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Posted: Yesterday at 09:30

Thanks Jaxmc64. It's certainly a little cooler here with a gentle breeze in the air. I missed parkrun this week too.

Slinger, there are people who need 3-6 months to prepare for a half marathon and there are people who can turn up on the day and just blag it. I guess it all depends on your general fitness (in particular your running fitness) at the moment, your previous history (you sound like you were pretty fit before) and what your aim is. At best I imagine you'll be a bit stiff the next few days but a famous runner once said "It's not the distance that kills, it's the pace". If you feel up to it then do it, just maybe enjoy it rather than worry about a time. A friend of mine, who is in his forties and hasn't run for over twenty years (although eeps fit playing football) turned up to our local parkrun a few months back and finished in the top seven. He said he ached a bit the next day but although 3.1 is a little different than 13.1 you'll understand where i'm coming from. 

Although I missed an early run in favour of catching up on the Commenwealth Games while having a lie in until 8:30. Spent all day yesterday, and I mean all day (9am till 7:30pm) fishing with my boys. 28 carp later (could be the title of a send up horror film)  and they finally wanted to go home for tea! 

Will run later today, happy running 


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Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:22

Waited until 9pm for tonights run. Still muggy but much better than earlier. 5 mile tempo run in 41:59. Considering the first and last were relatively easy paced miles that sure does give me confidence for my upcoming 10k. Would like to get out again over the weekend for an easy 6/7 and get some regular running in for the next couple of weeks.

 July – 56.74

2014 – 549.56

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:59

Easy 3 yesterday. Tempo run tonight. 5 miles in 41:59, hoping for a sub 50 10k in 3 weeks time. That run has boosted my confidence

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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:39

Not a lot of time for a run today....missed my alarm too....just the 3 miles for me, more tomorrow

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2014 – 544.56

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Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:19

+1 for Runkeeper 'not so' Lazy Nic. Anything that motivates is a great tool. As for the workmen, excuse my language but F$%^ them. Don't fret about it not being as good as the first run either, the second is often tougher. Good on you 

Mrs JR would love to run on her own along the tow path and around town during certain hours but just doesn't feel safe or confident enough because of a small minority who feel the need to give anyone who doesn't spend their life sat in a McDonalds car park grief. Tossers.

Have a good run Amyphoto  I often don't leave quite enough time between meals and running. Spending half the run tasting what you ate for tea doesn't make for the best training.

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Posted: 23/07/2014 at 16:31

Lazy Nic, I can only echo Grendels thoughts, running is a habit and one that’s all too easy to slip out of. If the treadmill is the only option, then make use of it. If it’s hot get out early or wait until later or just  ease the pace and make sure you’re well hydrated.  

Should be out myself tonight but Mrs JR has a retirement meal to go to for one of her work colleagues so I’m at home with the kids. I will set my alarm early (will be the first am run for a while) as I have the kids football coaching to do in the evening.

Welcome PompeyMatt, sounds like you’re off to a fine start. As for the benefit of training on non running days I would say take your pick, it really depends on what you’re after. Cycling, swimming and walking are great additions as they are non impact activities which will add to your general fitness without putting extra strain on yourself as you build up your running. If you want to do strength training such as kettles or weights I really would look into it at your local gym or online. Get some professional advice as to what will help you or find something online that will benefit you as a runner. In my opinion the time of day you run comes down much more to your lifestyle. I’ve done plenty of early and evening running and find they both have their rewards. It’s really whatever suits you best. Entering an event or two will certainly help you as it’ll keep your interest level high and motivate you out the door.  All the best with your running.

David Rudisha

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 23:37

Brilliant documentary. A world record, a national record and pb's for the whole field. Amazing race in London.

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Posted: 22/07/2014 at 23:17

Will have to catch up tomorrow, some great running on here. 

Out for 'easy' 5 tonight in 43:35. Average pace of 8:43, was aiming for 8:45 so spot on. Following a 4 week 10k schedule leading up to the Exeter 10k in August.

July – 48.74

2014 – 541.56

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Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:09


We almost have enough of us on this thread for our own private race!

10k planned for tonight. Going to give it until around 8pm as it's finally cooling down a little.

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Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:22

Well done on getting out the door Nic, 5km is a fair distance to complete and as it's been 3 1/2 years since your last running adventure my advice would be to take tomorrow off and head out again Wednesday?

You may find your next run is tougher due to aching muscles and getting into regular running and obtaining a base level of fitness takes time. Don't rush things, three times a week is more than enough to start and don't ditch the walk breaks just yet, they help you recover during a run enabling you to go further overall before tiring.

If you go back to the opening post you will see how long it took me to work up to running non stop. Everyone is different but please don't rush, it's a marathon, not a sprint.


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