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What is Your Week? June...Week 2

Hi everyone...

Here we are at the second week of June... it is flying by!

I don't know about flaming June.. more like soggy June where I am!

I am about to climb off the IC and head out into the sunshine or the rain... getting out there is the thing:) I am planning to start a new running phase this week...I shall post about it later and am hoping I may be joined by some new runners:)

The number of folk on the forum increases daily...( the numbers are truly frightening), and although it is tricky to keep up with everyone's progress... it is great to have a little fun post, so we can see who is on which week of the programme, and hopefully it will help everyone to feel more included on the forum.

I apologise if I miss posts or replies, as there really are a lot of us!

We can support, encourage and generally help each other, in a positive and friendly way, with no thought of comparison.

Please remember it doesn't matter if you stay on the same week for a while, that is fine; it is a journey and it really doesn't matter how long it takes, it will be so worth it when you get to the final run.

If you have just Graduated, also, this will be a great place to keep you motivated,and the new Quest on here too...this month it is called..Jaunty June!!!

One of the best things about this weekly chat is that you can talk to each other, support and encourage each other and find folk on the same week or run as you.

So, please do come and join the fun...slip off your running shoes and just let us know how it is going :)

Oldfloss x

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Hi Floss, glad that you are now going to get off the IC and have a run in the sun or rain.

I registered with Parkrun the other day, got my daughter to print out the barcode on a printer and I hope to run my first parkrun next month. 😊 πŸƒ I love the name that you have given this months Quest, Jaunty June, cool, 😎 . 😊

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I shall watch for your post... well done you!

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How about this time Floss for a 5K:-12.53.01

That time was achieved at a Diamond League IAAF Athletics meeting in Rome at a 5000 metres track event by an athlete from Ethiopia.

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Hi, I start week 3 of consolidation tomorrow. This week gave me 2 nice ones and one real "hang in there" run. Wish I knew what to do, I was hydrated, rested...who knows.

Anyway, last week of week 9 repeat this week then I will start adding my 10 % to get to 5k. First goal.

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Go you...try to throw in some short and new routes and some longer slower too..;)

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I promised myself 3 weeks of 30 minutes just to consolidate before trying anything new. I just want to feel.more comfortable running 30 mins.

It's great that you're getting back out there : ) I hope the pollen count drops soon and I can start trying to run outside

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It is what suits you:) yes..for me..the tree pollen was ...early so it is easier for me now..

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I have oak, ash, elm, plane trees and grass seed...it covers a couple of months or more

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Blimey..and..bless you!

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Hahaha

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10 weeks post grad.

2x5ks and a 2k each week.(and a pr if a free saturday)

7 pr`s done with 4 and a bit mins improvement overall.

i still have not thought about longer distances.

i am really enjoying my run days and feel fitter than ever.

AND it still feels unreal that i can do it after a lifetime of thinking i cant run.

so much to thank this forum for XXX

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The more runs you do, those longer distances evolve...lots of runs build up, not only the legs, but the strength and the stamina... your body will tell you when it is ready for more:) Go you!

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"June is leaking out all over!" 🎼🎡🎀🎹🎀🎡🎼 Doesn't have quite the same ring does it, eh?

However, undeterred, I'm off to a good start. Did my 9k (relatively) successfully and then my Personal Trainer tried to murder me with an hour of circuits and I can barely walk now (in a good way, if that's possible to say!). So when the agony wears off, I'm expecting stronger legs for my first 10k this week. Hope so as the 9k was not comfortable due to a brand new knee niggle that's popped up from nowhere (and gone away again). Dratted body paying me back for years of abuse... guess I deserve it, but putting it right now.

Poole parkrun on Saturday, too, which is "proper" tourism. :)

Am 6 weeks ahead on my weight loss plan now and people are really starting to comment. Perhaps the gym work I'm doing is subtly changing my shape?

So I'm off "darn sarf" in a couple of hours... have packed for anything from blazing sunshine to minor hurricane. Excited! :)

πŸš„πŸ›€β˜”πŸŒŠπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ…πŸΊπŸΊπŸΊπŸΊπŸΊ

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This sounds incredible and so positive too...! Keep us posted and safe journey xxx

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Sorry, think this was meant to be on the quest post but hey ho...

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No worries:)

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Some people see others trying to get fit or make changes as a threat. I don't know why this is. Ignore their apathy and keep running! You are doing great. As Michael Jordan and company say you are already a runner!

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I think you have posted this in reply to another post?

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Hi Floss,

Hope your repair is going well.

Just found a young ex soldier who is waiting for the arrival of their first born.

He is helping me with my garden and just txt me his 18.48 Run for Life time for his 5k.Although I am 50 years his senior,the running magic I can share with him and I am just so proud of him, as if he were my own son or grandson.

Just something else that the gift of running and the magic forum delivers.

I can learn something from this young man.

πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈ

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Indeed and he, from you... that patience and perseverance win the day.. and he, like you will still be running when his small one is grown:)

It is so good to share...as we well know... I am healing..listening to my body which took me out for a Week 1 Run 1 run this morning...In 2015, I think I covered a kilometre..in the minute run/walks... this morning... 3K...but had to repeat two because of loose laces! All so much easier :)

Thanks you... x

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Lovely thoughts Floss.❀️πŸ’ͺ

πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

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Just about to start week 9 and boy was week 8 a struggle! I’m finding those first few minutes of my run really hard. I had to restart the last run after the first couple of minutes because I just couldn’t find my rhythm at all. Not sure why.

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Excitement... the badge... and us and you all at that odium! Just relax and start slow.. and stay slow. Enjoy the last few runs:)

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I am on Consolidation now. Week 1. I plan to do 3 weeks of consolidation running repeating (replaying) W9R3.

Fixed days are Tue, Thu and Saturday (Park Run) 😊

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That sounds great... and starting to mix runs too maybe?

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Yes! Absolutely!

Saturdays will be Park Run

Running with a friend tonight

And then a single run too

😊😊

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Well done, bet you’ll be glad to see the back of that old monster!

Totally agree about trying to respond etc to everyone - I always feel bad knowing I’ve missed thousands (10s of, more like) but try and remind myself it is just sheer impossibility to do so πŸ₯Ί - it’s certainly not because I don’t want to, just that there’ll never be enough hrs in a day!

Anyway, with regard to where we all are on our journeys I’m starting W8 this week πŸ€— x

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Trouble is.. as Admin..I feel guilty!

Enjoy week 8..the lovely longer runs are perfect for slow and steady.. let the newly forming legs find their happy pace!

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I can understand - but it is impossible, sometimes you have to look after yourself to be better placed to help others (even the emergency services & armed forces take leave) πŸ€— x

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