. 🎉🎉

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Granspeed

Snap. We will keep each other accountable Granspeed .

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Perfect. 🎉 As long as I can keep you in sight ahead of me, I’ll be happy! 😊👍

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Granspeed

I think I'm getting slower, as you get faster Granspeed. 🏃‍♀😀🏃‍♀

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

🀣🀣

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Granspeed

I think that sounds like a great plan... 10K is the new 5K... and I feel, a great distance..not too far..not too short... an 3 runs a week.. excellent!

Happy New Year! x

A girl after my own heart 💕

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10
in reply to Annieapple

Like the “girl” part especially. 👍😊🏃🏌‍♀ Happy running, Annieapple.

Aspire24
Aspire24Graduate10

Welcome back, lovely to see you’ve been super busy. I’d like to join the Quest please. My goal is to run one hilly run each week as I’ve avoided them like the plague but my NY resolution is a sub 30 PR so they’ve got to be conquered 🏃‍♀😀🏃‍♀

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Aspire24

That is fabulous... well done you... The hills are fun and they build up every single thing. I run faster up an incline than I do on the flat :)

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

😳😮

DebJogsOn
DebJogsOnGraduate10

Happy New Year Floss.

I'm up for the quest.

First I need to try and complete my commitment to running everyday of my Christmas break (back to work on 6th Jan 🙄).

I'm hoping then to run on alternate days and work my way through a podrunner interval training programme (requiring 3 runs a week) - the first step (I hope) towards finally running 5k in under 30 minutes some time this year. I also want to get in a leisurely longer run every weekend (including at least one 10k).

Certainly enough to keep me busy.

Do you think you could arrange some sunny, frosty winter mornings....

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to DebJogsOn

I will d my best for the weather... I am very tired of wet and windy and fog!

Your goals sound great... the speed comes with the more running we do...and t is the log slow relaxed runs that aid that .

I have always, except in specific training runs , run three times a week... a short run.. a 5 or 6K and a longer run at least 10K )at weekends.

I got my fastest 5K a month ago...26.48 :) Slow and steady gets you there :)

Keep us posted!

skysue16
skysue16Graduate10

Wishing you a very happy New Year OldFloss! Lovely to see you back 😊 What an achievement to run every day - you are amazing, congratulations.

I would like to join the quest... my goals are 1. daily stretch&flex (well, at least 3x a week!)

2. two runs a week (work commitments, illness etc meant I only managed one run a week in November and Dec 😕)

Best of luck to everyone.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to skysue16

Happy New year and thank you!

Your goals sound good... realistic and achievable which is just perfect... please keep us posted, and with your super photos too please :)

aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10

I'm starting a bootcamp class next Monday so my quest will be to not chicken out after 1 week!! Xxx also doing red January challenge 😊 happy New year lovely lady and very well done on your Marcothon xxx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to aliboo70

Thanks you !

Good luck with Red January... I did it last year, but have not registered this year...We will be watching your posts for your updates on bootcamp!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Superb, well done on the Marcothon thats a great achievement! Happy New year to you too :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks Ju... I have a long way to go to keep up with your awesome running, but I was pleased I did it and enjoyed it too!

Hello Oldfloss and a Happy New Year to everyone. I’ve been reading lots of your posts, but now to set my goals for the New Year. Count me in.

I plan to run 3 times a week, with Parkrun and a club night event each week I just need to get out there one more time a week to set me up for a great start to 2020.

Good luck everyone with your challenges.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Happtogiveitago

Happy New Year to you.

Great goals there and a varied bunch too.... Lots to keep you motivated...please keep us updated with your efforts:)

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Happy New Year and Well Done on completing your Marcothon Oldfloss. That takes a lot of discipline. Something I’ve been lacking since doing the Great South Run. Having mostly run twice a week since then, I want to get back to 3 again and get back up to 10k

So I’ll be doing something based on juju’s plan. I tried a new exercise class after Christmas (body sculpt) which involved exercise using weights- much more fun than the gym. So I may try do that as well as Pilates on my rest days.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks you and Happy New Year!

Your goals sound achievable and enjoyable too. Three runs a week can be the trickiest goal to make... but I know you will do it ,

I do lots of simple weight exercise and they do help..( do mine with BodyFit with Amy).

You are going to have fun xx

Hi Oldfloss thanks for the Quest start - I’d like to run 3 times a week and have spend most of last year either into the IC or the hiding from the truth cupboard! I’ve got as far as getting my stuff out so the quest is just what I need !!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to MandiV

You are welcome and we will be here to support and keep you out of the cupboard ! Getting the three runs a week in can sometimes be the hardest thing to get right..but you will find a way !

We will be watching you!

Myfi
MyfiGraduate10

Hi Oldfloss happy new year ! Count me in please I need focus.

I was running three times a week at 30/ 35 mins each time before getting the flu 🀒🀧at Xmas.

Did my first little run yesterday on treadmill .....does that count?

Thanks!🀗🀗

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Myfi

Happy New Year !

Yes it does... well done you!

Great goals there and maybe, start to mix three runs up.. a short... a 30 to 35 minutes and a longer relaxed run too... it is a great pattern to get into :)

Myfi
MyfiGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

Yes that’s exactly what I thought too. Cheers!🀗🀗

Hi Oldfloss,

thanks for posting this (I'm such a newb that I had to look up Marcothon ... respect to you ... and perhaps something I might aspire to in the future).

I'm looking to combine Jounce with Mind's RED January (but not running every day as I only finished C25K in mid-December - which I'm still really hap[py about :-) ).

So, target is to a) run 3 times a week including a Parkrun and two sessions of at least 30 mins, b) on 3 of the non-running days have a brisk walk of at least 30 mins, and c) a gym session combining a bit of general strength (gently does it though) and cardio.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to RunSkipHobble

Thank you.. Marcothon was fun... and teaches you just how strong you are...I cannot wait until next December!!

You have some great goals there... just remember as a fairly new Graduate :) to be kind to yourself and take it gently... you are going to e fine and we really look forward to your update posts :)

Well done you! x

Great to see you back here Oldfloss. Having graduated some years ago I have yet to get in the groove of three runs a week. So never giving up here’s my quest for January: 3 runs a week. Slam dunk here I come 👍

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to RoRoMama

Great goal and sometimes the hardest to achieve... you will do it.. and we will be here to read your posts and encourage you!

Brilliant! x

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Welcome back Oldfloss and a huge congrats on completing the Marcothon! That is a huge achievement!

Time for me to get back on track so count me in for the January Jounce.

My goal: I started the 21 day challenge in the Asics studio app on Sunday. It has a short (about 30 minute) daily exercise every day - strength training or running. I had to miss NYE and yesterday due to being on call and spending very long days at the clinic. So my goal is to achieve the 21 day challenge in January but to not stress over missed days due to work and being on call. Those days will just get pushed to the next day. I will get back to running regularly and I will strengthen my weak areas this year so this will be my start 💪

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thanks you.. it did seem like an unbelievable ask for this old snail..but it was fun... the legs got stronger and stronger and I had fun!

Your goals sound achievable and varied and fun too ! Good luck with the 21 day challenge !

Being kind to ourselves over missed runs is sometimes the hardest thing to do xxx

A good reminder to be kind to ourselves when lifes’s pressures get in the way of our runs. It’s good to enjoy every part of our lives & that can be extra special because we are fit & flourishing due to being runners! A happy cycle 😄 You have an amazing attitude! Xx

tiggs1
tiggs1Graduate10

My goal is to continue to run 3 times a week and to keep up with the gym and swimming too. I am planning on running a HM in Sept so over the coming months I am wanting to add a little distance each month to my long run so aim for January is to be able to run 12km.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to tiggs1

Hi you! This all sounds great to me and achievable too. We are looking forward to your post updates:)

Cheekychipmonks challenges everyone to the 30 day challenge, day one was so hard and we have aches we never knew about so my first weeks January quest is to keep this up for the next week

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to WillowandSola

Hi there... that sound like a great plan... please keep us posted:) x

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Happy New Year Oldfloss and congratulations on your Marcothon 👏🏻 I’d like to join the Quest, to get back to running 3 times a week, which I was doing up until the week of Christmas, continue training for my 10k race I’ve entered and do a longer run each week, with a 10 miles badge being my next goal 🙂 x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to lexi6

Happy New Year! Thank you...it was fun!

3 x a week runs sounds good and building those distances up too! 10 miles is a super distance...and very special.

Do keep us posted please..:) x

🍏Please count me in Oldfloss. 🥳👍⭐congratulations on your fantastic achievement!!

I started the 5K to 10K app today. So good to get out into the sunshine again after my first unplanned rest week, since starting running in the summer last year.

I am also doing the Adidas Challenge 20 hrs 20 mins of running in the first 20 days of 2020 😊

I will stick to rolling out of bed into running gear, 3x a week. I need this discipline to get out the door🙈

Thanks for keeping us inspired & motivated & for all the time spent answering posts. Wow!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Annieapple

Thank you!

All your goals are sounding good..especially the challenge. These challenges are great for making us get out there!

Getting to 10K is fun and it is a super distance I feel..just long enough...but not too long..

Well done you and please do keep posting your progress..x

AliHC
AliHCGraduate10

Happy New Year Oldfloss ❀

Well done with your runs throughout December!

I started C25K in June of 2019 and Graduated in September. Since then I have progressed really well and already achieved a few10ks and 10 miles. I feel that I have a bit of a haphazard kind of way of doing things... So, my quest is to try and be more structured 😳🀣

I intend to run 2 shorter runs during the week and a long run at the weekend. My goal is to run 50 miles in January! 🏃🏌‍♀

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to AliHC

Thank you! Your goals are sounding good. Take it steady...and structuring your runs is a plan...not too many long runs..the legs are still growing...

Keep your runs gentle...a short speedy...a 5 or 6K...and a see where you get to run at weekends?

I ran over 75 miles in the December Marcothon..running every day..and varying the distance for each run..

We shall watch your progress...go you!

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10

Good to have you back!

My goal - as always - is to add some strength and flex to my training.

I’m going to try to make use of Groupon offers to try a few different things and hope I find something that ‘sticks’.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Maddee_6333

All sounding excellent... the strength and flex work really does make a difference...Have you visited the strength and Flex forum?

There is a lot of useful information and links on there.

It can be tricky but if you put a simple routine together it does become a great habit :)

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

Yes, I have tried using the forum.

I think it’s the repetitive nature of the thing. One of the reasons I like running is being able to choose different routes, even on familiar territory.

I actually quite enjoy swimming laps, but that’s probably because I can’t think about anything else while I’m doing it, so it becomes very meditative (or something).

Classes are better for me, but I have trouble affording them.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Maddee_6333

I do know what you mean... I have found the necessity for the same routes whist I did the December Marcothon, very frustrating.

But.. with a bit of jigging you can get a routine together, that varies.. I have a basic daily routine, but then I do pinpoint areas to work on...and try different exercises...

I use a lot of Bodyfit with Amy on YouTube.. and they are helpful... like being in a class but personalised and cheaper!

I don't do classes because of the up front cost and the fact that I know I will have to miss some!

Take a look at the Bodyfit link maybe?

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Floss x

Runnf
Runnf
in reply to Oldfloss

Ooh, I'll check out the Bodyfit too - thank you.

Mum22boys
Mum22boys
in reply to Runnf

Me too!! Thank you 👍

GoogleMe
GoogleMeGraduate10

Happy New Year all and hearty congratulations for succeeding with that sort of Challenge at such a time of year Oldfloss.

I've some experimentation to do on how best to fit activity into my life - I need to work on getting back to a healthy BMI, my annual yoga subscription is up for renewal at the end of the month and has gone up a lot so I am reviewing that one, I am trying to reconcile myself to the idea of running alone (perhaps easier now that Google is often not keen to go out so there's no issue about not having enough energy to run *and* take her out separately, but oh boy it makes me so very sad) and as my younger son is out of education this year (hiss boo local authority) I don't have the convenient 'Take him to the station, go straight to the pool before I've even thought about it' to get me swimming. More happily, I've also got some new kit in the form of wireless earbuds to get to grips with.

I want to keep my goals for January light and fluffy - not no goals, I need to keep ticking over and these Quests are so helpful - so what better than the NHS recommendation of 150 active minutes a week and two days a week of strengthening activities?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to GoogleMe

Happy New Year to you too!

Thank you ! It was a learning experience for me but proved what am capable of and I enjoyed it.

I am so sorry about Google...the runs must be quite, quite different now...But.. still running :)

These local education hierarchy can make things so difficult. I remember the battles I had over my charges, when I worked.

Life brings these changes.. I am going through some now, with Mr OF and his Dementia diagnosis... and finding a way to fit everything in and to maintain some kind of routine.

I have some of those earbuds and I find them tricky... I have oddly small ears! But I do have a hat with wireless ear pieces. I hope you get to grips with them.

I think your goals are so realistic and achievable and I really hope you will keep us posted on your progress ... Thank you x

GoogleMe
GoogleMeGraduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

I'll have to get some tips on getting someone to the point of being diagnosed.... that's another thing I am juggling, fortunately my mother rather than MrGM. Dealing with all that is another call on my limited time and energy. I absolutely loved working in the field of dementia professionally but it's not so much fun with my Mum when part of it manifests itself as denial and resistance.

Yes, whole running re-think. As most people know, I am fairly averse to hard surfaces but the winding woodland paths covered in roots and with brambles at spaniel eye height are not too good for G.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to GoogleMe

Anytime you want to we can chat... I have been down this road twice before with J's Stepfather and my own Mum.... it is a hard thing to deal with.. and for me the knowing, what might, follow is fairly daunting.

Running in the right place for you is tricky.. and if G is there too... what about some trail paths ??

Happy jouncing, all!

My goal is to run 3 times a week & not pay attention to pace or distance, just build the routine of going out. The weather will be my biggest foe, oh and going back to work tomorrow - so much easier to get a run in when I don't have to fit it in before office hours. But I've set some good habits over the hols so hopefully I'm jouncing fit 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Runnf

I love it...! Happy Jouncing to you :)

I hope work goes well.

I think your goals are excellent.. as I have said in loads of replies, the three times a week runs can be the hardest goal for all to achieve... and with work thrown in the mix... really tricky.

Weather can be a hazard... during my December Marcothon...I got the lot!

But you are clearly motivated and determined and I hope you will keep us posted on your progress please:)

Runnf
Runnf
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks! I've got my kit laid out tonight ready to go run in the dark tomorrow morning. Oof. Roll on springtime...

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10

Nearly missed this Oldfloss, and the first week's almost gone 
.. many congrats on the Marcothon.

I'm on one of my "marginal gains" quests, trying to stretch the distance I can maintain on the dreadmill at the pace I would need to challenge my 4 years old parkrun PB of 22'59". That's 13 kph or 4'36"/k. And I try to do it as part of a 5k run within my 25 minute bogey time. In November I managed 1500m continuous, in December 2 x 1000m (the 2nd and 4th Ks). So for January I'll be after an unbroken 2k, with maybe an extra 500 at the end.

I'm also feeling the need for at least one 10k a month, so as to be ready for the VRB meetup that's calling itself the Vitality 10000 in London in May.

Onwards and upwards!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to UpTheStanley

I wondered where you had got to :) x

Gosh, your goals are pretty tough? But I have no doubt that you will achieve exactly what you want to... 10K each month. just great... I love that distance...far enough to get into and not so far as to tire you :)

Keep us posted of the progress please! x

Happy new year! I have signed up for the 10k winter run on Feb 9th so my goal is to run it through and through. and to be sober until then, to help with energy.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Murielbez

Happy New Year to you!

Well done you...your goal is an excellent one and knocking the alcohol back a tad too will give you increased vim and vigour!!

molly1973
molly1973Graduate10

Hi there Floss and all you other Bridgers! I have already crossed the bridge to 10k but completely lost my mojo through the autumn and have been largely absent from this lovely supportive place, which was silly! I don’t think I could run 10k now, so I am firmly back on the Bridge!

I have invested in a treadmill as a change in job has made for very late nights at the office and no opportunity to run outdoors apart from at the weekend, so I have a three-pronged approach to self-care for the New Year: I’ve stopped eating meat, I’ve signed up to RED January and I’ve learned to knit for mindfulness! My goal is to be active every day: not necessarily running every day but on days I don’t I will be doing some strength and flex work which has been sadly lacking my routine. SO looking forward to it!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to molly1973

Hi you...!

Happy New Year you!! It is lovely to have you back with us... Wow.. a new treadmill !

They can be a real asset.. dark nights... short days. long working days and bad weather !

Come the better weather and longer days..there is a chance for variation :)

Red January is great.. I did it last year...but after doing the December Marcothon, I have given it a miss this time... enjoy it... and do, do pop across the the Strength and Flex forum..there is loads on there, including a load of links I posted fr every bit of our body!

Any chance of a meet up again at the Coast this year? I loved that and the Cat family are going to be there at some point too again :) xxx

molly1973
molly1973Graduate10
in reply to Oldfloss

Hi Floss

I really should include checking on here more often in my quest! I’ve nearly managed RED so far: missed a couple of days and found it harder to fit everything in now I’m back at work again. Enjoying some yoga for runners and will have a look at S&F soon.

I’m afraid a trip to your beautiful coast is unlikely this year. Looking to book something hotter and further afield this year, but if I do get over your way I promise I’ll be in touch xx

Happy New Year to all. Hope it's not too late to set out my goals... my goals for January are the 3 runs a week... a leisurely 5k, a short interval session and park run and to start working on strengthening my body. To do this Iv6e signed up to the 30 day yoga challenge. I won't complete this all in January, only did the first session yesterday but really looking forward to session 2 tomorrow evening.

Enjoy everyone 🏃‍♀🏃‍♂💪

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Mum22boys

I am so sorry I missed this...small runner in training is here Tuesdays and Wednesdays...full on!

Your goals sound just fine...and achievable too. Well done you!

I will post this reply onto tomorrow's update;)

Looking forward to your progress reports x

Ran my 2nd consolidation run of the week this evening in the wind & rain. Picked the hilly route so was difficult running into driving rain with fogged-up glasses 🀓 Gave me a chance to plan tomorrow’s work & more importantly put it into perspective. Great way to deal with the stress. Feeling very chilled 😊👍

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Vegout25

All sounding good.. consolidation runs are fun... mix it up maybe with 30 minute runs and short runs too... then some lovely long, see where you get to, runs too. They are great for building up speed, distance and strength and stamina.

Vegout25
Vegout25
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Oldfloss

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Vegout25

New Quest post has just gone up..if you want to post your goals on there that would be fantastic:) xx

Vegout25
Vegout25
in reply to Oldfloss

Hi Oldfloss, I’ve been concentrating on running at a steady pace. Is it a good idea to start Fartlek running or am I being over ambitious? Appreciate your feedback

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Vegout25

Sorry I missed this...whatever feels comfortable for you..it may be an idea to just shake the consolidation runs up a bit more first...but if you feel you are ready to have a try...also..maybe take a look at the C25K+ podcasts..fun..but challenging...:)

Vegout25
Vegout25
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Oldfloss, appreciate your advice

Vegout25
Vegout25
in reply to Oldfloss

I think you’re right! Will stick to the consolidation runs & vary their duration as it’s all about the enjoyment. Thanks for grounding me. Off for my 3rd run of the week. Very windy & started raining so I’ll keep out of the woodland & head for the river. Have a good weekend 😊👍

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