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It's Monday...it's nearly tea-time...that means it's chat o'clock! β˜•πŸͺ

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator
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Well, I am having a terrible running time as it turns out doing a half marathon with a migraine means said migraine then refuses to leave you alone for A WHOLE FORTNIGHT. Aaaaaargh! A doctor visit and a fancy new prescription means new hope however, so this week I'm raring to go!

I hope you are all having a more successful running time than me! I'm super sad that I got relegated to the couch as I know all my favourite autumnal flora will be out. Not just the lovely leaves, but also the brambles (yum!) and teasels and honesty (pictured), which I have a habit of gathering and trying to take home with me...with limited success.

πŸ’‘This week we are trying something new! πŸ’‘

Do you have any events this weekend that you'd like to be added to the pompom post? If so, let us know below! πŸ‘‡ πŸ‘‡ πŸ‘‡ Yes, even if you've already added them to the diary--we are trying to make sure we keep the events posts super current and manageable, and to make sure everyone gets a cheer that needs one!

And of course we want to hear all your lovely regular chat too! 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.

Happy running!

Sqkr, roseabi & Decker

XXX

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FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon

Oxford half next Sunday 13th

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to FlickM3

Good luck to you Flick for that Oxford Half that you have been training for over the last few months.

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to AlMorr

Thank you Al x

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to FlickM3

πŸ‘

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to FlickM3

Wahay! πŸ˜ƒπŸ’ͺπŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ…

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to misswobble

gulp! LOL

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to FlickM3

Go Flick!!!

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Oldfloss

I'll do my best. Knee is complaining today after yesterday's less than 5k run! xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to FlickM3

Oh gosh..hope it feels easier today x

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Oldfloss

It was fine all summer, now it's niggling on and off. It's never really been right since early this year - well, it's never been right since my road traffic accident in 1966, but it's been liveable since i started running again.

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to FlickM3

πŸ‘πŸΌ You’ve got this Flick!

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Decker

Thank you 😊

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

I had to cancel my Oxford Half entry for this Sunday 😒

..... but, on a more positive note I do hope to be doing C25K W5R3 on Saturday - remember that one, the solid 20 mins running that most of us dreaded? Well, I can't bl@@dy wait 😍. My first few runs since the all clear have been full of joy and my world is a much happier place for it βœ”

Enjoyed reading everyone's HM and marathon reports this weekend, and (hopefully with 20 minutes under my belt) I look forward to reading about this weekends ones even though mine is cancelled. Good luck everyone - especially if it's your first.

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to linda9389

I thought at first that the Oxford Half had been cancelled, Flick is running in that half marathon, NO, it's just you that sadly cannot go to it, sorry about that, personally I prefer running for 20 minutes, not 2 hours 20 minutes or more in a half marathon, enjoy rerunning run 3 of week 5 of C25K, you won't be as nervous as you were before running it the first time.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to AlMorr

You're so right - it's C25K without the fear :)

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to AlMorr

I've edited my post so hopefully it reads better now!

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to AlMorr

2hrs 20 minutes? I wish!

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to FlickM3

Is that the time you hope to run it, if there is a 2 hour 30 minute pacer, that would be a big help to you Flick, anyway, time doesn't matter too much, as long as you enjoy the run, irrespective of the time it takes, that is the main thing. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to AlMorr

Crikey no, especially not with my knee playing up. I was responding to you stating that time above. I doubt if I will get round in three hours, probably a lot longer.

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to FlickM3

This morning I went for my mid week run, no, it wasn't another 10K, just a 5K, my time was 33.21, a lot puddles about, slowed me down a bit, as you probably have gathered, I have settled down to go for two, rather than three runs a week, parkrun every other Saturday, the non parkrun Saturday I usually go for one of the longer runs with Laura on the C25K app, on a Wednesday it varies in distance, what I intend to do on a Wednesday is by using my metromone app, run a 5K, this morning with that 33.21 time I set it at 172 steps/beats a minute, next Wednesday I will set it at 176 and see what my time will be at the finnish, I do think that app helps me with my cadence. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

Three hours is OK for you this Sunday, I just hope that your knee won't play up and spoil your run.

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to AlMorr

Strangely I go faster on my little treadmill 32mins 39secs or thereabouts for 5k. I’m also slower since injuring my bad knee earlier in the year. You’re going great guns. Much better cadence than mine, which has also slipped this year

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

I totally know your pain Linda. Currently building back up from a measly 10 min run last week...good to hear your back running. Mind you some of that cycling was impressive 😜

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Windoze

We can do this!!! Tbh, it's been so long, I'm grateful for each and every minute. 5 mins is the longest continuous I've done so far ... I think I get to try 10mins on Thursday then 20 n Saturday :D

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

So glad that your runs are going well, Linda!πŸ‘πŸ™‚

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Sandraj39

Loving them :D

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

That 20 minute run is still one of my landmark runs!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to FlickM3

For me too! I hope it's not a let down second time around, but I very much doubt it :)

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to linda9389

Bad luck mate ☹️ Can’t be helped though. It’s only temporary so you get to go again before too long πŸ‘πŸ™‚πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to linda9389

You will be back on the case soon xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to linda9389

Go you.. we know what is coming and we know we can do it.. all good fun! x

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

Hope you are on the mend Skr.

Feeling I am an imposter on here.

Started wk4.1 of C25k and my very long journey to a Marathon.

Missed the appointment of our friend in Toronto/ Decker or as I call him Roger the cap, what a superb appointment.

Get well soon Sqkr.

PS. Seem to have πŸ¦• problems, keep having to rejoin Bridge and Marathon.Keep getting wiped off.πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Colinsmith
ColinsmithHalf Marathon in reply to Tbae

I missed that too. Congratulations Decker! Hope you’re back on form soon Sqkr.

Plotting my next move re: a full marathon now I know I’m not in for London. Big? Small? Trail? I should probably just keep up the longish runs and not overthink it... places just seem to go so quickly.

And yes, it was really inspiring seeing everyone’s HM reports from this weekend. Well done all, especially if I missed your run.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tbae

Report it to Health Unlocked xxx

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon in reply to roseabi

Will do Abi.Its not that I am putting in the miles yet, but I do value everything on here.

πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon

*sniff* not going to fully recovered in time for my Birmingham HM next weekend...so booked cov 10k in November to cheer me up! Whoop!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Windoze

You're not hanging around then :D. I wondered if I was tempting fate by booking one for next March :D :D :D Good luck.

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Nah only a calf strain...I just didn't rest long enough and did a wolfrun, a hilly 10k then a park run on it...and it finally said no....😳😒πŸ₯΄

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Windoze

Ahhh ... well ... here's to a better management strategy this time around πŸ˜‚

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Haha totally!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Windoze

Sorry to hear that, mate xxx

Good news about the 10K - just the tonic 😊😊😊

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Thanks mate!

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to Windoze

Best of luck mate. Recover well!

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to Decker

Thanks Decks

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Oh man!!! I'm so sorry to see this, you poor thing!!!!!! Hope everything will be well now xxxxxxxx

I am somewhat back on track, getting some runs and strengths in. And I just bought a new bike! At least I think I did. Confusing scenes down at Decathlon...

We'll see!

Have a great week, Squeak, and everyone 😊😊😊

Katiepops
Katiepops10 Miles

Lordy! Running with a migraine is just crazy talk!! I tried a 5k with one and my eyesight went screwy and I couldn’t see to find my way home to my bed! Not sure if it was brave or nuts but I hope you’re feeling better now.πŸ€•πŸ˜Š

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon

Yikes! Can’t imagine running a HM with a migraine then having it persist for as long as it has! I sure hope these new meds work for you!

No event for me this weekend, just trying to fit some form of running in but have been fairly unsuccessful. We’ve been shifting rooms around with my 12 year old moving his bedroom to the basement, turning my old office in the basement into his music room and moving my office upstairs to his old bedroom. Our house was in a state of chaos but we’ve decluttered and are getting there! My right ankle has been super tight so I’ve been working on stretching it out and am hoping to get back on track with some running soon. In the meantime, I really need to do some strength training, especially in my hips and glutes that seems to be creating a few niggles as my distance has increased and the imbalance showing up more. I should probably buy some different road shoes because the ones I bought last year aren’t right for me but it feels like we are bleeding money right now, so it will need to wait for now. I’m sure I’ll be donning my trail shoes again soon to deal with snow and ice anyways.

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Hope your ankle eases up soon Sask and you are able to get out on the snowy trails

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon in reply to Decker

Thanks Decker. Our snow has melted (for now) so hubby and I ran a short, muddy hill repeat run last week in the coulee in front of our house. It was tough and I really need to just get out for a nice easy run one of these days and test the ankle. It is so tight though so have been doing nightly stretches the last few nights. I'm thinking I'll be keeping the distance short for now. On the exciting front though, we booked our hotel for our Banff HM next June. Not cheap but should be fun!

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Probably wise to keep the distance down until the ankle is sorted. Good that you can at least get outside to run a little. That Banff race is going to be epic as the kids say!!

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon

I used to suffer migraines so I know what that’s like. Cannot believe you could run with one, though! Hope it’s nothing serious.

Not much to report here. Have a short run tomorrow at 6am but my trainers are still drying out from yesterday’s puddle-athon. Hoping they are totally dry before I get them totally soaked again...

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I hope your headache soon clears off. Autumn is getting going full swing. I love those papery honesty seed pods. I know where to look for a patch on my runs and they always make me happy πŸ™‚. I hope your medication will kick in real quick πŸ™‚

My trail race is now done so now I have two weeks to get ready for a half marathon. Hoping to be running by the sea on Wednesday. I think warm gear will be required πŸ˜ƒ

Still training for my November marathon πŸ™‚

Have a great week everyone πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

I love Honesty and the dried ones are particularly beautiful. In fact I still have a vase full of them from years ago! Good value they are πŸ™‚

On the running thing, I had a great 10 miler on Saturday and cut 5 minutes off my time. I’ve been doing regular speed work and it seems to be paying off πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I have a HM in March and while not following any particular plan, I’m β€œplanning” to run a 10 miler once a month to keep me ticking over πŸ˜‚

cheekychipmunks how are you getting on?

Have a great running week everyone and to those on the IC, keep the faith.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Irishprincess

All going well thanks IP! Had a fun VRB meetup last Saturday at the notorious Lyme Park, and I’m heading out shortly for a 10k (said so casually I can’t believe it!) πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I have another VRB meetup this weekend at Eastville Park - so anyone else in the vicinity of Bristol is more than welcome, as Damienair and his son are using it as part of their compass challenge. πŸ˜€

Then the following weekend I have the GSR! Absolutely can’t wait for that one. πŸ‘πŸ‘

Oh and if all this social running isn’t enough, I’m travelling back down to Portsmouth on the 26th for JonathanP’s 50th PR VRB meetup! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸŽ‰

What is happening to me? πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

That’s great that you are coming back for JonathanP’s 50th cheeky.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Dexy5

Yes he mentioned it at Southsea - how could I refuse? πŸ˜€

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

That’s great . I just thought being the week after GSR it might be too soon for you. Flossie will like that one too.

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ooh lots going on then! How could I forget that you had the GSR πŸ™„

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Irishprincess

It’s come round so quickly IP. When I entered it seemed forever away - and now it’s in less than 2 weeks! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

You’ll be fab Munks πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon

Hi All. I have the Great South run looming on 20th October. Following that a (hopefully) speedy 5k on 10th November at the Bexhill poppy HM.

Also, Brighton half Marathon next February.

Not enjoying running in all the rain at the moment.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Whatsapp

Another GSR runner here Whatsapp! I think there are quite a few HU runners taking part. πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ…

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

I would suggest us all trying to meet up, but the event will be huge.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Whatsapp

Yes, I can imagine it’ll be like finding a few needles in a massive haystack!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Whatsapp

You will need to remind us nearer the time 😊

Fab line-up of events! xxx

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Sorry misread the post. Thought it said all events. Not all events this weekend. I did think it was a strange request, and even read it twice...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Whatsapp

We're hoping that eventually we can get rid of our current laborious and inefficient double-entry system for the Events listings 😊😊😊

I am still resting my hip/groin that made me withdraw from brighton hm. Feeling a bit rubbish but I resisted the urge to run yesterday and am holding out until thursday. Hopefully a short gentle trot with be ok by then. Then back into my running routine. 🀞

I have GSR in two weeks, then nothing planned until next year with moors valley 5 mile and vitality big half.

backintime
backintime10 Miles

yikes, a 2 week migrane sounds absolutely horrendous - so sorry you have to deal with that

I did my breast cancer 10k, in a time of 1h32 (chip time came through). I'm ok with the time, my only goal was to run it all - if I can maintain that pace for 21.1k I'm nearly at 3 hour HM pace - now to get serious about training up the hills on trails to strengthen my legs more. I sort of have a plan of interval type things once a week (Tuesday), hills and trails 5K on a Saturday morning but without pushing, and my long comfortable run on Sundays. If I can fit a slightly faster 5K in on a Thursday then that's my plan through to my HM.

It should also cover my 13K trail race for which I have 2.5 hours to finish

Time to get a bit more serious about training I feel rather than just winging a long run every Sunday and fitting in a couple of other non-specific runs during the week.

Going shopping for trail shoes cos even my normal riverside route is getting muddy - after reading a lot online and taking price into account (which unfortunately is an issue) I am leaning towards inov8 parkclaw, but I will try them on before buying :D

I'm looking for a 16k-ish even for January or early February to prepare for the HM on 1st March (I did 7k, 10k, I have 13k planned and if I can find a 16k for Jan or Feb it will keep me gradually stepping up event distances)

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles

Hello Sqkr , Decker and Roseabi, UpTheStanley and I are intending to run the last long run before the GSR tomorrow . I have only run as far as 6k since my 10 mile on 18 September so I'd like to get to 11 or 12k. Then we hope meet up with cheekychipmunks and @damienair at Eastville parkrun on Saturday.

After that it will be taper for the big day. Eek.

uncle_wiggy
uncle_wiggyHalf Marathon

Perkins great East run for me Sunday 13th, no where even close to being properly ready 😳 but intend to have no other target than to just enjoy it and be smiling when I cross the finish line πŸ‘

Good luck to everyone in theirs!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to uncle_wiggy

Gotcha! xxx

Decker
DeckerModerator

I’m sorry to hear you are suffering still Squeak. My OH suffers too and it is so hard for her some days.

I am in taper now. Of course I mis judged my weeks and had one too many training weeks left in my plan, so had to strip a week out and cut my mileage down since there is less than two weeks to go now. 😳Had a nice easy pace long run to Graffitti alley in TO last week. Now its just a few 5s and a 13k to go. I’m already stressing about the low mileage taper. Easy to say, harder to do. 😁

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon in reply to Decker

Time for the taper terrors πŸ˜†. Two weeks away! Wow! You've put in the time and are so ready. Can't wait to read about it.

Nikasa777
Nikasa777Half Marathon

Got the rejection email today! But still got a chance in our club ballot 🀞

Even if I still don’t get a place for London I have the following races coming up.

Please can you add Brighton 10k on Nov 17th and Brighton Half on 23rd Feb. Thank you

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Nikasa777

Fingers still crossed then!

You will have to remind us about those races nearer the time 😊😊😊

Nikasa777
Nikasa777Half Marathon in reply to roseabi

I’m sure I will, I just saw that I couldn’t add them to event posts, and thought this was the place. πŸ˜‰

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Nikasa777

This is the place, but on the week of the event xx

Lordi
LordiMarathon

A 2 week migraine is nuts! I can't image that let alone running with one! Hope you're feeling better.

HM this Sat 12 Oct for me. Drizzle and 10 degrees forecast so should be good conditions ( I like cool running weather). Hoping to shave a few mins off my PB to get closer to the 2hr mark. As luck would have it I found that a couple of accomplished runners from my workplace are also running in the event as a "joggy" "chatathon" (for them) :-) and are likely to cruise round at about the 2hr mark, so I'll try to stay with them and the 2hr bunny (without the chatting bit of course) :-)

A small local HM close to Helsinki:

vantaanmaraton.fi/EN

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lordi

Yay! Gotcha 😊😊😊

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