My running diary

To lose weight and get fit

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15/07/2010 at 14:49

Hi all, you may notice this is my second thread, but I couldn't stand writing in a dairy every other day.

so a synopsis of the previous thread:

chappersuk wrote (see) on 14/07/2010

Hi all, just been out this morning for the first time in years!

I am aiming to lose my son - sounds horrid I know, but that's around my 'ideal' bmi as currently @ 92KG / 5'10" = 30 I also am aiming to complete a first time ever 5K in 6 weeks; more than likely the Clapham Common get running one, then progress up the scale. I would love to do the 2012 VLM, its a goal to aim for anyway.

Keeping a weekly plan [taken from this site] the beginners 5k walk run one. Also before I started took all vital measurements so that I can track my progress on the body side while I progress with my running.

A little confession though, should of started yesterday and had today off, but was sooo tired I switched to this morning, and feel more awake after the first session.

Now my legs are like jelly

Am aiming to also get decent running gear as i only have what RW described as 'As aerodynamic as a bouncy castle' t-shirts.

My kit list:

Asics Patriot 3 [for now - save the pennies to get 'proper' running shoes if I prove to the wife I am serious enough about running ]

That's enough of me blabbering on, just like to re-introduce myself as its been a very long time.

And more can be seen here

This will be my correctly spelt perm diary thread from now.

Thanks for all of the replies so far.

15/07/2010 at 14:58

anyway's, I am feeling it really badly today. My quads and shins hurt, as I think I pushed myself too much yesterday.

Am due to run-walk tomorrow morning and I can see myself taking it a bit easier

15/07/2010 at 21:07

Just read a few training faq's - and glad I did.

The google Gmaps pedometer is excellent. Just mapped out my n00bie route and its 2.8K / 1.76M.

That's just the start. one thing google is good for.

its this for anyone who hasnt read some reader faq's:

You just have to click record and the double click on the start point and carry on. remember the double click bit as I got stuck on just one clicking!

Edited: 15/07/2010 at 21:08
16/07/2010 at 00:15

Hey Chappers, I enjoyed your 'dairy' tails I'm a newbie and had been suffering different pains on each run so googled them and added a new stretch before my runs (and after) and, if that didn't work an extra rest day normally did. Just had my second run of 3.8k since a weeks holiday and no aches nor pains

Not sure if you visit other threads regularly? I found all the looooong threads a little intimidating as a newbie but joined in with the Jan 2010 Newbie thread, not ultra busy but a nice group of people. Why not pop by, read the last page or two and say hi, nobody bites apart from Eve_C

16/07/2010 at 07:13

well, just been this morning, with a 2min run / 4min walk, and covered nearly 4K overall.

Took it easier today and didn't trash myself as I did on Wednesday, with also stretching and warming up the best I can [in the garden ] before starting and a longer cool down.

Legs feel a it sore still, but the should go away over my rest days.

Next training is on Sunday, so got a few days off to 'recover'

18/07/2010 at 07:30

Just come back, feeling OK and covered more distance somehow with my 2min run / 4min walk - 4.22K / 2.62miles [according to gmap].

Didn't do any stretching before my session, but had 15 min cool down and I think the stretching before exercise has some merit

Nice old weigh-in and measurement taking day tomorrow.

20/07/2010 at 13:51

How did you get on with the weigh and measure Chappers?

I threw out my bathrooms scales, but think it might be time to get some new ones!

Corrah x

21/07/2010 at 11:42

been very busy with laying llaminate floor, so have only done the weigh in, BUT have lost 1kg - now 91KG.

Had to put yesterdays run on hold till tonight as was laying the floor until 12pm last night!

21/07/2010 at 12:18

Remember to take it slowly mate, I think a lot of beginners either run too fast or take on too much distance too quickly.

Stick with your run/walks and build up steadily is my advice.

I'm a newbie too

Edited: 21/07/2010 at 12:19
21/07/2010 at 12:42

Well done Chappers

I seriously need to get back to the diet, in fact, I think I will start next week.

Steve is right though, take your time and enjoy your running.

Corrah x

21/07/2010 at 14:04

I do 3 days resistance/weights/core work and 3 days running atm so my diet is:

Eat everything in paw range

Edited: 21/07/2010 at 14:04
22/07/2010 at 09:22

Been on a 3min run / 3min walk [x4] and feel a bit knackered, but generally ok.

covered 2.23Miles / 3,58K.

Today's session was Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, but have thought about it, and decided to drop Tuesdays and carry on with the programme. Instead of catching up.

22/07/2010 at 09:25

You should do that man, always listen to your body.

Nothing stopping you spending 2-3 weeks repeating one week of the plan, if you get me?

The important thing is to be comfortable and enjoy, there's no hurry to progess before you feel ready.

Edited: 22/07/2010 at 09:25
25/07/2010 at 09:45

Been on my Sunday morning run, and feeling it a bit today. Done 5min run / 3 min walk [x3]. Weigh-in tomorrow, and I know I have probably put back the 1kg I lost last week as I have notice that I have been picking at food more.

So the route today was 2.2Miles / 3.57K [gmap]. That includes the 3 min walks.

From that route and knowing the timings, my first 5min run was ~1KM [slightly downhill], so therefore if multiplied to say, a 5K, would be around 30mins give or take for the length and duration of run.

Broken down further, my second 5min run was ~870m with the last one [slightly uphill] was ~840M.

25/07/2010 at 11:42
well done chappers ive enjoyed your diary so far ur doing well at sticking to your training. Try and eat little and often to stop picking at food and keep your metabolism going steady. I wish i could run on a sunday morning but too much of the wine last night means i shall be not moving at all fast today! I can cut out the bad foods but you aint gonna get me off the wine
05/08/2010 at 08:06

Morning all, its been a busy 10 or so days.

On week 4 of the beginners route and completed one this morning:

10min run / 2min walk [x2], then 5 min run.

Breakdown: 1st 10min = ~1.16Miles / 1.86K

2nd 10 min = ~1.03Miles / 1.66K

3rd [5min] = ~0.65miles / 1K

all took 29mins for ~4.52K

first time in a while I'v ran a mile non stop without near failure

On the weight loss side, from 91kg, and note the weak 2nd week which put me back at 92kg, the third week [last week] I managed to get it down to 90kg, and at the beginning of the week [4th] I'm currently just under 90kg.

now to recover!

05/08/2010 at 09:42

Don't focus too much on your weight man, just keep at it and enjoy your achievements.

 I am 6' and 90kg and I train 5 days a week, sometimes 6, your weight sounds normal to me

05/08/2010 at 17:00
im not really focusing on the weight side, but its nice to see myself no where near 15st I used to be
08/08/2010 at 08:07

Morning all,

Sunday Run.

Im at the end of week 4 of beginners and truthfully, have only missed a few sessions from the beginning.

Back to today.

Done 8min run / 2min walk [x3].


1st = ~1.5K // 2nd= ~1.4K // 3rd= ~1.3K [runs = 24mins for 4.2K]

Overall distance including the 2mins walks = 4.7K.

Now for breakfast - and a rest. - o yes and more decorating!

Edited: 08/08/2010 at 08:12
17/08/2010 at 09:07

Morning all.

Its been a cr@p week to be honest.

Week 5. Tuesday's run moved to Wednesday, doing 9min run / 1min walk [x3], and managed around 4.9K - basically a 5K run[walk] within 30 mins - anygood for a beginner?

Then from there it went down hill. I didn't manage to get any more runs in that week and noticed I snacked a lot!. O dear, but the strange thing is that I weighed-in this week at 89Kg, even though I only managed the 1 run and ate more?

by eating more - I mean cr@p

Anyway, As this is my 6th week, and a fresh start, I have decided to repeat the failed week 5 schedule, and have been on a very tiresome run this morning.

I ran 9min run / 1min walk [x3].

Now I'm knackered!

Overall distance was around 5KM / 3.1Miles.

I am surprised at this tbh, as it was a hard slog.

now for food shopping!

Edited: 17/08/2010 at 09:08
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