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Kick the husband. He no good.
Just whoop a bit louder and trade hubby in for a puppy - you'll have a great training partner and someone who'll always be impressed with you.
btw - training runs are always slower than races - have you done any timed miles yet?
I've been trying to pluck up the courage to join my local running club, and wondered what standard/pace I needed to get to before they just laughed me away ...
Me too Zed42. Did a race this weekend and saw some people from local running club zoom off into the dust at the start.
Very well done with the PB Troublesome knees!!
I think I am a perenial beginner, even though I can do 10k in 58mins!!! (9:2x min/mile)
Well done and good luck with marathon training. No problem about coming on here to tell us of your success and great news - that's what we're here for
Zed/twila - give your clubs a go - most are really friendly and will welcome you. Some have specific beginner's groups. If you ask them what they're "minimum requirements" are you'll get a feel for them. Mine was just the ability to run for 40mins non-stop.
If they're not friendly when you call, don't bother - try another one!
It's a great way of pushing yourself (making you run out of your comfort zone!), great way to meet other runners, and if you can only run in the evenings, when it's dark, at least you're not on your own.
PS Troublesome - you might even be able to trade in your OH for a more "runner-friendly" version at the club
TK: Well done. IMHO everyone should join a club. Every novice we get makes huge leaps forwards once they have run with us for a few weeks. Not only do you get company in a club there is a lot of great advice freely available on training, injuries, events, nutrition etc.
Sure there are many speedy ones at the front but all the clubs I have run with have at least three different groups based on ability.
Well done Troublesome Knees! you have every right to be pleased with yourself.
I'm not a member of a club but when i have entered events 10k's etc then looked at the results i have noticed that alot of club runners are slower than me.
The whole club thing has put it off for me in the past, have been to club meets for other things and find them very cliquey (if you know what i mean)