IMRA Lockdown Challenge
|Conor O'Farrell||Apr 24 2020, 3:06pm||A training challenge designed to add some extra motivation & variety to your lockdown routine. Join our IMRA lockdown challenge for a new training-based challenge every weekday from 27 April-8 May. These challenges will be designed to fit around your pre-existing training, and all achievable within 2km of your home, whether you live somewhere hilly or flat. Our challenges will be a mix of mobility work, strength endurance training, plyometric drills and high intensity running sessions. Developed and delivered daily (Mon-Fri) to your inbox by coaches Sarah McCormack and Paul Tierney, with accompanying instructive videos.|
|Graham K. Bushe||Apr 24 2020, 3:16pm||Thank's to Sarah and Paul for this great idea, and thanks IMRA.|
Looking forward to it... I think :-o
|Anne-Marie Flaherty||Apr 24 2020, 3:38pm||Looking forward to it!|
Thanks all for organising.
|Ciaran O'Sullivan||Apr 24 2020, 5:19pm||A great idea. looking forward to giving it a go!|
|Alice Clancy||Apr 24 2020, 6:08pm||Thanks this is a great idea! looking forward to it!|
|Justin O'Keeffe||Apr 24 2020, 7:11pm||Great job all - thank you|
|John Bell||Apr 24 2020, 11:03pm||Thanks to the Committee for organising this. After missing out on the 2k relay, I've signed up early for this. Looking forward to it.|
|Richard Nunan||Apr 26 2020, 3:06pm||Don'r forget Entry for this - closes at 9:30pm tonight ! (Sunday - which is today, incase all your days are one :-)|
|Jenny Uí Shé||Apr 26 2020, 8:35pm||Hi guys looking forward to getting this. Is it right to say |
It’s starting at 9am? I like to do exercise around 630am, any way of getting it sooner? No bother if not
|Dylan Whelan||Apr 26 2020, 9:38pm||Hi there |
I just missed the entry this evening is there any hope of joining in? Cannot see any orginisers detail? Does anyone know who to get in touch with?
Any info would be much appreciated, thanks
|Róisín O Brien||Apr 26 2020, 9:52pm||I registered, think I was to closing time, payment was taken so assuming all is ok. Wondering when the details are emailed?|
|Richard Nunan||Apr 26 2020, 10:37pm||Hi Folks,|
Closing time was 9:30pm tonight - so email and lists being compiled at the moment.
The email will go out late tonight, so nothing to worry about for the early risers.
Thanks all and we hope you enjoy it.
|Laura ODea||Apr 26 2020, 10:46pm||Hi all. Very sorry late to catch on and just noticed online entry is closed. Is there any way to still sign up? Thanks.|
|Phil behan||Apr 27 2020, 12:43pm||Another one missed for me. I make the physical races but some how manage to miss the virtual ones ! Enjoy all.|
|Niamh Lynch||Apr 27 2020, 5:57pm||Hi there, |
Any chance of late entries to this?
Only saw it on your Instagram page today unfortunately. Would be very interested in doing your next one even.
|Laura Flynn||Apr 27 2020, 7:05pm||Sorry to all those who missed the deadline. We’ll try and give bit more notice for anything else we might be organising but keep an eye on the forum and website also.|
|paddy Corrigan||Apr 27 2020, 9:15pm||Great training session|
Really tough, ended up doing 7 miles
Cheers for the motivation lads
|Bronagh Cheetham||Apr 27 2020, 10:20pm||Great session today...looking forward to see what tomorrow brings! Great for kids to get involved too.|
|John Fitzgerald||Apr 28 2020, 12:36am||Hi all my Imra running buddy's. |
I'm still waiting for my email instructions.
|Pól Ó Murchú||Apr 28 2020, 10:46am||Hi John, I was looking at the stats yesterday and I actually noticed you hadn't opened. There were 188 signed up and of those only 5 didn't open the email. I notice you are using gmail as were the vast majority of users so I don't think it should be a problem with spam or mail getting blocked. The email went out a 1am, my own was delivered at 1:01 so maybe have a look around that time. Sometimes it can get buried in other mails coming in during the night. Also maybe check your junk mail folder and see if it might be in there. The mail came from lockdown(dot)challenge (at) imra... so maybe try searching for mails from that address and was titled "IMRA Lockdown Challenge Day 1". I did have 3 others contact me yesterday saying they hadn't received and all located the mail in the end. Let me know if you still don't find. In the meantime I'll forward on the mail separately just incase.|
|Pól Ó Murchú||Apr 28 2020, 11:43am||Hi John, I've sent that again to you there along with 2 others who are appearing as unopened but I'd be satisfied that it is working ok on our end. Hopefully you will be able to locate it. |
Anyone else with problems please let me know. If you can email me at lockdown(dot)challenge(at)imra(dot)ie
|Mike Jordan||Apr 28 2020, 11:59am||*****************************|
I've decided to start a support group for runners with poor hip mobility. Hipsters Anonymous is already taken so I'm open to suggestions.........
|Tim Chapman||Apr 28 2020, 12:01pm||Pol do the problems have to be specific to this thread or is it just any problems in General?|
|Brendan Lawlor||Apr 28 2020, 12:05pm||Pól 'Lockdown ' Ó Murchú .. your new nickname has a nice ring to it there Raffles !|
Well done to you and the Committee on this fine initiative, but we might all be cursing you in a few days if Day 1's lung burner is a taste of whats in store
|Pádraig Doyle||Apr 28 2020, 12:06pm||I'd like to sign up to Pól's inadvertent support group for the troubled and Mikes group for the poorly hipped.|
Will these be available through the online shop?
|Graham K. Bushe||Apr 28 2020, 12:27pm||@ Mike, I hope I have a place on your support group, my hips are not up to a Naked Warrior Dance after the first of today's sessions (and we're supposed to do 3 ??!!)|
@ Brendan. Word of warning, don't open today's email!
Sorry, did miss something? The email said "see you tomorrow for some gentler mobility work!"
@ Pól can you divert my email!
|Emer O'Connell||Apr 28 2020, 8:23pm||Hi any chance we could get the challenge around 11pm the night before- it would help determine if one needs to get it done early before going to work. Thanks|
|Jenny Uí Shé||Apr 28 2020, 9:50pm||Yes that would be great if possible even 9pm for the early To bed early to risers!!|
|Pól Ó Murchú||Apr 29 2020, 5:25pm||Hi Jenny & Emer, Thanks for your messages. We did consider this and a number of other people had this same question but others also prefer to get it first thing in the morning so it's fresh. This was the initial idea that you get it first thing each morning and it is fresh in your mind rather than the night before and forgetting about it. Unfortunately we are never going to suit everyone and people will train at different times. Most of the challenges shouldn't take any longer than 30 minutes and even at that most of them will take considerably less time than that so you it should be easy to allocate a specific time each day whether that be in the morning or evening to facilitate this.I did speak with someone today who it didn't suit to start on Monday so they are doing the challenges one day behind. That could always be an option and it runs Monday to Friday so if you had a day you were unable to do you could still catch up at the weekend.Hope you are enjoying it either way. I think it's great to try something different and it's definitely challenging me!|
|Jenny Uí Shé||Apr 29 2020, 5:38pm||Hi Pól i understand completely!|
it certainly is challenging this mornings one too me abit over an hour and was a good tough slog!
if they say something easier tomorrow i wont believe them!!
|Pól Ó Murchú||Apr 29 2020, 5:40pm||Agreed! I thought yesterday was supposed to be easy! :-(|
|Pól Ó Murchú||Apr 29 2020, 6:13pm||Back due to popular demand!|
We have had a number of requests from people who missed the registration for this event and have decided to reopen it for week two.
Registration is now open on a new event page (https://www.imra.ie/events/view/id/1970) and will close Sunday at 9:30 PM SHARP :-)
|Tim Chapman||Apr 29 2020, 6:27pm||Will it be new challenges or week 1 repeated?|
|Emer O'Connell||Apr 29 2020, 8:32pm||Hi Pól, understand and you are right nothing to stop one adjusting day etc. Enjoying the variety. thks|
|Richard Nunan||Apr 30 2020, 8:22am||@ Tim |
Week 2 is a continuation of week 1 - so the mobility exercises (Graham and Brendans favorite) are slightly more advanced.
|Graham K. Bushe||Apr 30 2020, 8:48am||Oh, great!|
|Richard Nunan||Apr 30 2020, 9:00am||Graham, i think part of the challenge should have people to video themselves doing the Spinal Cogs for the first time and post it :-)|
|Gordon Place||Apr 30 2020, 9:20am||Think we saw some of those moves already at the last social|
|Tim Chapman||Apr 30 2020, 9:32am||Perfect thanks Richard.|
|Graham K. Bushe||May 8 2020, 11:53am||I can't believe the 2 weeks have passed and we face our last challenge today. A HUGE THANKS to Paul and Sarah from Missing Link Coaching who set all our daily tasks.|
|Stephen Brennan||May 8 2020, 12:00pm||I really enjoyed that. Thanks.|
|Brendan Lawlor||May 9 2020, 10:53am||Thank you IMRA committee and to Paul and Sarah for this great initiative.. I'll be honest and admit that I missed more days than I participated but I plan to fit in the missing sessions in the next week or two.|
I hope that the two dogs are getting their cut of the video image rights money.. You Tube stars in the making there !!
|Jenny Uí Shé||May 10 2020, 9:42am||Thankyou to the committee for organising this challenge it was great! Really enjoyed it.|
|Dylan Whelan||May 10 2020, 7:07pm||Only got signed up for week 2 in the end but really enjoyed it. Thanks so much for making it happen. I have taken a couple of things from it that shall change the way I train going forward.|