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Weekly chat 26th of February to the 4th of March :)

Weekly chat 26th of February to the  4th of March :)

Hello everyone and welcome to a new week.

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If youre a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Let us know how your training and running are going and how you are finding it in this cold spell if you are in the UK.... brrrrrr

Happy Panthering and a happy week,

Juju, Roseabi and Rignold,

XX

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lol, poor old Jack :)

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seemed appropriate given the weather situation!!!!

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Hi! I’m supposed to be starting Week 8 tomorrow but I’m currently on the sofa with the lurgy - what with that and the snow I think I might delay it for a couple of days!

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Hello, and welcome! That sounds sensible, Week 8 can wait :)

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Thanks! Can’t help feeling disappointed though as I’ve loved my progress so far 😕

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Hi Goodthing. Well done on getting to week 8, Graduation is not too far away now!

If you post to the C25k forum you will see there are many newer runners taking similar extra rest day due to the weather and (or) lurgies.

Take the rest, it’s fine, the next runs will wait. Hope you feel better soon.

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Sorry, managed to get my forums confused!

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Sounds a good plan for an Autumn HM, happy running!

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I know how you feel! A couple of days won't hurt though, for sure. I see from your profile you've gone and signed up for a half marathon in the autumn - which one are you doing? There's been quite a bit of discussion here recently about who's signing up for which events, and I'm finding it really interesting as there are so many flavours of them to choose from :)

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I’ve signed up to the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October, I’m running for Bowel Cancer UK and can’t wait although I know I’ve got a lot of training to do until then!

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Oh well, that is a fabulous half marathon, and you have plenty of time!

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good plan!!!

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I'm starting to plan my run/walk in Spain this week. (Still need clearance from "Mission Control" tho before I splash on flights). Been trying to sell the trip as HM training ;-) Plan to start run/walk Camino de Santiago from either Pamplona or Logrono and walk 30km one day then 15-20km the next day plus a run 5/8/12k in the afternoon/early evening...for 2-3 weeks. Should cover about 600km all together. Have managed to squeeze everything I need into an Osprey Rev 6 running pack so I might even run some of the shorter flatter sections between towns/ villages.

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Edit - Forgot to say, my Asics HM plan is 5 jog, 8 fast (5:35-5:15), 8 fast, 12 comfortable (6:21-5:48) this week.

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Wow that is going to make for one serious race report when you are done! Best of luck with seeing it through Lordi

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Cheers Decker! Will post my hikes and runs to Strava if it all goes through.

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Well, there were a couple of things squared away last week :1: - got the HM 21.1 distance in on a slow Monday run and 2, I joined a running group which has upped my pace considerably seemingly by osmosis :) I even ran my fastest 7 this morn, just with the confidence gained from Saturday's run with the group. Hoping this will last! - Now to just make all this work with the Asics calendar which I have now pushed and pulled in all directions... :).

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Crikey! Some busy running peeps! It’s all going on 😃👍

Training going well. Got a ten mile race this Sunday! 😃 Ran today ❄️🌨💨

Gym tomorrow 💪👍😁

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Parkrun PB on Saturday, so I'm pleased. Trying to see how I'm going to fit in all my runs with another busy week at work and temps of -10 to -15 this week. The sun did warm things up a bit during the day today, so that should help.

At least it's warmer where I am now. The wind in London last week was freezing. I hadn't brought my heaviest winter clothing, so I'm glad to be back in Oslo which is technically colder, but doesn't feel like it.

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I'll be back to troglodyte jogging in my bunker for a while. Minus 18 and windchill minus 28 at the moment here in Helsinki. I know what you mean about cold and damp old Blighty, it gets right into your bones. Nordic minus stoopid degrees is always pretty low humidity so never feels as bad as the numbers might suggest. Although you're probably a bit damper being subject to weather off the North Atlantic?

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That's how it usually is. The humidity is lower than usual now though so I've been enjoying the cold, dry weather! I wish it would stay like this, it's perfect running conditions.

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Of course! Oslo is pretty dry. Western Norway on the other hand...

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After a 3 week running hiatus due to illness, family vacation in a frigid winter wonderland away from a treadmill and just a general feeling of overwhelmingness, I finally got my running shoes back on and ran a 5.5k run on Sunday. It wasn't my best run, but I felt AMAZING afterwards, carrying through to my poor family having to listen to me singing while making supper 😳. I'm hoping to get back on track and run my virtual HM Run for Millie's in March 🤞. I "should" be able to get 3 runs in this week, but I am not going to worry about distance. I just need to get out and run for fun this week and see what is left in these legs. Next week my work schedule is changing permanently, and I'll be losing a day off mid-week that will impact my running schedule. It is too cold and icy around here to even think of running safely in the dark, so I guess I'll have to suck it up and plan a weekly treadmill run ☹️. I can't wait for warmer brighter evenings allowing me to get an outside after supper run in.

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Enjoyment is key Allie...😊xx

Lovely to hear you are back in your runners, and there is no pressure to run long distances, all running is good training.

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Snow still causing problems here (South Yorkshire,) so with Rita doing London Landmarks in a couple of weeks and me think of Longhorn we decided to go for a walk in the snow and come back on the bus. Retford is s long way in the snow dressed in salopets and snow boots. Took 6 hrs + but worth it

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