Totally new? The 2013 new runners thread.

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08/01/2013 at 05:31

Very odd. Im not sure why my post from a couple of days ago has reposted itself!  Ignore me.



08/01/2013 at 05:44

Good morning all.  I think that my posting on 3 devices has caused a weird repostiing to occur. Sorry if it confuses anyone.  I thought I was going mad.

Anyway, it seems we are all doing well!  Im impressed.

My running night is tonight.  Im awake way too early today and had considered going for a morning run, but OH has just beaten me to it!  

Still, my gear is all ready for later and when I walk through the door it will be to deposit the baby and change, then straight out again!  

In the meantime Im off to hog the shower while he is busy!

08/01/2013 at 22:58

Rest day today ... and tomorrow I make another attempt at running before work. I think it is doomed to failure and I will have to stick to evenings but I'd love to start a few days with a run! Would feel very virtuous ...

09/01/2013 at 08:30
Good morning! Managed day 1 of week 2 last night. Felt fine actually, not too challenging. I think I'm fitter than I thought!
09/01/2013 at 20:15
Excellent Bella! I think it gets easier pretty quick - my first run was a killer but I did day 2 of week 2 this evening and found it much easier. My legs are fine, it's just the breathing I find a bit tricky.....
09/01/2013 at 20:36

Well done Becky.  yes I sometimes find the cold air is a bit tough on the breathing!

Yesterday I punished myself by running into the old town, where the only shops open were the chippys!  And there was a good sea breeze which was pushing against me on the way home!  Oh well.  At least its flat!

Back out tomorrow!

09/01/2013 at 20:56

Evening. Second run of week two done this evening ... it was coooold! I'm finding the breathing the most difficult too. I seem to remember someone teeling me you need to breathe in through your nose and out through you mouth? But I don't think I can get enough in and then I get all out of breath!!

Ah well, I know it will come!

09/01/2013 at 20:56

Hi All!

Just found this site today!

started running on a treadmill a few months ago n i've dropped 4 stones through it but finally plucked up courage to go out on the roads this week.. i started off with a mile which i found oddly hard, i used to do 3 miles on the runner.. then the night after i did 2 which seemed easier as i learnt to pace myself..tonight i did 3 and my pace for 3 miles was faster than my pace for 2??  How weird? 

Decided i'm going to sell my running machine as i've fallen in love with road running...ultimate goal is a triathlon in 2014 but b4 then i've a 10k next month and a half marathon in October.. nervous about the 10k as i've never run that far and i've all of 6 weeks to get ready for it!

Off to nurse my achey legs

09/01/2013 at 22:27

Hello everyone! I'm not actually running yet but couldn't resist posting. I did the C25k in May 2011, ran my local half marathon in November 2011 but picked up a knee injury early last year and haven't run since last September. I'm hoping my knee is finally on the mend and I can start the C25k again soon. To everyone here who has just started running: YAY!!! Well done you all! Can't wait to post that I've done Day 1 Week 1 again, let's hope it's very soon!

10/01/2013 at 16:32

Hi everyone

Signed up today but have been watching the forums for a while. I'm currently working towards completing the c210k program by the 28th Feb. Finished the C25k program a few months ago & was just running 5k twice a week. Now decided that I want to run further & hope to enter the Bupa 10k run in London in May. Next run is tonight with 3 15mins runs with a minute walking in between. Enjoying the challenge of the extra distance & training myself to run a little slower but for longer.

10/01/2013 at 17:43

Hi all

Total newbie here! I've just started on the Cto5k program too - my first run was yesterday. Felt slightly embarrassed by how tired I was at the end of it, but also totally exhilirated,

I also have a slightly odd question - my problem is not that I need to lose weight, but rather that I need to put weight on. Can't afford the gym etc, so running seemed an ideal way to get fit. I'm not going to lose more weight though am I?!

Oh, also - the C25K app I downloaded was free and does speak to me too... plus has nice motivational quotes etc!

10/01/2013 at 21:09

It would seem that you do not have any fat to burn off so your training will add and tone muscle which will add some weight.

You should look at you diet and find something that complements your running. No need to even think of eating lots of carbs at this stage but a healthy diet will improve your running as you progress. A lot of foods that help runners, pasta, baked potatoes, rice are the cheapest.

10/01/2013 at 22:19

Evening all.  Quick posting just to say I have done Week 2 Run 2 and found it fine.  Challenging enough, but not so much that I wanted to walk instead of running and I didnt feel the need to stop.  It was flippin cold out there tonight though!

Next run will be Saturday!

11/01/2013 at 20:30

Hi - another 2013 beginner here. I started running (away from zombies) just one week ago. I am also starting from absolute scratch, having had a kidney transplant 5 months ago. I'll be running in the Great Manchester 10k in May for Kidney Research. 

Oh and I've lost 2 stone but still have 2-3 to go. 

11/01/2013 at 22:30

Hi everyone!

Looking forward to my next run tomorrow after a couple of rest days.But we're about to  have a cold snap I hear!? How are us newbies going to cope?

Any thoughts or tips about running in the proper cold?

12/01/2013 at 08:03

Maisie it's freeeeeeeeezing here so I'm hoping there are some handy tips! Actually I could do with some tips about running in the dark (mornings). I'm trying to stick to "every other day" rather than set days for running, which means on Mondays and Tuesdays I will have to go out early (about 6.15am I think). The alternative is waiting until my son is in bed after 7pm, when it's dark anyway and I doubt I'll feel like going out.

12/01/2013 at 08:27
Hi guys, I did week 2, day 3 last night - it sure is getting cold out. I wear a long and also a short sleeved top under a lightweight jacket. A wholly hat also. I think I need to get some gloves though....
As for running in the dark - you need reflective stuff on and also for safety it's best not to wear headphones. Make sure someone knows you're route and what time you expect to be home.

Good luck!
12/01/2013 at 08:29
Lying in bed thinking about running but it's so cold out there and so cosy in here. Motivation is lacking, I fear
12/01/2013 at 09:44

Hi everyone,

I am starting again. Not quite totally new as I started running in 2010 and completed a half marathon, but since then I haven't really done any running. I have always been a gym goer so I kept my fitness up by going to the gym, but running on the road is a different beast! So I consider myself a beginner again.

Then I moved cities in October and have done no exercise at all for 4 months, plus uppedmy food and wine intake. I started running again this week, very slowly! And it is great to get back into it!  

Having a dry January too and cleaned up my diet. Currently on day 12...this is the longest I have been without a single drink in YEARS. Rather worrying when I think about it like that...!

@KateinJapan - My boyfriend has that Zombie app! He hasn't tried it out yet it sounds good! 

@SusanE Agreed! I am on the sofa in my dressing gown with a cuppa looking out of the window at the chilly greyness and cannot summon up the motivation to move just yet...

Edited: 12/01/2013 at 09:48
12/01/2013 at 09:51

The zombies are great fun, and the 5k programme is at the right level for me.

I'm supposed to be running today, but my stomach feels a bit off (was a bit unwell last night). I don't fancy food at all so I'm not sure if it's wise to go out... or is that me listening to my inner couch potato? I don't know what to do.

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