Hi, so I'm here because I recived confirmation of my place in the Bupa GNR for September, I'm not a runner, probably couldn't run around the block, but too many people have their lives torn appart by cancer and I want to do my bit. I'm going to raise as much money for Cancer Reserch as I can, don't worry I'm not asking anyone to sponsor me, I'm just hoping to pick up some helpfull tips and advice and log my training and progress building up to the big day.
I'm sure there's loads of people doing the same thing, if so maybe say hi and you never know we might bump into each other on the day.
Thanks for reading.
Ive only just started running, as like you i want to do a race and get sponsorship.
I downloaded an app called walk jog run, and chose a training plan from there. (there are lots to choose from)
From someone who three weeks ago couldnt run to the end of the drive.. tonight i ran over 3k.. which is a bit of a miracle for me, im 46 and carry a few extra lbs!!! good luck with what you are doing,,
Hi, thanks for the reply, and well done on your progress so far, i'll check out that app.
hhhmmm lots of views but no comments, was it something I said......
hiShona and Jindalee, thanks for the advice, gnr is a half marathon, apparently its the biggest in the country so ill be in good company, a couple of the lads I work with are doing it too so there's some feirce rivalry starting, all friendly though.
My training starts early monday morning, I was goung to start on a tredmill down the gym but have decided against that and am heading out doors, I want to get used to running out doors asap.
I've checked out the c25k and that seems as good a place to start as any also have an app for my phone to monitor things.
Driving to work this morning I noticed so many people out running and it really motivated me, made me think what a better way to be spending a couple of hours first thing in the morning than sleeping in or worse still nursing a hang over.
I'll keep updating things here to log my progress.
So because of work etc i'll need to be up and out the door in the morning at 4.30am, whats the best thing to eat/drink before I go?
Ha ha Shona, yes I think I maybe mad, so went out this morning, as I said earlier I havn't done any exercise in a very long time, lasted 45 mins of walking and running, thanks for the reply Jandalee, and it was always going to be a short run lol for now anyway. Had water and an energy drink before I went. Wasn't too bad, but god do I have a Long way to go. I could go after work but would have to go home first, I don't mind the early mornings i'm more of a morning person anyway.
Why would you have to go home first? I take running gear to work, get changed in the toilets and then run on the way home. Well, I do when it's light enough!
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