The GET YOU ROUND Marathon Schedule

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04/11/2002 at 15:02
According to my calculations Week 1 commences 23 December. Who else out there is going to follow it?
Would be good to have some moral support to keep us all going and find out what people are doing now in preparation for the FLM.
04/11/2002 at 15:22
It is generally a good idea to start any schedule a couple of weeks ahead of the minimum date, this is to allow for missing training weeks due to injury or illness.
04/11/2002 at 18:01

Go for it, have a 'potter' round now. You can always tell yourself it's just preparation but it will help no-end; you can't beat the feeling of getting out there.

Good luck
04/11/2002 at 19:43
I'm looking at a 18 week plan, so I'm trying to ramp up to the start of that! Currenty up to about 10 miles/week, after about 3 months working up to it!
05/11/2002 at 05:51
Did anyone notice the very respectable time the "Get You Round' group came in at the Great North Run? It was 2 hours and 26 minutes which I think is very quick seeing that its for beginners. When I followed this group for the 2001 FLM, I found it a bit quick - they run at 10 min per mile pace then walk for one minute.I found the 10 minute per mile pace a bit fast but I'm aiming to keep with them this year.
05/11/2002 at 14:22
I'm planning on following this but am starting now as am almost complete beginner (a couple of v. slow 5ks is all I've done before). Ideas for motivating me to get out now its cold and dark would be welcome!
05/11/2002 at 14:28
You sound about the same level as me.Do you think we will ever be the finely tuned athletes we dream about.
I would also welcome some "I've just got in from work, it is cold, wet and dark and I need something to make me change and get out"tips!!
I would love to be 2 stone lighter it would make it so much easier.
05/11/2002 at 14:37
Lets hope so. I'm also aiming to lose about 2 stone too... All I reckon I need to do is get out running the planned 3 times a week and stay off the chocs, crips, white wine, etc., etc.....
05/11/2002 at 14:51
Are you going running today.If you are I will go as well and report back in the morning.I will be so riddled with guilt if I don't go if I know someone else is.
05/11/2002 at 14:59
good idea, lets do it! will let you know how I get on tomorrrow. enjoy!
05/11/2002 at 17:08

Well done both of you - have a great session tonight.

A virtual running club is formed :-)
06/11/2002 at 06:25
We could also make a virtual slimming group - weighting ourselves on - say - a Monday evening and keeping each other motivated food wise. I also need to loose two stones. Has anyone who has lost that amount of weight noticed a real difference in their running and if so, how much faster could they run?.
06/11/2002 at 09:47
Hi Fatlump - take a look at the threads on the Health & Injury forum - there's a daily thread (normally called something like 'Fat Club' or 'Trying to be thinner club') which is basically a virtual slimming group. They all seem to be very nice and friendly!
06/11/2002 at 09:47
Just checked - today its called the 'triple F club weds 6/11'!
06/11/2002 at 12:13
So far I've lost 1stone and 4 1/2 pounds and I would love to lose another 2 stone. In theory I would then be a lean, mean running machine. I love the idea of joining in these forums and not only getting great tips and motivation on running - but slimming as well! FAB!

To date the furthest I've run is 1/2 marathon (Great North Run 3 years running). I'd love to run a marathon but at the moment I'm concentrating on trying to get a bit faster that my current slug like pace.

I run with a ladies running club - we meet once a week (tonight's club night) then I go to my local Slimming World Club on the following night. This always makes me put more effort in to my club runs coz I think to myself "if I run really hard tonight - it might just show up on those scales tomorrow as a good weight loss" that's what keeps me going. It's working well so far.
06/11/2002 at 12:49
Dolly, you are a motivated person. I fluctuate between motivation and guilt. Love running when I get out there but think about it more than do it. How long has it taken to lose your 1stone plus.
Went out last night for 20mins. Not much but better than nothing
06/11/2002 at 13:09
Dolly, sounds like you're doing the right thing. I am a lapsed Slimming World member - the class I went to, members would all moan about how they couldn't stick to the plan... not v helpful or motivating! So, I am trying to stick with it myself and only weigh myself once a week, am finding it hard!

Bondi, well done on getting out. I managed 30mins run/walking. Am planning on getting out tomorrow night too if it ever stops raining!

I like Nick's idea of a virtual club... we need a good name though... The Crawlers?
06/11/2002 at 13:26
Will try and get out tonight if not I'll join you tomorrow hkp!
Do you get on better with red or green as a slimming world bod?
I think this whole virtual running club thing could catch on.
How many members so far:
nick, hkp, me, dolly are you up for it? The AGM could be fun!
06/11/2002 at 13:44
Bondi - I joined Slimming World at the end of July because I felt so heavy that I just couldn't enjoy running. I'm a terrible yo yo dieter/runner. When I've got my 'mojo' (motivation) there's no stopping me - but then if I start slipping I don't seem to be able to pull myself together in time to stop the damage! I must admit though, this year I've really decided that this time it's for keeps - get fit/slim and stay that way. I'm 38 later this month and if I don't sort myself out now I never will.

I have mostly 'green' days coz you can eat unlimited pasta, rice, potatoes etc and those are my favourites. Also the Slimming World consultant is Fab - she lost over 3 stone herself and now looks great which makes you believe it can be done.

Love the virtual running club idea. Count me in!
06/11/2002 at 15:41
I prefer green days too. I tried red but was just hungry all the time. I've heard that high-protein, low carb diets are not all that good for you too.

enjoy your run tonight bondi!

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