I will look up that app. I downloaded the half marathanon schedule from this website called ' get you round' which really is my goal. When I finished the 10K it was such a buzz. My husband did it too and finished about 45 mins before me so had time to walk back to the car, get changed and get himeslf a coffee before seeing me finish. He is also doing the half aswell so expect he will have time to sunbathe for a good while before I arrive at the finish line .
For christmas he framed the picture of me crossing the finish line and said he was really proud of me so when I'm not feeling so confident about the half I look at that picture.
Do you feel like you are losing any weight? I'm also doing weight watchers online and although I haven't lost pounds I think I've lost an inch or two and feeling a bit more toned.
Well done on getting out every other day. I'm looking forward to the clocks changing so the evenings will be a bit lighter.
Hi Lisa- I too am a beginner and doing the St albans half in June! It was great to see your post. We sound quite similar...
I'm doing a run/walk 3 times a week but not managing to run constantly for more than about 15 mins (you're doing better than me). With 14 weeks to go I am wondering what I have let myself in for! It's meant to be a very hilly course too!
Do you live in St Albans? I just got new trainers from the runners world store in Marshalswick Quadrant so hope to try these out tomorrow.
Do you head out on your own or do you have a running buddy? What time are you aiming for? I too run slow and am overweight, I was hoping just to get round and finish but if I can do it in 2.45 hrs I will be happy. I ran/walked the Herts 10K last october and based on that time, 2.45hrs seemed about right for this.
Sorry I can't give you any advice on the tight muscle front. My husband is sporty and uses a foam roller to help with his tight muscles. There was a video on this website that shows you how best to use one.
I'm definately up for this. I had that goal in my head and when I saw your post I thought perfect!
I'm a beginner and gradually building up my distance and attempting a 10K this sunday . I thought the weight would fall off but it hasn't, I've been so much hungrier and haven't reigned in the eating. I'm running so I can eat what I want right?...wrong
I know I've got to do diet and exercise together and that's what I started with yesterday- so far so good. I just get disheartened so quickly if I don't see the scales move downwards. I have a whinge and people says muscle weights more than fat but I do think that's a cop out....
Anyway, the countdown to christmas has begun and 1.3lbs a week is definatley reasonable and sensible.
Rats and carterusm your running sounds hardcore compared to mine but I hope to get there and be a couple of stone lighter when I do