Any brand new runners out there?

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03/03/2008 at 13:23

Hi guys havne't been posting for a while so thought I would le tyou know what I've up to.

I did the Lasswade 10 yesterday, hills were very difficult but I set a steady pace and I had set myself 3 goals of 1 30 1 40 and  1 45, I did the race in 1 30 so well pleased. I am entered in the Edinburgh Half marathon in two weeks. Beer last night and sitting about resting my legs today.

Only been running since last September and am really enjoying it.

05/03/2008 at 11:54

Rock on

One 1.3 mile SLOW treadmill amble no pain followed by 2 laps of my shorttest loop which is a little of 5k at 3.25 miles in 32:53 totaling 4.55 miles and still no pain.

Current prospects of runing siverstone on sunday high, likelihood of aiming for a PB probably still slim but we'll see. Sense says take it steady stupidity says bollocks to that its a fast course and go for it.

06/03/2008 at 14:52

Hi all where is everybody?

EB - did you get in GNR? I did!

and erm for some reason ive entered into the NY marathon - crumbs!

This thread is looking eerily quiet - I hope everybody is okay.

Em x

07/03/2008 at 20:51
new york wow
07/03/2008 at 21:54

6 weeks till London.

 It's around now that it's normal to start sh*tting ones pants?

 I just had to laugh at that !!

09/03/2008 at 21:00
Ashby 20 Magic

Went to Ashby 20 tough hilly- ish mile race today clocked a slow 3.26, but then that happens

would never have missed it for the world, it was simply a magic day

Phillip felt very heavy on hills at 18.5 - 19.5 , so had to walk a little, but that won't take away the pure magic day we had

WE can be so very proud of what we did and we are proud

it was great meeting people , made our whole day

Thankyou all so much

Mick n phil xx
09/03/2008 at 22:09
Glad to hear you had a good day MnP

HI Em, don't know what's happened to everyone.  NY will be fab, good luck with that.

Hi Andy, you're doing brilliantly, 1:30 is a great time - you should be in for a sub 2:00 half at that pace (if my maths is right)
09/03/2008 at 22:18
Andy - Kwala's maths is right a 90 min 10 miler is very close to a sub 2 half. My PB's are 88:36 for 10 miles and 1:59:07 for a half.
09/03/2008 at 22:23
Silversstone half
Phew this was hard work as my shin was hurting some what

Splits first which are +/- a few secs as i wasn't always that on time hitting the lap button.

00:10:23 walked through lucazade station and around the u turn
00:11:00 walked for a stretch here
00:11:16 walked here too ater lucazade station
00:10:43 stopped for a pee
00:11:12 last 1.1 miles pace 10:11

finish time 2:12:35

Was hard work this one, was manaing to go along ok for the first 3 miles or so but there was always some paon there which wasn't vanishing so i was forced to slow down. Comfortable pace seemed to be a little over 10 min miling.

Thankfully when i slowed down to circa 10 min miling (really need to get garmin fixed and/or buy a second one) the pain eased off although my left knee was hurting instead. God only knows why it was flat enough. I think it might of been cos my right knee and its annoyingly troublesome ligament was aching to and with it being a right shin problem the left leg would of been dominating i suppose.

Walked for fairly lengthy periods a few times to rest the aches and let thing settle down which worked well, was espcially pleased with the last 3 miles as i went non stop with woad wunner which was nice. Was the first fetchie i'd seen since CY diappeared shortly after the first drinks spot.

If i'd been fully fit i think i'd of PB'd be a little by running around with contro and his little 9 min miling sign but it wouldn't of been enough to win the challenge would of needed a 1:53 for that

Now its time for some decisions it seems that if i go slow enough i can still run with the shin splints with out any probem during the race. Obviously wil need to see how much i can walk tomorrow yet but i've popped some rufen to assist on any inflamation and will have my feet up when not at work as mucvh as possible.

In 3 weeks i have kingston breakast run which is 16 miles and the week after that it is paris marathon. In the mean time it'll be another total rest period i think
10/03/2008 at 16:10

Hi all,

 So you are all alive then!!!!

How is everybody doing - all great by the looks of it.


11/03/2008 at 09:00

hello everyone! 

Its been a wee while yes, (hangs head in shame) ... struggling a bit with tooth infection and just lazy.... excuses excuses - really missing it - went out this morning, very hard only short wee run ... BUT - hooray - at least I went.   Good to read how everyone is doing - Em - sounds like you're doing great!?  Hi to M and P, Keith, Andy. Martin, Jen - how you getting on ...

Where's EB and G??

11/03/2008 at 11:40

Hi Cathy

G is at college so cant get on much at the moment - how are you doing? Hope the tooth okay - not sure about EB.

Hi to Jen and everybody


11/03/2008 at 11:42
Oh sorry Andy didnt notice you before - your running is coming on great
11/03/2008 at 22:38

Next race is  Edinburgh half on sunday, had a run of 5.25 mile round arthurs seat in Edinburgh today and legs feel great so hoping for a good run on sunday, aiming for a) 2 hours b) 2 10 c) 2 20.

did my longest run ever on Sunday about 14 mile in 2 hours 26 very slow.

I only started running last september.

good to see you all still here and posting.

11/03/2008 at 22:44

11 weeks till Edinburgh Marathon EEKKKK.

 they sent us an email saying they had moved the expo about 1 kilometre up the road, a 10 minute walk...and they have a bus incase any of us can't manage the extra walk lol

11/03/2008 at 23:47

Andy - love your avatar and 2 in a row look even better - formation dancing team.

Em- I'm doing well, ankle is well and truly on the mend.  Managed 2 runs (well walk/runs) last week and had a little run during my PT sesh tonight as I didn't manage it last night, as I was out.
I went to see Squeeze - pretty sure everyone here is waaaay too young to remember them - they were around in the late 70s/80s, sang 'cool for cats' and 'up the junction'.  It was a real walk down memory lane, but it was one of the best gigs I have seen in a long time, fantastic songs, fantastic musicians, loved every minute

11/03/2008 at 23:53
oh, didn't mean to forget you Keith, great time, considering you were in pain all the way round (glad I didn't bet on you though, although CY done good for me again!!)
12/03/2008 at 10:19

OK hi guys sorry i feel like have deserted you lot a bit but i've had a lot going on.I have split up from my husband and moved into my mums,i now also have a new boyfriend who is also a runner.I am beginning to get serious with my running now i have entered a few races North tyneside 10k,Pier to Pier (7.5 miles),Blaydon races(5.7 miles),Bupa great womens run(10k) and yes the GNR.

 My training runs are increaing with distance last weekend i done 8 miles and this weekend i'm hoping to do 9.The weekend after i'm racing so the ten will have to wait till the following week but it's a possibilty i will doing it on the south downs.

I'm going to FLM with the fetchies to do the support so if any of you are going to be there i shall be at mile 22 and i will shout and scream if i see you.Sorry it's a short post but i need to dash go to get ready for the gym and then shopping for new trail shoes at newcastle,i never seem to have time to sit still at the minute.Will do a better post soon i promise.

12/03/2008 at 14:17

Hey, EB. Hope your new boyfriend is Wild Will.  (He's fit!!!)

Sorry to hear about your situation but hope you are happy.


12/03/2008 at 16:51

LOL JO no it's not but yes he is fit just don't tell him i said so

 How are you??

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