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The SPEED CHALLENGE is coming back 🀩 Starts next week, who's in???

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

NEXT POST: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Hey, do you feel the need for speed?

Well, next week we'll be kicking off the Spring Free Speed Challenge 🀩

It's going to be a little different, because this time everyone will be running just 1 MILE, 1 KM, OR LESS!!! If you are unable to go outside at the moment, you can take part by doing 20 jumping jacks instead 🀩

β˜… Choose ONE DISTANCE ONLY to run each week OR jumping jacks

All you need to do to join is comment on this post. We will start next week, and you will post one run (or jumping jacks session) each week over 5 weeks. And do each one as quickly as you can! 🀩

EDIT: you don't have to do it every week - whenever you can fit it in!!

So, who's in???

The Marathon Team xxx

April 2nd, 2020

EDIT 2: And the famous Speed Challenge Spreadsheet is now live! docs.google.com/spreadsheet...

EDIT 3: Here's a post from Linda about how to make a Strava segment to measure your 1km:

healthunlocked.com/marathon...

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Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon

I’m inπŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Runsome

Great for injured calves πŸ€ͺ. I take it the calf has continued to improve πŸ‘

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon
in reply to linda9389

It’s far better than I had expected glad I didn’t push on any further. I’m climbing up the wall and need to get out there, did a brisk mile walk at work yesterday and it wasn’t too bad the only slight problem was it was in work boots so now have a bit if a shin splint. πŸ™„ Will have a go on Sunday see how it goes 🀞

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

For the first time .... I'm in!!!!! Thanks for this roseabi πŸ™

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to linda9389

Speed btw NOT jumping jacks 😨

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

Or both ? :) x

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Oldfloss

Feel free OF - but not for me 😍

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

Yay!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Yes, I am in....I am trying to speed up anyway, so this fits nicely. Thanks roseabi, good idea!πŸ‘

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon

Me too - thanks Abi πŸ‘. I did 1k as my distance in November too, so I'll carry forward my 4'15" best time then as an initial target …….. not hopeful though :-(

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to UpTheStanley

Great to have you back!!!

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon
in reply to UpTheStanley

Ohhh speedy UTS....πŸ˜ŽπŸ€“

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

I am in please... I have just sussed a great 1K run around my gardens!!! I think even I can improve on 11 minutes per K :) 🀣🀣

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Oldfloss

Awesome!!! xxx

Great Abi.❀️

If allowed, both please.

Stay safe everyone.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Tbae

😱

Tbae
Tbae
in reply to linda9389

❀️Jumping Jacks not too sure about a quick km.πŸ™ˆPrefer 100/200/400 max.πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ’₯πŸ’ͺ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

Sorry Bae xxx

Tbae
Tbae
in reply to roseabi

Just the one then.πŸ‘1k please.πŸ‘I will do the JJ’s on the side just for my interest.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ­οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ’₯

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

I have changed the rules to allow for distances of less than 1 km - please choose just one though!! xxxx

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperHalf Marathon

I thought, how am I going to do this as I record in miles...but I've found a nearby segment that's 1km so I'll use that. It's uphill but only 1.2%. I'm IN! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Langley-Loper

Sorry about the enforced metric-ness, just wanted to keep things simple this time! Glad you can still join xxx

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Don't blame you. If it wasn't for the segment I could still have joined, it would just have meant some conversions on my pocket calculator or switching to metric once a week. Imagine the joy of being told I had already completed a mile, only to be crushed when I realised today was a km day!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Langley-Loper

There isn't an existing 1km segment near me, but it occurred to me today - maybe we could create a Strava segment of 1km anywhere we wanted? I might look at doing that rather than faffing with my watch or trying to calculate parts of a run. Will have a play before my run tomorrow and see πŸ€”

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Langley-Loper

Hi! I have amended the challenge to include a 1 mile run xxx

Fran6500
Fran6500Half Marathon

I'm in. First time joining the group x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Fran6500

Welcome! xxx

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreHalf Marathon

I’ll think about it 🀣

Or you could just count me in... first timer here.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Good stuff! You don't have to do it every week 😊😊😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Ohhhhh, I don’t know. I’d like to say yes (otherwise Iβ€˜ll get FOMO), but I love my runs so much and don’t want to β€œruin” them! I’ll get back to you this weekend! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ˜©πŸ˜…

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Doesn't have to be every week! xxx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

I’m still mulling! πŸ˜…πŸ€”πŸ˜…πŸ€”πŸ˜…

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to cheekychipmunks

You know you want to be a greyhound for 1k cheekychipmunks . Do a nice slow km to warm up and then pretend you are doing the last km if Parkrun. I’ve seen you sprint remember. πŸ˜‰

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to Dexy5

Ssssshhhhh Dexy 🀣 Doesn’t mean I like it though! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Hi Roseabi, for the first time I'm in.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Boss1973

Welcome! Lovely to have you 😊😊😊

Yes please I’d love to speed up!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Agingnovice1

Welcome! xxx

slow-farah
slow-farahMetric Marathon

I’m in! I’ll be running 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to slow-farah

Awesome! xxx

R4inbow
R4inbowHalf Marathon

I'm in :)

Just have to think of how to record the 1km

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to R4inbow

If you have a smartphone, you could download Strava and set it to tell you when you complete each km, through ear phones.

R4inbow
R4inbowHalf Marathon
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks 😊 I tend to use miles, I guess I could switch it to km and back again for one run. As long as I remember to switch it back again it or I'll think I've gone all quick next time I'm out 😊

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to R4inbow

Or you could use another app in kms that also feeds your Strava. Say mapmyrun?

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperHalf Marathon
in reply to R4inbow

Are you on Strava? If so, look for a 1km segment near your house and it will do the recording for you. I was lucky enough to find one. If you can only find one a bit longer or shorter, do a simple calculation to pro rata up or down?

R4inbow
R4inbowHalf Marathon
in reply to Langley-Loper

This is a great idea, not a lot of segments where I live, but I can try and make one that's 1km. Thanks 😊😊

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperHalf Marathon
in reply to R4inbow

You are smarter than me. I hadn't thought of making one if I couldn't find one!

R4inbow
R4inbowHalf Marathon
in reply to Langley-Loper

Managed to make my own private segment, will be a great way of keeping track without encouraging others to run in my quiet little spot 😊

Thanks for the idea

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to R4inbow

Yay!!! xxx

I'm in !!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Yogamaz

Welcome! xxx

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles

I’ll give it a go.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to BrianUK

Fabulous! xxx

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Hidden

😘😘😘

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Me πŸ‘. I know I said slow is the way to go but I can speed up for short bursts I expect.

I’m not going to go mad, having pulled my calf on my last burst of speed. I blamed that on running too fast straight after the warm up though πŸ™„

Happy to take part and tackle a new challenge πŸ™‚

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to misswobble

Awesome!!! Warm-up suggestions forthcoming...

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

Yes, please! I need to work on my speed. My new regular Saturday morning route will be great - a straight marked stretch of 1 km.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to C3PO

Fabulous!!!! xxx

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Speaking of new challenges, I downloaded a tailored, fitness plan from Nike Run Club app just now. I assume it’s running and various strength stuff inc yoga.

I’m doing Joe Wicks PE too, which was hilarious this morning. Joyous stuff It’s for all the family to do alone or together, with everyone around the world tuning in live to join in. I was laughing that much this morning I kept stopping πŸ˜ƒ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to misswobble

That sounds great (Joe Wicks I mean), I may give it a go over the weekend! I tried out one of his PE lessons last week, I think they're fabulous!! xx

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to roseabi

Look at today’s. Do it ! It’s so funny He does so much work it’s awesome. All with his arm in plaster as he fell off his bike and had to have it wired up. He didn’t miss a session though πŸ™‚. In fancy dress too 😁

Redcello41
Redcello41Half Marathon
in reply to misswobble

oooh what fitness plan was that because I use the Nike Run Club app too! :-)

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Redcello41

I thought it was just racing plans but it’s not. I picked a β€œGet More Fit” plan. Fitter for running that is, bearing in mind it’s a running app You can choose a race plan though if you want I’ve done several of those

There was a third choice but I forgot what it was I can’t see the other options now that I’ve selected one

Whatever plan you choose, input correct data as the plan they give you is based on the answers you give πŸ˜ƒ.

Redcello41
Redcello41Half Marathon

I keep on tooing and froing...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Redcello41

Go oooooon - a 1km challenge is a great way to to and fro... 😊

Redcello41
Redcello41Half Marathon
in reply to roseabi

I think I may have to say no on this occasion unfortunately - I went for a short easy 2 mile run after a week off and my knee is still playing up... :-(

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Redcello41

Sensible. Hope it's better really soon! xxx

tiggs1
tiggs1Metric Marathon

Me please :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to tiggs1

Welcome! xx

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon

1k sprint!!! Haha I'm in

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Windoze

Awesome!!

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Half Marathon

I'm in please, I was gping to check my one mile time soon, so that will fit in with this no?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Curlygurly2

I have decided to include 1 mile runs in the challenge xxx

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Half Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Great, I can do both at the same time.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Curlygurly2

Please choose 1 distance for the challenge though! xxx

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Half Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Ok, I'll go for the mile.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Curlygurly2

Thanks - it just makes life a bit easier for me 😊😊😊

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon

Bit late to the party but I'm in! 🀞

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Katnap

Yay! xxx

Decker
DeckerModerator

Hi Abi, If it is not too late I’d like to join. If it’s too late no worries.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Decker

Awesome! Not too late until the final week 😊😊😊

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to roseabi

πŸ₯³πŸƒπŸ»

200m Abi.

This is just so convenient during the current restrictions.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ’₯πŸ’ͺ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

Yes! I had been pondering that overnight 😊😊😊

Thanks, Bae!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreHalf Marathon

I run in miles... but for this I’m going to choose 1km. I think that will enable me to go back to two runs a week as I can easily tag a quick 1k to the end of a dog walk.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Cool xxx

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Don’t even have to do the maths... can set the Garmin in either without changing units.

Run46
Run46Half Marathon

I'm in thanks, running 1K πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Run46

Welcome!!! xx

HoagyM
HoagyMHalf Marathon

I'm in Roseabi, 1k for me please :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to HoagyM

Excellent!!

I would like to join xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to JaoJao

Yay! xxx

I’d like to try please

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to sofaspud

Welcome!!!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

I see jumping jacks were a popular new addition to the speed challenge - NOT 😍

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

🀣🀣🀣

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

😁😁😁😁

Quite a posse we’ve got πŸ’ͺπŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles

1k for me roseabi please.

I’d like to try this. Count me inπŸ˜‚

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Noodle1991

You're in!!!

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

I hope to join in, with a speedy 1km! Have to wait to see if I get summoned back to work now I'm well again to determine where it will occur...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Sqkr

Hope to see your numbers soon, wherever they come from!! xxx

Mind you, this definitely seems to suggest I'll have to join in too... πŸ˜‚

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi, can I sign up for 1km please?πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸ™‚

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to David_G

Welcome! xx

Imc50
Imc50Half Marathon

I'm in for this please Roseabi, thought I'd replied but apparently not whoops ! πŸ™ƒ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Imc50

Ha - welcome!!

Imc50
Imc50Half Marathon

So what in simple instructions πŸ˜„ doni need to do next please?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Imc50

See the Week 1 post here: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Look out for updates every Tuesday!

Imc50
Imc50Half Marathon

Eeeeeek that's an exel spreadsheet and me and Excel have a strained relationship 😱 so of I said can you assist πŸ‘ pretty please πŸ™‚

My 1klm today was timed at 04.51

Tia

Ian

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Imc50

You don't have access to input data, so you're safe 😊

As you did here, just keep giving me your results on my weekly posts. Latest post is here - look out for them each Tuesday from now on healthunlocked.com/marathon...

And well done!! xxx

Imc50
Imc50Half Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Thanks Roseabi πŸ‘πŸ™‚

Imc50
Imc50Half Marathon
in reply to roseabi

I'm coming back for some more please Roseabi book me in please I'll be there πŸ‘πŸ‘

AllezLeChef
AllezLeChefHalf Marathon

First ever attempt at a fast 1km. Set a time of 4:26 beating previous PB by 20 seconds. Remaining 2.5k of the 5k was tough

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to AllezLeChef

Awesome!!!

Keep an eye out for my weekly Speed Challenge posts, every Tuesday from next week. Here is the latest one healthunlocked.com/marathon...