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Hi guys. Liz don't worry its my first time too and Im slow but Im enjoying reading these guys posts and thinking maybe one day i'll be writing about sub 3.30 etc but for now Im a get rounder! What are the shades plans like?
Had an awfully scary moment on my run last night, only had about 2 miles til I got home and as I rounded the corner near some flats a man jumped out in front of me all he said was "allllrrrigght!!?" but to be honest I was shook up, he was massive with a big long beard and like a shepherds crook, very strange. Needless to say those two miles were quite abit faster than I was used to!
Wow Rachael - scary stuff (unless that was some Nativity based joke I missed).
How's your foot, by the way?
Rachael, thats horrible... make you realise how vulnerable you are. I often jog around a local industrial estate where most businesses are empty other than nightshift workers, cleaners and similar.... possibly not the best route for a lone jogger!
13.1 miles covered yesterday!! Still a long way to go for my 1st marathon in May, but thats the furthest I have covered to date!! Trying for 4 sessions a week building on overall distances. Rubbish on speed but try to do some faster jogging between lamp posts if I can!! I do find the though daunting as my legs were dead the last 1.5 miles yesterday, not sure how i will manage to add on another 13.1 miles!!
Thanks for the motivation folks!!
Jennie it was really scary! I saw the man yesterday on my way back from town, hes obviously a tramp and Im hoping that hes moving along, but like you say it makes you realise. When I have done a few miles I am not entirely sure I could outrun an attacker! I dont run with music or anything but still feel abit worried. Might invest in a panic alarm, suppose it cant harm! Well done on your run yesterday. I am no where near that.
Teknik - thanks for asking about the foot its still abit sore especially when Im on my feet all day at work, but not too much of a pain when running? Think I'll get it looked at by the doctor see what he says, if nothing to worry about I'll have to fit in a gait analysis.
Gobi thanks for the info there, Ive got to admit I have had mini heart attacks reading some of the mileage on here especially as im up to 8 miles at the very most!
Yesterday I had a rest day, tonight it will be a 4 mile fartlek run then out for a meal with my cycling group - cant wait for that! Tomorrows club session is speed training so it'll be my first go at proper speed work, Wish me luck lol
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If you are racing in May then you have no need to be at 13 miles in December, hell I just had a go at a 1.20 half runner in my club for proudly announcing he did 16 at the weekend.
I did 18.5m then added on another 3 for good measure on Sunday.
Hi Gobi, I'm running the Edinburgh Marathon in on the 27th May and completed 13.1 in 2.19 on Sunday!! Yay, on target!! Going to be useless at speed sessions but I will attempt some. Not been running long and speed just kills me, a slow plod I can do..
Rachael - not quite sure how I managed it, especially so soon after my wee muscle injury... sheer determination I think. I am amazing myself, I only really started running at the beginning of September to aid my weight loss, but I've lost my weight now and really enjoying watching my progress!! My next goal is 15miles.... mabe not this weekend, but certainly before the 25th if my wee legs can cope!!
Tonight I will try for a wee bit faster run, with hopefully my last physio session tomorrow morning...
Keep the advice coming folks, this forum is so encouraging and very helpful!!
Well done Jennie!
Hi David. Impressive times...I'll swap the tempo and zip for anything that stops me breaking up after mile 20!
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Might be a bit premature, my posting on here, after a year out (illness). But I'm hoping to be able to do North Dorset (May) if not, New Forest in September. Unless I find something (local) early summer.
I was tapering for Luton (December 2010) when I became ill (November 2010). I started back again in August, was given some bum advice on a training programme in September and tweaked the achilles (weak legs after 10 months off). I've been doing physio and have been given the OK to start running again, so I've started building back up recently, now up to 40 / 50 mins x 3 a week.
I use HR training - suits my age and will probably follow one of the HH plans, I'm just looking to see which one would suit best.
The plan is to rebuild the base during the rest of December and see if I'm fit enough to start in January. If so, then I shall, if not, then more base-building.
Any and all advice gratefully received and acted upon.
Hello Spoons, thanks for the welcome.
Well I was comfortable doing around 40 - 50 mpwk, last year - I've been building up slowly over the last few years, so the base is there, it's just been "put on hold" while I've been stuck at home, waiting. However, I'm old enough and ugly enough to know that it pays to be sensible!