Every journey begins with the first step and all that!
Feel like I've been gone a week with all the chatting going on
Sorry, but read so much can't remember who has said what, I have a memeory like a seive! I am however impressed with the having run a mara before, not that it is something that I'd want to do, but impressed non the less.
Well done on the weight loss! Agree though, can see inches not necessarily on the scales, and always remember muscle weighs more than fat! I weighed myself on New Years Day and said it would be the first of every month so will see how it goes.
Did another run today, same route as I did on Sunday (c. 3.5k) and given I had forgotten to take my inhaler before I went, and that I had walked to the train station this morning and used the walk home as my warm up I was well impressed at bringing my time down from 24:27 to 22:12!!!!!
As for the Garmin, totally love it, wouldn't change it and certainly wouldn't be without it!!!! If you've got one or are thinking of one, all I can say is, 'Good Move!'
Next run planned for Friday before heading north to see my family. Dad's just had his knee replaced. Mum is still saying she wants to start so I'm planning on taking her out at the weekend for her first session. I'm not so sure she'll stick to it, but she says she wants to try so will see how it goes
Roy - Glad to see you are giving the tights ago, let us know how you get on with it.
K - go for the rest, it really is a good idea! Ice, rest and elevate is what I was told when I did mine.
Can't wait to run again
hey well done on run ange thats brill, great time
I'm gettin very bored of resting now, but reckon should just hold off another few days n try head out again on monday, still feel an ache when i'm walking walkin which sucks. feels like i'm just sittin about gaining weight lolol.
good luck with lunch break run roy
i reckon everyone will recommend diff things so suppose its just gonna b down to what suits you, but if i'm bein totally honest, and if i were in your situation, i would probs go out with my sis then go out later and do where i'm at in the training plan.....only because your saying you feel fit enough, and i'm quite tough on myself so i no for a fact thats what i would day. way i see it, the programme i'm doing, i do the run for however long is allocated that day, but also in that day i might do a gym class and will probably be out with the dog a couple of times as well, so still doing more exercise than what schedule is saying.
entirely upto you though, as loong as it doesn't become too hard, or painful in anyway, and that it doesn't jeopradise your training in anyway...if ur sis has a day she doesnt wanna go out, her loss, she obvioiusly doesn't want it enough, and y should u lose out in doing something you enjoy ............is it obvious yet that i have a sister lolol. anyway, what ever u decide will be whats right for yiu, i'm sure there will be some folk that will disagree with my opinion and thats the whole point in this thread getting everyones opinions and keeping motivated together. Good Luck xx
Roy - good run, I'm impressed! Question is did you wear your tights ???
K - keep the ankle rested and take it easy, if it still hurts and pulls when walking you aren't ready to run! Give it time, it WILL get better! Look at me, I over did it in beginning Oct and am only just getting back into it, better to take little more time now than be frustrated as hell for a while later, my thoughts anyway.
Keeny - I agree with K on the whole sis issue, it's all very good to help, but you have to do your own thing too. I'm sure that even Sis will understand that you're needing to do more than her.
My garmin is fantastic, in my opinion super accurate, light weight, so comfortable, really easy to use, easy to read, easy to charge, easy to download and once downloaded so much data/splits/stats available on each session and as a report for whatever you want!
Had an easy (ish) day today, did 10mins on the cross trainer tonight, forgot how much hard work they are. Didn't want to overdo it though as I need legs for my run tomorrow.
With regards the legs burning/jelly effect, I feel it in my thighs on the cross trainer, but tends to be the calves on my runs. I know from before though that it will get easier, with practice
Planning to start with my 3.4k tomorrow and see how I feel I might extend it out to 5k, see how it goes.
Everyone is doing so well, well done i'm jealius Rachel its great that ur sticking to the plan to the book, how many weeks of it do you have left?
ankle is easing up thankfully, have a really busy weekend ahead so first scheduled run back is monday morning and i cant wait already, first time in my life i've looked forward to a monday
Everybody keep up the good work, all doing great, if i dont manage to speak during weekend i'll let u all know how i get on with run on monday night take care guys
Gem - Brilliant news on London 2013, I think that you'll be fine, remember you are doing everything right, building up well and you have logical steady goals to get you there! RW have a good mara training plan which would prob be worth a look, also advice on food/hydration and the post run not overdoing it sort of thing. If you've got January issue RW there is a quiz to help you pick the best training plan also, looks like it goes from nothing to mara too so should be ideal for ya!
Roy - I get the staff issue and the tights, sure you'll see the benefits though and may even decide they are the best way forward
I've been out today and bought some new tights/tops/hi viz gear! That was of course after I'd been for another run 3.44k in 22:39 and it felt great, or should I say I felt great!!! It was windy, raining and rush hour traffic all around me, but I was loving being in my own little bubble, or should that be me and the Garmin in a little bubble It is fantastic, love it and it is proving to be so very accurate.
I'm off to see my parents this weekend so not sure how much I'll get done this weekend. Mum has said she wants to start so going to go out with her for her first session over the weekend!
K - good to hear you are resting the ankle, please don't rush it, if you feel pain stop and walk.
Rachel - Brilliant run, you'll be running 5k in no time, better get myself into gear and start increasing the distance or you'll all be leaving me behind.
Keep up the good work everyone!!!
Roy - Have a great park run!!! Don't sprint off and you'll be fine. Can't wait to hear how you get on
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