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12/10/2011 at 15:35

Boo I just had a look on the web-site http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/52827572/# and went through the 3D fly-through which is excellent (I think you need to be on a PC for this). I really want to do it but unfortunately I have looked in my diary and my son has a footie match starting at 9.30 on Sun morning.

Ahhh see I told you kids get in the way!

I'd ask my wife to take him but she doesn't really do the outdoor thing and she def doesn't do football.  I'll let you know tomorrow if I can swing it but doesn't look likely!  At least I'll save on the cost of the cereal bar - tee hee! 

13/10/2011 at 09:46

Cant look at the 3D on my work computer, infact for some reason I cant get on the event website to print of the map now

I reckon I am defo gonna do this one, i have just emailed them to check I am ok to sign up on the day   I understand its short notice for you Silver and of course your commitments are alot more hectic

Well I went out with the other running group last night 'Run England' in Daventry and I enjoyed it so much  lovely bunch of people of all abilities and fortunately another new lady started who even better ran at my pace  I will defo be joining them every Weds when I can get to them on time (5.15 start) they only do about 45 mins so around 5-6K but the good thing is they change it every week so do hill and speed work.

Supposedly out with Daventry Road Runners tonight but need to phone later to see who is running.  I think the way I feel is, I will join both clubs and do one night a week with each or if I feel upto it both nights with DRR, its a harder run with them though and 7pm start which is not ideal

13/10/2011 at 12:19
Hey Boo. I'm out architecting in London today so just checking in on phone between meetings.

The Buckingham run looks great so I'm gutted I can't make it but family duties come first. The 3d thing is worth a look if you get to see it as it flues you round the course and shows you where the hills are. Didn't know you could do all that with Google maps.

I was thinking of trying a local RE club if I can find one on a Thurs or Fri so I can do this with the club run on Tuesday. I'm not sure how well by legs will stand up to 5/6 miles twice a week with only a days rest but I'll give it a go. It beats sitting at home watching rubbish tele while my wife plays on Facebook all night!

I know what you mean about fitting the running in around other things. I started running at lunchtime as it was the only clear hour I had during the day. I have an hours drive each way to the office so unless I run late on it's difficult. Do you work 9 to 5 and have to drive to work too as 5.15 is an early start?

The 7.30 start the other night suited me fine but it means the kids miss the pleasure of my story telling so I can't do it more than a couple of times a week. I'm also starving by the tome I get back so I'm not sure my stomach would thank me.

Anyway best of luck with the 10k if you do go for it. I'll be thinking of you as I stand watching 8 7 year olds chasing a ball round a field! Hopefully we can meet at another event in the near future.

Sorry about the typos. Big fingers little keyboard I'm afraid!
13/10/2011 at 14:44

I am really lucky and work flexi time.  My drive to work is about 20 mins, I always start at 8 as I miss traffic that way then I finish anytime I want as long as I have accrued hours and my boss is ok with it.  There is only the 2 of us in our dept. so if my boss is off or wants to go early I have to stay till 5 otherwise the majority of time I will finish earlier.  Its really great to be honest as it also allows me to accrue an extra 12 days holiday a year  

Daventry where both running clubs are are about a 10min drive from home so if I can finish work say 4.30ish every weds then I can make the 5.15 run.  The other club on tues and thurs is 7pm so you can prob see why I hate hanging about till then

And as you can prob guess I post on here when I am at work  and rarely go on the computer at home, hence the no posts evenings and weekends and dont use my phone for internet

I have no idea what some of these faces mean  but I no I am an  hahaha

13/10/2011 at 15:52
Flexi-time sounds great esp if you accrue hols too. 12 extra days a year must be wonderful I wouldn't know what to do with them but I'd like to have that problem! We are 9 to 5.30 but my job takes me out to site a lot of the time which I love. It's good having a few days in the office but I get itchy feet if I can't get out for a while.

My drive is against the traffic going into London so it's not difficult but I have to say there are some days when I wish I could do it in 5mins. Other days it's a good chance to wind down after all the stress in the office.

I really should run this evening but I'm not sure I fancy a lap of the village in the dark on my own. I would love a treadmill and almost bought one when I started but that didnt go down well at home so I scrapped the idea. I may reconsider now the nights are drawing in though. Maybe I can hide it in the garage!

I know what you mean with the smileys. I spend more time trying to work out what they mean and deciding which one to use than I do writing the message! As I'm on my phone I can't use them do this will have to do for now .
13/10/2011 at 16:24

I have a treadmill, I bought it off a work colleague for £50 its a few years old but hardly used, It fits snuggly in our little study.  When I got it back in May I used it loads thats when I quit the gym and joined this forum.  This lot on here then encouraged me to get out roadrunning so its not used as much now but I know its going to be useful in the winter months.  If you have room for one I would defo get one they are handy when you cant be bothered to venture out and also good for some speed work  but nothing beats the great outdoors

Am off soon, still not sure if I am club running tonight  so catch you 2moz, have a good evening

13/10/2011 at 23:02
Things like this make me feel much better about turning 40!


No run tonight as I forgot I was babysitting for my broth in law so I'm going to wind myself up for another lunchtime 7k tomorrow if the weather stays good!

Did you get out with club this evening Boo? How did it go?

14/10/2011 at 08:36
What a beautiful morning. Can't wait to get out later today. I love this time of year
14/10/2011 at 09:18

Hey dont worry about turning 40, I am 44 in a couple of weeks

Had a great club run last night, just me and two ladies I had not met before and we all ran at the same pace which was great  I could even hold a conversation haha so my mind is made up, I join both clubs and run whenever I can with who I can each week  feel better now thats all sorted, I was a tad nervous but then I am never one to shy away from such things  nothing ventured ah

This morning truly was a beautiful one, loads of mist over the fields here with the sun behind it.  I even did a 'wow look at that' out loud in the car haha

So Silver are you up for the 7K today  I hope so

Defo doing the Bucks 10K, had email, no probs joining on the day

14/10/2011 at 11:25
40 is a distant memory for me Boo. I'm now 41 turning 42 in a few months. I struggled with passing that landmark but I feel fitter now than I did 10 even 20 years ago so I'm not worried about the physical side of things. It's just the memory that goes a bit oh and my hair is almost all grey now thus the nickname Silvertop. better grey than gone as they say though!

Well done on the run yesterday sounds like it's all coming together for you. If I can just line up another weekly run I can also mix and match when I go out and who with.

It's still a fantastic day here so looking good for my 7k at lunchtime.

The drive in up the M40 this morning was stunning. Postcard views everywhere. Just wanted to stop and get my trainers on but my desk was calling me! Don't worry though just an hour and a half before I escape for an hour.
14/10/2011 at 11:48

I think we should re-name this thread the 'Silver & Boo Chatroom & sometimes Suzie' haha

If every you feel like jumping into another thread the 'help support & Inspiration' thread is one I use alot.  These are the people that have helped me from the beginning and a nice little community of us.  One of the chaps, Mykey, keeps a running list of all our races we are entering which is cool  go on don't me shy *shoves silver in there*

I like our chats in here though so lets keep this going

14/10/2011 at 12:40
I like our chats so I won't be going anywhere! I've never been one for chat rooms or Facebook but I can see how they can be addictive if you are speaking to someone you get on with. If anyone else wants to join in they are more than welcome (Suzie?) but in the meantime it's up to us to keep the thread alive!

I have tried a couple of other threads but don't seem to get much feedback but withnthe help of your shove I will step into your other home later to see what people are saying.

Off tuning in 20 mins so need to gety kit on. Cant wait althoughay just do 5k as Im starving snd need time to eat after. Speak to you later.

14/10/2011 at 12:48
Happy tuning  haha   its ok I know what you meant
14/10/2011 at 12:51
Sorry I meant 'support advice and inspiration' thread
14/10/2011 at 14:31
Tuning - not sure how that got there - stupid IPhone autospell me thinks!

Well beautiful day, beautiful weather but dreadful run. I just couldn't get my breathing right and my legs felt like lead. I ended up walking for near enough 5mins after 3.5k. Ran the last 1k faster to make up for it but I'm well disappointed.

I think the 10k running with the club on Tuesday took more out of me than I realised as I think I ran faster to keep up. Either that or I just haven't eaten enough the last 2 days as I've been running around and I just didn't have the energy!

It's a bit of a set back as I thought Id made the step up to 7 k and even 10k but maybe I'm not ready yet afterall.

I think I'll spend the weekend recovering rather than pushing myself once more when I'm tired. I have a w/e full of family duties so it will be tiring enough as it is.

Oh well onwards and upwards! I enjoyed the walk in the middle actually got a chance to look around more than usual.
14/10/2011 at 15:29

Hi there,

Hope you don't mind me joining in your thread but it seemed a lot less intimidating than some of the others which seem to have been going forever.

I have been well and truly bitten by the running bug having starting jogging on a treadmill in May to try to get a bit fitter and lose some weight.

Eventually plucked up the courage to go outside in mid August and have had a run every other day since then.

I've steadily built up whilst trying to follow a plan I found on the net for someone training for their first ever 10k.

Things have gone pretty well with only the odd hiccup but the 10k that I entered in my hometown is this Sunday and I'm getting more and more nervous as the day approaches!

14/10/2011 at 15:33

Hey don't beat yourself up, you went out and ran didn't you

Remember this time last week when I was feeling totally drained and tried to do the ressy run  ran half walked the rest and felt rubish about it  not to mention the whole keys and smashing window episode   It happens to us all

Everything you have mentioned is exactly what I felt, running club and not eating right etc etc

Have a total rest this weekend from running, I am always surprised how much it helps.  I remember recently having a rest for 4 days and thinking how lazy I was then went out and did my first 10K on my own

Go into the weekend feeling good that you actually went out today and ran  < I hope you are smiling now

14/10/2011 at 15:38

Hi Stripes,

No problem joining in.  I also found the other threads a bit much with the same people using them all the time so I've come to rest here with other like minded and less intimidating souls!

You started not long after myself (April) and seem to be at a similar point now - working up to 10k.  In fact if you are running 10k this weekend you are probably ahead of me.

Wheres your local race?  Its not the Buckingham one is it. I was desperate to enter this one but just can't make it.

I find everyone supportive on here so keep posting and let us know how you get on.  Oh!, and of course, the best of luck for Sunday. 

14/10/2011 at 15:43

Thanks Booey - you always manage to cheer me up.  Your support is mucho appreciated as always!

I just hate walking as I feel a bit of a Div in running gear looking like Im just out for a stroll!  Got a couple of funny looks from the dog walkers but what the hell - its a one off.

If you are doing your flexi-time thing and finishing early today have agreat weekend and good luck for the Buckingham 10k.  Not sure what I'm going to do this weekend without someone to talk to on here - may have to explore the other threads.  Gulp!  

14/10/2011 at 15:51

Thanks a lot Silvertop,

It is in Tamworth in Staffordshire.

Hoping that I'm prepared for it physically as I've tried to increase the distances I've run fairly slowly and managed to run almost 10k in my last long(well long for me) run last Sunday.

Its more the mental part that worries me, not knowing the way things work, being intimidated by faster proper runners, falling in the canal

I've had experiences similar to yours today,  I had to stop just after half way through a 4 mile run a couple of weeks ago and it left me really demoralised but went out two days later and I was okay again.

Not sure what happened but guess my body was trying to tell me something.

Sure you will be fine after the weekend.

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