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18/07/2006 at 13:19
Minardi .. excellent ... can you tell me exact date and length of run plse ?

11min miles is NOT slow. It is very good! Maybe if you do slow down a little you'll manage to work up longer runs. Not going to try to give any more advice ... I'll leave it to those on here with experience :-)
18/07/2006 at 13:21
Minardi this is the mile a minute thread! Your running sounds good and fast to me! I have discovered to my surprise that taking a rest week does no harm at all, seem to come back stronger. Hope the cold shifts away soon for you.
18/07/2006 at 13:22
LOL ... if this thread carries on at this pace we are going to have to enforce 'lunch breaks' where no posting is allowed so we can all catch up !!!!
18/07/2006 at 13:23
Seaton Sluice Allien... which at the momement is refreshingly cool
18/07/2006 at 13:23
Funny you should say, that I am off to get some lunch right now!
18/07/2006 at 13:24
Minardi - you're about the same level as me - time and distance-wise. I'm trying to get to 10 miles by September.

OTH - enjoy your well earned break and the exercise bike tonight.

Misty enjoy your walk.

I must do some work this afternoon but I'll catch up with you all a bit later.
18/07/2006 at 13:25
OK ... I'm off for a while. Can you email me direct Minardi with length of race and actual date etc so I don't miss the post. Thanks, OTH
18/07/2006 at 13:57
Hello all. I'd like to join your thread if I may?! Pleeeease?!

Not really much to tell about me, but I'll try and make myself sound a little interesting...

My name is Lisa, I am 29, married with one black lab and we live in Kent.

I've had 4 knee operations in 6 years, the last one being my left knee when I damaged my patella tendon crawling along a limo bench seat in Las Vegas and kneeling on a bolt. This is the only one that plays up when I'm 'running'.

I joined WeightWatchers in January of this year and had a little bit of success and lost a stone in just under 4 months. Then I went on holiday for a week and have managed to put most of it back on again.

I moved jobs in May and lost my subsidised gym membership so decided to take up running primarily to train for a 10K with my friend at Leeds Castle in October. Since doing the 5K training program, I am now up to running for 8 mins and even dragged my carcass out of bed at 6am this morning and did 3.9k in 25 minutes (include 2 2min walk breaks).

My husband has also started the beginners program and somehow I have managed to inspire my mum to get up and get out and get on with it too.

I'm doing the Hydro Womens Challenge in Hyde Park on 3 September, RunLondon 10K in October, and the Leeds Castle 10K the week after that.

In the last week I've run about 15K, but still didn't manage to lose any weight for my weigh-in today. Ho hum. I suppose its all down to being good in between times!!

So, hello all!!

L
18/07/2006 at 14:02
hello! that wasn't a boring story...did you see mine?

good running...and great plans...OTH will be busy again with her list!!! I have my first 10k planned for September. is your Leeds Castle a Cancer research Event?
18/07/2006 at 14:08
Hi Lisa, Welcome!

I love black labs by the way!

You have done so well with your running in spite of the knee problems, I am really impressed. A busy race schedule ahead too.

Good on you for inspiring your husband and your mum to get running.
18/07/2006 at 14:09
Em said...

"Club Strip???...wrong sort of forum Stu?


Oh...club strip...kit...I geddit. :-)"

Oops, now Im blushing like a beetroot! Honest mistake, Im too innocent to know otherwise!
eM.milou    pirate
18/07/2006 at 14:12
eek ....... I was looking at this thread with the view to posting a bit about me etc but when i last looked there were 26 posts now there are 170!!! Am I too late to join? I've just not had chance to read back although i did read all the initial posts. Shall I still tell you about me or is it too late? soryy just had no time to do it sooner and my computer has been down all morning I've had to ring the technical support people at a cost of a million pounds per minute!!
18/07/2006 at 14:13
hey all, wow more people! this is great, we could host our own race with this many people!!, i think the club t's would be great, but wicking fabric ones would be imense!. hello to everyone new!
18/07/2006 at 14:16
Just popped back after my bath ... have to get in quick to say emmilou .. it is never too late to join this thread - which is why we started it up from scratch again so all newcomers will feel they can come in whenever they want .. so ...

Bourne and Emmilou ... welcome :-)

Bourne can you give me dates for your last 2 runs .. I'm such a novice I've no idea what dates runs are etc. cheers. Well done for inspiring your mum and husband too. As Misty says, great running!
18/07/2006 at 14:20
Emmilou - welcome - please post your story it is always good to read everyone's background! I know what you mean I am at work - keep checking back to this thread and there are suddenly another 20 messages - oh my God! Can't keep up!
18/07/2006 at 14:23
gosh Emilou...your technical support guys are even more than mine (and I'm married to him!)

Never too late to join us...that's why we shifted to here. :-)

Stu??? Yeah right!!! Beetroots all 'round then. It's decided!
18/07/2006 at 14:28
I knew I was charging too little for my services (I work freelance in Tech Support) !!!
18/07/2006 at 14:45
Hey Bourne I'm doing the hydroactive too!!

I am doing it with (ooh that sounds dodgy!)a group of forces wives/girlfriends, we did it last year for the first time(walked) we raise money for forces related charities.

This year I am going to run.... :0)

It is soooo hot, I am supposed to be doing college work (could be worse, could be at work - oh so sorry you guys!) but there is no air!!
18/07/2006 at 14:53
Thanks for the welcome :-)).

OTH, the date for RunLondon is 8 October, and Leeds Castle is 15 October (yes, I know, two in a row....).

Emandbelle, yes, Leeds Castle is a Cancer Research event. I got my pack through the other day and after reading it felt a little nervous that there are some 'long steep hills'. I think we're going to try and do a training run around that area nearer the time.
18/07/2006 at 14:54
I'd like to say hello to everyone new who has joined - its great to hear everyone has to overcome something to run , folk who don't run go "its only running " or "huh its only a few miles" 0r ""6 mile (10K) thats not much not like its a marathon !"" that last one from a chain smoking overweight person.!!

Few non runners realise the effort that goes into running just a mile - strangely its the one activity everyone "thinks"" is easy till they actually try. But with steady training and commitment it can be rewarding and a great feeling can be had from running 5K or 10K races - you become part of an almost ""elite"" few who can run distances.

The key is to get FIT to RUN not the other way around. Cycling , swimming , a basic gym memebership - ot better still try a free months gym memebership to kick start fitness ready to begin a running programme. Look up on the net basic abs excercises too as weak stomach and lower back muscles can contribiute to much of running related problems.

I'd like to add to that entering 5K & 10K races is great fun , a great way to meet people and taking part is half the fun - nobodyt cares how slow you may be unless you are the elite top 3 in the race.

My motto? apart from sitting on my tush doing nothing at work - Go For It
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