I am really looking forward to being able to run properly, rather than just these tiny 1 minuters.
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.
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...
Dominho we're at about the same point in our training then, as tomorrow will be week 2 day 3 for me.
Hi Katy - do let me know how it goes then (or warn me how much it hurts when you step up a week!)
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!
Woop! Done. That was fantastic!
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.
Thanks Katy! Keep running from those zombies!
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.
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?
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.
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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