Anyone just starting out? (continuation of Newbies thread)
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
I wasn't chasing a time that's possibly another reason why it was slower, although I do aim to be under 60 mins. Oh and email alerts aren't working here either!
Heh heh: knew I could beat that time from Monday:-Run Time: 25:01Stopped Time: 0:00Distance: 1.99 milesAverage: 12:34 /mileFastest Pace: 8:23 /mileNot a vast improvement, and neither the fastest pace nor furthest I've travelled since starting, but in this heat and with a mild headache (which cleared almost immediately during the run) I'm fairly happy with this.Would be nice to get down to 12:00 /mile for the final run this week if I can...Thanks everyone for all the encouragement again
Hi Everyone-thanks for the advice, Cheeze- not sure what pronating is, but as I've just bought my first ever Running magazine, I guess I'll find out. Going to try to find my nearest SweatShop ( I live in the sunny North West) and see how it goes...
Only did 2 miles tonight, in 17 mins. Felt awful- flat footed and wobbly, and it was so close outside, I was convinced it was going to rain...didn't swallow any flies this time, but got beeped at by some ladz in a red car (who's voices hadn't quite broken!)...gonna start going off-road soon, I think!
The main thing is that, even after a long day at work, and all the other stuff I had to do, I still went and didn't stop...for someone like me who isn't big on personal discipline, this on its own is something of an achievement- and I know I will enjoy the next one...
morning all, i to use runkeeper and i love it, it gives me a time check every 5 mins and tells me how far ive gone and at what pace i'm going at. i find this really good as i can keep a check on how i'm doing with out getting it out of my pocket.
Sam i'm like you i could not runn for 2 miles but i just pushing myself and then one day i did it. WOW me do that brill now i can run 10k in just under 1h half i hope to be able to beat that on the 9th june when i do my 10k, but i have had lots of leg problems and have not been able to run at all for the last two weeks. even if i beat it by 2 mins that better then nothing of me seeing i've had a very big op at the begining of this year and it went all wrong for me so i'm not right at the moment, but i need something to try and get me back on my feet and running is the best way as it's free to.
Thanks claire for that i will look on the internet and see if i can find one if not i will continue to run on my own.
Hope you all have a good day
Ive just signed up to our local half marathon at the end of Oct this year.
I haven't ran for years and I dont think I could do five minutes now without stopping.
I dont know what possesed me to do it but hey ho-let the games begin lol!!
Just need to find out HOW to do it now;)))
Great to be here btw))
Claire- I'm the other end of Lancashire- Colne, not far from the North Yorks border- bandit country! It's also incredibly hilly- the Pennines! I've got a flat road to run on, but am looking forward to starting on some hills...might check out if there's a SweatShop in Leeds, as it's closer, otherwise I'll just go to Manchester- thanks!
Cheez- you are amazing- did you go straight from 5 to 10K in one go? Would like to go beyond 5K soon...feel I might have it in me but not just yet and since I've left it 47 years before I got going, it'll wait a bit longer I reckon!
Really looking forward to running tomorrow night-nothing like it for clearing the working week out of the system- thanks again everyone- your encouragement is fantastic, and I'm really enjoying seeing how everyone's getting on- looks like we all have out little triumphs and tragedies on the running front- brilliant to feel I'm not alone or (too) mad!
lol I wouldn't say amazing, stupid more like. It's not advised, I just got carried away. First time was because I went out with a mate who's done marathons and he just kept on ..'just a little further, it's all in your mind, keep going'.... and when I felt no ill effects on it I just built 1 10k run per week into my routine.
right-o- I'll try that. To be honest, that was exactly how I got from 2 to 3 miles...just felt right at the time...
Well not much to report went for a 4mile fartlek run yesterday, I loved it! just playing about with the speed off your running with no set targets or pace. Oh plus it was raining so that was an added bonus especially after the hot runs of late.
Hi Isabelle and welcome Well Done for signing up for a half marathon. Best advice I would give is fine a plan and try to follow that. I used Hal Higdon Novice for the London marathon and it got me round. His plans are easy to follow. Any questions please ask away.
Diane - I would imagine there is a Sweatshop or other good running shop in Leeds.... Running wise just do as you have been doing just try going a little further and you will get there, just try not to over do it as that where injuries happen. On long runs when I have started to struggle I just pick something in the distance and make myself run to that, then if dont need a little walk break I pick another object and do the same, 9times out of 10 for me it works it just keeps me going.
Anyway i am hoping to get out first thing tomorrow to do 12miles. Got a half marathon on 17th June.
Evening All...well I meant to go steady, but ended up doing the run (5K) in 25 mins...felt great to be honest and it was a lovely evening...but I'm gonna definitely be a bit more disciplined and go more slowly and a bit further on Sunday...thanks Claire. I do have a few landmarks that I focus on - a church spire, a white gable end and a house with a flag in the garden...it changes every now again, which keeps things interesting!
Just wondering about getting some kind of watch/running timer..any thoughts, guys?
sorry didnt get any notificatons grrrrrr.....thanks, i'll keep pushing myself but not done anything this last week i got pretty awful sunburn on sunday during the EMF and not been great with it but its ok now so back to it sunday.....off to get some proper running shoes tomorrow before i do anything else
Thanks EMarkM I don't have an iphone...windows phone for me but i do use runkeeper to track my walks on facebook and it does the trick for me but i can see me wanting something that gives me more info so watch this space lol.......
cheers peeps x
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