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It's weekly chat time! November 25th - December 1st β˜•πŸͺ

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Another week in the bag. This one was quieter on the running front for me, with lower mileage and no training runs to worry about. After the overdose of winter in last week’s race, I’ve decided to step back and just run when I feel like it for awhile. So far so good.

How about you? How has your week gone?

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.

ATTENTION ALL! Do you have any events this weekend that you'd like to be added to the pompom post? If so, please let us know below! πŸ‘‡ πŸ‘‡ πŸ‘‡


Please note that next week we will be giving events their own monthly call out post starting in December to make it easier for us to assemble the weekly pom pom posts, so please stay tuned for that!

Happy running!

Decker, Sqkr, & roseabi


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SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon

Glad to hear you're taking a step back and running for fun for awhile. You've had an epic year full of some great events. My running is barely existing right now but I'm starting to miss it so it is time to try and get back on track. I'm still having some struggles with a tight hamstring and bum cheek which Physio determined was due to weak glute medius muscles when I had it checked out in the spring. I've been bad at not doing my strength training so am trying to do a bit every week now - lunges, clamshells, squats, donkey kicks - all exercises I really don't enjoy but know they are good for me and my running. My injured trail running partner is trying to work her way off the IC after a year on it so we participated in a shallow water fitness class last week. We went into the deeper part of the pool, had a great workout and were the youngest participants. I was surprised how hungry and tired I was after. It could be a good cross training activity as well (and a great excuse to reconnect with my running partner and hopefully get back in the hills together next summer!). Her Physio wasn't sure if she would be healed enough to be ready for the HM we signed up for in Banff in June, but at worst case scenario, it becomes a sight seeing mission, running what she can and walking the rest. It wasn't a cheap entry fee and she really wants the great medal with mountains on it, so she is motivated, to say the least (only the HM and FM get the medal). Time will tell.

roseabiAdministrator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Best wishes to both of you!!

Sounds like a great workout 😊😊😊

DeckerModerator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Awesome. All the best healing vibes to both of you - you are doing some good cross training which should pay off later too. Banff sounds so exciting!

SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon in reply to Decker

Banff should be fun, however we run it. We're looking at trying to rent an oTENTik instead of hauling a trailer or paying for a hotel, although we have our hotel room booked in case we can't get an oTENTik. It would be easier and a nicer way to spend our time in Banff, camping and roughing it. Now to patiently wait for the campground registration to open up.

DeckerModerator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Camping would be so cool in a place like that. Hope it works out 🀞

SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon in reply to Decker

We used to camp there every year when we lived nearby. I do miss it (although not having to worry about bears camping here is a little more footloose and fancy free)

OldflossAdministrator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Sounds positive for you and friend too. Go you with the cross training too :) Banff sounds wonderful!!


It's great to take it easy for a while - enjoy!!

I'm having a bit of a rubbish time at the moment as we are in a seemingly endless and extremely vicious circle of catching colds!!

One day maybe I'll be well πŸ˜‚

Cut-back week on the marathon plan last week, so that was easy 😊😊😊

Have a great week, Decker and all xxx

DeckerModerator in reply to roseabi

Hope you are well soon Abi. I've been trying my best to avoid the various lurgies the kids have dragged into the house over the last few weeks. :)

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

Good luck!!!!

I think I may have to give up swimming for a bit - the pool is like a virus soup at the moment! Gross 🀣🀣🀣

DeckerModerator in reply to roseabi

ah that's the culprit eh? Maybe that's why I don't swim. That, and I'd sink to the bottom of the pool like a stone. :)

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

Both very good reasons πŸ˜„


A well deserved bit of free-running for you Decker! It's been one heck of a year, chock full of BIG events :)

After a bit of a panic with my foot at the start of last week, all seems to have calmed down again and today I ran 9K!!! I found it a bit tough, which is a first since coming back. Not fast, but I'm going to just have to suck that up. The main thing is I might actually make it to my 10K event a week this Saturday. Since May I've tried to work towards so many target dates which I've missed and events that I've had to scrap, that it's hard to believe I might actually make one. There's a good chance I'll be the first to comment on the new events post 🀞😍

Sending recovery vibes to anyone on the IC; wishing everyone else happy, injury free running πŸ™‚

DeckerModerator in reply to linda9389

Woohoo! Great stuff Linda!! - looking forward to your 10k report!!

misswobbleMarathon in reply to linda9389

Hope all goes to plan πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€


Gosh. A whole week has gone πŸŒͺ

Resting up post marathon. I want to ease right back to see if my psoriasis will bog off

Have a good week y’all πŸ˜€πŸ‘

WhatsappHalf Marathon

I haven't run at all since last Sunday. I've been resting up with pain in the side of my foot. Its not really a problem as my next event isn't until next year so I wasn't going to start my plan until December. However, I had commited to trying to acheive 1000km in 2019 and I feel that may be starting to slip away.

DeckerModerator in reply to Whatsapp

Staying healthy is more important than the digital records but I do hope your foot eases up soon.

WhatsappHalf Marathon in reply to Decker

Absolutely, but it is annoying to be 11 months in as there will be no time left to play catch up.

SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon in reply to Whatsapp

I hear you! I had the same goal and 1000km is completely unattainable now. Maybe I can surpass last year's mileage 🀞

linda9389Moderator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Saame here Whatsapp and Sask! At least I'm so far behind my 1000k I'm not tempted to go for it! Good point on last year's distance though - I'll take a look at that πŸ˜€

WhatsappHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

I still may get there. Up till now I had a bit spare. It just means I have to make sure I don't miss a single run in December if I can help it. I doubt I will commit to such a high distance again. I have definitely beat last years mileage.

linda9389Moderator in reply to Whatsapp

Take care!

linda9389Moderator in reply to Whatsapp

Hope it's healing fast and you're back out again soon

WhatsappHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda.


Hi all! On December 1st I’m doing Dalton Park 10k, on the 8th I’ve got Roseberry Hardmoors half marathon (terrified), on December 15th I’m doing the Poultry Run, on the 23rd it’s the What a Wheeze Christmas 5k, then on December 28 it’s our club winter solstice run which can be up to 34 miles depending on which part you do! I’m hoping to do at least a HM but last time I did 21 miles. Busy busy!

I’m secretly aiming for 1000 miles in 2019 but I’ve got a way to go yet so I have to just keep running!

Good luck to everyone in December!

Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Tasha99

😳 That sounds like a hell of a lot of running in one month ! Amazing. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

DeckerModerator in reply to Tasha99

Tasha you are seriously booked in December! Brilliant!

Tasha99Marathon in reply to Decker

I know right?! That doesn’t include all the regular running and Xmas day parkrun! Wasn’t a fan of Xmas til I started running!

linda9389Moderator in reply to Tasha99


R4inbowHalf Marathon in reply to Tasha99

Wow that's a lot of running! Good luck :)

Managed to run 31 miles again this week, and actually feeling great! Marathon training plan, club coaching, attention to diet and new shoes all helping. I just hope it stays this way. It feels like all the running I’ve done since C25k has been full of issues if one sort or another until now. I even managed a PB yesterday 8 miles into a 10 mile run - ok it was on a downhill section, but still a PB!

DeckerModerator in reply to MadDave

A PB is a PB! Well done Dave. Hope it all keeps going to plan for you πŸ‘πŸΌ

aliboo70Half Marathon

I've had a trail running week , 20 of us on a hilly dark and muddy weds night 7 mile run, I made it up the "hill with no name " that I have only managed twice before out of 10 attempts; it's an evil one , was coached up by fellow group member and powered by an extra strong mint wedged in my cheek! Not seeing the top is an advantage! then ventnor group run Fri morning, flat seafront parkrun and 10 mile group off rd run yesterday. Few days off now as nephews birthday dinner and run club disco sparkle party next 2 night's! Glad I booked this week off work 😊

Have great weeks everyone xxx

DeckerModerator in reply to aliboo70

Good on you for conquering the β€œhill with no name”! I’ll need to go stock up on mints now!


Running for pure joy... You know how I feel about that... ? Perfect!

You have had a heck of a year, and your runs have been aiming! I feel when I read your posts like a seasoned traveller... I love the posts and photos:)

Time to ease back and enjoy!

My week.. well... got a PB again in the Speed challenge... did not try too hard.. took advice from roseabi .. easy pace, with a burst when I was able:) Had fun!

I am starting to prepare for HM training here which begins neat Monday too... and am also on Sunday beginning the December Marcathon.

I totally blame FlickM3 for this....( not really... she is doing it too ), I shall use it as part of my training and be very sensible...I suspect some runs will need to be indoor as the weather closes in !

Running is easing my mind, soothing my soul and keeping me strong... got to keep going :)

Happy running week everybody ! xx

FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Oldfloss

It will be part of my training too for London winter run - not trained for a 10k race before, I usually just do them, but the HM training plan was so good, and this one offers to increase my pace xx

cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile

Hi everyone. You all seem to be doing so well. What a fantastic community. ❀️ I know I harp on loads on here and B210K, but running is such fun and you guys are so supportive, I simply have to share. Mute me if you’d rather! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

So I’ve discovered I ....... enjoy intervals. 😳

That’s twice in a row now I’ve enjoyed them. Last week I dialled back the reps and upped the recovery time, but know what? It means I can do them, and put extra effort into the sprints. I couldn’t be a**ed before, knowing before I started how I’d hate it, and only making a half baked effort. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ I’m even think of adding another set of reps next week. πŸ’ͺ So go me. πŸ˜€

Long run tomorrow. More sploshy puddles, but I enjoy those. Dog does too. πŸ•

Happy running friends πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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