Evening all! Welcome Stinky.... not the best name, but I will go with it! Well done on getting out there! 33 minutes for your first effort is amazing and to cover that distance is impressive. Well done. I'm on Endomondo too and I love it! If you PM me your name we can link up and cheer one another on!
Well done on entering the 10k Curley - respect! Sub 60 sounds like a flippin dream!
Terpski - well done you! 4.25 in 30 mins sounds pretty good to me so well done. Sounds like you are doing really well, but beware of the pain. I did find I was getting really tight calves when I first started, but they eased after a few weeks. Take it easy and dont let yourself get injured, but be aware that it might be something which may ease after a few weeks.
maisie - it is hard when you are in a strange place and harder when you are sick. I am away next weekend and want to keep my running schedule up, but the last time I was there I had that hellish run uphill which nearly killed me! I have to see if there is another route I can do. But 34 is a great time. I just did 5k in 34 something and I am bouncing off walls! Actually, I am full of very rare roast beef and sprouts, so I stopped bouncing and am now lounging, but you know what I mean!
Mooly, welcome. You will be fine with a 5k challenge by the summer. I wish I has started getting fit at your ages, as I wouldn't be 4stone over weight 20years later.
No idea on 5k races but the events list on this site is pretty comprehensive.
I'm in awe of the head shaving. That's quite something for someone of your age to do, for someone else. Well done.
I recommend downloading one of the many couch to 5km programmes (if you have an iPhone the zen labs app is pretty good) that are available. They take you from zero to hero in 8 weeks. Don't be afraid to repeat weeks now and again, I repeated weeks 6and 7 after taking a week off sick and I'm better than I ever was.
Hello all, I'm on the iPad so I have to firstly apologise for not being able to remember everyone's news, and secondly apologise for the inevitable typos.
I'm so impressed with us all. 10ks? 14ms? Wow!
I hope everyone is getting over the general sickness that is going around. My advice is to keep the running gear somewhere where you can see it but if you feel really ill, don't go out.
I'm so pleased I dropped back. I did a couple of week 6 runs again and just did a week 7 25 minute run which I really enjoyed. Just hard enough to be a challenge but I'm genuinelybfeelingblike it's something I can do.
It was however absolutely pouring down. I ran along the seafront again and it was relentless rain. I'm pleased I now run in a cap which keeps the rain from my face but I was soaked and I know the bus driver that drove through the huge puddle next to me did it on purpose.
2 weeks ago, a 30 minute run seemed like a painful thing that I would struggle with. Now, though it feels totally do-able.