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Let's chat! ☕🍪😍 And who has a virtual Half Marathon coming up in the next few weeks? Tell us!! 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Heyup!!!!

How's things going with life, training, running? Tell us all about it!!!

★ HALF MARATHON GROUP PEOPLE: Please let us know roughly when in the next few weeks you are going to be running your virtual HM!!!!! Comment below. We want to be there for you with our pom poms whenever you are running your vHM 😍

And remember to check out and save the Woohoo Boards post! healthunlocked.com/marathon...

EDIT: Actually, here's a direct link to the HM Woohoo board. I'll add people there with your suggested dates: docs.google.com/spreadsheet...

I've been keeping a bit of a low online profile, and I've gone old-skool and got myself an actual diary to record my non-gps-able workouts in (and the windsurfing, which although perfectly gps-able I keep forgetting to record it)!! It's purple 😄 I'm also revisiting the barre workouts (Suzanne Bowen Fitness) that were one of my staples from before I started running, and a huge fitness and work inspiration to me!

Anyone else revisiting something old?

And although I'll miss the lovely summer weather, I admit I'm really looking forward to some cool, crisp Autumn and Winter running - who's with me??

As always, if you're new here, or just taking a look and getting comfortable before posting, hello! This post is a great place to introduce yourself if you're ready to do so.

Have a great week, everyone!!!

The Marathon Team xxx

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TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon

Morning Roseabi, I think I’m going to be ready for my HM on 4th October ğŸ‘ğŸ‘ğŸ¤ž

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to TailChaser

Gotcha! xx

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Katnap at the same time! 😁

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Katnap

🤗

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Katnap

Gotcha!

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to roseabi

Panic, panic, panic!!! I’ve only just remembered 😱, I’m running for England against Wales in the Vitality Running World Cup on 3rd October! I can’t do both!!! Can I move my HM to 11th October? I’ve got so used to having no official races I forgot all about it!! Sorry ☹️

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to TailChaser

Of course, it's no problem! xxx

But what do you need to do for the World Cup? Is there no way you could combine the two?

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to roseabi

It’s on the Saturday, we’re all running together at the same time. No way I could do a fast 10k then another 10k on top 😢xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to TailChaser

Ah fair enough! xx

GTFC
GTFCMarathon in reply to TailChaser

Yes!!! 💥💥💥💥

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to TailChaser

Whoop whoop!

Kevin41
Kevin41HUHM vHalfMarathon

I’m not revisiting something old but I have restarted football with my under 11’s team. First game of the season was yesterday and I hadn’t realised how much I missed the kids humour!!! Great to have it back.

I was originally aiming for the half marathon this week but I’ve really cut back on running in the last couple of weeks as it’s awful in the heat of the day!! I’m aiming now for the 5th to 11th October which should give me enough recovery time to ‘want’ to do the virtual Vitality 10,000 in the last week of October!

The HUHM group has been a good motivator and I’m sure it will be amazing to finally do a half marathon but a little bitter sweet too as the purpose of the group will have been completed.

Looking forward to it nonetheless

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Kevin41

Loads of us doing the Virtual Vitality Kevin, it will be a doddle after all this HM training 😁👍

I’m still signed up for the spring HM I was supposed to do this year and that is keeping me going (I did it virtually in the end). Maybe find one of those - I reckon they are more likely to go ahead next year as more adaptions are madeğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž? That may be a way of keeping going over the winter? Personally I found winter training much easier.

Good luck 👍

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Kevin41

I joined the first HM group in this forum and I'm still here ... every spring, every autumn the same goal comes round again; the same training and the same excitement for a new HM 😀

I'm hopefully doing the virtual Vitality 10k too (so long as I'm still in working order by then)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Kevin41

Such a lovely age for kids! Glad you're enjoying their football antics 😊😊😊

All the best for some cooler weather, and I have put you onto the HM board xx

David_G
David_GHUHM vHalfMarathon

Hi roseabi my plan at present is to run my virtual HM in the week commencing 5 October. I won't be working on 7 October nor the following weekend so those seem sensible options, depending on the weather at the time.

I've planned a few days up in Suffolk on holiday the week before that, COVID permitting. I'm staying in an old coaching inn in a very rural setting, so hopefully it should be OK. I'm hoping there will be lots of places to run around there too, so I'm packing my running gear. Everything including my 'normal' clothes has to be packed onto the back of my motorbike, so I'll have to be ruthless when deciding what to take!😄

In the meantime I'm keeping up my runs for the LEJOG challenge, which quite a few of us on here are doing. So far I've gone 186 km (116 miles) from virtual Lands End and I've got 758 miles still to go before I get to John O'Groats. I'm surprised how motivating I'm finding it, and the dedicated Facebook group is very supportive and it's very well organised. The t-shirt and medal at the end will be very well deserved by everyone who completes it. I'd recommend it to anyone who's looking for a new challenge!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to David_G

Nice work!! Hope you manage to get away, that sounds lovely xx

I have added your name to the Half Marathon Woohoo board ready for your Woohoo later!!!

MccHa
MccHaHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi , just did my 1st HM distance this morning , very pleased I did it 🙏

Posting with time And photos shortly...

My oldest daughter still in shock 😂😂😂

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to MccHa

Lol! Hope she's OK! 😂

Well done xx

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to MccHa

Awesome work! Well done you! ğŸ˜Ž

MccHa
MccHaHalf Marathon in reply to Windoze

Thank you 🙏

2718281
2718281Virtual Marathon

Hi all,

My half marathon is still going ahead next Sunday! It will be a real event, though the start will be staggered to alow social distancing, so no crowds on the start or the finish line. I did a 10k in the same place, with the same organisers two weeks ago and it felt very safe, so I'm really looking forward to it.

I'm already thinking about what to do next, I've found online a group of "old ladies" who meet locally and play football, I'm thinking of giving that a go in October, afer I recover, sounds fun and a good way of socialising.

I'll write a proper race report after the half, if nothing changes from now to Sunday and I can still do it :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to 2718281

Awesome!! Which HM is it (we only have a note of Gatwick on Oct 18th for you), and do you mean Sunday 27th?

2718281
2718281Virtual Marathon in reply to roseabi

Gatwick was cancelled, I've signed for the Folkestone one, on the 27th, fingers crossed it will still go ahead :)

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to 2718281

Exciting! Good luck!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to 2718281

Gotcha, and fingers crossed!!

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to 2718281

good luck! Sounds like you have it all in hand! ğŸ˜Ž Have a great run 🏃‍♂️

PurpleFish59
PurpleFish59HUHM vHalfMarathon

Hi roseabi, still debating my plans for the half, current and original plan is to keep building up from 10 miles for a few weeks to get up to HM distance for the first time on w/c 26th October. Then the plan continues another 2 weeks where it tapers and complete a second half in November where I will “race” and try and beat my benchmark from October.

However I found 10 miles very tough. I know a lot of training plans only go up to 10 miles so the generally feeling is half marathon is within reach from there. Wondering if I’m just going to introduce more self doubt by have two more long runs (11 and 12 miles respectively) which inevitably I won’t find easy, so should I just go for it in a couple of weeks? I know it is a personal thing whether to go up to the distance in training or not, I’m just suddenly seeing advantages of not doing it I never saw before!

In terms of revisiting something old I ran with Laura again last week! Used the C25K plus stamina podcast for a 35 min tempo run. It was a boost to cover well over 5K when the first time I tried it I don’t think I even managed to 35 mins at that cadence. Not sure on the music though, don’t think I’ll use it too often ğŸŽ¶ğŸ¤”

2718281
2718281Virtual Marathon in reply to PurpleFish59

Hi PurpleFish59, as you said it's a personal thing. In my training plan, I had to go from 10 to 11 then to 12... but the day I was supposed to get to 12 I couldn't help it and went for the full half. I know the training plan increases distance slowly for a reason but I also know myself and I couldn't manage the feeling of being so close but not there yet, so after 12 miles, I was feeling ok, and just continued (very slowly, I probably would have made it faster walking at that point). My suggestion is to go with the plan, if you are hating it during your run don't think you need to get to 13.1, just go for 11 or 12 or what you have planned, but when you get to 10.9 or 11.9 miles, check with yourself if you really want to get to 13.1 that day and change plans if needed :)

PurpleFish59
PurpleFish59HUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to 2718281

I think that the original plan still makes the most sense, and I know that I’m still relatively new to runs over about 12K distance so probably shouldn’t rush it. I think like you said it’s that impatience of feeling so close yet so far! I remember less than a year ago the idea of 5K seemed like a huge effort and that all these long runs and time on my legs will make it less difficult each time!

Thanks for the advice 😀

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to PurpleFish59

You may well have already answered your own question 😊 Nothing quite like saying something out loud to make the answer seem clear 😀

PurpleFish59
PurpleFish59HUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to linda9389

Yes more a set of ramblings from my tired brain than a well structured question 🙈 I also realise that the reason for 10 miles being the longest training run on some plans is that the race day atmosphere is what gets you the last 3 miles, which I won’t have the advantage of!

triumph-tiger
triumph-tigerHalf Marathon in reply to PurpleFish59

I agree with advice to see how you are feeling, and adjust accordingly. Saturday was my 2nd 10 miler: I’d planned a route that I could finish after 10 miles if I wanted, or also continue a bit further if going well. After 10 figured could do 1 more mile, then same at 11, so ended at 12! At that point I did half think to carry on and do the full 13.1 - but decided that as I’d already gone over target to not push it, and also save that distance for the actual event in 2 weeks 😀

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to PurpleFish59

Gotcha! Sounds like you're going well - 10 miles IS tough, but I'm sure you can do your HM, and the advice from the others is fab! We'll be rooting for you xx

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHUHM vHalfMarathon

Hi Roseabi. Like TailChaser and Katnap , I’m aiming for 4th October for the HM.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Stephen_UK

Gotcha. October 4th is shaping up to be a good party! xx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon

Hi roseabi. Please pop me down for Wednesday 14th October for my HM. I might switch it to the 7th if we aren’t allowed to go to Cornwall on the 5th, but I’m optimistically hoping we can still go. Of course I’ll let you know. 😀

Then two bunches of us on here are hoping we’re able to do our Virtual Vitality 10000 on the 25th (pleeeeeaseğŸ¤ž). It was to be one bigger group but of course we’d exceed the Rule of 6, so now we’re hoping for a VV Midlands and VV South! 🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♀️🏃

As for the changing weather - oh yes please! I love running in the crisp autumn air. 🍁🍂🍃🏃‍♀️❤️

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Gotcha! And fingers crossed for everything else xxx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to roseabi

Thanks! 😀😀😀😀

GTFC
GTFCMarathon

I'm with you! Love running in the elements. Autumn and Winter running are right up my street. I did a HM run on Saturday as part of my training for the VLM on 4th October.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to GTFC

Awesome xxx

triumph-tiger
triumph-tigerHalf Marathon

As with several others my HM is planned for 4 Oct. If all goes well this should be an actual HM rather than virtual as well ğŸ¤ž

I don’t mind autumn and spring, but personally I’m not such a fan of winter running! Though was nice to get out for a run at lunch time today - had stuck to early or late the last few months as cooler then 😀

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to triumph-tiger

Gotcha!

It can be a bit toooooo cold for running in Winter, I agree! xx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator

Oh yes, some cooler weather please!!! Not too much rain for a bit though - I don't want the river paths getting muddy over the next couple of weeks.

I plan to run my HM somewhere between 5th and 30th October (the last day for submission for the virtual Oxford HM) -probably 30th!!!.

I've also entered the Vitality 10K so will aim to do that one on 24th or 25th to check the legs are working.

I'll hit my 1000k running target in the next two weeks, so November and December I will probably have lots of bike mileage to make up to hit my end of year target after all this focus on running!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to linda9389

Pesky running, getting in the way of all that cycling, tsk! 😊

RunSkippyRun
RunSkippyRunHUHM v10K

Hi all

After a fail on getting to 10miles (usual problem) I am aiming to build a bit of confidence and drop down the distances a bit and increase up to the 10M target (and after that the HM, but focussing on the 10M first). It helps that the Leeds HM has been cancelled in that the time-pressure is off.

It's great to see on the forum so many people are getting the 10M and the HM distances done - kudos all round (and great encouragement to me). And to those who might not have got all they wanted just yet - I hope you will get there in the end.

The last few days have been beautiful hereabouts, the trees look poised for a lovely autumn (apart from the horse chestnuts which have got the leaf-miner problem). So looking forward to get out for some nice runs. A further bonus is I'm dropping my working hours down (yay!) so after a very busy summer I'm hopefully going to have some relaxed autumn days.

Happy runnng everyone :-)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to RunSkippyRun

Sounds lovely, and great plan - you'll get there xxx

OnlineTwin
OnlineTwinHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi my HM was yesterday - as my creaking knees are still telling me!

The run report is here: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

I must say a special thanks to everyone in this forum and in the Strava group for their encouragement and good wishes over the weeks. It's been great to share with you all

I'm now considering "what next?" and I'm seriously contemplating joining the local running club if only to have someone point out all the bad running habits and technique I've probably developed!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to OnlineTwin

Woohoo!!!! docs.google.com/spreadsheet...

Great idea to join a club xxx

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

I’m trying to run and not sweat 🙄 I got my eyebrows “topped up” on Saturday so can’t sweat for 5 days. At least it’s not the two weeks from first time around 🙀 I’m just running 5K’s really slowly which I’m hoping will be good for me 😇 but I’m itching for a long run. I have to wait until Thursday, it’ll be like Christmas, whoop whoop. And I adore this time of year - autumn and winter, my favourite.

In other news, I still haven’t received my bling from my virtual HM over two weeks ago! Apparently it was posted last week so I’ve been watching out for the postman like a stalker 😂😂

Good luck everyone for your HM’s and have a great week to all 🍀

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Irishprincess

No word from Kew on our medals yet - I guess that means they're still stuck in the container!!!

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Not good is it? Still, I guess when we do eventually get them Linda we’ll be especially thrilled 🙃

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Irishprincess

Here's to Thursday fabulousness!!! xxx

And hurry up, Postie!

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

🥰🏅

Guinea70
Guinea70HUHM v10Mile

Hi Roseabi, I'm hoping to do my HM run on Saturday 10th October all being well :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Guinea70

Gotcha! xx

Guinea70
Guinea70HUHM v10Mile in reply to roseabi

Hi Roseabi, The "all being well" must have been a premonition because I'm currently on the IC again with an ankle problem so please can you take me off the list for that week :( I've decided to bow out gracefully from trying to do a HM with the group this autumn as it's pretty painful and swollen (it's not helping that I have to do a 2km school run twice a day either) so I don't think I'll be able to join in again before the group finishes :( Thanks to you, Linda and everyone else for the support so far, hopefully I can join in a future group if you do it again. I hope you don't mind but I'd like to stay in the Strava Autumn HM group until it finishes because I'm enjoying seeing how everyone is doing and giving the well deserved kudos :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Guinea70

I'm so sorry! Of course we'd love to see you still posting in the group, and all the best for a speedy recovery!!! xxx

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon

hmmm pondering if I should do my HM in October at training pace or just have a smash at a PB...its a flat one....been working on a race day plan around my pacing and i think its going well....starting at 5:50kms knocking down to 5:20's last 5k....hmmm...not sure I'm ready 🤣🤣🤣😂😂😶🤕

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Windoze

Wow!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Windoze

You know you want to... 😄

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Haha well yeah 😅

annettebrown
annettebrownHUHM vHalfMarathon

Hi Roseabi, Put me down to do HM 5 - 11th Oct please. ğŸ¤žI was going to defer to the Nov one, but will attempt it in Oct. Thank you

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to annettebrown

Gotcha! xx

Lynnys74r
Lynnys74rHalf Marathon

I managed mine for the GNR virtual 🤩

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Lynnys74r

Congratulations - I have just given you a shiny new HM badge to wear with pride!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lynnys74r

Awesome, well done!!!

Decker
DeckerModerator

Hi roseabi. Well I finally got the deferral email from the race director, so the 50k race is officially off (no surprise) but a couple of friends have offered to ‘crew’ for me with a snack table/base so I’m going to give it a whirl on the looped course anyway. Most of the training is done by now. I’ve warned both my friends in advance that it will take a looong time. They already have boardgames, books and day drinking planned so I think they’ll be fine. 🙂 Me on the other hand...🤷‍♂️ everything after 42k is new territory and the course is more hilly than they made it seem. I don’t care, I’m not looking to break any records, just to finish.

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile in reply to Decker

Good luck Decker ğŸŽ‰ğŸ‘

Sounds like your friends will have a great time crewing for you...reading and day drinking sounds fun, though I couldn't promise I'd be away when you stopped for a snack!

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to Run46

Haha thank you, well they are pretty reliable but it will be a long wait for them. 😁

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Decker

We'll be cheering you on ( so long as you don't start too late in your day!!!)

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda. I plan to start early around 7am and peel off layers through the day as it warms up.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Decker

Sounds like a good plan! Most of us will be up by then - what are you 5, 6 hours behind us? - so we'll make plenty of noise for you !!!

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to linda9389

5 hours I think? Thank you 🙂

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

Sounds fabulous!!!!!!!! We'll definitely be cheering you on xxx

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to roseabi

Thanks roseabi 🙂

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

Remind me - what was the name of your event?

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to roseabi

It is called the Sticks n Stones race put on by Happy Trails racing. It’s been a tough year for them as they’ve had to cancel all their races so far

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

😥😥😥

CandyCool
CandyCoolVirtual Marathon

I’ve got the virtual London Marathon on the 4th. Does that count as two HMs?? 😂🤣Terrified and excited in equal measure xx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to CandyCool

Here, here!!!

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to CandyCool

Awesome! That’s exactly how we should feel 😁 Best of luck Candy!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to CandyCool

More than 2 HMs I reckon..

Exciting!!! xxx

Windoze
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to CandyCool

awesome....ğŸ˜Ž

I've already posted about my half marathon challenge this Sunday coming ... healthunlocked.com/marathon...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to PeterJemmett

Gotcha!

Shelby1973
Shelby1973Half Marathon

Hi I completed my virtual half on Sunday . I found it tough going esp from mile 7 . I Jeffed it but still struggled coming in at 2:53:30 . Definitely need to train more in future 🏃‍♀️💯

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile in reply to Shelby1973

Hard work isn't it 😳...well done on making it to the finish, that Jeffing is a life saver when exhaustion hits! 🏃‍♀️👏

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Shelby1973

A half marathon is a half marathon! Just to prove it, I've given you uyour badge - congratulations!!! Jeffing on Sunday I decided I must be stronger than the elite runners because they don't even run for half as long as I do!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Shelby1973

Awesome work, and an excellent plan! xxx

Jools2020
Jools202010 Miles

I almost feel like a bit of a fraud posting here! I only joined so I could congratulate MccHa on his half marathon. 😂

I graduated from C25K on 24 July. After a couple of weeks of consolidating, all my forum ‘buddies’ were doing really well with their pace, but although mine was improving slowly - something just didn’t sit right, I just felt I was out of my depth somehow - pushing too hard every time I went out for a run.

So I started doing long, slow runs, increasing the time I spent running. Just once a week. The first long run I did was a revelation and I realised what was missing. After a few weeks, maybe 4, I was up to 90 minutes and 10K. There was no-one more surprised than me! The side effect was that my pace on the shorter runs started to improve significantly, much to my amazement!

I’ve now done 3 x 10K runs in around 90 minutes. Suddenly, 10 miles has started creeping into my mind. Who would have thought it?! My plan is to continue to increase the time I spend running on those long runs until I get there. Then - who knows? 🙂

MccHa
MccHaHalf Marathon in reply to Jools2020

Hi, you doing really well Jools2020 remember not long ago we were struggling in the C25K runs and now 10K just a walk in the park ğŸ˜‚ğŸ˜‚ğŸ˜‚ğŸ¤žğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž keep going Slow jogging is God’s gift for us 🙏🙏🙏

Just gave my trainers a good TLC and put in the Lovely sun to chill next to me 🙏 hard life running!!!

Jools2020
Jools202010 Miles in reply to MccHa

I know! Amazing, isn’t it! Good that you are taking care of your trainers, they’ve worked very hard for you 👍

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile in reply to Jools2020

Well done Jools, a lot of us prefer a slower longer run to a short speedy one.

And you defo belong if you're considering working up to 10 miles...this is the right forum for that badge 🙂

Once you've made it to 10K then 16.1 doesn't seem quite so impossible does it, and there's no rush 😊

Jools2020
Jools202010 Miles in reply to Run46

Thanks. You’re quite right; the jump to 16.1 no longer seems impossible and there’s no rush at all. 😊

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Jools2020

Definitely not a fraud!!! You're doing really, really well - and are absolutely welcome in this forum. The only reason this post is so HM heavy is that we are about to start some virtual HM races in lieu of the real thing. The only place you'll find a 10 mile badge is over here, so maybe it's meant to be. Good luck whatever you decide 😊

Jools2020
Jools202010 Miles in reply to linda9389

Thanks, Linda 😃

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Jools2020

Welcome to the Marathon Running and Race Support community!!!!

10 miles is an excellent target - good luck, have fun, and keep us posted! xxx

Jools2020
Jools202010 Miles in reply to roseabi

Thank you, I certainly will 👍

RunUsagi
RunUsagiHalf Marathon

I will be running in the Herts Virtual Half on 4th October. Hoping to get a slightly faster time by choosing a flatter route than Sunday's!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to RunUsagi

Gotcha! xxx

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile

I already did mine on the 27th August in 2:27:28, link to my run report attached.

healthunlocked.com/marathon...

I have to say though, the HM club just keeps on giving...I've started my Zone 3 HR training now and had no thoughts of further long runs but was tempted by the virtual 10 miles 😁 and now I'm wondering whether to join in and do another HM as others are doing theirs in the next month or so! 🤷‍♀️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Run46

Yessss Run46, do it! 👏👏👏

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile in reply to cheekychipmunks

Lol, you Cheeky are a tiring influence 😆

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Run46

Do ittt!!! Would you like a HM badge or did you want to hang on to your v10 mile badge for now and then go for the special edition vHM ???

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile in reply to linda9389

I'll hang on to my v10mile badge for now Linda, while I try and talk myself into it 😆🏃‍♀️

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Run46

🤣🤣🤣

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Run46

Woohoo! docs.google.com/spreadsheet...

Well, why not?! 😊😊😊

SueKen
SueKenHalf Marathon

My real HM is still supposed to be happening on 1stNov, although I really doubt that now. I’m up to 10 miles in my training plan this week, which I am putting off from tomorrow until Friday as the weather forecast is a bit better🙂

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to SueKen

Remind me which event it is? And will you do it virtually if it doesn't happen? Fingers crossed for it happening, and have fun with your 10 miler! xxx

SueKen
SueKenHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

It’s the Coventry Half. They are due to update runners with the latest plans next week sometimes. It was already postponed from April so strongly suspect it might go virtual.

Redcello41
Redcello41HUHM v5K

Going to do it in a few weeks time I think. I was going to do it this Sunday, but I have been struck down with a cold so I want to wait until that's gone! 😀

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Redcello41

Best wishes! xx

Magellan
Magellan10 Miles

Hello rosabi! I am signed up for the Brighton HM in February which I reckon totally won’t happen because of Covid. But I’m happy with how my training is going. My first 10k three weeks ago was 1:17, my third this morning was 1:04. I’m using a Garmin coaching plan which has a lot of slow runs and run/walk days. I have always had plenty in the tank still at 9k (though today I used that up on a fast last km which still wasn’t particularly fast, I’m not a natural sprinter) so I feel quite positive about getting to 21km or whatever within four months. I originally had a goal of 3:30 but I am starting to think 2:45 is perhaps feasible. I’ll be happy just finishing though.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Magellan

Judging by your 10K times I think you should be quite a bit quicker than that! But just enjoy your training and your first HM xxx

Magellan
Magellan10 Miles in reply to roseabi

I would love to get a fast time, but I'm 46 and a bit overweight and for my first HM I just want to not get injured, and like you say to enjoy it. I have been surprised at just how enjoyable it is to run!

Lynnys74r
Lynnys74rHalf Marathon

I enjoyed mine so much I’m going to do another! Probably 11th October 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lynnys74r

Noted! xx

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