Weekly chit chat October 15th to 21st - Marathon Running ...

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Weekly chit chat October 15th to 21st

ju-ju- profile image

Hello everybody , how are you all? This is the place to share your news and running gossip!

I think we have all done so well with training and racing in this wild weather we should give each other a panther hug :)

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 Sqkr


17 Replies
roseabi profile image

Aw panther hugs 😊😊😊

I did my longest training run last week, battling the Storm! What doesn't kill you makes you stronger... So, now in taper mode, very nice 😊 Hungry 🤔I've got 13K on Tuesday for your 650th, Ju 😊

Have a great week everyone!!!

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ju-ju-Marathon in reply to roseabi

Thankyou, yes its tomorrow!! And your training run was awesome, it inspired alot of us.... and yay taper mode, thats good :)

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misswobbleMarathon in reply to ju-ju-

Go Ju Ju 💪👍😃🏃‍♀️🐆

I think I should taper this week but runkeeper plan seems not agree Oh well

Training going well, apart from stoopid blisters and tumbling. Not looking ahead at the plan. One run at a time

I have my local half marathon this weekend. I collect my race number and shirt on Wednesday evening. I will run there and back as it's a run day 🙂

Have a great week everyone Beware wet leaves! They’re like banana skins

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TbaeMetric Marathon

WOW 650th, just amazing.☄️

Gives a whole knew meaning to hugs.No more hugging hoodies.🤔

Brillant JuJu.💥🏃‍♀️🐆👑💥☄️

Getting hugging all you panther cubs.🤔👍👏👏

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ju-ju-Marathon in reply to Tbae

Thankyou, yes its tomorrow. I will run wearing my catwoman outfit!!!! Yes panther hugs all round, we all deserve them!!

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SqkrHalf Marathon

It was one of those work days where I pressed a couple of buttons and then had to wait an hour for the programme to export—for five different episodes—and during that time I browsed around the Internet and somehow booked myself onto Edinburgh half next year. It leaves from my doorstep, it would be daft not to really. Almost went for the marathon because it's out and back along the coast and it would have saved me a bus trip, but my pal would be cross if I ruin our triumphant joint effort in 2020! So just halves till then. No more booking things for a while now though, it's asking for trouble! Also, I don't really like big events so I'm an idiot. I just get carried away 🙄

Thanks just going out for my morning run W3 D3 7k only made it 6k last time so going to try again today 🙄

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BlondeAmbition72Half Marathon

Loving the panther hugs 🤗. On Sunday I went for my longest run to date 13.1km. Can’t quite believe I ran a little over 8 miles. That’s just crazy!! 😯 I am in ‘training’ for my first half marathon, the BathHalf, in March next year, so all is going well 😊. Just getting ready to go out for a breezy 5k. Loving the cooler weather for running but not liking the wind!! 💨. Happy running everyone 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

Decker profile image

Tapering this week. Got my pace a shade faster on Saturday but had some impact pain in my left leg during yesterday’s short run which I could not quite fully shake. Rested today. May need to rest it tomorrow too. No stormy rain here, just cold. But it may warm up to 10 degrees for Sunday if the weather stays true.

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Happy to report just back from a 7 mile run :) My schedule after the month of no running was way too conservative it turns out :) Lots of walking on the trip plus the "reserve" in the Running Bank are seeing me pretty happy about being able to run all ten miles on November 3rd :)

And - it's sure looking fantastic for the Giant's Causeway Meet, lots of interest and firm commitments to making it happen :)

Anyone else thinking of Tent camping for the weekend? 🙂

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Irish-John

I went camping in October once, and brrrrrr... 😊

Irish-John profile image
Irish-JohnMarathon in reply to roseabi

Sub-Zero rated sleeping bag, hot water bottle - then the only problem is getting out in the morning 😬😂

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roseabiPartner in reply to Irish-John

And getting out of the pub in the evening 😊

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Irish-JohnMarathon in reply to roseabi

Lol - I bounced pub customers for years, better behave in the GC 😂

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SqkrHalf Marathon

All the recent posts about MAF got me wondering what sort of speed I need to run to keep at a proper aerobic rate. I do slower running occasionally, but I've never properly stuck to my aerobic zone. So I took myself out at lunch to find out 😊 Cor it was quite tough. Slow running is hard on the calves, and also hard on the image as everyone you know overtakes you 😂 I sped up at the end because I needed to get past a news reporter before he went live for the lunchtime bulletin. 'Two minutes till you're on air!' he cheerfully shouted at me as I approached, very slowly. So I picked up the pace there 😅

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Sqkr

Yep, calves and ego - spot on! 😂

marco83 profile image

I am dealing with a cold and what it seems to be a beginning of a chest infection. I haven't been running almost all week, hopefully i will recover soon

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