A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

They're all too fast in the other thread!

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26/08/2008 at 14:01

just trying to keep an open mind and vary things at the moment.

It would only be 1/2 times a week and with my shift work I would miss a lot if on late shifts.

Will let you know how I do. At least looking forward to it tonight and have been dreading running so thats a good thing.

26/08/2008 at 19:20

Hi all,

Welcome all newcomers, will try to stop my moaning now as some of you are putting me to shame. Anyway, woke up today and for the first time had no aches, pains or dizzy spellsThings are looking up! I'm looking forward to the race on Sunday now, but am still going to take it easy for the rest of this week, even if it does affect my time. Thanks to everyone on here for just chatting about your own problems and positive steps - its really keeping me motivated!

Everyone seems to be doing really well and getting better times - even if they are only a few seconds quicker, its in the right direction!

Special mention to Susie Po - xx chin up xx

26/08/2008 at 20:23

Thanks Bola

Feeling good today just been to the running club and ran 4 miles with a group and really enjoyed it. First enjoyable run for a while.

There was a point if I had been on my own I would have stopped but it was really different. Friendly club confidence coming back.

Have the option of going 1/2 times a week think it will be good for me.

26/08/2008 at 20:29

Hi all!

Running clubs - i would totally reommend it.  I joined a running club a couple of months ago -  was very nervous - but everyone is so nice.....a lot wait for me or run with me even though they could all run so much quicker than me.  I am still the last - there are 60 / 70 year olds lapping me it is so funny - but they all so kind.  They motivate me and i dont feel a fool.

Saying that i didnt go tonight but that is because that horrible thing called work - ban it i say!

when i go to races all the clubs know each other and it is so friendly......most places let you try before you buy so you go and see before joining - i managed to try for three weeks (6 sessions) i kept trying to give them money but they werent interested!

26/08/2008 at 20:36

Same here they wouldn't hear of me paying and insisted I go for at least 3 weeks. I think it could be the making of me especially in the winter with the dark evenings.

26/08/2008 at 20:47


i've only just noticed Po LMAO- i like it

26/08/2008 at 20:55

Hi all,

Susie Po, I feel your pain, I'm exactly the same at the moment, three miles is killing me and yet a month ago I could do six without (too) much of a struggle.  Its terribly demotivating but I keep telling myself it will just magically come back.  Be kind to yourself.

Yersinia - welcome - is your 10k on 14 Sept at Althorp?  I'm doing that one - there are a couple of nasty hills but its not too bad honest, I'm sure you'll do great.

Meanwhile, tonight's tale of woe.  Nervous readers look away now - caution, contains chafing.

Went to the gym tonight planning to do weights and not cardio but accidentally went on the treadmill instead (you know, like Plodmonster accidentally bought a Garmin ) .  I'd worn my rubbish old shorts, cos I wasn't going to run, right?  After about 20 minutes I remembered why I stopped wearing those shorts.  They have a hole.  Indelicately placed.  Chafing.  Molto chafing.

Walked home doing passable impression of John Wayne.  Inspection of damage to thigh would have made a forensic examiner blanch.

Oooh.  Ow.

26/08/2008 at 21:06

kaybee you feel my pain I feel your pain.That chafing doesn't sound pleasant.

Think it will come back it can't just go away. I really feel so much more positive after experience with running club they really put themselves out to help all abilities. All week I had been stopping at mile 3 and today because of the company I made it to 4 so feeling good.

Good luck with the 14th be with you in spirit as on holiday. God knows what I will be like after 2 weeks of a lazy holiday boozing etc then again maybe the rest will do me good.

We shall see.

Glad you like my po micknphil! I used to ride a motorcylce and had a Tinky winky ruck sack think I may have caused some accidents!!!!

26/08/2008 at 21:24

i feel both your pain......

i am with you on the holiday - not literally unless you are going to tunisia......i am looking forward to two weeks away from work.....but not looking forward to getting back to training......i just think that two weeks will knock me right back and will feel like i am starting from the beginning......

26/08/2008 at 21:26

Ah, well the first one was on a illy course in strong winds

The second one was a month later on a flat sheltered course in near perfect conditions

I am off on another one end of September and am doubtful if I will get much more of that!

Beanie - 2 weeks will knock you less than you think - I have had several gaps of about that in the last couple of months with exams and stuff - the fitness you have accumulated doesnt go that fast - it might feel hard the first run or two back, but it will come

26/08/2008 at 21:32


Hope you are all well

26/08/2008 at 21:35

All good today,

I was also worried about the 2 week holiday but it may recharge the batteries as sometimes we overdo it trying to improve.

California here I come!

Great improvement on the 10 k Barking. Just think by autumn with the weather cooler it will be even faster. 

26/08/2008 at 21:35

thanks micknphil im well - how about you?

barking - thanks for the reassurance - i was thinking of taking the running gear with me - you never know it maybe suitable for a little jog every day....if not i will be getting my swimming gear on!

26/08/2008 at 21:58

Ohh me - little old git of 50 me  

 oh, i'm ok you know

 just a litle subdued and depressed - hoping tomorrow night to either run solo with club OR take phil for about 10 - 15 miles - we'll see 

26/08/2008 at 22:19

Dont be depressed.....

10-15 miles with Phil - i feel pathetic with my piddly 6miles......

Hope you dont mind me asking Mick - is Phil your son?

26/08/2008 at 22:26
I just had a nose on your website.....i feel like i know you....you are an inspiration Mr Mick....how old is Phil?
26/08/2008 at 22:27

Hi Beanie

first of all - you feel free to ask anything you like - now i 've got that out of the way

YES, Philip is my youngest -

I love and cherish him so dearly

26/08/2008 at 22:29

Philip will be 20 on Thursday

 something we never thought we'd see - one cos he's been so ill - and two, his care and illness nearly cost us our lives

26/08/2008 at 22:33

Actually i think the only time we've really taken over 60 mins on a 10k distance wise, is when we've been in a longer race , and and had to just ease off the early mile pace

when we've clocked our marathon pb's of 4.06 and 3 months later 4.03 - we went through 10k in around 52 mins

26/08/2008 at 22:39
I work for a charity for and governed by disabled people.  Direct payments - not sure you have heard of it - in a nutshell disabled people are assessed by social services and get get a direct payment for care in their home and employ thier own carers......and we are a charity that supports disabled people to employ their own PAs by offering advice and a payroll service.....too much information.....not sure why i am telling you this.....apart from i love my job.......
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