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04/09/2012 at 14:24

Hi Nick, SOrry of rthe delayed response only just seen your message as I've been working away from home for the past 3 weeks or so.

I'm sure the downhill running did help along with tempo runs and generally just following a training plan rather than just running when I felt like it!

Training has been coming along ok, although whilst I've been working away I haven't been able to do as much running as I'd like during the week due to long working hours etc. Will just have to see how the next few weeks training go, can't believe how quickly it has come round?! Hows your training coming along? Any reaction from the achilles?

04/09/2012 at 14:32

No reaction to the Achilles yet Tommy. I have been building up slowly again (scared of getting another injury). So far so good... but the true test will be once I start upping the milesage as been only doing around 6 to 8 miles max on my longer runs at the moment... I won't be where I want to be speed wise for the Robin Hood but hopefully will be there injury-free...

How are you set for the Robin Hood?

04/09/2012 at 14:57

Before I started the training plan I looked at the Mcmillan run calculator to get my equivalent HM time, based on my 10k PB which came out at 1:46ish. So I set this as my (optimistic) target time but due to a slight hamstring niggle early on in the training plan and the recent 3 weeks working away with very little training I very much doubt I'll be in a position to get that sort of time unfortunately. Will just have to see how things go on the day with regards to time, but as it's my first HM it will definitely be a PB....

Got a 8.5m run planned for this evening, the route has a nasty hill which I'm not looking forward to!  

04/09/2012 at 15:07

Good luck Tommy. 1.46 will be a good time. 1.47 is my best time achieved about 30 years ago! I just want to finish... and if all goes well, get close to 2 hours...

Good luck with the nasty hill!

07/09/2012 at 14:46



In May i was 19 stone and very unfit.  Honestly, i couldn't have run from one lamp post to the next.  I had a little girl in August last year and it all kinda got out of control!  I am now 3 stone less and running the GNR next weekend (gulp!)  I found i couldn't run that heavy, i had to shift some weight first so have only been training for 12 weeks.  My last long run was 13 1/2 miles, and it took 2:52:56, which to most runners will be bloomin' awful but needless to say, i was thrilled!  It gets better and better and easier and easier and one day you just stop thinking 'oh God i'm going to pass out/throw up/die' and you think 'I'm running.  Just running and it's so easy!'

Would def say to enter something, it gives you real motivation.  Also, make sure you really listen to your body.  some aches you can ignore, some you can't (in my limited experience!)

07/09/2012 at 14:53

Hey Georgie, that's impressive progress! 13 1/2 miles with only 12 weeks training. 

I don't know if you have seen this before, but it's quite motivating!





Edited: 07/09/2012 at 14:54
07/09/2012 at 15:07

Thanks, i haven't.  Thats fantastic, what a brilliant story!

01/10/2012 at 08:35

Hi Nick,

Hope you managed to get down to Nottingham yesterday?

Despite my training not going to plan, managed to get round in 1:48:30, so pretty pleased all in all. Really enjoyed the whole experience and now I've got a PB for a half marathon it's given me a target to beat....but not for a couple of days at least my legs feel like concrete!

01/10/2012 at 08:56

Hi Tommy, I got around... just. Only 2.23 this year though compared to 2.13 last year on a hillier course. I must admit I seem to be slowing year on year... somehow I need to reverse the clock of father time. Motivation isn't the problem, it's just I seem to injure myself gettig out of bed these days...

Well done on your time of 1.48 though. I'd love to do times like that again one day. Also glad the rain held off!

11/10/2012 at 17:32
Just read this thread and it's almost like I've written it!! I'm in the same boat, I'm five weeks into a Run England course and I'm attempting my first Parkrun next week. I have always classed myself as a fit fat bloke, and have dropped a stone in weight
Down to 17st 9lb in those five weeks!!
11/10/2012 at 18:03

RUN-D-M-BRIE let us know how you get on!

What sort of distances are you running at the moment?

11/10/2012 at 18:14
Furthest ive ran is 12k but that was a year ago, this is the first time I've ever done any structured training and it has highlighted
Quite a few shortfalls in how and what I used to do!! Really hoping to get under the 30min at the Parkrun I will post results! I would also like to say what a wonderfull initiative Run England is, I'm only running probably five miles a week at the moment but I've made the mistake in the past of overdoing it too soon
11/10/2012 at 18:21

Good to start off slow. I recently came across this site... which is quite good in setting plans for beginners...

and once you feel confident...

11/10/2012 at 20:25
Thanks for that
11/10/2012 at 20:44
Just got back from week 6 of my run England course and distance according to map my run was 6.5k This was done in walk/ jog/run intervals. Another good
Sessions in the pouring rain with the waves breaking just feet from us!
11/10/2012 at 20:47

Running by the sea sounds nice. The main thing when you start running is to enjoy it. If you enjoy it you'll stick with it. Sounds like you are having fun...

28/03/2013 at 12:53

Is fatboy still running?

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