My journey... I hope some of you are along for the ride
There are some great newbie threads starting out just now - and I've said hello on a few, but I really want to track my journey from not running at all to completing a marathon at the end of June 2013.
I've been inspired by many people on these forums just lately - but a BIG shout out to Booktrunk! So for purely selfish reasons I'm gonna update this thread with the results of my training and hopefully some of you will be in the boat, and we can compare, commiserate and celebrate together. Those of you who have been there, done it, and got the t-shirt please chip in too!
A bit about me; I turn 30 the week I'm doing the marathon - and I want to do something to mark that, also I'm sick of being unfit, overweight and generally out of shape. I'm thinking of trying for my first child in the summer (I'll have been married a year) and if I don't do this now I don't think I ever will.
I've had a go at running once before, two years ago, I did Race for Life which was 5K but the farthest I ran was about 9 miles, I've done nothing since I've got all the kit so no excuses not to be out doing it!
Wish me luck! lol
My plan is to get up to running 30 minutes continuously and then start working on distance.
So I'm following a 3 Weeks to Running 30 Minutes training program - the first session was 1 min running followed by 1 walking repeated 10 times; 1/1 x10, it also included a 5 min warm up and cool down. I think its quite similar to c25k.
Up to the first 5 reps it felt comfortable - supprisingly so!! Then I started to be a bit more greatful for the walking sections, I just concentrated on my running form and how free and flowing my body felt - I was grinning like an idiot more than once!
When I got in I took ages to streach - following the pictures in my book, I know it'll become automatic evenutally but till then... lol
I'm out again tomorrow so I'll see if I've picked up any niggles then.
I can't wait!
Good luck MrsV! I'm sure you can do it, you sound very motivated so keep it up
Well done that's brilliant, I'm really impressed with how seriously your taking it all.
I staggered around 11.27km today i'm still slowwww but hey it's better than nothing 78:14 so 7 miles basically. It seemed a nice day and oh took the dog for a walk at the same time,.
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