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Lands end to John O Groats🏃‍♀️

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

So thanks to RunaroundSue I did it. I've signed up for the LeJOG 4 virtual run. It starts on the 17th of August and I've got until August 2021 to complete 874 miles.

So combining my running and dog walks to complete it.

I've just received my confirmation email and there is more information to follow. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

Excellent. I am combining walks and runs

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

I thought it was running only until I read it properly and the dog gets plenty walks so its great i can add them in 😊👍

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

It would be tough for me if it was running only. Although I might add an extra column on my spreadsheet to track just runs as a comparison :)

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10

Excellent plan

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

Thank you. At first I thought the distance was a bit much but with added dog walks it should be okay.

How are you🤗🤗

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Good today, thanks.

Bit nervous about the clips coming out tomorrow 😕

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Maddee_6333

Good luck . You're always in my thoughts 🤗

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thank you! X

Delly-dot
Delly-dot60minGraduate

This sounds fun Buddy. Great to have something long term to work towards. What a great idea 😊🏃‍♀️🐶🐾

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

Yes it is great and as there are no real races going on for the foreseeable I thought why not 😊

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

And any real races you do will count towards it.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

To be honest I wouldn't want to take part in anything just now anyway😊

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Nor me. I was just thinking that there is a year to finish the challenge. Things might start again before the end, although I don't expect it to be anytime soon

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Good luck! Every mile counts. Jeffing is encouraged! 👍😁👍

🐱 Katnap 🐱

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Katnap

I keep thinking that I will try this but don't really know how to start, eg what intervals to use.

I am not sure how to time it. I can set intervals on my garmin, but I can't hear the alarm (even when not listening to my mp3 :) )

I wonder if I can find a podcast to download.

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

You could always choose C25K app and re-do the same intervals.

The Gym Boss app allows you to create your own intervals and add sound effects.

Fun!

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Katnap

Yes, I was just looking at Gymboss. I think I will give that a go.

Thanks

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Katnap

I have just found this

amazon.co.uk/Run-Walk-Inter...

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

👍😁👍 from the man himself!

Allbarron
Allbarron60minGraduate

Wow what a challenge! Good luck Buddy with that combination of run and walk you'll absolutely smash it👍👍

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowGraduate10

Hi Buddy and RunaroundSue

I saw this on face book last night on an "end to end" Facebook page, but I think it's linked to lejog. I fancy doing this too, I thought it would give me extra encouragement and would work well with runs and dog walks. Are you both signed up? I think it it would help me keep focused if others are doing it too. 😊

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Cantstopmenow

Yes I signed up this morning. Go for it👍

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Signed up. Can't wait. Have to motivate the dog now 😁

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Cantstopmenow

Hi, I started the July one, but I am sure some of the August participants will overtake me :)

We can report separately and/or have a weekly update thread (like Damienair's (not) parkrun thread)

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Great idea. That will be really helpful. X

2718281
2718281Graduate10

I just signed up too :) looking forward to the 17th to start :)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to 2718281

its exciting 😊😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Joined! 😅😅

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Brilliant 👏

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

FOMO, I might need to join in too ....... 😀

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10

Can I sign up from over here? This sounds like a very fun challenge :)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Yes as we are not exactly running the route just the miles😊👍

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Yes. Go for it John. It will be great to have a chance to run "with" you after all these years.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Here is the link to LeJog4

endtoend.run/lands-end-to-j...

I started LeJog 3 in July and have passed the 100 mile checkpoint but you will probably overtake me before too long :)

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Thank you RAS :)

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

There are certainly people from all over the world doing LeJog3

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Someone on the Facebook page just posted that they received their t-shirt and medal in the USA (they were doing LeJog1 which started in May)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Wow 874 miles in a few months 💪

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

That is impressive. Furloughs and, unfortunately, outright lay offs have had a huge number of people hitting the pavement. I wonder if the Runner was putting their downtime to good use :) Whatever the motivation - that is some running! :) Does it say where in the States? :)

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Georgia. She runs Ultras and her longest run was 500 miles in 10 days - the Last Vol State in Tennessee.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Amazing. Pity we can't connect our garmin watch directly. I'm on 15000 to 25000 steps per day depending on the length of run🤣

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

I agree. That's a good step count

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Wow! Hard core :)

Runjilly
Runjilly60minGraduate

Good on you. Maybe you can sign your dog up too 😁

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Runjilly

No thank you 🤣 he gets more than enough exercise. Running is me time. He hates runners anyway or anything that goes past him faster than walking pace🤣🐕

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

I wish all participants in that Lejog Lands End to John O Groats virtual run/walk all the very best, that distance of 874 miles or 1407 kilometers is equal to run/walk of 27 kilometers a week 27 K *52 weeks =1404K, so 3 more kilometers to make the full distance, good luck to you all.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks, I am managing to clock up almost double so far. 60% is walking.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

👍 Excellent 🚶 🏃🏾 👍

Leosmit
LeosmitGraduate10

I’ve no words: 😱😱😱.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Congratulations! I’m sure you will easily complete it. It’s amazing how dog walking adds up. I managed 160k (100 miles) in May doing the This Girl Runs virtual challenge with my normal running and dog walking routine, which really surprised me!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I've never added dog walks to garmin/strava . So it will be interesting to see the mileage 😊🐕

pete1212
pete1212Graduate10

Well done and good luck I am sure you will smash it Buddy34

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to pete1212

Hope so 👍

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

Great effort. I hope you enjoy the journey. I'm hoping to complete the NC500 route in the next month - except of course its 516 mile not 500🤣 happy running 🤗

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

How time flies Grannyhugs. I remember your post saying you where starting this. Good luck with completing your route 😊👍

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thank you. In January I was planning to take a year but chasing you in the vitality challenge in spring put my mileage way above what i was expecting to be able to do.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

🤣🤣

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10

Is it on the "Honour" system or do you have to submit a Strava-type record? I don't have any electronics and really don't want an App tracking me on my phone, I'm borrowing an Apple watch thing for (hopefully) my MC FM verification.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Irish-John

On the website it days this

You will be able to upload your GPS data, Strava, Garmin, Image of your watch, treadmill record etc

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thank you Buddy. That knocks me out I'm afraid...but very best wishes to you and the others from me.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

I already had my Garmin linked to Strava and joined the End to End club so my runs and walks are visible to them.

But if you upload screen shots I think you can use the weekly or monthly views rather than uploading individual runs every day.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

I will join the strava group when I get the link and its starts. Sounds so much easier 😊👍

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

I think so.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

I don't suppose you can take lots of photos of FKT (have I got the right combination of letters there?)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

FKT you've lost me🤣

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Irish-John did his C25K with his Famous Kitchen Timer. It almost needed a blog of it's own :)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Interesting, will need to read up on the famous kitchen timer

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

I received this link. I think it originally referred to spreadsheets and monthly/weekly summaries.

endtoend.run/proof/

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Oh yes, the evidence is secondary to entering the data onto the Interactive Map, which updates almost immediately.

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Hi Irish-John, I emailed them today with this question and received a reply within half an hour. Yes, you can simply take a screen shot and email the mileage to them.

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10 in reply to Cantstopmenow

Thanks all but I don't use any tracking apps, I do appreciate all the replies though, thank you :)

Am tempted as I’d seen it before... sell it to me ;-)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

Its sounds a lot of miles but you can log your runs and walks. So a combination of walking and running makes completing it maybe not easier but less daunting . What do you think😊

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

You have a year to do it. Runs and walks.

That's only 17 miles a week.

Ok but: what is the bling like? And can we work out a team finish for the last 5-10km? (Followed by champagne and cake)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

The photo at the top of this post shows you the medal but I'm really excited about that tshirt. Just look at it. I'm getting carried away now🤣

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2 in reply to Buddy34

The medal is ok, not quite big enough for the achievement for my taste but yes the tshirt is great!!

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

I always want the tshirts, medals are less important to me

And what about a celebration cake?

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowGraduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

I saw it on facebook and signed up after reading buddy's post. Yes, bling, t shirt, postcards, interactive map , a well toned body and amazing bragging rights! What an achievement it will be - a magnum of champagne will be needed. 😊

at least it will have time to chill...

Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate10

Well done for signing up and good luck, I'm sure you'll have no issues completing it 😊

I'm soooooo tempted...

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Mum22boys

Go for it. Join the merry band of LeJoggers

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Mum22boys

I wasn't sure either when RunaroundSue first posted about this. Then I thought I've got a year i love running anyway and the dog gets between 3 and 5 miles walk every day. So quite achievable from my point of view anyway 😊😊

Good luck!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you, how you doing😊

Wenderwoo
Wenderwoo in reply to Buddy34

I’m good thanks. I’m thinking of having a test run in the next few days 😱 😁

Delly-dot
Delly-dot60minGraduate in reply to Wenderwoo

Oh that’s good to hear Wenderwoo 😃😌! 🤗

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Wenderwoo

Good 😊

I'm not sure why but I've gone and signed up... I wasnt sure about tshirt size but I reckon I'll be down a size by the end of it! We definitely need a page / thread... I need all the support I can get.

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowGraduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

Me too.

hey, can you see a graduate10 by my name? I cant see it but maybe one can only see others? I can see you have one

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowGraduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

No, I can't see one. I can see buddy's but not yours.

thanks I'll get that put back on. I've been downgraded :-)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

Yes i can see your badge👍

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2 in reply to Buddy34

Unm just added it. Will try not to loose it this time...

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate10

I keep looking at this. I do loads of walking as well as running. Not sure what's stopping me. Are all the t shirts sold out?

Hi! Today's the day... Has there been a strava or group started here? not noticed any. Or maybe we do a post for all to add too?

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

I was wondering about setting up a strava club for people on Health Unlocked. I've never done it before but there are step by step instructions online.

RunaroundSue was putting a post on , on a Sunday that we could post what we had ran/ walked for each week. 😊👍

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2 in reply to Buddy34

Yes, RunaroundSue says she's going to post each week on Sunday which will be great. I've just joined the Strava and Facebook for end to end. I think juju set the HM one up on Strava

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

I have joined the strava and fb for the challenge the only thing is I'm not Buddy34 on there 🤣

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Buddy34

I wonder if it would be easier to private message each other on here with our strava name to follow each other that way?🤔

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2 in reply to Buddy34

Hmm you can do a group message but I think there is a limit to the number of people. I think there are about 25 of us... Maybe we can just message on Strava. I DONT KNOW!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

The only thing is my real name is on strava not my HU name. The only thing that's the same is Buddy my avitar👍🐶

Elfe5
Elfe560minGraduate

This is an exciting project - good for you Buddy! Enjoy your journey! 😄

Are you tempted to really visit certain points of the journey when lockdown relaxes? (Beauty spots, places you fancy visiting??) 😄

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Elfe5

I live in Scotland, so if I do visit anywhere to run an actual part of the route it would be here 😊

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2 in reply to Buddy34

That’s a good point, I’ll see if i can run any of the route non virtual

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

Just don't run on the motorways :)

Some of my streetview pictures show me in the middle lane, alongside or in front of white vans and lorries :)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

🤣🤣

Doing ok on this logging runs and walks , but looking at the details again ALL miles count . I can easily double my daily mileage recording all the wandering about I do .

What are you recording and submitting ?

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Exbox

hi, Exbox . I'm recording runs and the longer dog walks 😊

That's what I was doing , but I've already done a mile this morning without going 'out out' so I'll record everything from now on .

Yesterday I did around 5k walking the dog but by the end of the day had done 11k .

Those at the top of the leaderboard must be doing this . I know it doesn't really matter- it's not a competition - but every bit counts

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