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Half Marathon Plan: Wishing a very Merry Christmas (or whatever you're doing!) to HUHM, and to everyone on HU!!! xxx πŸ’—πŸ·πŸ’₯

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
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Hi all!

I hope you are all still having fun with your half marathon training!

I am sad to see that Jay66UK has decided not to continue with the plan at this time, but I know you're doing the right thing, Jay! Have fun with your running and keep us posted!! xxx

πŸ’₯ As for the rest of us - who is training all the way through Christmas? Who is taking a break?

I am taking days off during the next couple of weeks because I think it's easiest for me just to admit that it's unlikely I'll get near my trainers on certain days 😊

πŸ’₯ Did everyone see the extra strength circuit I posted a couple of weeks ago? Has anyone tried it? What did you think?

docs.google.com/document/d/...

πŸ’₯ How is everyone getting on with their speed intervals runs? I hope you all saw the post last week with ideas for intervals workouts, but if not here it is:

healthunlocked.com/marathon...

For my speed run this coming week I am actually hoping to attend parkrun for a change, yayyy πŸ˜„

πŸŽ… But whatever you're doing, I hope you have a bit of time over the next couple of weeks to relax with family and/or friends!

You may have already seen this on Strava, but I went out for my run yesterday with the intention of doing a bit of 'HO HO HO' Strava art. Unfortunately I failed to realise how time-consuming (and tedious!) it would be to spell all of that out, so I ended up with a mere and feeble 'HO HO' πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Anyway, have yourselves a merry little holidays, and I'll see you all next week!

roseabi xx

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Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon

Pulled up 3.5k in to what was supposed to be a 20k run this morning with a pain in my foot. Same foot that interrupt ed my HM training last year, but unlike Lars year I was sensible enough to stop.

Fortunately I had planned a few days break during Xmas week, so hopefully this will be enough rest period and I only need to slightly adjust my plant to accommodate.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Whatsapp

Ooh, I'm sorry to hear that, Dave! Rest well xxx

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Thanks Abi. Not a bad few days to have to suffer enforced rest πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Whatsapp

Very true 😊😊😊

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Whatsapp

Rest well Dave. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ„

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Whatsapp

Eek. Take care of that. Sounds like you know what you're doing and being really sensible which has to be a good start. Speedy healing.

Pete1w
Pete1w
in reply to Whatsapp

Sorry to hear about the injury. I'm in the same boat as you. I had planned a long run Xmas day but pulled up on my last run with knee pain. Oh well plenty of time to train before April. Enjoy your rest and have a wonderful Christmas.

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon
in reply to Pete1w

Thanks Pete1w enjoy your Xmas break

pianoteacher
pianoteacherMarathon

It's going well I think?!? Sticking to my very loose plan although I didn't do a long run last week as I had too much to do - nothing like leaving Christmas to the last minute πŸ˜‚ I did manage 3 runs though (9k, 7k and parkrun).

Hope to get out tomorrow to do a steady 90mins then again for a 10k club run Boxing Day and 7-8k on Friday. No parkrun for me this week as I have to leave for a rehearsal at 8am ☹️ Hope to do the New Year's Day one but we're looking a bit short of volunteers so I'll do that if needed. My cross training will have to take a bit of a backseat for the next couple of weeks mainly because my son will be hogging the telly playing PlayStation from morning till night πŸ˜‚

I have to be a bit careful with intervals as running fast was how I injured my hamstring a couple of months ago. I've been advised to increase my effort and pace over longer distances/periods of time to stop it recurring. Was going to do a fast last km at parkrun this week but when it came to it I unfortunately couldn't find the motivation to up my effort into the wind. Ran fast for the last 300m but that's not what I'm supposed to be doing! xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to pianoteacher

Well done, and I'm glad you're being careful with that hamstring! I have had that problem too - the combination of desk job and fast running is terrible 😒

Don't worry about missing a few workouts over Christmas, or ever xxx

MatildasPb
MatildasPbHalf Marathon

Ho Ho Ho-pe to get out as much as possible over the next few days. I only seem to be able to run(jog) at one pace. Am going to have a go with the jog-run-sprint app to push me to go faster - a comparative term ;-)

Thanks again Abi for putting the plan together.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to MatildasPb

Sounds like a good app! Starting with very short intervals as fast as you can possibly go would help I should think xxx

Decker
DeckerModerator

Haha nice work Abi! 😁 Happy Christmas! Though not in the HM plan, my only 2018 remaining goal is to do 8.4k to get to 1500 this year. Maybe later today or tomorrow...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Decker

Thanks Decker - Happy Christmas back!! xxx

Did you do it yet?

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to roseabi

Not yet. I got lazy yesterday with all the Gingerbread and Lindt choccies around the house. ☺️ I plan to do it today tho

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Still going reasonably well for me so far. Will have to juggle things a little bit this coming week and move the long run to Boxing Day. Looking forward to that - 18k will be a new distance for me so I will be working very hard to keep the pace down (shouldn't be too hard after the inevitable excesses of the previous day). The days I struggle with are those with strength exercises at home (yep, today is one of those days and I'm still putting it off) - I just don't enjoy it, but I will persevere :D

A very Merry Christmas to everyone, hope you all have a wonderful few days with friends and family x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

Awesome - good luck and have fun!!!

Merry Christmas xxx

thank you roseabi have a lovely time yourself I'm 68 yrs young tomorrow, Christmas eve, so I'm going out in morning to run 6.8 miles, just because I can, then shall have a rest Christmas day

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to homlyme

Happy birthday for tomorrow!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to homlyme

Happy birthday. Happy running :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to homlyme

Happy birthday!!! Have a lovely day and run xxx

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerHalf Marathon
in reply to homlyme

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your day and your run! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜Šβ€οΈ

MatildasPb
MatildasPbHalf Marathon
in reply to homlyme

Happy birthday πŸ₯³

Happy Christmas πŸŽ„

Happy running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Happy everything πŸ‘

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerHalf Marathon

Plan had been going ok, thanks - with several days moving around each week though. Was planning to do a Christmas Day Parkrun, and had my long run cycling back down to 10k for this week.

Sadly my neck β€œflare up” is still temperamental though, and I’m taking too many β€œtop up drugs” for them to keep being effective much longer. So if needed I’ll take a short break and hope things settle down. (That’s one reason it made good sense for me to start my HM plan very early for a May HM!) Will be careful and play things by ear from one day to the next...

Wishing you and everyone here a wonderful Christmas, however you all choose to spend it! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ„β­οΈβ­οΈβ€οΈ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to mountaindreamer

Thank you, md - have a lovely rest and an amazing Christmas!!! xxx

MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleHalf Marathon

My plan has been going well, apart from missing cross-training two weeks in a row - just been too busy! Have kept up with the runs though - made it to 14k today, my furthest so far. It was supposed to be 13k but went the wrong way near the end so it ended up a bit further. Really enjoying exploring new routes - went down the sweetest most peaceful country lanes today, that really put a smile on my face, despite being soaked through from endless rain 😊

Family arriving tomorrow so a rest day for me. Hoping to sneak in a quick run early Christmas morning πŸ€— Happy festivities everyone πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to MutleyShuffle

Sounds lovely xxx

Don't worry about missing out a few sessions, it's really tricky to fit everything in at the best of times. Have a fabulous Christmas!!!

MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Thank you roseabi, you too! xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Go you with the Ho ho Ho!!!

Sneaked a quick one in Christmas Eve... a bit of strength exercise Tues & yesterday... and the easy pace 5K this morning with a few intervals in there...feeling like I am getting on target again...:)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Oldfloss

Awesome!!!

BethMay
BethMayHalf Marathon

Hi Abi and everyone following the HM plan at the moment. Just wanted to let you know that I’m going to step out of the plan for a while. My HM isn’t until October and I’m finding it hard to find safe, longer routes in the dark evenings. So I’m going to focus on my 10k distances (have 3 races booked March- May) and will pick up HM training in the Spring when the evenings get lighter. Happy running to you all; I’ll continue to follow your progress - you’re inspirational πŸ₯° xxx

MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleHalf Marathon
in reply to BethMay

Sounds like a sensible plan, safe and happy running in the new year to you! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸŽ‰

BethMay
BethMayHalf Marathon
in reply to MutleyShuffle

Thanks Helen! Good luck with your HM running πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleHalf Marathon
in reply to BethMay

Thank you Beth! 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to BethMay

Seems sensible, and it's more fun for most people to train during the summer - I certainly prefer it! Hope you'll continue to share your thoughts on these HM posts! Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2019, and lots of fun with your 10Ks!! xxx

BethMay
BethMayHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Thanks Abi- Happy New Year πŸ₯³

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