Any other newbies want to join my thread?
Hi Everyone! Remember me? Just a quickie to let you know that I've just been for a run!!!! First one in AGES! Went out the door aiming to run for 5 mins before having a walk break, but managed 8mins, then 2 mins walk, then 5 mins. Did 2.16K in 15mins altogether. Felt like could have done a bit more possibly but don't want to overdo it and hurt myself, plus started to feel a bit wobbly. Anyway, it's a start! Thinking about doing the 5K race for life in Norwich in May. Need a goal I think.
Just had a very quick scan of this page and saw that your 10K is off Secret Agent. Sorry that you're not very well, hope you get over it quickly and are able to get running again soon. But yes, most important thing is to rest and recover fully.
Will have another more in depth read now to see what I've been missing! Glad to see you're all still around and haven't been slacking like me!
Cheetah – loving the Mexican wave, thank you. You’re putting us all to shame with the amount of running you are doing. Well done on your 10:02m/m. I would be very happy with a timing like that and you’ve certainly put all the hard work in. I have this idea that I will get out on a Sunday morning, especially a lovely sunny day like today, but it never happens following Saturday night drinks!
Snails – sounds like you had a good run. Are you doing the Bridge to 10K schedule?
Minty – good to hear you’ve been out and getting back into it. A goal like a 5K does sound a good idea to help keep you motivated.
Norfolklass – Hope the knees are behaving and you are having pain free runs.
Ma’amy – keep up the walking. Hopefully we’ve got some nice long warm days to look forward to which always make a walk more enjoyable.
Well, I’ve had a bit of a setback this week and not done any running. I got a very nasty insect bite on my face which caused a bad infection and made it swell like a balloon. A trip to A&E and a load of medication has thankfully sorted it out but I didn’t feel good for a few days and only just got back to looking ‘normal’ again. In the meantime, I’ve been looking for a new plan to start and still undecided so may just make my own up and keep adding a few minutes on each week until I can run 5K and then probably start the Bridge to 10k schedule.
Have a good week everyone.
Hi All, just a quick check in to say that I went for another run this evening. Again, just a short one but I'm just focussing on getting out the door at the moment! So that's a start! I did the same route round the block, just 2.16K but a bit quicker than the other day.
Sorry it's short! xxx
Quick one from me tonight too - does anyone remember when I was trying to avaoid going to the Wednesday running group as they did something called "hill repeats"..?
Well, tonight I successfully did the hill repeat session - I ran up the hill twice at the beginning and twice at the end, not bad to say I'm still coughing up a hairball! 10:10m/m so not as fast as normally on a Wednesday but I'm ill and they were hills!
Its been absolutely ages since I've been on this forum - I joined the beginners forum and then there was lots of talk of 10ks and half marathons and it put me off a little.
I have been a 'beginner' for a couple of years now and been part of a ladies only running club. I am a very slow runner and very jealous of you managing the 10m/m!
I can't seem to break the 12 min mile.
Hubby now thinks I am having a mid life crisis - I am entering 5k and 10ks all across Lancashire!
I've recently made myself go to the 'proper' club on a Thursday evening where they concentrate on distance - the Wednesday one I go to is more of a social event really.
Anyway, enough of me rabbitting on - hopefully I'll have chance to visit this forum more often - I could do with sharing my progress with someone!!!
Welcome to the thread tlwoods!
Minty - well done on the running, I thought I was going to have to come and chase you, and I'd be worn out then especially after chasing Ma'amy too!
Secret Agent - hope your chest is feeling better, mine has cleared a bit now and it hurts less to cough - I'm producing some interesting fluorescent plegm now too, better out than in I say! Sorry to hear your 10k has been called off
Ellie - the Saturday night drinks are entirely to blame for the fact that I schedule my "slow crap run" for a Sunday! I'm planning another one on Monday this week instead of my long run hehe! That bite sounds nasty - I think I'm either lucky or particularly horrible tasting as nothing ever seems to bite me - glad you are now looking normal again, sounds like a bad reaction.
Norfolklass - your barefoot running sounds great! I am really intrigued by those shoes with toes in! I STILL haven't seen the running club bloke in them again (think I've seen the same bloke, just not in toe-shoes!). I don't think I'd be able to wear them as I have a bunion and weird overlapping toes on one foot, or I'd be very tempted to try them myself!
I've had a couple of days off running to see if my chest would clear a bit more - then I got bored of waiting and did 8.37 miles this afternoon - it was a bit strange running on a Saturday, and even stranger so early in the day - but I managed 10:23m/m despite stopping to stroke a cat without pausing the Garmin.
In other news - I HAVE A NEW CAR!!!!!!! And it's ALL MINE, and Mr Cheetah is only allowed to drive it if he's very nice to me! It's a Black Ford KA ('08 reg) and his name is Road Mog. He should be with me next weekend after a couple of paint touch-ups (he's parked outside my mum's at the moment!), and it's just what I need to get loads of driving practice in so I can book my test. Can't wait!
Hoefully the link still works now it's been sold (to me!) - this is Road Mog!
Hope everyone else is healthy, injury free, and enjoying running! xx
Norfolklass, the barefoot running sounds like its having a positive effect on your knee problems, keep adding a bit in here and there, and let us all know how it progresses.
Cheetah, I had some "interesting colours" as well. All gone now, and I started back running this week. Tuesday was a total mess, couldnt set a pace to save my life, kept speeding up, slowing down, walking etc.Thursday was 4k in the 'mill, and a 5k on the 'mill today.Going back to club run on Monday, that will be a good test to see if my lungs have properly recoverd or not.
Contemplating going to the thursday efforts session with the club. All designed to help improve speed.Will see how I get on on Monday first, and have a chat with the group leader to see if i'm ready for it or not.
Happy running peeps.
Norfolklass, Knee problems are more or less negligable at the moment, just trying to be sensible and not go over the top and try to do too much.
The club run went OK, approx 4 miles in around 34 minutes, though did feel it a bit in the chest muscles. The breathing itself was OK.Did a lunch run today with a couple of guys from work. They're training for the tough mudder assault course/run in 4 weeks time, and I was a bit unsure just how far/fast they were going to be running.Needn't have worried though, as my pace was inbetween theirs, so worked out OK.Ran 5.2 miles in 45.06, which is 8.40 pace.
Will be trying the efforts session with the club on Thursday evening.
dfm, keep going with the program, it seems tough sometimes, dont want to run or life just gets in the way but its very satisfying when you reach each milestone, be it the first time you run 10 mins non stop or your first 5k
Cheetah, you booked your test yet?
Hi Norfolklass - here's what I posted in the other thread:
RoadRunner76 wrote (see)
Salutations, all!It's been a most annoying few weeks - my PC went down, and after I got that sorted out, the RAM (memory) got corrupted so I sent it back to the manufacturer and the RMA process took a long time as well. I could've bought more instead, but the type of memory I need would've cost £50. Now back up and running properly, thank God!Anyway: update - I went to the physio and after checking me over, he had me do a squat, which hurt my knee. Then he said he was going to 'do something' to my knee - and he moved it around a bit and had me do another squat, which felt OK. The physio gave me some exercises to do and said I could only run for six minutes, and only on grass, so I've got to traipse all the way to the local common, run for six minutes, then traipse back home. Oh well. If that's what the doc says to get it better, then that's what I'll do until he says otherwise. Next appointment's on the 27th. I think the knee feels a bit better, so hopefully he'll say I can increase the distance after the next appointment. I can't remember exactly what he said was wrong with the knee, I'll ask him again when I see him.Hope everyone's doing OK.
It's been a most annoying few weeks - my PC went down, and after I got that sorted out, the RAM (memory) got corrupted so I sent it back to the manufacturer and the RMA process took a long time as well. I could've bought more instead, but the type of memory I need would've cost £50.
Now back up and running properly, thank God!
Anyway: update - I went to the physio and after checking me over, he had me do a squat, which hurt my knee. Then he said he was going to 'do something' to my knee - and he moved it around a bit and had me do another squat, which felt OK. The physio gave me some exercises to do and said I could only run for six minutes, and only on grass, so I've got to traipse all the way to the local common, run for six minutes, then traipse back home. Oh well. If that's what the doc says to get it better, then that's what I'll do until he says otherwise. Next appointment's on the 27th. I think the knee feels a bit better, so hopefully he'll say I can increase the distance after the next appointment. I can't remember exactly what he said was wrong with the knee, I'll ask him again when I see him.
Hope everyone's doing OK.
Roadrunner, hope the knee issue resolves itself soon mate. The bit where you said you couldnt remember what he said was wrong with it made me think of the line "its fucked" and then thought of the billy connolly sketch which contains this line
The chap was then sent off to the infirmary who had just taken possesion of a "de-fuck-ulator"!
Would be interesting to see what happens if you went back to the physio and asked for that particular bit of equipment to be used on your knee
Seriuosly though, hope it all heals soon.
Went to the club efforts session last night, with good and bad results, good because it was a good workout, and bad because I went off way too fast and couldn't maintain an even amount of effort through the session.After a 5 minute run down to a local park with hard surface paths because of all the rain, we were supposed to run at a pace a bit faster than your normal pace and then slow down for a breather/recovery at a rate of 4/2 minutes repeating the 4 min effort 5 times in total, a bit like a stepped up run/walk program.I was way to fast for the first 2 efforts and really struggled to finish the session, ending up just managing to run the last 4 minutes at my normal pace.Finished off with a slow run back to the sportspark.
Next time i'll have a much better idea how to run it to get the maximum benefit from the session.
Quick one tonight, gotta get the ironing board out!
parkrun yesterday in 25.35, club run tomorrow
More rain forecast for tomorrow PM, oh joy!
Norfolk lass, you got your new running shoes yet?Interested to hear how you get on with them.
Did another 5mile + run with the club on Monday night, felt quite good, but legs a bit stiff yesterday so ditched my planned run and went this morning instead.Ran 5k in 25.44 but can knock off a 1.01 for time stuck at the level crossing, which is 24.43, my fastest 5k time so far. Wasn't trying to set a good time, just a training run that went rather well!Club effort session tomorrow night.
Have registered for the Breckland 10k on bank holiday monday, organised by Thetford AC
Happy running people, get out there and do it, or at least tell us about it.Get well soon to the peg legs on the subs bench.
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