So I bid for a place in the London Marathon on a bit of whim - one of those 'oh that'll be fun and life affirming' moments. Then I got a place. And now suddenly I find myself at the gym, attempting to 'run' but actually walking and getting off when it all gets a bit hot and sweaty.
I need someone like me. Who is trying to run, but is failling to enjoy it. Who hopes to achieve something, anything, but is far too quick to sit in the sauna when out of breathe from running.
And I'm guessing I'm not alone. There must be other (insane) folk out there who find themselves intimidated by the running clubs, and have to admit to others when told 'oh I bet you can run for hours' that actually, 2 minutes at 8km an hour sends you into a respiratory distress.
I would like someone in the east sussex area to share my experience (misery) with. But don't feel like you can't advertise for your own non-running running partner here. I refuse to accept I'm the only non-runner 'running' a marathon....if I can't find a physical running buddy, I'll take some e-buddies. At this point......I need all the help I can get!
p.s. if you bold your location, people won't have to read through all the dribble (like you just did!) to get to what they want!
I'm running the VLM (check me out jumping on the abbreviation train) for the first time in 2012. In fact, I will be running for the first time ever. I can currently run for about 30 seconds before I have some sort of respitory failure. Currently, I have no idea how I'm going to get to the point of finishing 26.2 miles. Actually, I have no idea if I'm ever gonna get to the level of 'beginner'!
Here's to 6 months of attempting to train so that I don't die on the day!
PS if anyone is in a similar non runner position in the east sussex part of the world and wants to spur each other on...I could use all the help I can get!