Anyone just starting out? (continuation of Newbies thread)
hiall it dont look good for my foot still in a lot of pain now got it strap up to help it heal. so i can't do any running at all at the moment and this is all because i did that 13 mile run last saturday. just got to take it easy in the hope that it will sort it's self out i hope so.
Gorgeous day again. Well Ive not been running as I appear to have pulled a muscle in my right bum cheek tee hee I have done some weights at the gym but have been taking it pretty easy. I am going to have a day off tomorrow with the hope that I will be fine to run a 5mile race on Sunday. If I cant run I will quite happily go down and throw water on the runners as its supposed to be another hot day.
Suzanne - Sorry to read your foot is still hurting. Maybe you just did a bit too much and it just wants a bit of rest.
Dianne - Your doing great just keep at it. Yep they will have you doing a tri soon Part of me would like to..... but im a useless swimmer and I dont own a bike. Plus I have enough fun with the running side to keep me going
Cheeze - It sounds like a good challege there! and you will feel so proud afterwards
NV - Hope your knee has recovered and training going well. Yep 2pm start is harsh but im sure Ill get round. somehow......
Well I have managed to knowck 2 mins of my time to walk/jog a mile, mainly by increasing the jogging and decreasing the walking but also by walking and jogging a little faster. I satrted a couple weeks ago on 17 mins and now just under 15 mins (this morning). Getting my gait analysis done tomorrow so when i get paid i can get some proper running shoes.
Will be cheering on the Edinburgh Marathoners on Sunday (i'll be next to the big Guide Dogs flag lol).
Really enjoying the training so far but some pain in left shin when training which goes when i stop....bit strange.
Suzanne hope you foot gets better soon
Hi Sam Hopefully the right runners will stop the pain in your shin, Id mention it when getting your gait done. The right shoes are worth every penny. Running wise your doing really well Have fun on Sunday bet its great cheering folk on at a marathon.
Never cheered people on before but if weather stays like this it will be good. Took the plunge and pre-registered for next year lol eeeeek
Think I'm catching that running bug and i'm only 2 weeks in lol
Cheeze- sounds fantastic, and yes Eddie Izzard is such an inspiration - didn't like the look of the state of his feet tho!
Claire- thanks for the encouragement- I do love swimming but also don't have a bike..will stick to two feet for the moment I think!
Tonight I waited until sensible o'clock and intended to just try to stretch to 2.25 miles, as advised. It was such a nice evening, with a bit of a breeze, so I kept going, and made it to 3ish- my first 5K run ever ever...in 27 mins?! I did swallow a fly on the way back, so I reckon that helped...could have swum in my own sweat though!. the thing I really can't get over is how much I am enjoying this- have even got three rules of running- no rain, no dark, and no stopping!!! Has anyone else got anything they always do, or don't do? (I might add 'keep your mouth shut' after tonight!)
Thanks again everyone- this forum is really helping!
wow well done missdianelouise...wish i was at that stage, quite a way off yet but well done u
Claire - Hope your…erm…rear gets better!Sam - Sounds like good progress being made there MDL - That extra bit of protein sure did the trick; well doneWell, 07:30 - 08:00 and it was still blimmin' hot! I was right though; I could beat that lousy session from Monday easily:-Run Time: 24:03Stopped Time: 0:00Distance: 2.04 milesAverage: 11:47 /mileFastest Pace: 8:31 /mileI think that's the first time I've broken 2 miles in this increasingly elaborately named "oh good gweef you're so out-of-shape - let's get back into running" programme.Still only scraping sub 12:00 pace, so when I get to 5K I'm not likely to be pulling any 30:00s, but I'm really happy with progress so far.One of the lads from the office is doing the Sheffield Half tomorrow, running with several ex Snooker world champions to raise money for the Paul Hunter foundation.Puts me to shame - but I do quite often beat him in the Radio One Golden Hour on a Friday morning!That's got to count for something, right?
lol EMarkM your doing better than me and I would say beating him at Radio One Golden Hour should definitely count.....
Got two days off the training now and off to Edinburgh later for some window shopping (sadly to close to the end of the month to buy anything lol)
Enjoy the sun all
Did anyone run over the weekend? Wow it was hot out there!! I attempted to do a race 11am yesterday. Thankfully it was only a 5miler but I struggled. Got round in just over 57 mins. Same race last year I got round in about 52mins. Ah well I dont work well in the hot weather Did sit out in the sun for the rest of the day though.
Sam - Hope you had fun cheering on folk at Edinburgh yesterday. Plenty of time to work upto the distance for next year
Dianne - Thats a great time for a 5k I wish I could run that fast. Think my best has been 28mins.
Hi all went for a long walk with the kids on saturday along the cannel tried doing some jogging but foot is still not good. so i'm hopping to go for a bike ride tomorrow instead and try and keep up my fitness ready for the 9th june for my race for life 10k even if my foot is not better i will still do it i will just have to walk. I just have to keep all fingers crossed that it will be better
Good luck, Suzanne!Well, here I am with another step forward (heh) to regaining my status as a "proper" runner. It's the beginning of Week 7 of 9, and is therefore the first week in my programme where it's all running, no walking at all:-Run Time: 25:01Stopped Time: 0:00Distance: 1.84 milesAverage: 13:37 /mileFastest Pace: 9:06 /mileNo world-beating times there, but it was hot (18:30 this evening) and I seem to be forming a pattern that my first run of the week is not great. Maybe because it's the first of a new activity-type so I need to get used to it, or maybe going back to work on a Monday just isn't good for me!Anyway, not terribly impressed with my pace there, but hopefully will improve as things get a little cooler as the week goes on.
Went out last night just before 9 and it was lovely- also didn't wrap up too much, and it felt so much better. Did the same time (5K in 27 mins), but it felt less of an effort. Can't wait til tomorrow- have worked out a more circular route with more varied terrain- at the moment it's all pavement, and a 'there and back'. I am very clumsy though, so any tips on how to stay upright on uneven ground would be appreciated! Also, does everyone run alone? I quite like it but wonder what to do when the nights start drawing in...
Also what is this gait analysis? Where do you get it done? I have a feeling I run like a duck, and not in a good way...
gait analysis, from what i can tell, looks at how u run, foot position, running style etc...im sure others will be able to explain better than me
for example, i have no arches in my feet, when i walk im flat footed, when i run i run on the outsides of my feet so i need trainers that correct this to a neutral running position
many running shops will do this, some just look at your feet, ankles and lower legs and how you walk, others get you to run for a while on a treadmill.
Like I say others may be able to explain this better than me
Cheers, Samantha- I just know I don't run properly-will get along to my local shop and see what they say...only have one pair of running shoes at the moment, so probably need to get another pair - I have some Nike Dart 9s, but someone told me that Asics are better? Don't want to get sold something unnecessarily expensive, but would like something decent....
Thanks for the advice!
I ran 10k again this evening in 56:19, that 2 mins and 2 seconds slower than my last (and first) 10k. I'm putting it down to a very hilly route and also this heat. When I can get in the shade I even feel myself speed up but once you are in that direct sun it's a killer. On the whole though I am now exactly 9 weeks since getting off the sofa and starting this. I realise I overdid it in places early on and strictly speaking I should be only be building towards a 10k run but I feel fine, the shin splints have eased right off and I'm now confident I am running the correct amount without overdoing it.
Anyway, I ran it non stop again although I was very tempted to have a walking break around 3.5 miles but I felt that if I did that I'd end up walking every half mile so I gritted my teeth and got on with it.
missdianelouise - Definitely visit a specialist shop like SweatShop for a free gait analysis. I found them not at all pushy and they ask you your budget instead of just throwing trainers covered in rubies and gold leaf at you. I bought the insoles they moulded for me, but if you do that then go for a neutral trainer. Mine is a neutral/moderate over pronate trainer and sometimes I wonder if the insoles are over compensating now as I only slightly overpronate. I've taken them out and I'm keeping them for my next pair of trainers and I'll go for a neutral pair. That won't be that long, I've clocked up 42 miles in them already in 4 weeks, and most of that was in the last 2 weeks as I've stepped up my runs.
Cheeze, once again, well done on your progress.
I'm 7 weeks into my own (slightly different) programme, and can hardly wait to start getting sub-60:00 10K times
Not getting those email notifications again. So im missing out on the chat. Hope everyone is well.
Well went to the club on Monday and I challenged myself to go out with some fast runners. ha ha ha I kept up with their 'slow' pace for a mile and a bit then I had to let them go off and I did my own thing. We were going up and down some hills so I got plenty of tips off them as to how to handle running hills.
Mark - Id love to get a 10k under the hour too. Mark you are a runner, some of us are slower than others but we run and we do great! you are doing great!!! Keep at it.
Cheeze - Well Done on your run. Your doing great, its great to go out and push yourself, one thing I would say is some runs are meant to be at an easy pace dont go chasing a time everytime you run.
Dianne - Hope you get some good runners. The right ones are worth their weight in gold.
Suzanne - Maybe worth resting you foot till the day as it is pretty close now. You know you can do the distance running wise. I hurt my ankle last year and was told to rest 2/3 weeks before a race. Yep I found it very hard, but saying that I was fully recovered and I managed to run the race, which was amazing as it was Cit2Surf in Sydney. tee hee.
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