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Winter Speed Challenge will start Jan 28th - who's in? β›„βš‘

Hi speedsters!

It's that time again!!!

Coming to the end of our series of seasonal speed sensations, it's time for the Winter one 😊

A bit different this time, it will run for FIVE WEEKS and... more info to come!

MONDAY, JANUARY 28TH - are you IN??????

ju-ju-, Sqkr, and roseabi xxx

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The slowest trotter around is in.

Bring it on.Mitochondria explosion, VO2 max cranked up, endorphin rush,what’s not to like.

Well done Abi and pleased you are getting back to your best.

πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ΈπŸ’₯πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Yay Tbae!!!! πŸ’₯

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Hi Abi, I’m inπŸ™‚πŸ‘

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Awesome!!

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Unlikely! Unless the difference from previous challenges involves masses of injury protection πŸ˜€

See, that's me being sensible. Can't make any promises for the rest of the day tho ...... πŸ™„

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There are going to be masses of warnings about the risk of injury - with warm up suggestions, and I'm afraid this challenge is not for the injured, so yes you are very sensible at this moment in time 😊😊😊

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Yay.

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Aw xx

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It was a 'yay' with enthusiasm, don't worry πŸ˜€ For me, speed can wait. Cracking the HM distance is a fulfilling enough challenge for me just now. I'm very happy to stand aside and cheer you all on πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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πŸ’—

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Yes be sensible Linda.πŸ‘πŸ‘

It requires greater warm ups, dynamic stretching and static stretching and also warm up running to reduce the risk of injury due to the higher loads you are inflicting, all be it in a relatively shorter distance. πŸ€”

Just my limited experience.

πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯πŸ‘πŸ‘

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I've got my eye on you - no crazy 20k runs before you go away now!! πŸ˜‰

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😳😳😳😳😳😳 Can u see me right now ??????? πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜†

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Ha ha only virtually! 😁

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I was literally just carrying my running gear into the bathroom to get changed! It was very spooky πŸ˜‚

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πŸ˜‚ Gotcha!

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Ooh!!!!

This illustrates the awesomeness of this forum - we look out for each other, in uncanny ways if necessary... πŸ˜‚πŸ’—

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I felt your beady eyes the whole way this afternoon! I was sensibleish πŸ˜€ Went 2.5k in one direction so I could bail at 5, went 2.5k in the other so I could bail at 10k, carried on a bit then turned so I could bail at 15.... then missed my turning and ended up at 19k - so, no crazy 20k πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ My head is clear (how my leg is remains to be seen). I'm on rest for a couple of weeks now. Hopefully all will be good when I get back.

Hope your nasty cold clears quickly and you're back out there having fun very soon x

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He hee glad you showed some restraint! Enjoy your holiday, have a good rest x

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I think I will join Linda and cheer you all on from the sidelines - not feeling very speedy at mo, still bogged down with cold. Go speedies! πŸ€—πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’¨

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Good to have you cheering!

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That time-period will take me right up to my HM so I think I need to focus on that rather than try to go too fast.

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Yes, fair enough xx

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Not me thanks roseabi looking at this morning run I'm getting slower it was awful but keeping going thanks to every bodies support am trying to diet at mo working on theory that I will naturally get faster the more weight I lose 🀣🀣

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I LOVE that theory πŸ˜‚

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You'll get there xx

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I've got some 10-15 k fartleks coming up in my training plan (basic Strava HM plan) so I am in for trying for a 10k PB.

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Wonderful!!!

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Yes - Count me in please. Not sure what for, probably 5k. I will be trying for an HM pb in that period but it will not be weekly!! 😁

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Excellent news!!

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Me please Roseabi, πŸ€—I was going to do run every other day in February, but the idea of the speed challenge is much more appealing! Just for 5k I think.

I am still doing dry February though...which ought to help.

Not sure I have any extra speed in these legs though....πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Šxxx

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Way to go Jan.

More PB’s to come.πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘β˜„οΈ

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Yay - speedy Bluebird is back!! xx

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Yes please! I'll be in for speeding up a 5k πŸ˜„

Haha look at that guy's snowy wee noseπŸ˜‚

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Awesome!

He's been up to some mischief I reckon...

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Ohhhh speedy stuff...deffo in for a crack at some PBs....5k or 10k... 😎

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Fabulous!

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I also am IN. I have ideas to fit this into the HM training 😊

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Good luck RoseabiπŸ’₯😊xx

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Superwoman! πŸ˜€

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A PB 5K for me... my happy pace is always... 35 to 38 ish minutes... where ever.. and whatever...I will give it a go within the HM plan... :) I'm in please x

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Lovely!

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I’ve not face-planted this year so count me in I expect you were expecting me 😁πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ

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It wouldn't be the Speed Challenge without you!

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Is this like the one in the summer, where you pick a distance and try to run it faster over a 5-week period?

If so, I think I'd like to try. I'm still a lot slower than I was, and my running form keeps going up and down, but hopefully it'll give me the nudge I need to work on my form.

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Yes, that is it essentially, although this time it will be slightly different because the first run will set the baseline speed. Also I am going to suggest the option of running for time intervals instead of distance.

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Boom- I'm in, although my speed increments will be tiny as my asthma is not great. But every little helps eh!!

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Panthertastic!!

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πŸ•ΊπŸ½πŸ†πŸ…πŸ“πŸ•ΊπŸ½

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sounds good, i'll give it a go! :)

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Fabulous!!

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Have we started yet?? Just got a park run PB 🀣 guess I'll just make it hard for myself.....

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January 28th mate 😊

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It’s gonna be a blastπŸ’₯ I hate a fast five k but I might have to bite the bullet πŸ˜ƒ

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I’m focusing on adding distance rather than speed at the moment, but I’ll try it out just the same

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Hi Abi,

Reading the replies I have been thinking what I may do if you are introducing intervals.πŸ€”

I am thinking of just using a 300m perimeter pitch near by, saving a drive to the coastal park or road running.

Just warm up and dynamic stretching and trot down.

So I would intend to do 30:20:10 intervals which neatly fits into one circuit 1.5 ( length + width)+1.0 ( length)+ 0.5 (width) or 150m(trot)+100m(canter)+50m(gallop).17 intervals round is 5.1k.Or some shorter distance and number of intervals.

I will do this twice per week, Sun & Wed., so one clockwise and the other ACW.

Stretch and walk back.

Job done.

Looking to get into the 35-39 mins for 5k or into the 7:30-7:59 min/km band.

Look forward to hearing what your plans are when your ready to publish.

πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯πŸ‘πŸ‘

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I need a focus so I will probably be in unless it involves burpees which I hate!

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Yay! No burpees 😁

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