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The Spring Free Speed Challenge: WEEK 5!!! 🀩

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Hello my beautiful, speedy friends!

Are you gearing up for your final attempt this week? Any more RESULTS? Tell us all about it!

Our poll suggests that the majority of you are unbearded, which proves scientifically and unequivocally that beards are not in fact necessary for speedπŸ˜‚

healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Here's a quick reminder of the rules of this Speed Challenge:

β˜… The Challenge will run for FIVE WEEKS, from Monday April 6th to Sunday May 10th.

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

β˜… Warm up, and then RUN your chosen distance, or jump, AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!! One run only per week, and run the same route if possible!!!

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

Further details can be found in the Week 1 post: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

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 as much fun as possible!!!!

The Marathon Team xxx

May 5th, 2020

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Week 2 post: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Week 3 post: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Week 4 post: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

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linda9389
linda9389Moderator

.... putting it off 🀣🀣🀣

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

I've already been! πŸ€ͺ

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to roseabi

At the most ungodly hour too! What a horrible start to the day 🀒. Hope your day gets easier 😍

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

Thank you, actually I feel like going back to bed, but at least there's a pot of coffee ready 😊😊😊

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to roseabi

Bed. Then nuke the coffee later!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to roseabi

Gonna put it off til Thursday. I honestly don't feel like feeling sick today πŸ˜‚. A nice run in the sun for fun is today's choice ....πŸ€ͺπŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

What gets me is that people run whole marathons at that pace I did my 1k at, and not quickly enough to win any prizes either! Sigh. 😊

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to roseabi

Best hope Oldfloss doesn't read this or you'll be in trouble 😍. It is amazing. Still, faster than me 🀣🀣🀣.

Out of interest ... 4 out of 5 of your runs have been a PB this time. What would you attribute that to (because you have done speed challenges before) and do you think you can better it?

I ask because I have run way faster than ever before in this challenge (that's because I've never actually tried so hard before), but I feel I am at my absolute limit and can't imagine how I could ever get any faster (well, not without an awful lot of effort anyway because it's already much, much faster than I would normally run).

Just musing aloud really ...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

I actually am not sure I can go any faster than that, but I may have a try at some of Tbae's track distances and see if that could lead to some faster 1km times.

What I did was, for my first run I genuinely ran as fast as I thought I could, but without any pacing info available. For the other runs, I set up my watch screen to display 'lap pace' so I was able to get an idea of my pace for the km I was running, and push it faster. As you know, I also had some help from the wind, which was why I got quite a big pb between the third and fourth runs. It's not entirely cheating to use a tailwind, because it gives you a chance to practice increasing your leg turnover without so much wind resistance. Also it's good fun! For shorter intervals anyway πŸ˜„

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to roseabi

Interesting! I haven't checked my time on any of my attempts - I think I would either slow down or trip up! I don't necessarily start at the beginning of a lap either - although I guess I could force a new lap by pressing the button (at least I think that's what would happen if I press the top right button πŸ˜€).

Unless it's like childbirrth (where you vaguely remember it's horrible, but not exactly HOW horrible), I don't think I will be in a hurry to try another speed challenge for a while 🀣

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

Me either!

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to linda9389

Hi Linda,

Your exchange with Abi and the detail is so useful.

I can empathise with the general problems of being left to record your own time.

I cannot be faffing around,think I would trip also,needs to be simple and enjoyable.Need to be relaxed,no pressure, no expectations, just fun.πŸ€”

Press start,run like the wind and smile,swipe the face and press end.Get home look at your run curve and see where you can improve and if your lucky perhaps you have surprised yourself.

Look forward to seeing you both next Speed Challenge over a shorter distance perhaps.πŸ€”πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘

PS. Previous SC’s were 5k, 10k and I think someone chose an HM.πŸ™ˆπŸ€£

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Tbae

Hmmm, a shorter one might appeal to me too Tbae - 1k is a long time to feel rotten at my pace (and a long time to worry about tripping up too!)🀣🀣🀣

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to linda9389

I worry about tripping and landing on my face again Or hand even ☺️😎

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

I have been really liking limiting the Challenge to shorter distances 😊

I don't find my recording method to be a faff, I just jog for the first one or two km, and then as soon as I hear the end of lap beep I take off! And as soon as I hear the beep at the end of the fast km I stop and I bend over 🀣🀣🀣

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Your a techie wizard Abi, for this techie πŸ¦•πŸ¦– it’s a challenge.Thats why I do a standing start.πŸ™ˆπŸ€£πŸ€£

β­οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Hi Abi,

Your PB achievement is fantastic.4:20 pace over the km distance.

Often thought the same Abi, EK running his sub 2hour marathon 2:50 pace.

He built his altitude engine as a kid running to school and doing deliveries.πŸ™ˆπŸ€”

There is one thing for sure Abi you can run at his pace over the shorter distances.

Be sure to let us know when you get round to putting that stake in the ground.

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

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

Not sure I could manage a 2:50 pace for any length of time, but I thank you anyway! xxx

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to roseabi

Put that thought out of your mind where it won’t bother you 😁

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi I managed 4:59 last week and my final effort of 4:50 yesterday morning. Could I register those to complete the challenge?😊

I’m very pleased with my progress, knocking 1:03 off my 1km time over 5 weeksπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to David_G

Wow! That's amazing!!!!

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Thanks Roseabi!πŸ‘

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to David_G

Well done David_G πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈβš‘οΈ

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon
in reply to David_G

Excellent! πŸ‘πŸ‘

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon
in reply to Katnap

Thanks Katnap

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to David_G

Fantastic!

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon
in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda9389!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Failed to beat my last run, still pretty good though - esp since I very nearly gave up!!! 4:21 😊

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to roseabi

Whoop whoop.

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

TGI Tuesday!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Katnap

🀣

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to roseabi

Well done you rocket you πŸš€πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸŒͺπŸ”₯

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to roseabi

Sooooo speedy!

CandyCool
CandyCoolHalf Marathon

Sorry Abi. Was full of enthusiasm in April. Lost all mojo at the moment. Xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to CandyCool

No worries! Hope you're OK? xx

CandyCool
CandyCoolHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Just grey and flat. But I’m sure many of us are having these types of days. X

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to CandyCool

Aw xxxxxxx

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to CandyCool

I had one the other day but I’m fine now. My husband was the cause 🀨. He usually is 😁

Just done a workout with joe wicks so I’m feeling epic πŸ’ͺ

CandyCool
CandyCoolHalf Marathon
in reply to misswobble

Love him. But could do without being lockdowned with him!! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ₯°

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to CandyCool

He’s injured himself and ended up with a septic hand, spent two nights in hospital. So his wife has stepped in to do the moves. He fell off his bike, broke his hand, had it wired, and carried on. It went bad though 🀨 Poor guy was in agony

He’s still in front of the world every morning though so soldiering on but not putting his hand in and more danger til it’s healed properly

CandyCool
CandyCoolHalf Marathon
in reply to misswobble

I actually meant my husband!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£but agree Joe is a hero. My grandchildren love him x πŸ₯°β€οΈ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to CandyCool

Lol! 🀣

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to CandyCool

πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜…

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to misswobble

So funny - I know just what you mean though. Glad all is better now 😍

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Going to have to retire hurt roseabi: stupid knee!! On the mend, but going to give it time and build up from dead slow this time. Been fun though, so thanks for organising this πŸ™‚.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Beachcomber66

Sorry to hear that, Beachy! Get well super soon xxx

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to Beachcomber66

come back and join me on the couch BC. i've got some pretty challenging exercises to do now. my poor glutes !

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to Dexy5

I just have to get my hops going again and I will feel ready for a slow 2k. Taking it steady this time though. Pains in the glutes are a pain in the ....!

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to Beachcomber66

πŸ˜‚

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

Oh, sorry to hear that. Good luck with your recovery!πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to David_G

Thanks....well done on your super speedy efforts!! πŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Beachcomber66

πŸ˜“ heal fast

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to linda9389

Will do Linda, my own fault. Have included kicking myself up the backside in my recovery exercises!!😊

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Certainly will, thanks. Feels better every day πŸ‘

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

That’s great and you posted a good one.

Stay safe.πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’₯πŸ’ͺπŸ™

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to Tbae

Thanks Tbae, you have been doing some speedy stuff yourself! You are more sensible than me though πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

That’s very kind BC.❀️

That made me laugh.Victor Meldrew but as daft as a brush.Bring tears to a glass eye I would .I do enjoy the speed challenge and seeing everyone giving it their best shot.

Feel a bit for Abi though,she is a star⭐️, she is even calculating all our percentage improvements.That’s a lot of work as well as running in her own event.πŸ’₯

Great fun.Stay safe.πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’₯πŸ’ͺπŸ™

Fran6500
Fran6500Half Marathon

I managed to take a further 4 seconds off my segment time - so that is 16.04 minutes for my final recorded time. Will continue to monitor that segment and see if I can reduce the time going forward anyway. thanks for the challenge and the updates. xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Fran6500

Fantastic! Well done, and I'm glad you got so much out of this challenge xxx

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I’ve got two lots of intervals this week, and I do those in the same place as my fast 1 km. trouble is the intervals are knackering 😀. Oh shut up moaning Wobble πŸ™„

I’m doing it, I’m doing it πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to misswobble

😊😊😊

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to misswobble

It’s knackering alright MW.

Be kind to yourself, warm up and conserve your energy for your all out burst.πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸ‘

Your doing it alright.πŸ’ͺβœ…

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

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Tbae

Ta. I was going to use today’s intervals but I was too slow so gotta go again 😀

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to misswobble

Atb.πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ™

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Tbae

Just done joe Wicks workout πŸ‘πŸ™‚.

Going to do my intervals now as per my run plan, and I hope to do the HU challenge. Otherwise i’m Stacking runs up Eek!

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to misswobble

Your Ironlady MW.

I wouldn’t make the starting line after all that.

I would be the only thing getting stacked up.

Wow.Atb.

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

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Tbae

I’m gone. Teeth cleaned, change of clothes first πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

R4inbow
R4inbowHalf Marathon

Well done everyone still going with this. I completely ran out of motivation after the third week, I've not even tried any attempt at speed.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to R4inbow

Fair enough xx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to R4inbow

Well you did 2 more weeks than me R4inbow - and I didn’t even lose motivation. I simply decided running fast simply isn’t my bag and I don’t know why I pretend I might grow to think otherwise! πŸ˜…

Decker
DeckerModerator

I am feeling heavy and slow. Might be too many cinnamon buns but trying to train for long distance seems to really take it out of me for speed. Was going to attempt this morn but still a bit sore and heavy legs from the weekend. Don’t think I recovered well from Sunday. Think I will focus on the distance for the moment as October feels much closer now. Sorry, I remember doing this last year too when training for the marathon πŸ™„

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Decker

Aw that's ok! xxx

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to Decker

I love cinnamon buns 😍.. good job I don't have any in or I think I'd have been sat eating them this morning instead of running!

Good luck with the Marathon training, fingers crossed your race goes ahead in October 🀞

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Run46

Mrs Decker has been baking nonstop for weeks now. I think it’s finally catching up with me 😁. Thank you, I hope the race goes forward but we’ll just have to see.

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to Decker

Can you send me mrs D’s cinnamon bun recipe Decker on PM? I only get to eat them on skiing holidays in N America and love them.

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Dexy5

I will make a post for it Dexy. They were dangerously good!

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to Decker

Yum yum πŸ˜‹

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Dexy5

Done and posted here Dexy: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to Dexy5

Thank you so much Decker, I hope I can do them Justice, otherwise I’ll be requesting Red Cross parcels 🀣🀣

I shall think of skiing in Whistler when I eat them as that’s where we discovered them. No raisins there either. I’d better leave until I’m running again though, so that I use up all those calories.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Decker

You already recorded a spectacular time as I remember! and you have certainly been putting in the distance instead πŸ˜€

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda. I think I can do a little better but maybe not just now.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to Decker

Oh, how I could demolish a cinnamon bun right this second ....... 😩😩😩

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Me too!!! Where can I get one...

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Decker

I was thinking about cinnamon buns yesterday! I had them in the US, and cinammon bread rolls, it was even in the butter. Delicious I was making chilli and I was going to add some cinammon to that -as they do in Cincinatti - but decided to stick to the plan 😁

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Confession time: I did week one, which was going well until the bouncing dog incident - and that’s where my speed challenge ended! Oops. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

I love reading about all you gazelles running your little hearts and legs off, and enjoying it, but it’s not for me! Conversational pace all the way is how I roll. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

You guys are epic, huge well done to all of you! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈ

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

'enjoying'? what now????

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to linda9389

🀣

Run46
Run46Half Marathon

Final week's 1K is 5:07, yay! 😊

Thanks for doing this Roseabi, it's been really interesting, a different kind of challenge and I've enjoyed it. I didn't realise I could run faster as I've always been pacing myself to finish at least 5K.

I think I'll carry on doing this on occasion as I've still ran 5K...I've just done 3K 1st without pushing too hard, then stopped and stretched out, a fast 1K with a much needed breather afterwards, then the final 1K and a cool down walk home.

Maybe I'll up the distance a little and try to carry on to find out what my 1 mile PB would be...or maybe not, lol πŸ˜…

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Run46

I agree - it took me by surprise too. But not sure I want to try that hard too often 😍

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to linda9389

To be fair I don't blame you, I felt like I was running fast but it certainly wasn't fast enough to make me feel sick! 🀒

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Run46

Amazing!! Jolly well done xxx

Run46
Run46Half Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles

I’ve really enjoyed this challenge in so many ways. Not least because, after the year from hell, almost to the week, I’m finally starting to recover some fitness both mentally and physically. I haven’t really been posting here very much over the year but I’ve been lurking and it’s helped me a lot reading the posts and staying in touch with this community.

The challenge has provided me with a few weeks of focus in my training and made me realise how lucky I am to be fit enough to even do this running thing.

It’s also brought back memories of when I used to run for the county athletics team in the 70s. I never ran again after that till C25K a couple of years ago. And it would seem that a few fast twitch muscle fibres must have stood the test of time! I do hope there’s a shorter distance challenge at some point as I’ve never tested myself under 1km since I started again, and I wonder how I’d do back at my old distances. Plus I love a challenge. πŸ˜€ Maybe I’ll try a 200m soon just to put a marker down anyway.

Thank you Abi for spending your time organising this. It’s been a lot of fun. πŸ‘πŸ‘

I’m going to do a final interval session tomorrow before my final run on Saturday or Sunday. I doubt I’ll get faster as the winds won’t be favourable πŸ˜‚ but I’ll give it all I’ve got,

Just looking back at the earlier conversation in this thread, Does anyone know how I might use my Garmin to use the lap timer? At the moment I either wait for the end of the previous km or start a whole new run for just the 1km which isn’t very convenient,

Good luck to all who are attempting their final speed challenge run this week. πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to BrianUK

Brian you’re a ⭐️ A speedy one by the sounds of it! πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to BrianUK

This is lovely, thank you, Brian!!! It's been great having you in the Challenge xxx

The lap button on the Garmin during runs (I think for most models anyway) is the one at bottom right, which is the 'back' button before you start a run. I haven't used it myself for running (for swimming I have), but I gather that manual laps on the Garmin do not translate to Strava unless you have Strava premium.

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles
in reply to roseabi

Thanks Abi. I’m going to give it a go today and see how I get on. πŸ˜ƒ

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon
in reply to BrianUK

I always go on the beep at the end of the previous, usually 2nd, k (well actually I start accelerating at about 1.95) and take whatever it gives me for the 3rd k as my time. I couldn't maintain pace while pressing watch buttons, and I wouldn't know where to press "stop" unless I was running on a properly marked track anyway.

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

Lovely read Brian.

Atb to you at the weekend and look forward to seeing your 200m when you go.

You can fly Brian

πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ™

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜€Thank you tbae. πŸ‘

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon

Hi Abi, congratulations on your own times, great progress over the month and no UTS fails for you :-)

I was reasonably back on form this morning and clocked 4'09" again for Run 5, with only a gentle tailwind.

Now looking forward to your next challenge, whatever form it takes (as long as it's running and not over 10k!)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to UpTheStanley

Oh damn, so you won't be joining the 12K burpee challenge!?!?!? 😊 Actually neither would I, come to think of it!

Thank you! And well done, chap, that's a good finish!! xx

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Well. I just did my last run. Put it off til there was no wind forecast (the wind is never behind on this segment).

I just ran my 1k segment in ... wait for it .... honest, the evidence exists in strava .... 4:36 πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯. What's more (I know it doesn't count for the challenge, but it definitely counts) I actually ran my fastest ever 1k in 4:32 according to strava and garmin.

I'm blown away. I never want to do it again, but thank you roseabi for doing all this (it's a lot of work for you); there is no chance my strava stats would include this had I not joined your challenge πŸ™

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

OMG you complete superstar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to roseabi

I'm in shock 🀣. Total and utter, disbelieving shock 🀣🀣🀣

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

🀣🀣🀣

Party ON!

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles
in reply to linda9389

That’s amazing Linda. Bloomin well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to BrianUK

Thank you. No one more amazed than me 🀣

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

So well done Linda.Amazing.πŸ’₯πŸ”₯πŸ’¨

Keep smiling for a month.

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

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Right then, here we are. I am using my 1 km split from this morning's intervals run. I know I shouldn't but I was tatered

My slowest but never mind

1 km = 5:46

Thanks for doing this for us Roseabi. I hate them when I'm doing them but pleased when they're done

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to misswobble

My pleasure, and well done!!

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Oh and I meant to add, that I feel fine afterwards, which is a good sign is't it, she said, flexing biceps

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

Your a ⭐️MW.

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misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Tbae

Thank you! Back down the garden now to check on me brassicas

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to misswobble

❀️πŸ₯¦

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to roseabi

πŸ’ͺπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‹. I had broc for me tea

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

Poor start,poor finish,poor sleep.40 seconds.Another early evening crack and a little better 38 secs.Lots to work on Sat/Sun to get into the 30’s.

Did I say thanks Abi for doing this and well done on your own runs.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

Yes but I don't mind you saying it again πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ’₯πŸ’•πŸŽ‰πŸ»πŸ°

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

38 seconds?

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Just going for my last attempt.πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ’ͺπŸ™β€οΈ

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

🀣🀣🀣❀️

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

Thank you for organising this Abi (I think πŸ˜‚) Went and did my challenge as part of this week’s virtual parkrun again (imagining I was on the Isle of Skye, which is where I should have been today 😒). Far too warm so only 5.31 this week. 5 seconds quicker than last week but week 2 still my best shot. I set off when Strava says I’ve reached 2k and stop when she says 3k and just use that 1k time (unless it’s a top 3 run and I get an actual fastest 1k time). Have a great weekend!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Sandie1961

Well done, Sandie! Glad you "enjoyed" the Challenge 😊😊😊

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon

Whoop! Whoop! Smashed it this morning: 5.02 for my usual km. Not the fastest I’ve done in the challenges but Strava told me that in amongst the 5km I did that I’d done my fastest ever 1km! Very happy to finish with that πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ˜€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to TailChaser

Awesome!!! Well done!!!!

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

Thanks roseabi! And thank you so much for organising it. Like the others, I hate it whilst I’m doing it but it gives you such a buzz when you do a good one it’s well worth it πŸ˜€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to TailChaser

Awesome xxx

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon
in reply to TailChaser

Nice Tails.. nice

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Half Marathon

My last attempt was slower than ever - 11:28 seconds...I'm quite glad this is over now! (It is over isn't it?)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Curlygurly2

Well done, and don't worry it's all over xxx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

'tis done...

This week's result... 1K in 5:46

For me, this has been an excellent challenge. This has, also, for me been a huge challenge.

It has been very hard; not the running itself, ( although inactivity meant a very slow start), but the simple act of leaving the safety and security of my home and garden.

Encouraged by you, to run the route outside, the same route... I knew I had to do it.

I am not completely relaxed out there, but by getting out earlier...( I am steadily heading back to my 6 a.m. runs which I did all through C25K), it is becoming more relaxed.

I have a 5K route planned for Tuesday.

This morning was a run that was almost as relaxed as usual... and for that I thank you x

PS

What is the next challenge....:) x

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon
in reply to Oldfloss

Hi Oldfloss , Looking for the next challenge already You are a glutton for punishment. I admire your enthusiasm. I need to follow you lead and get my old routine back as my running is getting very hit and miss and when I do go it feels harder than it should 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Runsome

We can run together..I have, as you see, found it hard... mentally not physically. But.. we are runners, we are strong, we can and we will get through this:) x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Oldfloss

Fabulous work!!! xxx

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to Oldfloss

You smashed it Floss,way to go and more to come.Brillant.πŸ’₯

Stay safe.πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ‘¨πŸ’ͺπŸ™

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi Sorry I left this to last minute I’ve been putting it off all week. Surprisingly just managed a time of 4:43. Wow!!! I’m just going to have a breather then I’m going back to find my eyeballs that fell out Somewhere on the final 400m. πŸ₯΅ Thanks for running and collating this challenge its given me something to aim at during this strange period of no racesπŸ‘

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles
in reply to Runsome

πŸ‘well done πŸ‘ Hope you found your eyeballs 🀣🀣🀣

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Runsome

Wowsers!!! Hope your eyeballs are back in place πŸ˜‚ It's been a pleasure having you on the Challenge xxx

Hello Roseabi

I did my final run and it was 5’33”. Quite pleased but yes, I did peak too early. Thanks for the challenge. It’s helped to focus me on trying different things.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Noodle1991

Fabulous!!! Thank you for taking part xxx

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon
in reply to Noodle1991

Well done Noodle!!

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles

I’m afraid I pulled out of my run after 500 metres. 😒 My HR reached max really quickly and I just didn’t feel right or well enough to carry on. I seem to get these β€œbad” runs quite often. I think the weather and sheer number of people out and about didn’t help. Anyway I’m going to go for a leisurely jog along the cliff tops soon to make things better.

Thanks for setting up the challenge Abi I really enjoyed it. πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to BrianUK

Take care you...xx

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you OF πŸ™ and you too

Runsome
RunsomeHalf Marathon
in reply to BrianUK

Shame about the run but next time hopefully it will just flow. Never can tell with running sometimes the ones that feel shockingly bad to start end up being the best. Keep going and enjoy your leisurely jog πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

BrianUK
BrianUK10 Miles
in reply to Runsome

Thanks runsome. Yes It’s quite frustrating when it happens which seems to be more often than not but I’m nowhere near as bad as before so I’m just happy to be out there regardless.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to BrianUK

Very wise - kudos for deciding to look after yourself xxx

And a huge well done for your Challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

It took two attempts again. Yesterday’s wasn’t too bad, but not an overall improvement. Today I managed 6:00. I’m pleased with that, especially considering the weather. It was sleeting when I got up, merely raining when I left, and the rain stopped before my 1 km section!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to C3PO

Fantastic!! Well done!!!! xxx

Hi Abi, unfortunately I won't be able to finish the final run. With it being Ramadan and fasting I have found it hard enough going out for a run and not being able to have any water afterwards so will be delaying it for another two weeks.

Thank you for setting up the challenge I have really enjoyed it and has pushed me to go faster 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Boss1973

Seems very reasonable! Well done, you did amazingly and I'm so glad you enjoyed the Challenge xxx

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

Hi Abi,

I am very emotional reading all the accounts from the amazing folks on here.Just catching up.

Cannot improve on 38 secs for the Billy No Mates 200mπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

I am pleased I did a 38 on Frid evening, Saturday morning and week 4.

I thought this morning I was going to get a tailwind turned out to be against.πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

Never mind my total and weekly 7 run average is 280 seconds and 40 seconds.

Pleased with that.Thats a 200 second 1km with 5 standing starts.I am determined to experience that EK pace of 2:49 / 2:50 min/ km over as long a distance that perhaps maybe possible for me.If the great man can do it for 42.2 km and he wants his legacy to be no limitations,then that’s a good plan.

If not now when.πŸ€”

That’s an idea Abi for a future challenge πŸ€”, see who can sustain the quickest pace for the longest distance.πŸ™ˆPerhaps not.πŸ™ˆ

Sorry to be long winded, you give me such a kick out of setting this challenge up.

Always have problems letting it go.

Like Floss asks,what and when is the next one.Lot of work for you,and calculating it all in % seconds improvement.

Roll on whatever is next.

This forum is best thing ever.

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

Thank you Tbae!!!! 😍😍😍

Always fabulous having you in the challenges xxx

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to roseabi

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UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon
in reply to Tbae

Hi Tbae, I use the β€œhow long can I keep this up for” idea (no sniggering at the back please πŸ™„) for my Bridge quests, I’ve got up to 7.5k at 5’00”/k, hopefully en route to 10k eventually. And I got up to 3k at 4’36” pace (13 kph) before lockdown, but that requires a treadmill (can’t judge that pace on the road) so is on hold for now.

But a bit dangerous to give Abi the idea ......πŸ˜€

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to UpTheStanley

That is just fantastic UTS.

With your determination and talent I am sure you will get to your 10k at that quick pace.Some achievement.

Our Abi is all danger,I think, so now that it is out there who knows.You did say, as long as it was running.πŸ™ˆπŸ€£

Great to follow your runs on here UTS.

Stay safe .πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ‘¨β­οΈβ­οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ™

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon
in reply to Tbae

P.S. Got to 8k today in 39'46" …. but hanging on a bit at the end :-)

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon
in reply to UpTheStanley

That’s fantastic running UTS.⭐️πŸ’ͺπŸ’₯

You have beaten 5 min/km for 8 km.

Brillant.You must be so pleased with that.

πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ‘¨πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

🀣🀣🀣

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to UpTheStanley

Urgh, I am trying to get a 5K pb at the moment, and did 3K yesterday at the required pace. Can I keep it up for 5K? Hmmm...

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

I do think stretching a distance at the required pace is a good approach. So much easier on a gym-standard treadmill though, as this takes away the pace judgement issue …….

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to UpTheStanley

I don't have that problem, my Garmin is pretty helpful, along with my own sense of doom and suffering πŸ˜‚

tiggs1
tiggs1Metric Marathon

After having a week off running due to cycling more I got back out for a final attempt at this segment... I struggled for a lot of my run as my lower legs felt very heavy but as I approached the start of my segment I felt strong.

My final weeks time is 5:55 for my 1km segment. I am really pleased that I managed to improve each week but it has confirmed that I prefer slow and steady :)

Happy and safe running folks

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to tiggs1

Fabulous work, well done!!!

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon

Nuts forgot to do my flying 1k 🀣🀣 massively busy with work!! Ah well bring on the 400m and 800m challenges 🀣🀣🀣🀣

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Windoze

Aw xxx

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon
in reply to Windoze

And don't use your bike, that's cheating 😁

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon

Hiya! A bit last minute!

I incorporated my speed challenge into a virtual 5 mile race. 4m15s achieved over the 1k measured segment.

Wasn't part of the plan or the speed challenge but did go on to get a 1 mile PB as well πŸ‘πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Katnap

Awesome!!!