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The Spring Free Speed Challenge is GO!!! 🀩

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Hi everyone!!!

Welcome to the first week of the SPRING FREE SPEED CHALLENGE!!!

There's still plenty of time to join - comment below!

This Challenge will run for FIVE WEEKS, from Monday April 6th to Sunday May 10th.

Here's what you do:

β˜… PICK YOUR DISTANCE: 1 MILE, 1 KM, OR LESS - or 20 jumping jacks if you can't go outside to exercise.

Check out linda9389's advice about Strava segments here: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

NB - only ONE Speed Challenge per person, please!!! 😘

β˜… WARM UP before you start!

I'll post a couple of videos at the bottom. Most of the movements in them can be done indoors so you can save your outside time for running. After the dynamic movements, finish with a warm-up jog for a km or so.

β˜… RUN your chosen distance, or jump, AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!

You do not need to run every week, just do whatever you can fit in.

β˜… POST THE TIME IT TOOK YOU TO RUN YOUR CHOSEN DISTANCE, OR JUMP (in min:sec) HERE ON THIS POST IN THE COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

😊😊😊

I will POST WEEKLY (Tuesday) updates, and put all the results into my spreadsheet (calculating the changes in your running/jumping times from Week 1 in seconds) which you can view here:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet...

Stay safe, good luck, and have fun!!!!

The Marathon Team xxx

April 6th, 2020

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Signup post: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

WARM UP VIDEOS

This woman's a bit annoying, but you can always have the sound off 😊


This video has an arm warm-up, and a couple of running drills:


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Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to roseabi

Oops you missed UpTheStanley for 1k roseabi. Nice to see cheekychipmunks is there . πŸ˜‰

Good luck everyone

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to Dexy5

Ahah you’ve added him

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Dexy5

Maximum 15 tags per post 😊

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to roseabi

πŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to Dexy5

Hmmmm ..... not sure I’d agreed to this! Waaaaaa! πŸ˜±πŸ˜…πŸ˜³

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

You don't have to do it 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

I will .......... and I’ll enjoy it (the last statement might not happen!) πŸ˜…

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Awesome

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to cheekychipmunks

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ run for me cheeky 😘

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Yay 1k please! First attempts after work (from home 🀣)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Yeayyyy...and we are off..thanks you xxx

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Half Marathon

Thank you Roseabi

I did mine this morning, one mile - 10:55

I am so pleased with it, I haven't done any speed work for ages and this knocked 37 seconds off my previous PB.

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Curlygurly2

Nice work Sarah!

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Half Marathon
in reply to Decker

Thank you I'm really chuffed!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Curlygurly2

Well done! xx

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Half Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Thank you!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Curlygurly2

Go Sarah!!!

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon
in reply to Curlygurly2

Wow! 37 seconds quicker 😁

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Half Marathon
in reply to Katnap

It was more than a year ago!

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon
in reply to Curlygurly2

Doesn't matter! You could also say your age graded speed has improved even more! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Half Marathon
in reply to Katnap

Yep, and I've had a big birthday... with a nought at the end, puts me in a new parkrun band.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Okayyyy - I see you added me roseabi! That means I have to do it. As it turns out, the last km of my current running route is suitable, so that’s what I’ll use. I’ll start tomorrow. πŸ‘Š

Arrrrgghhh! 🐌

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

You really don't have to πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

No, I’m absolutely going to. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yes Ofc you are other wise your a stick in the mud! 🀣🀣🀣

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to cheekychipmunks

You are a life member of the 🐌 club...any excessive speeds will be overlooked by the committee!! Sprint away 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

Haha thanks BC! Some eagle eyed people who follow me on Strava might have noticed that I’ve run twice since (sort of) signing up, but I’ve yet to attempt to speed up! Never mind! πŸ˜…

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Finish strong! πŸ‘

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Hi CC where is it we have to post our times. I’m sure I’m missing something obvious but then I am hard of thinking πŸ˜‚

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Runsome

This is where you post your times! I will post every week (Tuesdays from next week on) to collect your results 😊

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Thanks 😊

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Oh yes it does say in capitals, sorry im an idiot 😜

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Runsome

Ha, no you're alright! It says it in capitals since I saw your comment 😊😊😊

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Started with a 5:31. (K’s of course!) New PB by 3 seconds, but hey, it’s a ..... start. πŸ™‚

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

Oooosh speedy! Nice!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Beachcomber66

Great work!!

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

I wasn’t going to 😫 5.38 with intervals!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to Sandie1961

Excellent Sandie...I know that you held back a bit out of consideration for an old VRB.!

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ you are definitely faster than me over the shorter distances!

R4inbow
R4inbowHalf Marathon

Thanks again for organising this, a lot of fun previously and nice to have something to focus on while running right now :)

6:23 for the 1k segment, a PB for me for this segment, will have to see I can progress.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to R4inbow

Awesome - well done! So many PBs so far, this is going to be interesting!!

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I got a comment on Smashrun, "fastest split in a month" Woooohoo, go me. I did it as part of my 5k run, just threw the kitchen sink at it from 3 km to 4 km. Magic Bridge appropriately.

Anyway, nuff gabbing. Clears throat. 1 km = 5.29 min (on my Garmin)

Not bad for an old un. Also, I did Joe Wicks PE on telly beforehand

Thanks for doing this for us again Roseabi. Much appreciated. You're a diamond you are xxx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to misswobble

I am 🀣

Wow, well done mw - you're awesome!!! xxx

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon
in reply to misswobble

Another PB πŸŽ‰πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon
in reply to misswobble

misswobble - big respect! I know how hard it is to run after doing Joe Wicks PE and he really pummels those hamstrings! Well done!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon
in reply to misswobble

Brilliant, especially after Joe xx

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon

Thanks roseabi, can you add me please? 1km again. I'll see if I can beat my 1k from last time 🀞 Might not start it until after Easter as I'm tapering this week but it depends how stir crazy I get!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to TailChaser

Of course! I look forward to seeing your data xxx

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

Hi Abi,( love the diamond description)πŸ’Ž

Thank you for doing this.❀️

4:10 pace.51 seconds for the 200m.

Go all and stay safe,

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

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

51 seconds - well done!! xx

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon
in reply to Tbae

Nice!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

Blimey.. that is one speedy K !!!

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to Oldfloss

Hope all good with you Floss.πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ‘¨.

Going to try crunching a 1 km with eye balls on stocks to get below 4:00

So I need 5x200m intervals better than 48secs all from a standing start.

Going to do the warm up routine,standing start go,walk back recover and leg stretch, repeat another 4.Then warm down routine.

It’s all I can do.Even with a flying start could not maintain that pace for 1k continuously.I am very impressed with your 1k pace Floss and so many others taking part.πŸ’₯β˜„οΈ

I know it’s a bit of fun and we are running against ourselves but it is motivating and inspiring to see the results and the individual improvements.

Go everyone πŸ‘€ and Stay safe.

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

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

Brilliant..my 1 K around my gardens is 9 min at the moment...including an obstacle section over a half made rockery..if I can get it down to 7 minutes I will be lucky...I have no straight long sections..and a grassy meadow strip too! 🀣

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to Oldfloss

Yes Floss it’s relatively an assault course maybe like mine.

I am only going out for the speed challenge.

All my trotting has been in the garden.

Got my 30k garden trot on Sat. 6-7 hours if all is well.

Good luck Floss, 7mins/ km is fabulous target in your garden route.Its an all round workout also.Like your climbing days.πŸ’ͺ

I am laughing Floss’s very own boot camp.

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

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon

4:44 for 1km please...about 20 seconds off my PB...πŸ€ͺ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Windoze

Wowsers!!! Well done πŸ’₯

tiggs1
tiggs1Metric Marathon

1km segment for me in 6:19.... hoping to improve this over the next 5 weeks for sure :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to tiggs1

Go for it xxx

Decker
DeckerModerator

Today was 4:47 for me. Legs feeling a bit heavy after a long run yesterday. Trying to now convince myself to go and at least finish my 5k after dinner πŸ™‚

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Decker

Thanks Decker! Did you do it??

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to roseabi

Sorry, yes I did that yesterday and posted to Strava πŸ™‚

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Decker

(I meant the 5k after dinner πŸ˜‚)

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to roseabi

Haha I forgot I said that :) No I skipped the evening run as I really needed to rest after Sunday’s 21. I instead got a trail 10k yesterday early morn and I just finished a road 10k now. Both felt good, especially the trail bit. Going to take tomorrow off.

CandyCool
CandyCoolHalf Marathon

I’d like to join please. I’ll do one mile. Thank you x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to CandyCool

Welcome!!

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

I was wondering if you had some advice for me - I thought I'd do my 1 k as part of our new Saturday morning 5 k. Should I run 2 or 3 k first as a warmup, then do it on the fourth lap, or should I only do a 1 k warmup first, then do it on my second lap?

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon
in reply to C3PO

I would probably structure it like so

10-15 mins warm up. Stop for some stetching then smash out your 1k (take a 30-60 second standing recovery after) then finish up with an easy pace for the remainder of the 5k.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to C3PO

I think it depends how you're feeling during the run - if you feel ready for the sprint after your first km then go for it! Personally I would probably want to do it in the middle of the 5k so as to have less left to run afterwards 😊

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon
in reply to C3PO

Personally, I wouldn't do it as part of a run which is trying to achieve anything else. I do 2 or maybe 3 k at a gentle jog to warm up, then do the k off a flying start, then stagger home. And I reckon 4k would be that little bit too long a warm-up to get the best 1k. Good luck!

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM
in reply to UpTheStanley

It will be part of our #notaparkrun with my 8-year old, so the only goal that day is to run 5 k total.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to C3PO

I combined two goals as well. I wanted to do 10k so put the speedy 1km in pretty early - started around 1.5k I think. It never occurred to me to warm up then stretch and start my fast km - I deliberately went for just picking up my stride rather than having to get going from a standing start.

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon
in reply to linda9389

Yep, I just go by the watch - start to accelerate at (say) 1.95k and keep going as best I can till the 3k beep, taking the 3k split as my challenge time.

8.18 for 1K Only just building up my distance again after being ill at the beginning of January so will hopefully be able to get a bit faster over the month!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Yogamaz

I'm sure you will - well done!! xx

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

So, I just ran my 1km in 5:02 !!! An absolute PB over that distance. Which was a bit daft cos I'm going to struggle to beat that! (I ran it in 5:36 when I was checking out the segment a couple of days ago, but my previous best had been 6:16 ... so 5:02 is going to be extremely hard to beat).

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM
in reply to linda9389

Amazing!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to C3PO

If not very strategic 😍

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM
in reply to linda9389

Possibly frustrating, yes.

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles
in reply to linda9389

Wow, and you did it as part of a 10k run too! Awesome running Linda. πŸ˜ƒ

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to BrianUK

Very early in the 10K ... and it did seem a VERY long way today 😍

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

Awesome!! xxx

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to roseabi

How scarily close is that to being 4 minutes something? Damn! However hard it's going to be I know my head isn't going to accept I can't do better πŸ™„πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon

Oh bugger …… perfect weather conditions for run 1, but feeling pretty lethargic personally. Couple of heavy-legged warm-up Ks in around 5'35", then gave it a go over K3. Still didn't feel great, and glances at the watch never showed anything better than 4'20" - 4'30" instantaneous pace. But it gave me a split time of 4'16", only a second off my November PB …….. so my graph is almost bound to be downhill from here :-( .

"Start slow" is the usual advice for a race, should have applied it here over the month :-) Whatever, onwards and upwards!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to UpTheStanley

4 minutes 16 seconds. Let's see what you can do!! xxx

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to UpTheStanley

Haha. You and me both! But wow! What a time, huge respect πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon
in reply to UpTheStanley

Nice pace UTS 😎 think you can chip away at it?

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon
in reply to Windoze

I’ll give it a go, but the weather will have to be nice - or of course I could do a straight run with a gale behind me πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒ¬

slow-farah
slow-farahMetric Marathon

Hello yesterday I ran 1 mile in 8:09, beating my best on that segment 😊 (my best mile is 8:01 which was all downhill, hoping to improve it this month)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to slow-farah

Good stuff!!! xxx

Fran6500
Fran6500Half Marathon

Thank you Roseabi. My challenge is a 2.09 km segment of a regular run. Currently my pace on that segment is 8.05 per km and look forward to reducing this in the coming weeks. Want to get faster overall!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Fran6500

Is that a fraction of a mile?

I want to know the time you took to run the whole of the segment, I am not collecting pace measurements xxx

Fran6500
Fran6500Half Marathon

Sorry, I have obviously misunderstood the whole challenge!!! Not to worry. the time for that segment of 2.09km is 16.56 minutes. Is this what you need? xxx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Fran6500

Is that 16 minutes, 56 seconds? Well done!

Hi Roseabi, my 1km time was 6.01 will try to improve on that in the coming weeks.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Boss1973

Fabulous!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

I am in! 1 km - first run 4:47. I matched you, Decker 😊😊😊

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to roseabi

And the hip?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

Didn't even notice it! 😊😊😊

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Nice!!

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to roseabi

Brilliant Abi! I went out for my second attempt today and shaved a bit more off on km #3 for 4:40.3 Glad I went today as we are getting snow tomorrow! πŸ™„ ⛄️

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Decker

Eek snow!!

Awesome, I will continue to chase you 😊😊😊

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Amazing!! I feel like a duck who has been entered in a cockerel fight !😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Beachcomber66

I doubt I'll do much better than that tbh.

No fights here 😊😊❀️

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to roseabi

I know.....this is fun! I am in a bit of trouble though. Last night Mrs BC asked me why I was sitting in the lounge with a pile of frozen peas around my feet! I had a knee twinge and didn't realise that the bag I had taken from the freezer had been opened; so when they thawed a bit .......My knee was grateful though. Having an extra rest day!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Beachcomber66

Oh dear, a pea invasion!? Hope your knee will be OK xxx

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ the image of you surrounded by loose frozen peas! Hope Molly wasn’t close by

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to Sandie1961

She was fast asleep after our hill walk. Care home for me soon!

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

Presumably you remember the old joke .....

β€œWhat do you get with Surprise Peas?”

β€œWet legs” πŸ™„

(Ankles in your case of course)

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to UpTheStanley

I do UTS ! I suspect it has a particular resonance as we get older!

Unfortunately I look as though I am going use up a few more packets....unopened ones this time; knee doesn’t like any impact..run, hop or jump. Will need a (hopefully) short lay off☹️.

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

πŸ€” I am afraid that the dreaded IC has struck. Swelling and pain on my left knee at the front bottom right hand side.. could be meniscus trouble. Swelling went away overnight and pain went too, thanks to my packet of frozen peas .... but it doesn’t like me hopping or running, so I will just have to do all of my other exercises but lay off the impact stuff. Maybe a week or so will sort it. Bum !

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

Oh no BC, that’s a real pig. Hope it heals quick.

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to TailChaser

Thanks TC....just need to be patient. Not my strong suit when it comes to running!😊

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

Wot she said .....

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to UpTheStanley

Thanks UTS. Dog walk first tomorrow and then exercises, just to check that the hills aren’t aggravating it. Feels like the sort of thing I used to get playing football when the joint opens up a bit. Long time ago!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Beachcomber66

Oh no, sorry to hear that, Beachy - get well really soon!!! xxx

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Thanks roseabi. I don't think it is a big deal. Hopefully a few days off running will do the trick. Haven't had a knee problem since a low flying Old English Sheepdog puppy (ours) put me on crutches 6/7 years ago!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Beachcomber66

Ouch!

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon

Also on a taper week... But today did a 1k Strava segment at a pace of 5.09/km.

🐱 Katnap 🐱

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Katnap

Well done!!

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi, I couldn’t help myself, I needed a run. Fastest 1km during a 5km run was 5.22. Happy to keep repeating that route, it’s an easier one than last time πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to TailChaser

Fabulous!!

Hi roseabi

Not sure where to post my β€˜fast’ 1k so I’ll post here and hope it’s ok. I chose the fastest split from my 5k run this morning and it was 6’ 46”. Because I had this on my mind and couldn’t decide which k to go for it, I ended up doing the whole run faster which was great. Thanks for setting the challenge.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Noodle1991

Well done!

Yes, this is the place to post your result. I will publish a new post every week of the Challenge (on Tuesdays going forward) - so look out for those!

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles

Felt awful during the 3 k warmup and kept stopping to catch my breath. I pegged out a 1km stretch on my Garmin using the Steve Ovett statue as my marker and inspiration and decided that this wasn’t going to be the day for a 1km PB, but what the heck, just set a marker for next week. Felt awful the whole way through it with aching legs and nearly threw the towel in at 500 metres but needed a baseline time so ploughed on as Steve was in sight! Was mighty surprised to see the Garmin ring up a time of 4.04 which is equal to my PB!! Definitely room for improvement based on how knackered I was by the whole thing.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to BrianUK

Wow, great work! Sounds as though you'll smash it at some point over the next 4 weeks!!!

I passed Steve too today (although on my bike), he's keeping good company 😊😊😊

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles
in reply to roseabi

Thanks Roseabi. I know I have it in my legs somewhere. I’m going to have to dig around to find it πŸ˜‚ It was quite busy down there in the sunny weather, but everyone seemed to be keeping their social distance.

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to BrianUK

Well done Brian.πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘β­οΈ

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles
in reply to Tbae

Thanks Tbae πŸ‘

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon
in reply to BrianUK

Great stuff BrianπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ», can’t see me losing 12 secs off my time but I suppose I’ll have to give it a go ......

But if you ever feel good on a run, I can’t guess what you might come down to πŸ™„

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles
in reply to UpTheStanley

Thank you UTS. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ Yes, Give it a go and see if you can get closer to 4.00. Personally I think I’ve got another 5-8 seconds in there somewhere.

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperHalf Marathon

Done mine, 5:16 for the 1km Strava segment near me please as my first data point.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Langley-Loper

Oops, almost missed this - well done!!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Just read through all these results ....... 😱 You guys are so fast and I’m definitely a square peg in a round hole!

Note: I’ve run twice since the challenge started and have yet to bite the bullet and move out of β€œcheeky’s favourite trotting pace”. Maybe tomorrow! (Maybe!) πŸ˜…

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to cheekychipmunks

I’m waving Pom poms cheeky! Just remember you are only trying to beat your own time so forget all these greyhounds and just think of it as doing the last km of parkrun. (Or the first in my case πŸ€ͺ)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to Dexy5

Wise words Dexy5! Yes, I must remember that. Thank you. πŸ˜€

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi First 1k = 5.13. Can feel calf so it was just the 1k to get me going 😊

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi I think I put my 1k time as 5.13 just had a closer look and it’s actually 5.14 sorry.😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Runsome

Well done!!

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi can you put me down for 5:53 for 1km for week 1 please?

I hope I’ve replied to the correct post!😊 If not, apologies!☺️

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to David_G

Well done!!

Yes, this is the latest post 😊😊😊

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

Goodness, this is a popular challenge this time round! πŸ˜„

I got my first speedy 1k in today, wasn't actually that speedy compared to my usual but it's a start! A pretty flat kilo in 4.58. Was a bit self conscious as it was just a pavement and I didn't want to be heavy breathing round people! I think I'll get a much better one in the Meadows where there is more space, and fewer things like bus stops πŸ˜‚

strava.app.link/oU5NZowBz5

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Sqkr

Yay! The Hot Cross Run is done 😊😊😊

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

It took me 6:40! Just checked, and that’s my fastest time so far on that section. I did it on my 4th lap out of 5.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to C3PO

Fabulous!!! xx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

I love dogs, really I do. I miss running with mine terribly. ☹️ But I could have done without the big one barking and bouncing around my feet during my fast km attempt this morning. 😑 The owners tried in vain to recall it. I said β€œoh it’s ok” - but it wasn’t, I was sooo disappointed as I was doing well and ended up having to pretty much run on the spot for several seconds. Waaaaaa. 😭

Anyway roseabi, my first marker for the speed challenge is 7:11 (it could have been under 7, which for me is flying!)

No dog next week please! πŸ˜…

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

People really should be keeping their dogs on leads at the moment, just sayin'...

Never mind, well done!!! Onwards and upwards 😊😊😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Yes I agree. For a non doggy person it would have been really scary - even I wondered if I should stop. Now isn’t the time to get a dog bite. 😑

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

But also, if you have the virus and you pat someone's dog, you may transmit the virus via the dog. It's a social distancing problem!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Yes, good point. Plus animals are being classed as β€œsurfaces” so I could have picked it up from the dog if I’d have touched it. πŸ‘Ž

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yes, that was what I meant!

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Don't dogs have to be on a lead? Here in Norway, dogs have to be on a lead from April 1st until the end of August. This is mainly to protect wildlife, but good nonetheless.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to C3PO

Not as a rule C3PO, unless specified.

However, in current circumstances I think maybe such a law should be introduced when out in public, or at the very minimum put the dog on a lead when approaching others.

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

Hi Abi,

Hope you will accept this early week 2 run.Its on Strava.I did it for Izzy’s fourth birthday today.

200m, standing start, 43 seconds,3:35 pace.

Think I can get below 40 seconds in the coming weeks.

Hey ho.

Enjoy and stay safe everyone.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

43 seconds, gotcha!

Happy birthday, Izzy!!!

HoagyM
HoagyMHalf Marathon

Bit late reporting this, but did my first one on Tuesday, having followed the guidance on here (thanks!) on how to create a 1km segment along a flat bit of my normal route. So after a 1.5k warm up I went for it and managed 6:01, which is almost 30s slower than my best from last year (currently a long way off that level of fitness!), but easily my fastest this year. Strava also tells me that I’ve run that segment 51 times (as part of longer runs of course), and that was my second fastest to date. So very happy with that time for startersπŸ˜€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to HoagyM

That's great! Well done xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

First week....1K... Garden Trail, including a rockery traverse...11.01... :)

Well I am happy with that.... :) Ha ha !!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Oldfloss

Fabulous!!!! xxx

Garden trail with rocky traverse - I love it!!!

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