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Monday chat time :)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Hello everybody and welcome to Monday....so I will be honest, I cant say that I am embracing this week ....yet... I would like a holiday. However the World still goes round and things still need doing so its a case of dominating the day!!! So lets do just that.

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 and sqkr,

XXX

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pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkHalf Marathon

It's hard isn't it, this training lark. My respect goes out to all those have done a marathon or more, because the training is so hard :o i'm only on week 6 now out of 12 albeit I repeated a week and it feels very challenging. I did 61k last week and will have to do the same or more this week and the long run is only 24k.

Looking on the bright side though, I have lots of new toys to play with ie shoes, socks and headphone, so I should do some reviews to keep roseabi happy :)

I also have monday off running.. how sweet is that hehe, but do have the gym after work boo.

But best of all I have done 192k of my 200km July challenge so tuesday being the last day and I really shouldn't count my chickens, I reckon I may just do it. schwingg....

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon
in reply to pinkaardvark

Crikey Mikey! and there's me wombling about doing a 50 mile virtual challenge in August! I did 68km this month and thought i was doing well. You do nearly that in a week ...

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkHalf Marathon
in reply to FlickM3

I know it's crazy and in two weeks the program will have me doing 73k in a week. That's why I find this forum so intimidating, all the people here have done that and more and sit solemn like guardian sentinels watching us younglings flounder about in the dust. You'll do your 50miles with ease and if you do it wombling I will look forward to the post about it ☺️

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon
in reply to pinkaardvark

Yes, i will do it with ease. Maybe i should have done the 75 mile challenge. I'm bound to womble LOL ...

73k in a week. Crikey!!!

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkHalf Marathon
in reply to FlickM3

Well as long as you leave the riding crop behind. Don't want to scare Tobermory do we. Hehe

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon
in reply to pinkaardvark

I used to watch that with my granddaughter!

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon

Hi Ju-ju! I’ve ramped up my mileage since graduating. But enjoying it. Off on holiday on Saturday so looking forward to some down time. Hoping to do the odd run whilst over there too. 🏃🏻‍♀️🌞 😎

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

You go steady ! Slowly, slowly and carefully

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon
in reply to misswobble

Will do. 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

I've been struggling a bit this past week, sleeping poorly and fighting off a cold! But still plugging along with the ultra training plan :) I've been looking back at the last time I did it before I had to pull the plug on it, and I see "it's so cold!!", where this time around I've been saying "it's so warm!!". Swings and roundabouts :)

I'm doing my first ever "double" run today - 35 minutes easy already in the bag this morning, 35 minutes tempo to come later. Was hoping for more rain (it was really nice this morning!!), but it looks as though I'll be huffing and puffing again :)

The wind got really gnarly over the weekend, so I didn't get any windsurfs in - in fact on Sunday not even the super-duper surfers ventured out! It looks good for this week though :)

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Good luck on the double 👍

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to pinkaardvark

Ta :)

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon

Bought myself a new pair of trainers yesterday, so I am looking forward to giving them a run out tomorrow. Spent more than I have ever spent on footwear or indeed would normally be happy spending on something that I will basically tread into the ground, but if they work out then its worth it!!

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkHalf Marathon
in reply to Whatsapp

Looking forward to the shoe review 😊👌

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

My cheapest daps are my solid faves. Having to ration their use though as they’re long defunct ☹️ Fast training and road races only 🙂

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I’m fair to middlin. Got a poorly ear again, which drives me crazy, and means a trip to ENT shortly.

Meanwhile, still training for half, and a marathon. it’s only just started so slow and lovely at the minute. Been enjoying shorter slow runs in the warm. Got drowned yesters but it was lovely and steamy 🙂🏃‍♀️🌧

I enjoyed my last hill race and won stuff so chuffed with that.

I will be doing a short, but tough fell race, in October. Plenty to keep me busy

Have fun out there folks 🙂

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon

Exciting week for me with a virtual challenge for August paid for, my Blenheim 10k getting closer and my decision to do Oxford HM next year. I do realise I'm in the grip of a full blown obsession with this running malarkey, but I'm never happier than when obsessed. And it's been going for over 9 months now!

So, i will don my leather gear, brandish my whip and dominate the day -

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

I had been planning to do my long run yesterday, and so despite the fact I really, really, really hate running in the rain I forced myself onto a bus and along the coast, then ran home. I hated it though 😑 I grumbled to myself the whole way, and got in the door damp and fed up and with a blister on my toe. But the bath afterwards felt great!

Also, got some new shoes half price from Wiggle so am excited to try them out. Maybe at the weekend 😊

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon
in reply to Sqkr

Ooh, which shoes???? We want pics! Or have i already seen them? i lose track!

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator
in reply to FlickM3

Haha, you already saw them 😁 My new fancy black and red Inov8 Roclites.

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon
in reply to Sqkr

Oh yes! I thought I had. I’ve never see that brand in the flesh. They look amazing ❤️❤️❤️

HoagyM
HoagyMHalf Marathon

Hi all - probably a week of consolidation for me after managing 12.5km last Saturday (whoop!). Need to find a few new interesting running routes too, to keep it fresh.

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator
in reply to HoagyM

This is one of my biggest battles! The longer the runs get the tougher it seems to be to plan a nice route. I'm personally not a fan of the hobbit run (I understand the logic and the draw for some, it's just a psychological thing for me, I find it tough to push myself to a point and then turn round—I don't like to repeat bits if I can avoid it) so I've started just getting on a bus somewhere and running back home for my long runs. The short ones I can switch off enough to just lap my local park but come the weekend, I need a nice, interesting route!

HoagyM
HoagyMHalf Marathon
in reply to Sqkr

The bus... now there’s an idea 😀 Yeah, so far I have quite liked heading out from home and sort of letting my feet take me where they want to go, and so exploring all the nooks and crannies of the neighbourhood. But I’m beginning to run out of new ways of doing that. Plus I’m getting a bit of a craving for a decent patch of woodland atm....

Sutsha
SutshaHalf Marathon
in reply to Sqkr

What a great idea busing out and running back. No backing out of a pre-planned distance then!!! Xx

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator
in reply to Sutsha

Exactly! Knowing you're running home makes it just that little bit less tough somehow. That bubbly bath and cup of tea literally get closer with every step!

Sutsha
SutshaHalf Marathon
in reply to Sqkr

You're convincing me here, slowly...😘

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon
in reply to Sqkr

Yes the home run is always the most enjoyable bit!

Anniemurph
AnniemurphHalf Marathon
in reply to Sqkr

I often take the bus up and run back down - it's a way of making sure I do the distance :D

Decker
DeckerModerator

Just been following the asics HM plan. Work has been really stressful the last few weeks, so the runs have been good mental releases. Long run over the weekend was around 16k, ( no leader this week as he is training out east for an upcoming Iceland marathon!) and the weekday runs are still 5 or 7s. Not very eventful, I know.

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

Hi Julia,

You have just rewritten the rules.Something to aspire to for me.🤔

Wake up motivated.✅

Love it. For me and some of my friends it is a good day if we wake up.🙈😂. Maybe I just need to get new friends.👍😂

Nothing works less you work.✅

Very true.The good thing is with age, the more bits that fall off the lighter we become and we don’t need to carry all the spare parts anyway.👍😂

Nothing changes unless we change.✅ Very true.

Continuous improvement of happiness.🤔

There was a man, he was poor, he only had money.🤔

Dominate the Day.✅

Yes, but I can live in hope.I am pleased I am a pensioner, I choose when I may dominate my day.Slow to get started.🤔🙈😂

Go all of you and continue to inspire.💥🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️💥

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

Awesome.

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to roseabi

You are awesome and others on here leading the charge.💥🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️💥

The running power within you all will never be extinguished and you can run forever.💥🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️💥

Keep inspiring everyone.✨

Anniemurph
AnniemurphHalf Marathon

Back from 7 weeks' straight working away with very little running, so today I hit the gym :O and this week it's back on the run-gym-run plan. Woohoo!

Not quite sure I feel dominating though... I'll work on it and let you know! :D

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

Next week I've decided I'm going to Run At Work, because I just don't really have time to do it in the evenings, and that won't change till we wrap production in November. This is a weirdly big milestone for me, and it gives me butterflies just thinking about it. I'm very much an antisocial runner, and although I'm not planning to run actually with anyone the thought of going out lycra clad through security into film city, full of tourists and in broad daylight, strikes fear into my heart. Worse still, coming back through all pink faced and sweaty 😶😬 Silly really, lots of other people do it. I need to make it my normal. I'm writing it here so come next week, I've no choice!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Sqkr

I reckon it's going to be great! All the best for next week.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to Sqkr

You might start a trend.. they will be in awe...

Sutsha
SutshaHalf Marathon
in reply to Sqkr

Be brave! 😁

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