Welcome to week 10! Thanks to Jantastic, I ran my first 10K at the weekend. What has Jantastic done for you? Has it kept you putting in the runs when you might have been tempted to skip them, or helped you go further or faster? What have been the biggest challenges? Do you have a race or other event in mind to keep you on track after Jantastic ends? For anyone looking for something to follow on from Jantastic, the 5x50.org challenge starts on the day Jantastic ends (March 30th). There is an NHS C25K team, details to follow next week!
Please remember to log your week 9 runs by 8am on Tuesday 11th March. By now, you should have set your targets for March. In addition to setting a number of runs per week and a long run distance, you need to set a distance/time for a timed run this month. There is more information about March targets here: jantastic.me/2014/03/ja... You will need to set your targets before you can log your runs for this month, and no later than 11th March. Please note the information about your timed run, which seems to have changed slightly. Jantastic says: "you can change the time whenever you want and give it as many attempts as you like". The idea with the timed run is to be as accurate as possible, rather than setting a target to exceed. For example, 10 seconds above or below your target time counts exactly the same. There is further information on how your score is calculated at the above link.
NB. For the final four weeks, I thought it would be nice to have a 'roll call' of all of our team members, and their goals for March. I am asking everyone to send me a PM (so I don't miss anybody) detailing your Jantastic targets for March (number of runs, your distance run for each of the 4 weeks, and your time trial details) then I can put these in the first posts for weeks 9-12. There is still time to get your name 'up in lights' as one of our incredible team - just send me your targets and I will add you. There are 68 team members listed on Jantastic, although some have not been active (perhaps joining our team in error), so it would be great to have a roll call here of all the actual participants from this site. We have all been inspired to do this challenge by our experience of c25k and this community, and I would like to think that it will also serve as an inspiration for future runners. Thank you to those who have already sent me your targets - you should see your name in the attached pic!
The Fabulous NHS Couch to 5K Team