Very exciting reading about all of your exploits, and I'm getting nervous for you in advance of VLM!! How sad is that, I've never even met any of you (although I've seen Marigold a couple of times).
They've just started a Park Run in the park where we take our children and that's tempting me to dust off the trainers and do some proper training, even Mrs B is in favour so who knows!! (I don't think I'll be after Marigold's new course record though - although Jack might be able to have a crack at it if he keeps getting faster eh?)
I prefer to lurk rather than post, so let me take this opportunity to say I hope you all get what you want (and deserve, it has to be said) next Sunday.
Hi guys, I wonder if a couple of you could help me with something. I'm a bit of an imposter on this thread and shouldn't really be posting here, but the question that I have will make sense to people on this thread so I thought I'd give it a go.
Basically I'm an occasional runner who enjoys going out for a run, but as soon as I start to 'train' every day the enjoyment seems to go away and I end up packing it in.
I've always been able to run a little bit, when I was 20/21 I could do 18/19 minutes for 5K quite comfortably without a huge amoung of training, and I'm 30 now so it's not too late for me to 'do' something.
Yesterday I went out for a jog, 5 plesant miles in about 38 minutes and loved it, and I'm really looking forward to going again tomorrow, but I know that as soon as I start taking it seriously and running every day the enjoyment will fade, even though I'd really love to improve (genuinely).
Do other people struggle with this? Or do you all just love getting out there all the time?. Should I just accept that I'm not cut out for it and just go jogging a couple of times a week and enjoy it, or should I push through?
Even though I haven't been running I still enjoy reading this thread. I have huge amount of respect for all of you for having the balls to do something that I can never quite bring myself to do. It's particularly good to see people like TT and RWH doing well as I remember that you both had some nasty injuries a couple of years ago.
"De-lurks" and drags lazy backside away from where it doesn't belong"