Totally new? The 2013 new runners thread.

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14/03/2013 at 09:57

Hi All,

GingerG lol with your dream

Training for me has come to a dead stop for me.

With the Manchester Marathon so close.

14/03/2013 at 10:10

@sinbad - Oh no whats happened?!

14/03/2013 at 15:41

Just remembered Monday (the day I said I would definitely start running) is actually my birthday............hmmm....Wednesday, for sure!! :P I swear, Wednesday the trainers are going on and I'm starting moving- promise!

@GingerG, love your dream, sounds like quite a feat, I'm sure you were exhausted when you woke up!

@Sinbad, what's happened!?!?

15/03/2013 at 08:32

Hi All,

Mooly Happy Birthday. Your getting closer each day for your running

GingerG I just let some people get to me. Hopefully I can draw a line under it now. As long as I reach that 20 mile training mark by the end of the first week in  April, I can start pulling back ater that.

Hope everyone is okay?


15/03/2013 at 16:35

all good in curly land, 5k run yesterday, park run tomorrow, a run this eve maybe, depends, its raining  a lot, usually doesn't bother me but tired from commuting all week 

i have 3 weeks weeks off, one study, 2 for annual leave , lots of running to be done , good start to training for the HM and studying, only fair as i'm paid full time to study , however i will work some shifts during my 3 weeks , but not many 

HB mooly 

15/03/2013 at 18:52

Hi |All,

XcurlywigX what are you studying? soundslike a plan you have there.

16/03/2013 at 10:52
Hi everyone,

Hiding inside at the moment looking out at the rain. Need to go run! But the rain is definitely the killer for me.

I have a shower proof jacket which sort of does the job, but the hood is just generally annoying. Not sure what's best. Should I just get myself a cap just to keep it from my eyes?

Any thoughts about what you all do v welcome!
16/03/2013 at 13:06

Hi All,

maisie77 give the cap a go, if it does not work for you, you can just leave it at home.

Hope all okay.

17/03/2013 at 12:50

Hi thread ... I've changed my name btw. Off for long run now. Hope everyone's still getting through the miles!

17/03/2013 at 17:27

Hi All,

Rivergirl, what was your name before hand?

I have pulled out of the Manchester Marathon, after a disastorous 8 mile LSR. I even had to sit down for five minutes. Yet the week before I did 15 miles in 5 hours not fast, but this week has been difficult.

Hope your all okay?

I'm not giving up, I'm going to try and push myself to volunteer and run some park runs, do a few 10k and a couple of half marathons, let the body and mind get used to the longer distances.

I have alsocome down with my second cold due to the ever changing weather.

18/03/2013 at 22:42

Hope everyone's off to a good start to their week? I am - big big day today (no I haven't started yet, though I was halfway there, trainers were on!), happy 16th to me. Only 12 days until I go bald for charity and next week is piercing time woooohoooo :P Decided I must start running if only for the slimming side of things, because if I lose enough weight I'll do my belly button, see how impressed Lee is with that haha (he's told me off for the head shave and the piercings and for several other things!!!!) :P

Have a good week all!!!

M xxx

19/03/2013 at 08:36

Hi All,

As long as its not harmful for you, then go for it and be an individual safely mooly.

19/03/2013 at 09:15

hey all... thought it was about time i introduced myself here!

im kat..34, mum of one from Belfast. started running about 3 months ago, have had a few horrible aches and pains / MCI ligament issues, but seem to be coming out the other side a bit now! I had my best run ever last night, which has remotivated me a bit after a crappy last week! im up to week 3 of c25k... i keep repeating each day until i can do it comfortably, so im going slow! Ive signed up for the 5k race for life at the start of June, am im determined to run the whole thing!


19/03/2013 at 10:59

Welcome Kat! Sounds as thought you have a good start going there - don't worry about being slow, my times are pretty much just a fast walk! Good luck for the Race for Life, I've signed myself up a 5k in May and a 10k in July and like you I am determined to run them both!

@Mooly Happy Birthday for yesterday - Sorry I missed it! Well getting trainers on is a start - just need to get out the door as well! I think the first time is probably the hardest  after that its easier as you know you can do it!

@Sinbad - Sorry to hear that you've pulled out. It's hard but try to keep your chin up. It sounds like a good plan to break it all down a bit and get used to the longer runs first

How was everyones run over the weekend?


I had an awful run on Sunday - Everything hurt and I had no energy at all. I struggled to walk/run 3km! Note to self - do not try to run the morning after a night out with the Girls - dehydration and hangovers do not mix well with running! Aah well I had a rest day yesterday and made sure I drank loads of water and ate really healthily so fingers crossed my bike and run session tonight will be a lot easier. 



19/03/2013 at 11:52

I'm technically brand spanking and shiny new to running. I tried to get into it seven years ago but failed miserably and now I want to try again. Off for my first run tonight, so I'll let you know if I survive :P

19/03/2013 at 12:05

Good luck and welcome @Bored Robots! Are you following a C25K programme?

19/03/2013 at 12:32

Hi All,

Go for it runflatkat.

GingerG I know the feeling after a night out. I have decided to do the Hal Higdon 30 week marathon schedule. Although I can do more, it will give me a chance to listen to my body and mind a lot better, than a shorter scheduale.

Bored Robots, keep us informed on how it goes.

19/03/2013 at 13:13
Hi all,

Kat - hope you are coming through your injury problems ... hopefully it is your body adjusting to the running (I say with no understanding whatsoever of physio and injuries and stuff!!)

Ginger - yep, had that hangover run too! Even when I felt ok it was just torture moving my legs at any speed! Trying to construct my social life around running and running around social life ... complex. Have even written 'no drinks' in my diary on Friday so I can hopefully get up for my first parkrun.

Sinbad - have changed my name so it didn't give any personal stuff away, so no point doing that if I then put it down for posterity in a thread

Good luck bored robots. Come straight back here and tell us how it went, good or bad. It got me round a couple if early runs when thinking I could come back and share!!
19/03/2013 at 13:20
GingerG wrote (see)

Good luck and welcome @Bored Robots! Are you following a C25K programme?


I am now, Ginger! Thanks for the nudge in the right direction.

19/03/2013 at 13:29

This looks like a good place to ask dumb questions so here goes!!!

What is the c25k program?

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