Anyone just starting out? (continuation of Newbies thread)
how new to running are you, I hope I can do 10k in 1hr 2 mins.
God i just love to moan! lol.
Ok im going to go gym, but it would be so much easier to just walk home instead!
Im just far to lazy for this running stuff! But i have remembered my earphones and ipod this time so i can listent o my music ont he stuff at the gym, might make it slightly less boring! x
Just a quick post to put down my goals (slightly edited from previous version):
1 - To complete my 5K race in under 36mins
2 - To lose at least 1/2 stone (ideally 1 stone) by Xmas
3 - To get out and run 3 times a week
4 - To improve on my 5K time (sorry Jackie - stole this from you I think)
5 - To be able to run 7.5K by the end of October
PS Welcome to Osango, Sarah and Diane!
Pretty new, a couple of months now but have really only manage 1 run a week! My last one was Wednesday & have been out of commission since unfortunately. I usually run a 5 mile route but haven't had much opportunity to improve my pace, think I have to be more structured & introduce some treadmill running with intervals it is just I find the treadmill incredibly boring!
Thanks, Osa x
New bloke alert...been running 4 months and up to a confident 7 miles and there is room for more. My last run (Mon 25th Aug) was 7.11 miles in 53.37, not sure if that's the sort of time i should be running but i'm fairly pleased with it?!
It's good to be amongst people who have the same interest, as most people i know think i'm nuts...although they are mainly overweight ......
HI AJ, That's a really good time. I'm aiming for that sort of time for a 10k I have coming up in a few weeks and I will be very pleased if I make it, so well done.
Lisa, Osasago, the gym can be boring particularly on the treadmill, my gym has tried to combat this with tv's in the control panel, but at my height (only 5'11'' or so) all they do is give me a neck ache... I tend to find though that once I am going it is much easier and i set myself a target then every time I'm close i push the target further back (maybe i'm a masochist) but it seems to work.
Lisa, you are right those alpen bars are not, in any way shape or form, a substitute for a good bar of chocolate, which is all i have been able to think of this afternoon. Still, i will stay strong.
Welcome Sarah, Osanga and AJ(i hope ive remembered everyone!)!! So glad that starting the thread again has got so many extra people joining in (good thinking Jac!!). I hope you get out of it what i have...lots of motivation and advice and laughs!! Its nice to have people who arent bored when you prattle on about running as they want to talk about it just as much haha!!!
Went to the gym this afternoon. Had popped into town to buy a christening pressie, met some of the guys from my platform for a (soft) drink and by 2.30 i was knackered and really couldnt be arsed going to the gym but thought sod it if i dont go i will just feel guilty all night....wish i hadnt bothered, i lasted 20mins on the x trainer and about 8mins on the rowing machine and gave up it was so embarassing walking out 30mins after arriving! My calf was too sore to risk trying to run and nothing else was keeping my interest! Ho hum, going to do a gentle session on grass tomorrow to see how it goes with the calf.
Hope you get on better in the gym than me Lisa! Hopefully once you get going it wont seem so bad!
Well done on the weight loss Mark! Ive bought a measuring tape so i can record measurements rather than weight as ive been reading in threads that people notice a difference in measurements more than weight?! My gym only has tv's in the control panels in the recumbent cycles which i never use. Ive almost fallen off the treadmill trying to watch the tv's that hang from the ceiling!
My fingers and toes are crossed!! Its so horrible being injured! Ive had a niggly calf and havent done anything since Saturday. Its frustrating!! Take it easy though, you dont want to make it worse!!
i've just started out running and not sure about what timings are good and what i should be working towards, i am looking to do a half marathon in october, is this achieveable and what kind off training should i be doing to work towards this?
Wow what a difference a few days make, so many newbie newbies again, I can't keep up with you all.
My last few days at work have been really hectic. Coupled with long hours it hasn't left me a lot of time to get on here.
Went out today for my virgin run 7 walk 2 x3. Managed x2 as my ankles and shin was hurting again. I have decided that things deffinately aren't right down there and I will be booking a visit to the physio for next week. Im so frustrated though as if it hadn't been for the pains I could have continued on, and feel fairly confident I could of kept jogging for 10 minutes at least.
Just as a reminder, my goals are:
1) To continue to exercise 3 times a week.
2) To jog for 30 minutes continuously.
3) To complete a 5k jog without stopping.
4) To enter a 5k race
5) To rid myself of the aches and pains i'm suffering.
Hi all - hope everyone's ok
No running club tonight - OH had bad news about his best mate today so that took priority. Will try and do some training tomorrow but may just end up going for a swim after work.
I don't think I put my goals on other thread so here goes --
1. Get 5k time down to 35min.
2. Complete 10k in 1hr 15min max.
3. Loose 2 stone.
4. Enter (and complete) a Triathlon in 2009 (totally crazy goal!!)
5. Enter 1/2 marathon in 2009.
6. Stay healthy & happy
Found you!! BH, spend a day away and come back to 34 new posts!! Had (noisy!) fun today - bit of R+R needed now.
Fantastic to see all the new posts - hope you all enjoy yourselves on this as much as we do.
Just skimmed through the posts as so much to take in, so will reply later, but:
Will find my goals and post, No 2 child calling me to watch Dr Who now, so have to go. Exterminate, exterminate.
Ok I've caught up on the reading
1) to tone up
2) to be able to run 5K without stopping
3) to lose 7-10 pounds
I can't think of anything else but I'll add new goals if anything comes to mind
for everyone who is curious the running skirts come with either build in shorts or pants. I a few of each so I could try them out. I bought a pair with build in tight shorts to the rig and will probably try them out while I'm out here. They have a pocket on each side and on the right hand side by the pocket there is a little hole for you to thread a head headphone cable through. I'll let you know what they're like when I try them. I might wear shorts tomorrow but I'll definitely wear the running skirt one day.
Hi again everyone,
Wow this is extra friendly and thanks for advice CJBA, I have an ankle injury & it took a few days for me to realise that there was a lot of pain in my heel in addition to the ankle. I think the cause is bad trainers, got some nike off the internet & they are fakes so have ditched them & am awaiting a new pair, won't attempt to run again til I get them in the meantime I will try stretching them!
Much appreciated, Osa x
PS Hope you manage to stay in front of the couch!
discovered a few things on tonights run.
if you thread your ipod lead through your top and bra strap and out your sleeve (mine is in an armband holder) it doesnt flap around and annoy you or cause buds to come out of ears (thanks to a thread somewhere else)
dont tie your shoes too tight-just enough to stop foot sliding around
i can make myself keep going even when i really want to stop!-kept picking short targets and telling myself done it before (which i have!)
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