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Duck Girl    pirate
28/03/2005 at 19:56
& when you get really good at that, you could do what Hippo does & do ultras!

don't despair - i was always the slowest kid at school. Now i've got a Good For Age place for London mara :)
so miracles do happen!
28/03/2005 at 21:40
Plodding hippo - have you really done 18 marathons in only 3 years!!!?? Amazing - you must be dedicated, or mad!
28/03/2005 at 22:08
tehuti well done for getting out there. Please don't be downhearted about your ability. You are doing great. I can understand how you are feeling. But you will get there and we are all here to support you. I get great support on these forums and if it wasn't for the peeps on here I would not be getting out the door.

I used to run marathons etc and get to 20 miles before I walked but due to several years non running and massive weight gain now I can't even run 1 complete mile before I walk. I have been sticking to the 5 min run and 1 min walk and this has been working for me. Yesterday I managed 8.75 miles doing this albeit slowly. One month ago I would not have believed I could do it but the support and advice from everyone has really helped. I don't try to run past the 5 mins and always take my 1 min walk. Hopefully soon I will think about uping the 5 min run to 6 mins with a min walk and then a few weeks later will try for 7 mnins and 1 min and see how it goes.

Please keep up the good work and you will find it will come together again.
28/03/2005 at 22:22
Thanks all of you for your encouragement. Having read all your messages, I went out this evening and stuck strictly to 2 minutes run / 2 minutes walk all the way, even when I got landed with hills on two of the running bits. I did 5k in 43.5 minutes. I do feel virtuous now :) even though my partner pointed out that my speed is equal to some people's walking speed.
28/03/2005 at 23:04
tehuti - don't let speed worry you. I can only do 5k in the same time as you and my hubby says he canb walk faster than I run. I just ignore him now. Well done on getting out there.
28/03/2005 at 23:34
i am a very slow runner and i am only 38

my best 5k time is 50mins and that was in a race!

i am short , so i guess my stride length is small , but apart from that i have no real excuse

i am just slow

i also did the beginners schedule over and over and then just chucked it out of the window

keep going

you are already faster than me!

keep going
28/03/2005 at 23:53
i am NOT mad---much

Look all Im saying is that if i can-anyone can
slow and steady
28/03/2005 at 23:55
i think thats a great time for starting back

My dad made similar omments to me about walking
yes-andmaybe YOu could walk quicker

but SOD them
you are a runer
we get it, you keep posting here, ad we will give you all you need
Try the working at it slowly thread on beginners-really nice peeps-wwho understand what its like at the beginning

or try spedys thread on health and injury-"too fat to run"
29/03/2005 at 02:07
SOD them indeed!

I just entered the Race for Life in Nottingham on 29th June. I've set up a sponsorship site and am sticking the URL in my sig. That way, I don't have to ask people directly, but am still publicising the matter. My goal is to train and try my utmost to get to a point that I can run that race with no walk breaks. I'm not making any promises on time though LOL!

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