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Newbies 2

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 09:55
You are aware this is a newbie thread and most of us are casual runners and not aiming at being hardcore Olympiads?

Newbies 2

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 09:13
It sounds a but eliteist to me if only official events count as running that distance. I've run proper races, 5k, 10k, and I know the difference between the race and just running the distance. I'm not mad on organised events personally, I prefer running on my own. If someone on here runs 10k today is anybody in here really going to tell them, 'no that doesn't count, you didn't pay an entry fee so you've not run 10k'. Don't get me wrong, I'm not someone who would go around saying I've just run a half marathon, but I would tell them I've run a half marathon distance.

Newbies 2

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 16:30

Not posted in a few weeks but I have been keeping on top of my running. Just thought I'd pop in, say hi and ask a quick question.

On Tuesday I am running the half marathon distance for the first time. This is not any official event, just me going out and running. My question is, if it's not an official 'organised' event can I still claim I have run a half marathon? I know it won't be an official time, not bothered about that, just whether I'd be fooling myself if I started thinking, 'Well that's a half marathon done!'.

Newbies 2

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 08:47
I also only stuck loosely to the c25k plan, they are guidelines more than anything because everyone if different. I am now loosely doing a half marathon plan.

Yesterday afternoon I did an 11 mile run in 1:42:42. After my stretching I finally plucked up the guts to take an ice bath. It was only bad for the first minute but then I got used to it and managed to sit there shivering for about 15-20 mins. My legs are still quite stiff and achey this morning but not quite as bad as after last weeks 10 miler. It's true what they say about your heart and lungs getting fitter quicker than your muscles and tendons. I didn't feel tired or particularly out of breath at all during the run but my legs were getting heavier and heavier. It was a good run though averaging 9:20 per mile, a little slower than last weeks pace of 9:02.

I hope those of you injured are feeling better soon.

Newbies 2

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 22:04
Since my 10 mile run last Sunday I've only had one 2 mile run midweek so I'm feeling quite well rested and I've treated this as my first rest week. So, hopefully I'll do another 10 mile run tomorrow. I'll feel extra inspired after watching the Olympic torch pass by in the morning.

Nice to see some new faces and also some good times for their 5k's.

Newbies 2

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 23:00
It's coming past here on Sunday. The chap who wins most of the local park runs each week is carrying it. I'll be up early Sunday to watch it.

Newbies 2

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 18:23

Yeah well today is the day after the day after and I feel much better now. Seeing as I've done 3 weeks with big runs in, 8 miles, 8 miles and 10 miles, I am going to have a recovery week. Maybe just 2 little 2 or 3 mile runs but no big ones for at least 10 days now. Then maybe I'll do 10 again or go a little further. I do feel that I need a bit of recovery now. I spent yesterday wearing my aches as a badge of honour!

Newbies 2

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 22:59
Oh and MDL definitely give the park run a try. You won't come anywhere near last. I went with a mate because I'd never done one before but I'd have no problem turning up on my own next time. Make sure you register and print the barcode. Then turn up for 9, stand in the crowd at the start and go when they tell you. At the end they give you a tag and you hand it in with your barcode. About 5 hours later they post the results online.

Newbies 2

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 22:56
Okay last night I finally competed a 10 miler!!! Not bad for 11 weeks of running. I strangly didn't feel particularly tired at the end or out of breath, I could actually of carried on further. I ran what I thought was quite a slow pace but it still averaged 9:07 per mile which was faster than I thought. The 10 miles took 1 hour 31. I felt amazing, on top of the world. However I woke this morning extremely stiff especially in my buttocks and hips, usually I am fine in those areas. This is telling me maybe I overdid it and went a bit too far. Anyway I wouldn't call it pain, just a little achey. I think a good few days rest now before a smaller run of 3 miles or so. Despite the aches it was well worth it and such a sense of achievement.

Stitch issues

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 20:21
I can only tell you what I've read and what works for me. If you are going to eat then do so a least 2-3 hours before a run. I try to eat extra healthier the day of a run too. Most of the time I am running just before meal time so I come in, stretch, shower and eat. Stitches aren't as bad as they used to be now my core strength is building. When I get one I slow my pace a little, put some pressure on the point of the stitch with my finger tips until it eases up. I also read a technique about changing your breathing pattern. Try to breath in each time on the same foot and out on the other foot. If you get a stitch then switch the breathing in to the other foot and out to the first foot. It does seem to help me and the stitch subsides in about a minute or so.
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