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Newbie Runner

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 09:11

5k this morning, ok just on the treadmill but it's only the second time I've done it without stopping or walking at all.  And my time was (marginally!) quicker than the first.  So I'm pleased!

Hope you're feeling better watto, there's nothing worse than running when you're ill.

Great distances as usual Nicola, hope I can get somewhere near that someday!

Booktrunk, Andi, well you just talk about fancy running things I don't understand. 

Newbie Runner

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 08:14

Well it's been quite a while since my last run  (and what happened to my kick up the backside?!  You lot are far too nice!) but I can now report that I've ended my lazy spell and am back in the habit.  I don't know what was wrong with me the last couple of weeks, but the more I put it off the harder it was to get back into it.

I had a run this morning on the treadmill and found it a bit tough so at 3.3k I slowed down for my cool down walk.  I decided to do my walk on an incline though because I felt guilty for stopping so soon.  I kept going till 4.3k then realised I wasn't far off 5k so I broke back into a run and at a faster pace too just to finish it off.  So I can't be too disappointed that I didn't run the whole distance, and walking uphill for a km then running the last 0.7k is better than just stopping at 3.3k.  Well that's what I'm telling myself anyway!  

From now on, no more messing about.  I mean business! 

Well done on everyone else's progress, reading about it all gave me the motivation I needed to get back to it.  And congrats on the weight loss Watto!

Newbie Runner

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 12:09

Course it is....I hadn't at all intended to go out this morning, honest 

Ooh, naked smilies again!  

Newbie Runner

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 23:24

If I don't report back here tomorrow with confirmation of a run, could you please all do me a favour and collectively shout at me?  

Newbie Runner

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 14:35

Wow Nicola, that is great!  9 miles is amazing, and that is a huge chunk of time off your 10k PB - well done!  Bet you're feeling great today! 

Newbie Runner

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 09:45

Just hop in the shower for a few seconds before you go out, you'll be starting already wet then!

I've not ran for a few days now, I had a good run last time but my legs were sore during it and my knee was a bit painful after, I could feel it when I was walking so I left it a few days even though I've been dying to run but it seems better today so hopefully can manage a run tonight.  It's amazing how much you miss it after just a few days off!  

I really need to push on a bit now though so I'm not stuck at the 4-5k mark forever, although I thought that at 2k and then one day I just had a breakthrough and could suddenly do 4k!  So maybe next week I'll just casually run a couple of 10ks?

What do you mean it doesn't work like that? 

Newbie Runner

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 09:27

Not the curse!   Does that mean we are going to be weighed down by our Santa hats now?  I thought I was running a bit slowly...

Newbie Runner

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 23:59

I think I am destined to be stuck in santaland by myself...... never mind, if I get tired of running I'll just hitch a lift with Rudolph.

Newbie Runner

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:21

Hi penguin, welcome to the thread!  And congrats on starting again too.  You'll probably be about the same level as some of us so hopefully we can all keep each other going.  Your 10k time seems great to me, I'd be delighted if I could do that!  Good luck with the weight loss too 


PS anyone else still got Santa smilies?  How do I get rid of them?!

Newbie Runner

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 19:00

Watto, I'm in exactly the same position - I really need to get out onto the roads but I keep chickening out and opting for the treadmill.  I also have a problem with having people watching me, even though logically I know they're probably not even paying attention.  I wouldn't mind running in a park but I don't have any suitable ones near me.  For the road runners out there, how to you manage to keep a rhythm going if you have to keep stopping to cross the road, for traffic lights etc?  Maybe I should move somewhere more rural!  

Nicola, those distances are mounting up, well done!  Do you find that it is easier after a certain point?  So far I find the beginning of my runs the hardest.  I've also just recently told my parents too once I was sure I was going to stick at it and I wouldn't get laughed at!  It certainly does help having people to be accountable to, my pride won't let me give it up now!

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