Helo Suarez! Gald to hear I'm not the only....er.....chunky runner I must admit I am hoping to lose weight - I am doing Weight Watchers with my mum at the same time (should be fun, wrking out how many "points" I earn on a long run ). Unless of course you're 7 foot tal, in which case you're a whippet lol.
I have never been to a running club! They scare me. Not least because I'm run/walking at the moment, and I don't think running for 3 minutes really warrants a running club . Besides which, I can't leave the house in the evenings untilt after half six when my husband gets home, and some evenings are taken up with my daughter's hobbies, which leaves very little time for a club anyway! I'm destined to just run with my dog.
Ooh TST you are brave!! I really wanted to tell everyone, but I've had a bad experience with a skydive (due to bad weather and then my ill health it had to be postponed over and over again, I still haven't done it, it's booked for June now!) so I don't want to under-achieve again. Gulp.
I'm still sore from a combat class on Sunday but hoping to go out for a 20min jog later and then I have yoga this evening so hopefully that will loosen me up a bit!
I got my confirmation email through today so that is me now officially registered, yikes! I am surprised at how nervous/scared I feel. I did the Edinburgh Moonwalk last year which is walking a marathon through the night but this is going to be so much harder!
I have told a lot of people, all the important ones anyway, so there is no backing out now!
I've not told anyone other than my partner yet! I was so excited when I got the acceptance mag I don't know how I didn't tell people then. But I feel like I've cursed a few events this year by telling everyone, so this time I'm taking the pressure off and keeping quiet till the last minute!
I need to shed some weight too, think I'll check out this myfitnesspal app
Well done for getting out in the dark and the rain RunningRaRa!
I went for my gait analysis yesterday and I'm a total neutral shoe, so that makes life easy! It's what I've currently got, but the guy said my current shoes are knackered. Bit like me I guess He said as I've not had any problems previously then I should tick with the Mizuno shoes as they obviously suit me and that I need to pay upwards of £80 (RRP) to make sure I get ones that are suitable for running marathon training distances. So now just need to have a look about on the interwebby and see where I can get the best deal
Did a 5 miler yesterday - hubby dropped my part way home from our trip into Norwich to get the gait analysis done - and it nearly killed me! It's been my first week training properly in a while and it's taking it's toll on me a little. Three runs a week doesn't seem a lot, but I'm also doing three swims, a gymnastics class and a gym session! It'll be tiring for the first couple of weeks, but worth it in the long run. Have my 'drop back the mileage' week on Saturday so that will help and of course we get an extra hour in bed on Sunday!
Just found this forum and I think I'll be spending a lot of time on here leaving up to VLM 2012, cos there's some fab tips on here! Thanks.
It'll be my first marathon. I did a half in July this year and broke my foot so am only just starting training again. Joined a gym this week to build up cardio and core strength and also joined a running club to get me motivated to go out running in the dark.
All sounds positive, except for my addiction to Chinese takeaways...
Congrats on new shoes TST! I love a new running shoe I thnk my folks are going to get me some for xmas - the ones I have are fine but I'm not sure they're up to anything very long distance. Never hurts to have options, right?!
I went out and did 30 mins of run/walk again this morning in the dark - it was lovely I do like having the world to myself (give or take a dog walker or two).
RaRa - never underestimate the irritation of floppy hair - I'm sooo desperate for a haircut!! I used to have v short hair and I'm growing it - it's currently too long to be short and too short to tie back - it's driving me NUTS!! I'm *this* close to having it all chopped off again!!
Hi, can anyone give me any advice on shoes? I have been really getting into minimalist/barefoot running, and my merrell barefoot trail shoes are a great success (furthest i have been on them is 7.5 miles so far). However I don't think they would be suitable for any lengthy road use, so i was wondering what road shoes to buy? I have spotted inov8 ones online, but would appreciate recommendations? I don't know but i imagine any racing flats would work??
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