The Run Rabbit Run Quest week 1..... Feel free to join ๐Ÿฐ

The Run Rabbit Run Quest week 1..... Feel free to join ๐Ÿฐ

Hi and welcome to our brand new Easter Quest.

I've named the Quest the,' Run Rabbit Run Easter Quest,' because I think its about time the Easter bunny got fit!!!! That way he can eat more chocolate, so its a win win for him!! The pic is of my 2 bunnies called Rufus and Ruby and they do love to run too :)

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 are a graduate . 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 be added for the duration of the Quest.

Good Luck everybody !

Real Foodie Club, Ju-ju and Pops xxx

Oldfloss

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Jayseeskinny

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Minimaxi

Irishprincess

glendam52

ajwyld

dwynne

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  • Count me in please ju-ju- :)

    I am hoping that I am almost back on form.. fingers crossed.

    So..aims.. and I am keeping them relatively simple as I would like to stay off the IC.

    a) Maintain my level of walking

    b) Try to get back up to 7K... ( I think 10K ,might be pushing it)

    c) Improve my core strength ( I am using exercises from Women's Running)

    d) Maintain my three runs per week

    Happy running everyone :)

  • Fingers crossed you've beaten the lurgy, Floss. Core strength is something I need to work on. I forget - until I am getting to the end of a longer run and realise how tired my middle is :(

  • Me too!

    It did improve when I was using my cross trainer after the broken rib incident, and pushing small one in pram helped too..especially up the hills.. but the lurgy seems to have lessened the benefits .. never mind.. onwards and upwards, we will get there :)

  • sounds like a plan :)

  • Thanks for this Ju. I'm in, well of a sorts anyway. My quest aims are to walk 3-4 times a week to build up. Come on the forums and support everyone else.

  • Hope you're doing well - and Mr. Rfc too x

  • I think thats a great aim, perfect :)

  • This quest will be a bit mixed for me, I leave for France in a week, so will be pretty busy with packing and stuff. My foot is still painful, and I've also got adductor and hip flexor twinges, so it seems a good time for a break. I will, however, be running in Spain next week en route, couldn't miss that! After that, I'll be continuing with Run/walk, I'm interested to see how I cope with the undulating topography in France when I get there.

  • Good luck with it all - painful foot, twinges, heat and hills, you have a lot to deal with. Take it easy and look after yourself.

  • You take care.. so envious that you are heading back...:)

    Now we have sold the tin- tent, not sure when we will be back there... and even though we now have the little holiday home by the sea, I think we may head out to do some Auberge stays .. :)

    Make sure you foot and your hips are healed...a bit of warmth may help ?

  • I am soooo jealous!!!

  • It's about time I quested again, having dropped out for a while. I'm pushing myself at the moment and having got up to 12k last week I would like to have done 15k at least once by the end of the 6 weeks.

    I would also like to improve my 5k times mid-week, but I don't think I can increase distance and improve speed at the same time. So if it comes it's a bonus, but otherwise I'm looking at distance!

    Happy questing ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

  • Ha - I've just written the same aim about distance :D

    Good luck with the speed as well :)

  • good plan I would say :)

  • Count me in please, ju-ju- - great name for the Quest!

    My aims are to maintain the increase in distance. I'm going to do that by doing a two-week cycle of one week of hill or interval run (I will get up Killer in one run!) and an 8 - 10k run, and then on the second week do a shorter run and a looooong run. I've been checking out more bus stops on the Trails but may need to negotiate with my daughter to pick me up again, although if I'm really clever I could drive to a stop on the Trail with a parking area and bus stop, leave the car, catch the bus to a stop further up and run back again. Complicated or what! This takes me over 12k though... with the aim of getting up to 15k by the end of this Quest. There, I've said it!

    Happy running everyone, and a swift recovery to those on the IC or unable to run at this point x

  • But you've thought yours through slot better than me! Sounds like a plan!

  • Um... yes, it all looks good on the screen :D

  • I love the idea of the bus... good plan!!

  • I'm in, too! :)

    I have my first race coming up in May and I would like to increase my distance to 6 k by the end of the quest.

    I have no trouble fitting my 3 runs into a week but I would like to go to the gym twice a week too.

  • good plan, I love going to the gym, it gives life more variety!!

  • Haha! Great name for a quest JJ. Count me in please as I haven't done a quest for ages. I have a race in May and am doing an Asics plan so this quest is a good way to make sure I stick to it as I have a habit of going off piste and doing my own thing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great quest fellow runners and to everyone on the IC or unable to run remember to keep the faith, always.

  • An Asics plan - yay for Nagging Nancy :D

  • whats the race? sounds good!

  • The Great Bristol Run. I couldn't get last year but am really looking forward to it. And it's flat ๐Ÿค—

  • Oh fab, the 10k? I have done that before and its great :)

  • Ok I will join only graduated last week so obvious

    1 run 3 times a week

    2 try to increase speed by 10 % ish.

    Wont ask for any more than that.

  • I have just signed up for a plan on the other Board. if it's the same one, feel free to put my name down

  • Well I really need to get back to running 3* per week as I've only run twice since my HM a month back (have been fighting off horrible lurgies ever since) Assuming the lurgie goes I have made myself a 10k training plan. I will likely have a couple of weeks off in the middle of the quest though as we are going to Israel to visit our daughter and though I will take shoes !

  • Israel might be a little bit warm...? How exciting though! Hope the lurgies clear off.

  • wow Israel thats exciting!!!

  • Yep - I am going to re-quest!! Have finally got my mojo back after finding a programme that suits me on my advance to 10K. Doing the Ease Into 10K bluefin app which is great - especially as I am back in my holiday home in Spain at the mo and really enjoying seafront runs in tthe early morning sunshine!. So count me in please - week two starts tomorrow and I WILL get to 10K ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • hooray.... and YES you will :)

  • Hey ju-ju- count me in please! Aims will be:

    1) to maintain running 3x each week

    2) to work up to 20k total each week

    3) to decrease kph time on Parkrun

    Happy questing Run Rabbit Runners...xx

  • Im luvin it :) great goals :)

  • I'm going to join too please :) Aims:

    1. To keep running st least twice every week

    2. To work on increasing distance of my Sunday run

    3. To increase the amount of walking k do generally

    I've recently become more aware of how little I often walk in a day. 10k steps is a rarity, and usually only happens on a running day; a normal work day with no run can easily be 5,000. So the dogs are getting rather more late evening runs than they used to, and I'm trying to be more aware of the need to walk further - getting off the bus two stops early and having 20 mins to walk to work instead of 7, going for a short walk at lunchtime - that sort of thing.

  • great plan :)

  • I'm in Ju. I would like to increase my running so that at the park run on a Saturday I can run all the way around the 5k as at the moment it's a combination of running/ walking.

  • thats very doable and realistic ... you will do this ... perhaps slow it down a little??

  • Count me in please ju-ju!

    I have just graduated (hurray!) and am not quite sure where to go from here... I think to 10 k but for now I will make my aim very simple:

    To keep running 3 times a week

    Hoping this will keep me accountable.

    Good luck everyone!

  • good goal to aim for I would say.... :)

  • Im in please juju.

    Maintain my three runs a week ๐Ÿ˜‡

    At least 1x 5k every week๐Ÿ˜Ž

    At least 2 x parkrun๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

    Maintain training for my mid May 10k race ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

    Continue yoga for strength and flexibilty๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

    Be diet and alcohol conciousโญ๏ธ

  • well done for the last one... :)

  • Count me in. My goals are

    1 maintain running 3 times weekly

    2 Increase my distance to 5k

    3 Complete Carmarthen 5k Fun Run on May 1st

  • sounds like a good plan to me :)

  • Count me in please Ju.

    Having been a bit off colour most of the last quest, and in the last few weeks just about managing to drag myself round one 5k each week, I'm hoping to get back to 2 or 3 runs a week - 2 x 5s and something a bit longer.

    Also, must remember to report back ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Good luck everyone.

  • That sounds sensible and doable, you can do this :)

  • Count me in . The 5 mile man cometh !!!

    Great photo ! I like bunnies but like sprouts even more.

    Got my Runniversay coming up. Think started C25K about May/June and graduated in August.

    Got to my 45 minute mark. Don't want to run more than 1 hour. Running for 6 1/2 K so would be nice to by Graduate Anniversary to Say I can run 5 miles which is roughly 8 and a bit K. My pace is about 8 to 8 1/2 K so should be achievable.

    Last quest did 3 distances 4 1/2 K to work , 5K and 6 1/4K to get up to 45 minutes.

    Found bit of a struggle to step up to 45 minutes so this time will do at least 2 long runs on my Days Off (Wednesday and Sunday) to increase my time to 48 minutes putting me closer to 7K .

    Then on future quests increase by couple of minutes to get me up to 5 miles and 8K. On my Friday run I will set out 5 minutes earlier and tweak route to do 5K in practice for future park run.

    In addition make serious attempt at doing regular core exercises.

    In summary in this quest

    1) Increase running time by 1/2 minute per week to reach 48 minutes running 2 days per week. Which should put me close to 7K.

    2) Increase my distance tweaking to 5k for one run per week to work.

    3) Seriously work on core exercises

    4) Book day off for a park run in July/August

  • wow that makes me feel worn out!! Good stuff :)

  • I would like to join the quest.

    My goal is to run 3x a week for 30mins.

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