HB8.., as posted on another thread for you...... hope it helps you find a running partner..
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HB8 not sure which side of eastbourne you are but there is this club http://www.hailsham-harriers.org.uk/ or Eastbourne Atlhletics club.... If you are the wrong side for these then contact them and ask them for their advice... Good luck and stay around for some fun and good advice from the members of this thread.
HB8 not sure which side of eastbourne you are but there is this club
http://www.hailsham-harriers.org.uk/ or Eastbourne Atlhletics club.... If you are the wrong side for these then contact them and ask them for their advice... Good luck and stay around for some fun and good advice from the members of this thread.
Oh, lovely thanks, I'll have a look & get in touch.. Always thought running clubs were for "real" runners, but I guess running a marathon is pretty "real", so I'll give it a go.
Thanks again. Hx
Hello Lucy & Cheryl, we're going to be overrun with ladies on this thread soon - not that I mind Only joking OH!
Good luck Nick in the half - please don't get shot!
VDS (and all) I run all the time to music, I find Podrunner invaluable (especially for training at certain speeds) and would thouroughly recommend. The bpm I listen to depends on what kind of run I am doing - and its totally free!
Claire - I always run outside (even in the freezing rain / snow - makes me feel like an Spartan) but only because I don't have a treadmill!
Lucy, I have been running less than a year and the best advice from my experience is to take things slowly and keep yourself motivated with targets. Increase your mileage gradually (even when you feel you could go more) as you have plenty time bewteen now and April.Also get a 5k/10k/1/2 under your belt before then if you can so you get the experience of running in crowds and the whole race feel! I find having goals along the way keep you motivated and you feel good once you've done them. This time last year I could not run for longer than 2 minutes and have now done a 10k and 2 halfs! I have lost 2 stone in weight, no longer smoke and actually bought a pair of 32" waist jeans at the weekend - something I haven't wore since I was 14 (36 now!) So these kind of things keep me going.
Good luck all and keep running
PS - Lucy, a fine effort running for Macmillan!
PPS - Cheryl - you will be making your grandad extremely proud!
New to this thread and first time VLM runner, does this make me a Virgin Virgin London Marathon Runner?
Running with TeamRedLaces for Heart UK.
Never run full marathon, however have several halfs under my belt. Said I would run full before I was 40, and am 40 in June 2011.
Have just completed Birmingham Half Marathon in 1:45:17, a new PB for a half marathon.
Have downloaded the training schedule for my garmin from RW with a predicted time of 3hr 55min. Everyone keeps saying I should be quicker than this, however not sure I could keep the HM pace for 26.2 miles.
I have noticed the training schedule starts on Boxing day!!
Have also entered the Silverstone Half in March, which fits in with the RW training schedule. Should I be training earlier for this (ie a 12 week schedule) based on a sub 1:50 time for the half or just stick to the Full Marthon training schedule of 16 weeks?
Cosmic - i am running for HEARTUK too, good to know there are more out there!
Cheryl - I can't think of a better reason for running, what more do you need to keep you going!
Cosmic & Clairewiththehair - Great cause. My dear old Dad has had a quad bypass & a defib fitted -HEARTUK rock!
Cheryl - Il ove your story, it made me well up.. You are going to make your family so proud.
I'm running for Breast Cancer Care, inspired by a very brave schoolfriend who makes me feel proud to call her a friend.
Wow Cosmic, I can only dream of a 1:45 half well done you!
So, I've been thinking. Fundraising. I've come up with an idea and it might help others & the charities, so here it is..
Rather than asking for cash, ask your friends to raid their wardrobes for a few items of good quality clothing or obje d'art and list it on e-bay. I did this for a recent half & raised £300! I also put a little summary of why I was selling & two buyers made an extra donation too.
Another newbie here! And another Kate. I have been running for about a year and have a place for the London marathon running for the Born Free Foundation. I ran the Great South Run on Sunday and was very pleased with my time of 1 hour 46 as 3 weeks prior to it I injured my calf muscle and could hardly walk!
I have seen a Bupa training plan which seems pretty good. I try to run about 2 or 3 times in the week and then a long run at the weekend but think I may need to up this a bit. The thought of 26.2 is quite scary but we can do it!
Hopefully we can help each other along a bit. I will be doing most of my training by myself so will need some extra suppot!
Thanks vds, I wish it was my time for a half but it was only 10 miles! I ran a half in June and managed it in 2 hours 30 which I was a bit disappointed in but it was my first race!
Took my first sponsorship cash today... You are right, now very REAL
vds - Great idea, love the thought of feedinfg & watering & then extracting the cash... Have also drawn up a little news letter (I hate them, but it's a good cause, so I'm willing to compromise my principles) that I'm going to pop in my Christmas Cards & I'm going to post early, that way they might just pop a couple of quid in a card when they send theirs - Season of good will & all that.
A friend gave me a fab motivational book called The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer - Well it is actually a training plan, but I'm using it primarily for motivation. It's got some great tricks to help you stay motivated.
Sounds daft, but one of the recommendations is that when you get that fatigue on a long run you should say to yourself "Ah, there you are, I've been waiting for you. Come & run alond with me"..... Do you know, it actually worked for me.. I was still fatigued, but it didn't overwhelm me & having acknowleged it, I seemed to be able to focus on something else & keep on running rather than spend the rest of the run thinking "when will this end?"..
The book is available on Amazon with free P&P for around £6... It might be brainwashing in some peoples minds, but hey, I'll take any help I can...
I am another 1st timer, i have a place though the ballot and am very excited, i am also going to try and raise some money for Macmillan along the way.
am coming back to running after a nerve injury which put me out for a couple of years, and am hoping that i have not lost all my running mojo.
Hi new people from me too
Went for a very easy jog for twenty minutes this morning in the howling wind - very refreshing!
Nice to see a couple of fundraising ideas starting to emerge - I will take note and use later. Not sure when I should actually start the main push but will probably wait until the New Year before the serious fundraising begins.
It actually makes me feel really good about myself that I am getting an opportunity to raise (a lot of) money and run at the same time.
Got some new trainers today so sitting in the office with my suit and bright red Adidas! I look a bit silly but it will help to break them in
Helen - that book sounds interesting, although slightly crazy! I do all my running alone but I do talk to myself regularly on a long run (now I sound crazy!) but you know what I mean. However, any assistance whilst I get myself up to these long distance is welcomed by me!
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