working at it slowly

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17/02/2004 at 19:51
Dont know your speed
but there is a group of people who meet to run round sutton park on a Sunday
and there are loads of clubs around brum

I live in the black Country, so do lots of pavement running
17/02/2004 at 20:10
Anyone live near Southend-on-Sea in essex? I am looking for a female plodder to go with sometimes.
17/02/2004 at 20:13
there used to be this site called badly trianed monkey that matched people for running
17/02/2004 at 20:17
try this
17/02/2004 at 20:45
Thanks for site for training mates. Had a look but their all a tad to quick for me - will look again when I'vve improved a bit more. Keep plodding.
17/02/2004 at 20:49
i thnik you can leave your details, and people might get back to you as well
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
18/02/2004 at 07:46
Morning all
Muppets walked..........Breakfasted and stretched...............Off to work, hope it's better than yesterday.
Run and yoga tonight

All the best to all esp ex smokers keep it going

See you later
18/02/2004 at 09:40
Morning all
Just a quick visit - drowning in work, row with boss yesterday, having to work Saturday this week too giving an all day seminar and I have prepared exactly....nothing so far. Grrrrr.
At least sun is shining today and muppets managed to almost be good today....a rarity...
Maybe pop in later..
18/02/2004 at 09:58

A rest day for me. Unplanned, but I felt it would be rude to refuse an offer to have an extra 15mins in bed while someone else took the dog for a walk. Typically it is the most beautiful plodding day - coming over Pendle Hill was an inspiration.

Poddler, Do you want some help with your presentation? As my old boss used to say "you cn slide a very long way on a little bullshit" and I do a nice line in BS.

Have a good day

18/02/2004 at 10:21
Hiya - a circuits session for me yesterday and core stab/abs today, next run tomorrow. Work's been a 'mare these last 3 weeks so have not been able to get out quite as much as would like but light at end of tunnel .... imminent!!! Happy running all and keep at it you ex-smokers!
18/02/2004 at 12:48
Hi there, just joined RW and read a few messages on here. Started running last July, split from my fella and seriously needed to get into shape, didn't fancy a gym, everyone just seemed to be there to gossip and show off their latest designer gear so i joined my local running club and to be honest i've never looked back. I am not a fast runner and just like to plod at my own pace, i must admit though i'm getting a bit slack what with the cold weather, get home from work and then try and find an excuse not to go, things like oh no, two drops of rain that's it i'm not going etc.. is it just me being lazy or do any of you feel the same?
18/02/2004 at 14:05
Hi XB - thanks for the offer - I'm intending to baffle them with jargon and get them onto some group stuff, thus allowing me to sit back, stroke by chin and try to look all's worked in the past!

Hello everyone else and welcome Joey. Yes I can find any excuse not to run - if the dog has an eyelash out of place I can't run!
Is it possible to run home from work? I find this a superb compromise because I can get work out of my head but once I'm home the evening is mine and if I don't want to go out again I don't have to.
18/02/2004 at 14:47
Hi Poddler, Unfortunately I work about 15 miles away from home (Inc.some stonking hills) and I've not run that kind of distance yet, I've only covered about 7 miles so far the other problem is there are a lot of areas between work and home that are just country roads without pavements so it's not dead safe.

I am supposed to be doing my first half marathon at the end of March... ha ha... so I've got to stop being lazy and get my act together.
18/02/2004 at 16:19
Hello all,
Joey P - I think everyone has times when they just lose all inspiration and think 'I can't even remember why I was doing this'. I suppose the trick is to get out there and keep doing it until you do! Easier said than done though.

I've been flagging myself a bit recently as I'm not entered for any races because I'm off to Australia for 4 months on 1st March (YAY!!!) so have been kind of just keeping the running 'ticking over' rather than having any specific training plan. This can be nice sometimes but can also lead to laziness.

I'm off out for a run with a freind tonight - I normally run alone so I'm feeling a bit unsure about it, but I reckon it'll be a good boost, at least I won't have a choice tonight!

Not sure what advice to offer joey p, except to stick at it and try to remember what used to get you out the door. We all get a bit lathargic by the end of winter I think, but spring is finally on the air.
18/02/2004 at 16:59
Joey P - come and join us on Half Marathon Nutter Anonymous (Beginners) thread - we're nearly all doing March Half Ms so there's lots of support.
Right offski to do more work - or maybe not - home time - hurray
18/02/2004 at 19:00
Hi everyone - Oops, time for emerdale. be back later
18/02/2004 at 23:52
Please, please can I join you all? I have been running for just 11 months and I have managed to get to about 9.30 - 10 min a miles.

I have to admit I had no intention of ever running, it never entered my head that I would find it enjoyable and that I would come to love it. It was my friend M who encouraged me to give running a try, although at the time I was very very reluctant.

M and her husband P used to go running twice a week with my husband and son. Feeling a bit left out I decided one week to go with them on my bike. At the finish I got off my bike and thought my legs had turned to jelly I was that unfit, however I kept it up for several weeks and gradually got fitter.

Each time we went out M asked me if I wanted to have a short run whilst one of them took my bike, my answer was always NO. Then M started to work on me with emails at work, telling me how fantastic running was and that she would help me get started and run with me etc etc..........

Without saying anything to them all, I had already started back at the gym now it was time for a go on the treddie. I started a run/walk for 10 mins then one day I thought I would see if I could run for 5 mins straight! I was sooo pleased with myself when I did it. Within the month I had managed to get to 1.8 miles and I felt fantastic.

Then One day I surprised M by agreeing to run with her, as they say the rest is history!

I now join them all for runs on my own two feet! The bike is now relegated to the back of the shed. I just wished I had not lost so much running time.
19/02/2004 at 08:03
10minute miles

for the ocasional mile, by accident
ot normal running for hippos
19/02/2004 at 09:59
Hope you're well on the mend T1 - hi Still Dreaming. I'd love to routinely get to running comfortably within 9-10 min miles, sounds like you're doing well. Thursday is speed-day (in erratic-speak) - only had time for 30 mins today so usual routine of warming up at 12 min miling & then taking it up in 1/2 mph increments for a min at a time with 30 sec recoveries at 5mph. Managed to push up to 9mph today (6.4 min miling!) but legs could only hold it for 30 secs, so brought it back down in 1/2 mph increments again. It does make the slower speeds feel easier (for a short while!). Was looking forward to rewarding Thai noodles with the girls at lunchtime today but it's just been cancelled boo-hoo (& I didn't bring any spare clean kit with me so can't even get an extra run in.....or shall I do it wet & sweaty....)
19/02/2004 at 10:13
love it when people talk about warming up at 12 minute mile pace

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