Im pretty new to the Runners world site! Been accepted into the London Flora Marathon which is about 4 months after xmas!! Ive done 4 half marathons so far but just wondered if anybody had any tips at all for the biggie in April !! Also I think a running partner would be quite good too... so if anybody fancies a bit of a run one saturday or sunday that would be really good. Im from the Nottingham area. Well Mansfield to be precise! Look forward to any replies..
Brand new here and I think I've been making a mistake. See, I've been reading your comments and the theme seems to be starting out with short run/walk combo's of 5 - 10 minutes.
The times I have gone out I have tried to do 20 minute run/walk combo's, been too exhausted to even think when I get in and then give up. I'm clinically obese, so it was a huge (and I think now) unrealistic challenge to do 20 minutes off the bat.
So I guess what I am trying to say is thank you for showing me that I am setting my goals way to high for begining. Hopefully now I can take a more reasonable approach and actually get somewhere.
When i started running about 3months ago i built my time up by running from one lamp post then walking to the next one and so on. it soon builds up and if you take a letter with you people think you are running to the post box.
Hah that's a good idea! To be honest I don't care much about what people think about me, so am not worried about being embarassed. I just find that I tend to set my goals far too high
Glad to help that what a season running told me to do and it worked i now up to 4 miles in 10 weeks.
Let me know how the running going.
Hi I'm new on here, 3-4 stone overweight, ex smoker, started running about 2 months but only really started getting into it in the last 3 weeks, when i started could barely run for 30 seconds, now can do nearly ten minutes, have to say though the pace is only just quicker than I walk!!!!
Everyone starts some where so dont worry catherine. Take your time and enjoy getting out. best of luck
Lovin Hipps saying on page one that she is overweight and has done 2 marathons. Skinny Hipps has now done 200, and certainly does not plod!
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