Totally new? The 2013 new runners thread.

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30/03/2013 at 21:59
Lol terpsi, 35 is a bargain for a decent pair of running shoes.
Boredrobots well done on your achievements! Sinbad well done for volunteering for your park run

Rivergirl...well done on your first parkrun, it was my first time today also! Managed a time of 26.48 which I was pleased with considering it was snowing! Definitely want ot start going there's a nice lady who bakes cakes for everyone each week...

Keep up the running folks!
30/03/2013 at 22:11

That's a craking time Sophski! Esepcially through the snow. I was back at 33m ... but that's my speed at the moment so I'm happy with the time. There was a bit of a hill too! ...

30/03/2013 at 22:23
Well done! Its nice to run with other people for a change, luckily my local one is pretty flat- not a fan of hills!
Edited: 30/03/2013 at 22:28
31/03/2013 at 07:38

Hi All,

Sophski wow a dam good time. I can only manage about 55 minutes for the 5k

Your lucky Sophski. Your lucky, my PR is quite hilly, and I live half way up a very steep hill.

I live on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, so all my runs are hilly.

Hope your all okay?

31/03/2013 at 08:10
Sinbad- I live on top of a small hill, but nothing like the yorkshire dales! And the parkrun is along a seafront whixh is why its so flat, very windy yestersay though...cant wait for some warmer weather
31/03/2013 at 16:59

Hi All,

I'm so jealous in a nice way  of those that live on the coast.

There some nice routes  that are reasonabbly falt by the coast, there's also the beach.

I lied in Plyouth for a year but didn't take advantage of living there, running or with my sailling.

I look forward to the warmer weather to. A week on Wednesday I hope to get to

my boat, do some beach running, and pick up my outboard engine and go for a sail.

Lunarglides? who makes them please?

Hope all are okay?

01/04/2013 at 18:15
Lunarglides are Nike shoes.

They feel a bit weird, but then I have been running in clumpy cross-trainers up till now, so I think I just need to adjust. They're also a violent shade of hot pink, and I have never worn ANYTHING pink. But these shoes are so pretty! They're on the end of my bed and every time I look at them they make me happy. I almost don't want to run in them for fear of ruining them. Perhaps I'll just put them in a display case.

Running group today was cancelled, boo. Shop staff were too busy to go out for half an hour. I've been out for a half-hearted trot by myself, and I'll have to go on Wednesday night - but the Wednesday group are more advanced than the Mondayers, so god knows how I'll fare!
03/04/2013 at 14:52

Hi All,

Terpsikhore, I'm sure you will do fine in the Wednesday group. I like the idea of puttin shoes on end of your bed.

You hhave given me an idea to similar, I will put mine on end of my bike in bedroom, see if it gives me similar boost as I have not run in a month . I'm trying to get back out there, now  the weather is improving. 2 of my routes were snowed in, so that didn't help.

Hope your all okay.?

06/04/2013 at 13:05

Hi All,

Wow everyone must be at Park Runs, and putting on bets for the Grand National?

I went  and marshalled for my PR today. I'm glad I did, as there's a bridge you have to go over and under a bridge,and do the a similar varition over 2 laps. I will be going again, and to run this time. Even though my time will be the slowest.

Everyone was so friendly, I was surprised. I have my Garmin back from the shop, the weather will be okay for a 5k Sunday morning, after that rain is forecast for after Sunday, I will just have to wear my waterproofs.

Hope everyone is okay?

08/04/2013 at 22:16

Evening all!

Good run this evening - it's so nice to be able to go out in tights and a long-sleeved t-shirt and not freeze to death!!

I now feel like I can consistenly run 5k. Hurrah! 10k is the next target. I'm undecided on the best way to do that, though... whether to follow a schedule (I found a 10-week one that looks do-able) or whether to just add 5 minutes onto my time each week. Following a schedule's probably the smart idea, but I worry that if I can't stick to it exactly I'm likely to give up. So I'm thinking of going the least complicated route possible and just running for a bit longer each time.

09/04/2013 at 19:46

Hey Terpsi!

I got really confused when I'd done 5k about how to get up to 10k. There's run/walk programmes but I didn't want to do that as felt I would be going backwards! So I just added some distance on each time I ran. Used endomondo so new how far I'd gone.

I think running the 5k is the big hurdle and after that I think you'll be surprised that you can carry on ... as long as you're not going to fast.

Good luck!

I did my first 10k race last Monday! Well chuffed!

09/04/2013 at 21:59
The route I run on a Monday and Wednesday, turns out there's an optional extra bit to take it up to 7.5km. Another lady and I looked at a map and found a couple of shortcuts in the 'extra' bit... So we're thinking next week we'll do our normal route, plus the first part of the extra bit, then take a shortcut back - that's about 5.5km, I reckon. The week after, we'll do a bit more of the extra bit (making the run about 6.5km), and then the third week we'll do the whole 7.5km. After that we'll have to try and find some other diversions to take to lengthen the route!

But yes, getting from 5 to 10k seems much more achievable than 0 to 5k, strangely. And from 10k it's not a huge jump to 10 miles, and then from 10 miles you're almost at half-marathon distance!
09/04/2013 at 22:25

That sounds like a perfect plan! And will vary what you do each time too! Eek to the half marathon ... though I am pondering it ...

Are your magic shoes getting a run out now

18/04/2013 at 14:01

Hi all, i posted here a few months ago, am still running and has completed my first ever race, the Honiton Hippo on sunday (14th) 7.8 miles of hills mud and hills and mud bogs and a few rivers thrown in  it was a brilliant morning, got filthy but loved every step, my first taste of trail running and i know that i now have a long way to go in my training/running, but i am so pleased and chuffed that i am still smiling today, 

Hope you are all doing great x

19/04/2013 at 13:22

Well done! Sounds like great fun. I wanted to do an adventure/downright filthy race this year but they seem to all be in April/May so I think I've missed the boat. Next year for sure!

Hahaha yes, the magic pink shoes have made a few appearances! They took some getting used to but I love them now.

Did the 5.5km Monday, that was a bit of a struggle (fecking headwind while running uphill...) but I made it. Wednesday did my usual 5km route - annoyingly, I actually felt way better than I did on Monday and like I could have gone further (maybe the 6.5km version), but I was at the back of the pack already and it wasn't fair to make the guys back at the shop wait ages for me to stagger in.

At any rate, about two-thirds round I tripped over a paving slab and banged my knee - at the time I felt fine so I just got up and carried on running, but today my knee is stiff as hell. Probably means I won't be able to run tomorrow. Grumble, grumble. Although getting skinny jeans on this morning without bending my leg was a workout in itself!

12/05/2013 at 22:58

Hi all!

Not sure if this thread has died a death ... so thought I would post to see if anyone's still around? Gave me a lot of support when I was starting out!

So due to "life" I've had a couple of weeks with no running at all, but back out today for just a gentle (and tremendously slow) 5k. Have my second 10k in a coupke of weeks so need to get out there again.

And since I only do anything under some sort of pressure it seems ... I have signed up for a HM in September!


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