general running tips and also training tips.
Hi I decided to join this forum as I've entered the Great Birmingham Run (Half marathon) on 12th October.I regularly run but I've only ever run for fun before - I go every other day so I'm a confident runner...HOWEVER
I know next to nothing about running.I don't know what to eat, when to eat? When to train, how to train? What trainers/kit to wear?I'm pretty clueless and need some tips on getting myself performing to my potential.I would really appreciate any tips/advice from experienced runners...Thank you,Hayley
I imagine you're well in to your half marathon training programme by now. Which programme did you go for?
No not at all - I only signed up the other day!I wasn't planning on doing it as running is just a hobby for me, but due to the incident in Manchester last week, I decided to fundraise for Care of Police Survivors.My runs range from 6m - 10m generally but I did a couple of half marathons last week, so I know what kind of time to aim for. They were 1:51 & 1:56 with decent inclines, so I'm thinking of aiming for 1:45 given that the route is pretty flat too. Do you think that is realistic?I really want to give it my best shot though and get the best time I can.
Is there a 4 week training programme?
I'm a newbie runner, so I can't offer you the advice you are seeking, but as I work in GMP (civi side, i'm not a cop unfortunately) I wanted to wish you good luck and thank you because of who you are running for. Hopefully when I get more experience I can do something like you for a good cause.
Best of luck
Good luck I am doing my first half marathon on the 14th October and currently running 7 miles max so you are much more prepared than me! Going for a 9 miler this weekend and 11 the following and then hopefully get round on the day.
thanks!! ive been counting backwards from 1000 to take my mind off the pain. let us know how you get on
Brumrungirl wrote (see)
Dobo bobo I've offered to cover for the funerals next week as they fall on my rest days, I know Manchester is a pretty big place but our paths may cross!
Another big THANK YOU! I shall have make a donation to Care of Police Survivors in recongnition of your support to Greater Manchester and running for Fiona and Nicola.
Hehe it is possible that our paths may cross. I work at Bootle Street Police Station in the City centre and you may be asked cover the City centre due to the Labour Party conference which is next week. If you get assigned to Tameside Division, I hope you enjoy your patrol - the steep hills will keep you fit for your HM! I used to live in Hyde where Nicola and Fiona were based and I always felt safe thanks to the brave service of officers like Fiona and Nicola.
Hi Brumrungirl, I've sent you a PM with funeral details so that your topic is not derailed.
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