Totally new? The 2013 new runners thread.

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14/01/2013 at 19:10
Had a meeting today. Walked in like John Wayne! Think I did too much this weekend. Legs felt like two rigid planks of woo
14/01/2013 at 19:10
Wood. Felt better so much better for the doing.
14/01/2013 at 20:36

I am really looking forward to being able to run properly, rather than just these tiny 1 minuters. 

14/01/2013 at 21:01
Keep at it Katy you are encouraging me to get back at it
14/01/2013 at 22:49
Planks of woo sounds so much better!!
15/01/2013 at 13:39
Managed first day of week 3 c210k this morning. Was bloody cold but bright(ish) and perked me right up

Kathy, before you know it you'll be doing a good chunk of running at a time - the problem is then that it's tempting to really push yourself to do more too quickly. Don't deviate from the plan!
15/01/2013 at 14:59

I'm thinking of going to get some new footwear later. I've got trainers that feel supportive etc but having read around a little now, I'm scared that maybe they're not right and I could end up with an injury. If I were to get injured I'd probably struggle to find the motivation to keep going or start again.

15/01/2013 at 16:02

My new running trainers arrived today (I say 'new' - my first ever pair of running trainers!) - along with a nifty iPhone armband thing to save me holding it as I run. Very excited!

Tomorrow will only be Week 2, Day 2 of my C25K program and I can't wait to get back out there...

15/01/2013 at 16:51

Dominho we're at about the same point in our training then, as tomorrow will be week 2 day 3 for me.

15/01/2013 at 17:25

Hi Katy - do let me know how it goes then (or warn me how much it hurts when you step up a week!)

15/01/2013 at 20:21

Oh my. Just got home from work and due to go out and do my first week four c25k run. I have been looking forward to it all day and it is soooo cold out there I am having to sit here in my running stuff trying to warm up before I go out! I really need to sort out some cold weather gear. I have nothing that covers my poor calves! 

Wsih me luck!

15/01/2013 at 21:21

Woop! Done. That was fantastic!

15/01/2013 at 22:01

Well done maisie!

Dominho I think there's a lot of variation in the challenge between the different C25K programmes. I'm doing the Zombie Run one which is a bit easier for duffers like me who need a very gentle learning curve.

15/01/2013 at 22:16

Thanks Katy! Keep running from those zombies!

16/01/2013 at 12:56

Ran week 2, day 2 of my C25K plan this morning - it was -2 outside and snowing, but I loved it. Once I got going and warmed up it was beautiful. Also today's run felt much easier than week 2 day 1, so I must be making some progress!

Katy - I'm not doing the zombie one, but a C25K free app for iPhone - but I think they're all pretty similar in the early stages. Week 2 has me running 90 secs, walking 2 mins repeated six times.

16/01/2013 at 17:54

Seem to have stalled on the running - last run was Tuesday last week - I have been doing a lot of walking tho as my daughter's nursery is a mile away so been brisk walking when not with her and walking at toddler pace the rest of the time! Was planning on going for a run last Friday but had mini snow fall overnight which put paid to that and the ice didn't clear locally for a few days - this coupled with being full of cold and not being able to breathe properly haven't been good. Been better able to breath last few days but annoyingly have had a nasty pain in my left calf - kind of to the side - when I walk faster than normal walking pace, so been a bit hesitant to run in case I injure myself

 

 

Have decided I am going to sign up to a local 2.5 mile fun run on 19th May (haven't yet as its not open) - the course literally goes right past my doorstep so can gradually increase my training til I am running most of the actual route!

 

Only thing is I really wanted to do the Race For Life this year and all the local races are either just before/after or same weekend as the local road race so not sure what to do - would I be ok to say race locally on 19th then do 5k race for life the following week or would this be too much for my body?

16/01/2013 at 20:51

I think that sounds reasonable to do both, especially seeing as there's quite some time before the events.

I've been running again today - week two now complete on the Zombies Run 5k programme!! It was cold and a bit icy, and I think it takes longer for my muscles to warm up in these temperatures. I did it though and I'm definitely getting fitter and faster. 

16/01/2013 at 21:47
Hi all,
did week 2 run 1 on Monday. Almost didn't go as it was so miserable and dark. Wasn' t so bad once I started and I am finally realising that doing a little more each week is making that mountain a smaller one to climb with the whole 30 mins on week 9.
Got caught in a torrential hailstorm towards the end, but it actually felt quite exhilarating. Soaking wet when I got home but really pleased and a well deserved hot bath. Can't wait to run in fresh snow

Was supposed to run tonight, but one daughter had a friend for tea and then Brownies and my other daughter had a sore throat and was laying in bed.
How many rest days are people having between runs? I seem to be averaging 2 and not feeling like I am back to square one when I do get out again.
16/01/2013 at 21:49
Maisie77 re your calves.

Maybe leg warmers could make a comeback again?
16/01/2013 at 22:02

Evening everyone.  I haven't had time to read back yet as had long days at work this week.  Hope everyone is well. 

I have downloaded the c25 k plan and hope to start it this weekend . After losing 3st last year I have been on an eating binge since Christmas and gained 6LB back so now I not only have another 4st to lose I have the 6LB gain to get rid off too . 

Hoping that I manage to do the runs as I am so overweight . It took me 15 years of running to do a 4.30hrs marathon and only 3 years of no running and over eating to get to this unfit blob I am now . 

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