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Roy - good run, I'm impressed! Question is did you wear your tights ???
K - keep the ankle rested and take it easy, if it still hurts and pulls when walking you aren't ready to run! Give it time, it WILL get better! Look at me, I over did it in beginning Oct and am only just getting back into it, better to take little more time now than be frustrated as hell for a while later, my thoughts anyway.
Keeny - I agree with K on the whole sis issue, it's all very good to help, but you have to do your own thing too. I'm sure that even Sis will understand that you're needing to do more than her.
My garmin is fantastic, in my opinion super accurate, light weight, so comfortable, really easy to use, easy to read, easy to charge, easy to download and once downloaded so much data/splits/stats available on each session and as a report for whatever you want!
Had an easy (ish) day today, did 10mins on the cross trainer tonight, forgot how much hard work they are. Didn't want to overdo it though as I need legs for my run tomorrow.
With regards the legs burning/jelly effect, I feel it in my thighs on the cross trainer, but tends to be the calves on my runs. I know from before though that it will get easier, with practice
Planning to start with my 3.4k tomorrow and see how I feel I might extend it out to 5k, see how it goes.
Everyone is doing so well, well done i'm jealius Rachel its great that ur sticking to the plan to the book, how many weeks of it do you have left?
ankle is easing up thankfully, have a really busy weekend ahead so first scheduled run back is monday morning and i cant wait already, first time in my life i've looked forward to a monday
Everybody keep up the good work, all doing great, if i dont manage to speak during weekend i'll let u all know how i get on with run on monday night take care guys
Gem - Brilliant news on London 2013, I think that you'll be fine, remember you are doing everything right, building up well and you have logical steady goals to get you there! RW have a good mara training plan which would prob be worth a look, also advice on food/hydration and the post run not overdoing it sort of thing. If you've got January issue RW there is a quiz to help you pick the best training plan also, looks like it goes from nothing to mara too so should be ideal for ya!
Roy - I get the staff issue and the tights, sure you'll see the benefits though and may even decide they are the best way forward
I've been out today and bought some new tights/tops/hi viz gear! That was of course after I'd been for another run 3.44k in 22:39 and it felt great, or should I say I felt great!!! It was windy, raining and rush hour traffic all around me, but I was loving being in my own little bubble, or should that be me and the Garmin in a little bubble It is fantastic, love it and it is proving to be so very accurate.
I'm off to see my parents this weekend so not sure how much I'll get done this weekend. Mum has said she wants to start so going to go out with her for her first session over the weekend!
K - good to hear you are resting the ankle, please don't rush it, if you feel pain stop and walk.
Rachel - Brilliant run, you'll be running 5k in no time, better get myself into gear and start increasing the distance or you'll all be leaving me behind.
Keep up the good work everyone!!!
Roy - Have a great park run!!! Don't sprint off and you'll be fine. Can't wait to hear how you get on
Gem - I'm sure that I'm not speaking out of turn to say we'll all sponsor you, may not be a lot, but hopefully will help. I know when I used to raise money my parents would take forms to work, the local shops would chip in etc so everything is possible Sure you'll get there!
As for the running to music, I can't help you with that, I just have me, my garmin and my own thoughts, quite often arguing with my body that I can keep going, that I can do it
Roy - good choice of music! Sounds like tights are getting to you now, in a good way
Yeah, can't wait to use my new gear, will save on the trying to turn around on the laundry too! It is my last gear spend for a while though, need to put next lot of money on sorting my diving gear out
i no i would defo sponsor
MC Hammer?!?!?! For real? oh Dear.
TBH i like dance music, has a really good tempo to run to, not the hardcore BOOM BOOM BOOM stuff, more chart dance music. got last years ministry of sound running trax, would seriously recommend it, its got a 30 mminute warm up track compiled of seriously good songs to help you ease into a pace, it then has playlists to keep you at a steady pace for eaither a 5k, 10k or half marathon (i dont have halfmarathon one yet) then a thirty min cool down playlist to slow you down and it keeps me pumped through out 10 k races, its fab.
while i'm training just now it has to b Mr.David Guetta, LMFAO, the GAGA, Kasabian and Chase and Status, all really good tempo tracks couldnt run without music x
Birthday in 10 days! Is it a big one??? We could all go for a run to celebrate, but you'd have to stick at our pace Roy!!!
Know what you mean about it warming up a bit, but it is still very wet out there!!!
Rest day tomorrow so good luck to all you running
If 25 is a milestone then yeh lol!
Just got back from Park run....OMG very windy and hilly course hurt like hell!!!! Forgot to ask for my time as I nearly collapsed at end lol but I will post the link up with my result when its up about dinner time. Very pleased with it though and came in quite a respectable position. Hurt but thoroughly enjoyed it ......would deffinitely recommend it!!
Roy - your soooooo young!!!! Just think, it's one step closer to 30!!!!
Brilliant park run, looking forward to seeing your time. Don't know whether your course description is a good one as I'm planning on building up to doing a 5k! The park run in Liverpool, is it princess park? That's my local park run Don't like the sound of hills!
Remember to rest up, stretch out etc so you don't stiffen up!
Have a great weekend all x
It is Ange yeah but i did the one in Pennington flash today near Wigan with a friend. After speaking to some random bloke he said this one is so so hilly compared to princess park run hence why the times there alot slower than the liverpool run. My friend went off to fast and i thought no way am i letting him beat me so i ran with him. I was so tired I did nearly stop but kept going and he fell way behind me during the 2nd and 3rd laps. Results should be up soon!!
Unfortunately back at work at 2 so atleast i wont be sitting around to be stiff.
Oh and by the way....All the guys where wearing tights haha!!!
Told you tights were the way forward. Penny Flash sounds good, my mate lives just round the corner from there so that is another option
Good to hear you sounding so upbeat, looking forward to doing one myself. Even thinking of aiming to do a 10k race Thinking the Liverpool Tunnel run! From Liverpool to New Brighton through Wallesy Tunnel!!! Looks like hard work but fun, just need to be running more than 3.4k if I'm going to get there
Have fun at work, n don't work too hard
Hurry up results lol!
Kirstin hows the head? was it a messy one?
HEY!!!! well done, sounds like u did great
plus................we either have same birthday, or i'm the day after? mines is 10 days time today JOINT PARTY ROY WOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
lol, hows everyones weekend? running? x
p.s head aint too good today lol, ropey
Sounds like it should be major party time!
K- sorry to hear about the head, is it distracting from the ankle though???
No running for me this weekend. Got a busy weekend though, shopping for running shoes with mum, might get me some more new tights too Go-karting tomorrow and taking mum for her first ever training! Thinking going to do 5 min walk to warm up, then aim for jog 30sec walk 2min to start her off x 5, then walk 5-10mins to warm down. See how she goes. Want to do more than walk with her coz I know that she can walk for england so to speak, but looking at the c25k and the RW 8 week to run 30mins will I think be too much so after a half way start for her! Any suggestions????
My other task for the weekend is to be there for my dad if he needs anything, he came out of hospital on Thursday after having his knee replaced!
May have a glass of vino tonight to say happy birthday to you guys though any excuse and all that
When's your bday Kirstin? Also how old will you be? Yeah we could take vino in our flask on a run and drink it to celebrate haha.
Going to see if times are up.......
I think the walk run programme would be a good place to start...I think most people give in very quickly when they start to run because they try too much to soon and end up hating it. Slow and steady i think!!!
I think we should all enter an event later this year maybe a 10k or something and all run it and have a pint (at the end of course). Would be a massive achievement for everybody....the running that is haha!
Brilliant time Roy - you've done 5k quicker than I do 3.4k!!!! Brilliant effort.
Def like the idea of us all getting together to do a run, us girlies can stick together while you race off and we can meet you in the pub at the end for food and drink, I'm sure we'll all be starving by the time we finish!
Think I'll go for the run/walk and see how she gets on, will report tomorrow, or maybe just maybe she will come on and say Hi herself, I have already registered her, but she hasn't had the confidence to say hi!
Ok, food and shopping for me now