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

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
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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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Tbae
TbaeHalf Marathon

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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

Yay Tbae!!!! πŸ’₯

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David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Hi Abi, I’m inπŸ™‚πŸ‘

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to David_G

Awesome!!

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linda9389
linda9389Moderator

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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

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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linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to roseabi

Yay.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

Aw xx

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linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to roseabi

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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

πŸ’—

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Tbae
TbaeHalf Marathon
in reply to linda9389

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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MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleHalf Marathon
in reply to linda9389

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

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linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to MutleyShuffle

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

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MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleHalf Marathon
in reply to linda9389

Ha ha only virtually! 😁

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linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to MutleyShuffle

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

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MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleHalf Marathon
in reply to linda9389

πŸ˜‚ Gotcha!

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to MutleyShuffle

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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MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

πŸ˜‚

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linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to MutleyShuffle

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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MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleHalf Marathon
in reply to linda9389

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

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MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleHalf Marathon

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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to MutleyShuffle

Good to have you cheering!

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Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon

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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Whatsapp

Yes, fair enough xx

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homlyme

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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linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to homlyme

I LOVE that theory πŸ˜‚

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to homlyme

You'll get there xx

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Lordi
LordiMarathon

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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Lordi

Wonderful!!!

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Macmac
MacmacMarathon

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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Macmac

Excellent news!!

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Bluebirdrunner

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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Tbae
TbaeHalf Marathon
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Way to go Jan.

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

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Yay - speedy Bluebird is back!! xx

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Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Sqkr

Awesome!

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

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Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon

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

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Windoze

Fabulous!

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

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

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Bluebirdrunner

Good luck RoseabiπŸ’₯😊xx

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linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to roseabi

Superwoman! πŸ˜€

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Oldfloss

Lovely!

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misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to misswobble

It wouldn't be the Speed Challenge without you!

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C3PO
C3POMarathon

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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to C3PO

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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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to ju-ju-

Panthertastic!!

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator
in reply to roseabi

πŸ•ΊπŸ½πŸ†πŸ…πŸ“πŸ•ΊπŸ½

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aliboo70
aliboo70Half Marathon

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

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to aliboo70

Fabulous!!

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Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon

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

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Windoze

January 28th mate 😊

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misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

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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Decker
DeckerModerator

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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Tbae
TbaeHalf Marathon

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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Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperHalf Marathon

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

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Langley-Loper

Yay! No burpees 😁

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