I'd really appreciate some help and advice on this if anyone has any ideas, I'm a bit stuck!
For boring health reasons I'm trying to eat super-healthily and as natural as possible (no meat, no dairy, hardly any processed sugar, yes to oily fish and lots of veg and fruit). But I've got very excited about getting into running recently and though I'm only a beginner I'd like to make sure I'm getting the right fuel before and after running to help with recovery and not getting run down (sometimes I feel quite spaced out later in the day after a run). If anyone has any good advice or tips it would be really great to hear them! (and all the sports drinks seem to be really sugary for obvious reasons! Aaargh)
That's a great way of looking at it! It will be a PB, won't it! Great to get your advice about rest days - I'm certainly convinced now so won't feel bad on days off anymore. Would be great if I can avoid injuries, I'm enjoying myself too much!
Yeah I'm a bit of a one for gadgets so I'd love an excuse for a Garmin but I'll hold tight for now! Great to hear about all these useful websites out there.
PS What's a pirate then, if it's not rude to ask...?
I really appreciate your advice and encouragement - it would be great to run a marathon eventually, good luck with it Liverbird!
I'm really looking forward to it (Race for Life)! I'm trying to resist the temptation to splurge on a garmin as I have no idea how far I'm running ever, but I think as such a complete beginner that would really be excessive!
I'm a complete newcomer to running and started about a month ago. I am doing a Race for Life 5k on 1st June and would really love to be able to run it all, though I'm sure realistically I'll need a couple of walk breaks in there. But I'm starting to worry about getting ready in time! I'm following the "run 30 mins in 8 weeks" schedule which I realise won't really cover it!
I'd be very grateful if anyone could give me the benefit of their experience on the question of whether it's unadvisable to run 2 days in a row (even if I'm still at the run 3 mins, walk 1 min, repeat x 6 stage). I sometimes read conflicting advice.
I'd love to do anything I can to get prepared enough to run for as much of it as possible - it's quite a big thing for me and I would be a bit gutted if I had to walk for a minute more than 2 or 3 times. Silly I know. Does this sound feasible?
Also I wanted to say this is one of the friendliest and most helpful forums ( and websites) I've come across in any area!