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04/03/2012 at 11:14
Haha Bees hehe ooh would that I had such a person giving me their valued opinion

Cinders: yup, I think I'll do some Parkruns first, so that I'm not super super slow and so I have an official time to improve upon
04/03/2012 at 20:51
Welcome Toby

I was in a similar situation to you, grossly overweight and very unfit. I joined the gym in May of last year solely with the intention of losing some weight and getting fitter. I started by walking for 29 minutes and running 1 on the treadmill, I slowly increased the running time and after about 3 months was able to run for the 30 minutes I have time for in my lunch break.

At about the same time I started venturing out on a Sunday morning to see if I could run for as long in the real world, my first run was 3.47 miles in 45 minutes. Last Sunday I ran 15.66 miles in 2 hours 44 minutes so you can progress and improve but give yourself time. The most beneficial side effect of this running malarkey is that I've lost 3st 10lbs in that time. Oh and I'm 51!
04/03/2012 at 20:56
Hi Gary thanks that's encouraging
04/03/2012 at 22:11
Hmmm playing 3 hours of badminton on a non-running day doesn't help with shin pain it seems!
Edited: 04/03/2012 at 22:11
04/03/2012 at 22:56
Ouch! Have you tried icing them?
04/03/2012 at 23:12
I've never 'iced' before!
05/03/2012 at 08:30


Get the frozen peas out and try them on your shins if they are very painful

05/03/2012 at 09:43
05/03/2012 at 16:06
I'm afraid wine/alcohol is one of the few vices I don't have

Now, a bath with a 100g bar of extra smooth Lindt chocolate OMG
05/03/2012 at 20:44

Lol, doesn't the choc melt in the bathroom?  

Agreed though, radox is also good stuff

05/03/2012 at 20:53
Week 6 run 2 completed. Ouch!

The running was actually good, I didn't feel tired, I was even tempted to ignore the command to walk in the middle, but my right ankle and/or shin started saying Yoyoyo fuk this for a lark! so I stuck to the plan.

I did have a slight cardiovascular crisis when, just as I was going to begin the final run, two joggers went past, so my ego (god!) made me overtake them...the pace of course was eeeek and I couldn't slow down until I got round the corner'
05/03/2012 at 20:54
Cinders the chocolate doesn't last long enough to melt
05/03/2012 at 20:59
Lol and call that speedwork re the joggers
05/03/2012 at 21:06
You should find that the aching shins and whatnot will pass in time - I think it was about week 8 for me - I still get achy limbs, but not in the same way I did initially when I wondered if I was doing myself an injury...
05/03/2012 at 21:31
Cinders haha cool ok

Bees: I hope so, it's not severe but it hasn't been going away since January!

Does anyone go running with their Sweatshop? The Reading one does two a week, one for the not advanced...
05/03/2012 at 23:53

That speeding up when you see other runners thing may or may not go away.

I use other runners, cyclists, buses ( yes i know mad) as a bit of Fartlek running.

Tonight there was one cyclist, over took him on the flat ( oh yeah) and a whole group of runners, but they were not going so fast.

Oh i would make a terrible running partner as I am a mixer of if only I trained more I could be in the Olympics (yeah right!) and mad as a Gibbon  chase the bus, chase the bus, last one to the bus stop has to run the next mile backwards!

Not good.

Have you ever tried Lindt  white chocolate balls?

Someone bought some in to work over Christmas I has a few

My capacity for chocolate is only limited by my lactose intolerance.

No really. I puff up like a balloon.

Edited: 05/03/2012 at 23:55
06/03/2012 at 04:57
Luckily I think buses are beyond me for quite a while!

Dude those Lindt melt in the middle white choc things are goooood.
07/03/2012 at 11:31
Eeek 25 mins running tonight non-stop and from here on out there'll be no more walking!
07/03/2012 at 11:52

You'll be grand.   I recall at that stage I did take one or two 30sec walking breaks when I felt I really did need them.  There's no guilt in walking if you really need to, I used to beat myself up about it!

Enjoy your run and Let us know how you get on.

07/03/2012 at 11:54
Evie's right. No harm in a walk break if needed. Enjoy your run later
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