ugh my lard hurts
Nice work, sir, keep it up!
I started at the end of October 2011 and I've just done my first non-stop 10k this morning (before work).
Keep at it - find out what motivates you - I tried a bit of trail running in my nearest country park, and absolutely loved it - got me a pair of Mizuno Wave Harrier shoes and a plan to get out in the hill in the summer.
Toby sounds like your doing a preyty much everything right at the moment. Like cougie said through eating and a lot easier than burning it off again.
I'd get signed up for the park run as soon as you feel like you can start doing it even if you don't go good what you might be thinking are good times and are last it's going to mean you have your times on something that you can motivate yourself by Trust me mate you won't the last person there and some folks walk half the distance, they are a good laugh. After a month or so your going to see your times go down and get some achievement from it.
Also if your thinking off doing some 10 K races I'd start looking around for something local and fix that in your mind. So start thinking right Apirl/May there is this it's going to be brilliant not get out there and do what you need to do.
Your changing what your doing so normal to get aches and pains as your body thinks can I just go back to bed. If you fancy it after your done a 10 k or two you could even do the whole simon pegg thing and sign up for a marathon next year or at the tail end off this year. Keep rocking mate your doing brilliantly!
Hi Toby, well done on your lifestyle change. I too have emmbarked on a fitness regime recently. Six months ago I would struggle to run 3 miles, with oxygen bellowing out of every oraface I had. Take into account, I have always been an active individual I found it hard to understand why I struggled so much. My body ached, stomach hurt, ankles knees etc. What made the difference for me was in fact a good diet. I have always been aware of the significance of eating well however, I never embarked on such an obvious regime even when I was at my most active. The difference is unbelievable, I have so much energy when running. When I plan my runs it`ll be the proverbial A to B then home. Now, I find myself starting at A going to B and then spurring of to C.
I think the circuits you have planned is a good idea, it`ll make you fitter, faster and stronger.
I enjoyed reading your original post, i identified with so much of it - particularly the family bag of maltezers
I "run" 5k in just under 30 minutes and pretty much puff and snort all the way round. I've just started running 10k and entered a local event at the end of March. My aim is to complete it in under an hour so I've got 2 minutes to shed between now and then
I find the first 15/17 minutes are the worst for me. I want to give up. After that I seem to get into a better rhythm and my gait and breathing smoothe out.
I started running back round the end of October with the C25K plan and am now running between 50-60 min. I still get to the "OMG, why am I putting my body through this?!!!" stage, but get through it reminding myself that this is what gets me fitter and better.
I don't imagine that ever goes away as long as we are challenging ourselves to keep doing more. But you will find that you go further/faster before that point kicks in.
Keep at it, sounds like you are doing really well!
Tobyloby wrote (see)
Thanks guys Run 1 of week 6 completed. My legs now really, really hate me.
Just wait till you get to run 3.
Jusk kidding. I remember though that week 6 was a tough one for me after repeating week 5. But I was so proud to get through it!
Well all will go fine as long as you make this your life from now on not just a prelude to a keep fit dvd, so to speak.
After a few years your running will either become your main way of getting excersise, relieving stress, being competitive, or just one of a variety of "sports things you do" When it does you will look back on this time as though it was happening to another person. Your 5 k time will be eye wateringly fast, and going for an hours run will be what you do because there is nothing on TVand its a bit of fun isnt it.
By then a half marathon is just a matter of sharpening up and suddenly a marathon looks well just 26 miles innit?
You may even find yourself not going out on a Saturday night because you want to be fresh as a daisy for a sneaky 8 miler before work on Sunday.
Yes is could happen...oh yeah better believe it...and your friends won't be surprised.....because well you run dont you?
The reduction in jiggling is a fantastic motivator, I find No longer do I have to content with my stomach trying to launch itself into space in a bizarre slingshot motion, harnessing the power of gravity to escape the clutches of the earth.
Now it just goes 'a-wobble' as I plod along. Someday I imagine it will just sit there and not make any contribution to the experience - who knows.
My wife paid me a lovely compliment the other day, she said I now only look very fat when I am bending over to pick something up and all the extra bits are forced together. When standing straight, I merely look overweight. Get in!
Love the compliment PBAB
Toby, join the club when you feel ready. Even if you still have some *jiggly* bits there will be other runners there with *jiggly* bits too anyway, not all club runners are string beans! Don't put off joining
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