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Anyone just starting out? (continuation of Newbies thread)

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25/05/2012 at 15:40

Hi All

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......

25/05/2012 at 15:40

Hi all,

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


25/05/2012 at 15:55

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.

25/05/2012 at 18:38

Thanks Claire.

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

25/05/2012 at 21:31

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 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!

25/05/2012 at 21:38

wow well done missdianelouise...wish i was at that stage, quite a way off yet but well done u

26/05/2012 at 08:34

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 done

Well, 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: 24:03
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 2.04 miles
Average: 11:47 /mile
Fastest Pace: 8:31 /mile

I 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?









Edited: 26/05/2012 at 08:36
26/05/2012 at 09:19

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

26/05/2012 at 10:07
EMarkM - keep it up you'll soon pick your pace up

Missdianelouise - 27 mins for 5k is not a bad time, I say so because it's the same as my 5k time!

I was supposed to go out early doors this morning for a four miler, but in the heat of yesterday and our hot work uniforms I've ended up with quite a nasty case of chafing on the bum cheeks and inner groin area. I spent the night all sudocremed up in an effort to heal it. It is still a little tender this morning so I called the run off and I'll see how it feels tonight. Trouble is that it's another hot day in work so I'll have to keep on top of the sudocrem because I really want to get this run in tonight and I have the same tomorrow as part of my half plan. I don't normally chafe when running but I reckon if this is still sore I'll only agrevate it.
28/05/2012 at 13:21

Hi 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.


28/05/2012 at 13:32
Yeah I managed to get out Saturday evening for a 4 mile run but damn it was hot. Then again Sunday for 3 miles but it felt even hotter. First time I've run on consequtive days. Don't feel too bad for it either, won't be out again until tomorrow though. If it wasn't so dodgy around where I live l'd run later to avoid the heat.
28/05/2012 at 18:11

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

28/05/2012 at 20:19

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: 25:01
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 1.84 miles
Average: 13:37 /mile
Fastest Pace: 9:06 /mile

No 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. 

28/05/2012 at 20:25

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...


28/05/2012 at 20:32

hi missdianelouise

gait analysis, from what i can tell, looks at how u run, foot position, running style 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

28/05/2012 at 21:28

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!

30/05/2012 at 00:59

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.

30/05/2012 at 07:19

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

30/05/2012 at 09:06

Morning All

 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.

30/05/2012 at 09:21

Morning All,

Thanks Claire i'm having to stop all running now as my joints in my knees are now painful, like you said rest it all in the hope it will be better by a week on saturday if it's not then i will just have to walk the course instead and then get myself ready for the 5k in july that im doing with my daughter.

Does anyone know of a running club in somerset that i could go to? the only problem i would find would be that i would not be able to keep up with. Does it matter if you don't keep up with them as i'm a slow runner anyway and i would not want to keep people back. so would joining a club be the right thing for me? i'm not sure.

keep up the good work everyone it's really good when you get people you don't know boosting you up. thanks guys

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