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Weekly chatty chat 25th of June to the 1st of July ✔️

Weekly chatty chat 25th of June to the 1st of July ✔️

Hello everybody and welcome to Monday.... its a new day, a new week and a new opportunity to be determined to reach our goals... lets do this.....go!!

I have spent the weekend running in the woods which is my favourite happy thing to do.

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. Please join in the discussion :)

If you're new or a lurker this is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Have a great week, and enjoy your runs :)

Ju-Ju, Roseabi and Rignold,

XXX

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I've been busy this week! Had a couple of runs and a couple of swims, and in a Venn diagram moment included a swim-run :) I enjoyed doing these during my triathlon training last year, and I have membership at the pool until the end of July, so I thought I'd make the best of it.

The other run was yesterday (Sunday), and was partly me running up the hill to Preston Park, and partly joining a fun run organised by Decathlon. It was very very hot up there, but I managed to keep going :D After that I ran down into Brighton town to pick up my goody bag from the shop (see what they're doing there :) ) - which actually had a medal in it, wasn't expecting that! I'm still feeling pretty unfit for running, but my next training plan starts this weekend coming, so I'm hoping that'll help things along...

events.decathlon.co.uk/brig...

My biggest achievement last week, though, was my windsurfing! Yesterday I actually managed to sail on the sea!!!! I started windsurfing a couple of years ago, but progress has been very bitty - running events have kinda got in the way... We learn and practice on the Lagoon (conveniently a five minute walk from our flat), where the company Lagoon Watersports provide training and equipment - and then (in theory) progress to the sea. I did hope I might get onto the sea last year, but it didn't happen, so I have been quite determined to get there this time. But also pretty scared! Anyway. Did it!!!!! :D

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You've had a very busy week. I had some very enjoyable windsurfing lessons on the lagoon many years ago but never made it onto open waters. Well done.

Just back from a 4 mile run, first timeout in 2 weeks. Good decision not to do the10 miles yesterday but should be fine for the Run Through event on Wednesday evening.

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Thank you! It's fun isn't it :) Was lovely on the sea yesterday, gentle waves and gorgeous sunshine.

Wheee!! Good luck for Wednesday!!!!

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A few friends are using windsurfing as cross-training and it's pretty popular across a few fora I read, so, thanks for bringing it to our attentions, it looks fun!!! (I am not planning on it just yet though, I am not a fan of water sports).

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Well, that's fair enough :) I'm hoping someone will get a picture of me out there at some point so I can share it here - particularly if it's one where I'm upright :D

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Wow sounds like loads of fun!! I am a little jealous! I miss the ocean and the pools at the gym!! How did you manage your training for your triathlon? I am quite keen to do one after the marathon in Sep using swimming and cycling as cross training in the mean time.

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I recommend it highly, it's a lot of fun both to train and race! I did the Brighton & Hove Triathlon (the sprint one) last year, and I signed up for it again this year but have had to defer til 2019 unfortunately.

I just took this very basic Hal Higdon plan (the table near the bottom of the page) and followed it sort of - I modified it quite a bit because I thought it concentrated a bit too much on running, and I was mainly interested in improving my swimming. It's quite a busy schedule with only one rest day per week, but it's short. My favourite was the day where it just says "All 3 90 min" :D

I didn't have much of a clue about the bike to be honest, but next time I'm going to work harder on it, because that's the best way to a faster time :)

I also did a couple of training days that were hosted by a local tri club, which were fun and helpful - one of them was about transitions, very important to practice those! And also to do "brick" sessions, which are swim-bike or bike-run (swim-run is not really necessary for a tri, but I love it!). Oh, and I did a one day intensive sea-swimming course (I was scared of swimming in the sea, which was actually my main reason for doing a triathlon. I guess you don't have that problem though!). I swam in the sea, or in the pool on rough days.

halhigdon.com/training-prog...

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I am keen to enter a sprint tri in December, there is one in September before my marathon but I don't think I would be ready? I suck at the mountain bike section but may manage it if it is on the road...

Septembers info:

ultratri.co.za/cape-ultra/s...

What do you think? Should I try the tri ;)

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Absolutely! You can use the September one as a training session, and really nail it in December.

Actually I think a lot of people don't worry too much about the bike for their first triathlon. Also, being a runner puts you ahead of the game. Be sure to get some bike-run brick sessions in, because running after cycling can be a bit of a shocker at first!

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Now to find someone to do it with me, save up the money and convince my husband that I am not crazy for doing it! :)

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Ah yes, pricey... That puts me off quite a bit!

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They all are... But even the road races are getting pricey now and the trail runs are even more expensive!

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True dat

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This week running doesn't feel easy, but it was expected after the race, so I will take it nice and slow and I'll assess on Sunday... I am planning carefully my training for September half marathon, but to get where I want I need a plan that, for now, seems all too serious and scary... At times I am rethinking, but then I realised that I have decided to go for it, nobody forced me, so I'll risk it (as mentioned by roseabi "eyes on the price") and I will keep going to the end of September and hope for the best :)

I will be in Italy (in my home town for most of the time) for 5 weeks starting from the 15th of July! Hot, but it will give me back the space and feelings of when I was younger and used to run on those streets!

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Last week was a little different for me - with the current speed challenge, I used my 10k run as my fast run, and took it a bit easier at a new (to me) parkrun on Saturday which was very enjoyable. I managed to fit in 3 body pump classes and a swim last week also, and started my hm training today for the Great East Run in September with a lovely 14km run this morning 😀. I used to do a fair bit of windsurfing 20 odd years ago - great fun. Thinking of doing some more kayaking - as I really enjoyed that on holiday in Cornwall last year..

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My heel is still aching after Friday's waffle race. I've been to see my physio, and we've agreed that I'll take a full two days off between each run this summer to give my foot a chance to heal. So no St. George's 10 mile for me, but yes to the 5 K Dash and Splash. The kids and I have been dreaming of it since aliboo70 wrote about it last year.

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Feeling a bit sore today after the weekend efforts but hoping to be ready to go again tomorrow with some fartlek training (normally 7-10km) and get my 5km time trial closer to 30min on Wed.

Upping my weekly kms to 30-40 so in between trying to finish most of a thesis chapter this week and avoiding the rain when it comes, there is another 15km race this weekend and add in another one or two additional runs :)

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Rotten last week...no runs at all....and none for at least 6 weeks until my next MRI... HM now on hold due to possible stress fracture and associated issues:)

I shall follow folks on here though.. and walk my way to the HM in my period on the IC :)

Happy running each and everyone:) xx

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Oh I’m sorry to hear about that Floss. Injuries are such a drag. I hope the fracture is not too serious and you are back running soon. Xx

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I am so sorry this must be awful for you.... I do hope the MRI helps to explain whats going on...

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I have been overloaded with work last week and not enough sleep so I’ve just been running to the asics plan. Missed my Saturday run due to a conflict too so I am jonesing for a longer run soon.

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Final full training week for my upcoming 10k event. Looking forward to taper week next week, then just getting to the start line.

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I'm now back from my 2 weeks of run/walking on the Camino de Santiago and I feel the legs have benefitted a lot despite the total running distance covered not being very high. I'm hoping it's given me a good base to act as the platform for my marathon training. Will start ramping up the training distances and looking to do a couple of steady-paced HMs too over next couple of months. Have to have a crack at my PB 10k time before the end of the month too!

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