Stride into Summer Quest week 5 - Feel free to join

Welcome to the Stride into Summer Quest week 5

I hope everyone is is doing ok and those who are still on the IC couch are making progress.

What the quest is:-

The quest takes six weeks. You can join any time within that six weeks.

The main 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 or about to graduate to join the quest. The main reason I ask this is that while you are doing the program 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.

Every week I will pin a new post where all the members of the quest can talk about how things are going.

So if you wanted 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, only for those that would like to, we each put out longest run of the quest and it is then marked on a virtual run.









































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  • Getting back into my running again last week slow and steady I am just beginning to feel like my body is over the HM and tests. There will be no exercise for me again this week. I'm off to see my Dad Tuesday to Tuesday. I have made the decision not to run as I haven't spent much quality time with him for the last year and he has loads of two men jobs lined up for me as he can't manage them on his own. Sometimes you have to make the call in order of importance and this is one of them. I'm sure I will be kept fit with gardening and lugging stuff around. The diet will go out the window last time I went it was bacon butties, fish and chips ( Whitby ones) and red wine! What I have decided to do is every day on waking and bedtime to do a series of really good stretches as I feel my body could really do with that after the HM. Also I am doing daily 10 sit-ups, 10 squats and 10 assisted push ups. This seems to work for me it doesn't seem much at the time but at the end of the week I have done 70 of each which is more than I did when I tried to do it twice a week.

    Happy healthy running to you all.

  • Sounds like an excellent plan to me.

  • Hi RFC, I like the idea of 10 a day. It seems like a good strategy. I hope your visit home goes well, sounds like your Dad will keep you on your toes!

    I had a great running week, I managed three runs, 10.5k, 5k, and 14k.

    The 10.5k was at a swift pace, not quite the projected race pace for my plan, but much faster than normal. The 5k was torture, but I recovered in time for the 14k, and completed with a strong finish.

    My strength work was okay, I did one 30 minute shred. To spare my legs, 2 days of a 10 minute arm toning video I found on the internet.

    This shall be an easy week: 7k, 5k, and 10.5k, all at easy or very easy effort. I hope to get two 30 minute shreds in, and 2 arms, and three more bike riding lessons with my girl. She is almost there!

    Good luck runners, and I hope you are able to stay cool. It is very warm in Berlin, running is best done in the wee hours.

  • Have a lovely time with your dad RFC. I'm just off to spend time with my mum!

    Despite me hopping on the IC for a bit again last week (from gardening!) I managed three runs but only one gym session, and alas no Pilates. I did my first run yesterday with my new insoles and ran for just 10 minutes and, although they felt very odd, thankfully, the run was pain free and today there are no aches or niggles, so it bodes well.

    I'll build up in five minute increases and hopefully my body will behave and adjust quickly.

    Have a great week questers and sending healing wishes to those on the IC.

  • Hi RFC, HI IP

    The build-up runs are good! I started with only 3 minute runs every third day. It felt frustrating at the time but it's a means to and end, and before you know it, you will be back out there running up a storm.

    I've had a good week running wise, and even managed a hill race yesterday.

    Good luck Fellow Questers!

  • Cycled twice this week... three runs, I forget which order, 5K, and two 3 Ks.. I think...duh! Been so busy this week, but still get those runs in! Practised Strides too on Sunday.. which was good fun!


    Love Whitby fish and chips!!!

  • Hello everyone :) I am doing well with my quest goal which was to get up to 5k. I have so far done two 5k runs but I have found my legs need a couple of rest days in between these rather than being able to run every other day so just doing it once a week and then sticking to just 30 minutes twice a week. I need to build up the strength in my legs! Hopefully I will be able to do more than one 5k run a week soon.

  • Hi RFC,

    I'm running shorter distances, more regularly at the moment for a 5k race and trying to add in lots of variety.

    This week I'm going to practice 30,20,10 that's supposed to be helpful for improving speed.

    I'm running without my watch this month and going totally by feel & effort to help me tune in to my running more.

  • Did my home Parkrun on Saturday, not a great time as it was very windy. Got an extra run done today, to compensate for one I missed last week through the combination of being in Lyon and then Milton Keynes. Managed to fit both swims in last week, so feeling more or less back on track.

  • Finished the bhf marathon in May. Was a good opportunity to consolidate after graduating in April.

  • Managed to do 3 runs last week. Because of a busy schedule and hot weather, one of these ended up being just after 5 in the morning - first time I've run before work. I think I was still a bit pink by the time I got there just after 7, but nobody commented...

  • Hi I'm still just about on track for my Race For Life 10k in two weeks. My OH has been away this week so down to just two short runs, but feeling good. Happy Running everyone !!

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