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am in my third week of running. took advice of those on here and am strictly following training times. did 3r/1w x6 today. its an hour later, i managed to do it, didnt giveup half way like i always think i will, got back and am still buzzing!!!!
Well done, Caroline!
Go you! You're doing great.
i dont know. it was bloody hard work today. i got thru the 2nd half on sheer stubborness. i've been eating too much today maybe that didnt help. and my legs ache. not pain, but aching. oh stop moaning woman
today i did 8r/2w x 3. it was fine. i feel that i have to force myself to keep going, try and distract myself from the running, give myself little goals. bizarrely today i ran really quite fast, got home and had to keep going round my road!!!
i worry every week about moving onto the next week, but somehow manage to do it. i didnt find going from 5 to 8 minutes running too difficult. let me know how you get on x
and am still buzzing!!!
i know what you mean about the reverting to walking. although my legs needed it i found it difficult to change stride.
i am about to go out and do 12r 1w x3. which is sounding horrific. its the programme off this site. i'll let you know
many congrats. you sound like your buzzing!! hey we're even doing our runs on the same day. pity your prob in like sheffield or somewhere, i could really do with a running mate x
i knew you've been a ton of miles away!!! i'm in aylesbury, its about 25 mins from oxford in bucks. i've just come back from the above mentioned run. i did it!!! i didnt stop!!! it felt flipping great. so the park run your aiming for, is it an organised thing?
inspiring stuff! I am on week 4 of the c25k plan (using the iphone app) and know what you mean about a) running for times that you thought were impossible just a few weeks ago and b) feeling like you can run for much longer.
For the first time I can actually visualise myself running for hours! Ok it's still a long way away but it does not seem completely impossible any more.
I asked about whether it is ok to move on to full time running and the general advice has been to stick with the plan. It apparently will allow your tendons and muscles to get conditioned in a more controlled manner. I did still cheat - i run the 5 mins cooldown and then add an extra 5 mins walk on the end. I messed this up on my last run and ended up being further away from home than I expected and ended up running 8 mins straight without realising it Happy days! It's going to take all the patience in the world to stick with the plan.
I REALLY look forward to my run days now - and the run is over all too quickly
believe in the plan, for it is setting the ground for the long distances you will be able to do in the not too distant future. if you build it, it will come(sorry kevin costner). but i know exactly what you mean about being able to envisage just keeping running. and yes if someone had told me i could run from the back of tesco on the canal all the way back home(trust me good distance) on 23rd april when i started i would have laughed in their faces. result amir and pink lynne x
well done lynne, i still havent done 20 mins non stop tho. mini goals are great, they make things easier. i have done 12 run 1 walk x3 twice this week and it felt good!! yesterday for the 1st time my calves weren't tight. hurrah. have you got the losing weight bit under control cos i certainly havent.
Hi All, I've been reading this thread and would like to join in if I can as I'm also a newbie runner. I'm 55 and this all started a few weeks ago when I was trying to think of a way to raise money for our grandson's op 'SDR' (which will enable him to walk), basically the NHS will not fund the op 35K so everyone has gone into overdrive with the fund raising.
As I live in Turkey, so am not on hand, but come back regularly I really wanted for us to be able to do something here, so in a moment of madness I entered hubby and myself into a half marathon in Cornwall in August.
We have been training now for 4/5 wks and I started off only being able to run for 2 mins before having to stop and walk (asthma sufferer), anyway I'm on a high today as I managed to run for 19mins without stopping, it felt amazing and I did 3 miles in 38mins, I know that's not breaking any records but I'm so chuffed!
Well done P/L I totally understand how you felt doing your 20mins
course you can join our little thread. we are a very select band- 4 of us now!!! and i did 3 miles in 39 minutes- its a great feeling. and it really doesnt matter how fast you are going- covering the distance is by far the more important thing
so where are you from in this country- cornwall area then? i bet thats a lovely place to do a half marathon. i think doing it in august would scare me but i guess as long as you remember to pace yourself and walk a bit
am waffling cos i have alcohol, and have just got a job- hurrah!!!
Keep on going
pink i am still drinking today that is the only prob. but i had a great run this morning. do you feel the breathing has improved tho since you started?
mon 15 min running 1 min walking x2. it was great this morning cos i manged to keep going, it felt comfortable, so manangeable. i suppose with your breathing you have to put up with it if its manageble.
i am working for three days in a row after 2mo. i work in a care home. its hard work.
Hi all, thanks for the welcome, after showing off with my 3miles in 38mins, I had a disaster run yesterday, got up early, didn't feel great and ended up doing 5mile run/walk in 1hr 20mins, but at least I did it, scared not to stick to the schedule as I might not make the half marathon in August.
Caroline well done on your new job, I hope it goes well for you. Totally agree with you sometimes it feels just great but sometimes it is a struggle, I guess it's just how your body is on that paticular day, but the good runs keep you going.
P/L Agree with you about the breathing, mine is better now than it was but still not easy, I pass by some people and they're chatting away, phew no way I can do that, just happy to get back still breathing, it's hard work but don't you feel great when you've achieved what you set out to do, I'm defo hoping to keep it up even after the H/M even though it just started out to raise money.
Have a good day everyone, and keep up the good work
i think none of us will have to be worried about doing a bit of walking in withthe running. i read somewhere about walking for a minute at every mile marker. 5 miles in hr and 20 doesnt sound like a complete disaster at this point x
I have just started running to but using a plan set by my instructor which i am thinking of changing as i dont eel like i am achieving much. She has me running on a treadmill for as long as it takes to do a mile....i've gone from 17mins to 15mins jog/walk but still cant run a full mile without walking.....frustrating...
Waht plan are you all following?
Thanks Caroline that's what we all need is a bit of encouragement, and I do enjoy a drink in the evening which I had given up but hell if I can still run and enjoy a drink then what the hell, my hubby says enjoy it you don't have to give up everything! I've just been out this morning and done 3mls in 39mins, so I'm on a high again.
Samantha, as we have to train for a half marathon in August I decided I had to have a plan to go by building up the mileage slowly so I copied a schedule off the internet and go by that.........I'm not an expert by any means but don't worry about the time it takes, just keep plodding on and it will come, it doesn't matter if you walk/jog is what I've been told, actually it's recommended now apparently. so keep going, you'll get there.