There seems to suddenly be a lot more running in this week..
I'm not completely sure of where I should start with this. I have a healthy weight and am reasonably fit (usually do aerobics, but starting to get bored of the same DVD) and am starting running, I can run for about 4-5 minutes straight, so should I start on Week 3 or 4?
Thanks a lot for this. The comments also motivated me to do the running. Will start next Sunday and I hope I can make it til the 8th week.
Good for you! Hope you're feeling ok and taking it nice and easy! I've been away from running for about 3 years now and am just starting to ease back into it very slowly by walking loads. I have a knee injury (which pales into insignificance after what you've been through!) which means I'm going to have to take it very carefully (my osteopath blanches every time I mention running) and extremely slowly, so I'll be thinking of you while I'm out walking. I remember when I first started running (some fool entered me for the Race for Life) three years ago, I could manage about 30 seconds of running before I thought I'd have a heart attack, but after 6 weeks I was running for 30 minutes without a problem! Amazing! I expect to be much slower this time round, but hopefully I'll get there and so will you. You are an inspiration and I wish you all the best!
Going to start this on Monday! Signed up for a Half-Marathon on the 34th October and have done no training what-so-ever. I'm not really unfit though, so I'm going to start at week 3 and see how I go from there. Then I'm using the following guide to get into shape for October once I can run 30 minutes continuously.
Woops, 24th October
Going well so far, about to pop out for my first 'run 5, walk 2' session.
I am really enjoying this programme. I started training in march after seeing some people doing the Reading Half that I thought to myself "If they can do it...I could do that." I was however 23 1/2 stone so a bit of a hurdle lol.
I have a rowing machine so 10 mins on level 1 and being knackered built up to 10k in 40 mins on level 7 of 8 and weight dropping to 20 stone. I started the 8 week plan at 19st 7 at the start of July and thought I was going to die in the first week but plodded on and built up the mins following the routine. I found a park where hardly anyone goes and is on grass so my joints can get used to the workout...more effort required but less impact.
I'm starting the 30 min runs next and after that will be roadwork of 2x 20min/2x23min...up to 2x 45 min whenevr that is lol.
If you are doing this programme then keep it up. You will have good days and bad, but some will be excellent!
I'm now 18st 6 and dropping 2-3lbs a week healthily and feel more alive than ever....it is soooooooo worth it (",)
Well done to you to...it's a great feeling isn't it (",)
I've still got a long way to go until the half...but still going lol.
I'm doing the Run 10k at Blenhiem on the 26th Sept and the 30 min run and increases recommended wouldn't get me to the level I needed so am continuing to increase my mins, 18 run with a minute recovery (x2) this week, 21 (x2) next, 24 (x2). 27 (x2), and 30 (x2) on the week of the run. This hopefully will be enough to get me round.
From then I think I can look at 45, 55, 1hour runs and increase. I run at 6mph solidly atm so will look at the more advanced plans later.
Keep it up...it's well worth the pain (",)
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