I've just bought some Phillips shs8000 from argos £19.99, 3 different size rubber ear bits so you can get a perfect fit even if 1 earhole is bigger than the other. (I'm not joking it's not just feet & boobs)
Thanks for letting me in I'm not ready for PBs and 5 & 10k speeds. I keep going because 1 I'm stupidly stubborn and 2 because I have to I have a freakishly fast recover rate for my fittness level if I stop my heart rate is back to normal within seconds. I waeer a heart rate monitor to reasure myself that I'm not going to keel over 'cos sometimes it feels like it.
I love the idea of flat ground but if that was all I ran on I could only go 10 seconds, after that I have to go up or turn around LOL.
I'm not sure if I should be in here or not. Technically running involes both feet being off the ground at the same time as opposed to walking where one foot is always in contact with the ground. On those grounds I can run 5k but does this count when I can walk as fast as my running pace?
This is a really silly question but what do you guys mean by running?
I've pushed to get up to the magic 5k and found it was such hard work I simply wasn't enjoying it (I know running is hard, which is why it's good for you) so I've dropped back to running/jogging 2 miles and enjoy it.
Hi Natasha, sorry I didn't reply before, I don't come on line very often, I started running in July 2008 so I really am a newbie. I'm finding it hard work as every where I run I have to go uphill, but I'm still amazed that I can run at all. This time last year I couldn't run 400 yeards now I'm running 4 miles I think the weather & the time of year makes it harder, everyone I know is feeling a bit bluurrr ! if you know what I mean. It's been quite miserable in England lately, not so much rainy more like really cold fine drizzle that seems to go straight to the joints. Still I quite enjoy running in the dark (partly because no one can recognise me and see how slowly I run)
I'm still a newbie myself and not got my head round all the technical side of it yet. I have found my heart rate goes up to 160/175 when running uphill, but starts to drop back down to 140/150 on the flat. I wonder if you're feeling worn out because you've been over training are you getting in rest days ? You build muscle by "tearing" them slightly & when they heal they grow thicker & stronger. I dont mean tearing as in agony just the burn you get when you've had a good work out.