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Edited because Laptop reposted the same message again.....
Anyway, I feel for you with all that snow. The 'sunny' south got off lightly and its all but gone today - but it started again this evening (while I was out running in it)
About having a few extra days off. It doesnt seem to matter. 4 or 5 days is probably ok and you will be surprised at how easy you find the next run. Or at least that is my experience from the last 2 runs after a 4 day break. OH said the same.
I was supposed to be on Run 3 of week 3 today, and I came home from work, passed the baby to my hubby and gt changed. Stuck the iphone on and went out the door. Half way through the second run I thought 'this feels like a long 3 minutes' so I checked the phone and found I had moved on to week 4 (I was looking at it last night)
But I managed most of it (the second 5 minutes was a killer and I had to walk for about 90 seconds of it)
Anyway, dont stress about the weather. Its better to stay indoors than break your neck!
And I've managed to find out how to friend people on Endomondo - you just use the search function. Simple! You need a full name though so if anyone wants to buddy up with me then let me know and Ill give you my real name! Ive already found Dom!
Happy running! Im shattered - time for bed.
The snow has mostly gone down here I'm lucky there's been not much impact. Apart from it being freezing!! Week five second run done. I just ran for two lots of eight minutes! Sounds so little but feels massive! My podcasts claim I will run 20 minutes solid this weekend. They haven't been wrong so far ... but that would be huge for me!
Still running at the speed of a snail though ...
Ooh ... they look cosy Sophski! Might have to go for it. Are they reasonably long? I'm 5.10 ... want to avoid breezy ankles!
Looking forward to finally going for my Week 3, Day 2 run tomorrow - after five days of enforced (work, ice) rest. Hope I've not lost what momentum I had...!
I stopped smoking back in september last year and after an excessive Christmas, my relationship ending and learning my fathers' cancer has returned (and is terminal) I've decided to get off my backside and get fitter! I used to have a very physical job, but now I'm in an office and the pounds have been piling on in the last couple of years!
So I entered my self into 5k run in May and a 10k in both June and July, all of which are for charity.... Probably a little bit premature for someone who struggles to run 100m but I'm the sort of person who can't stay motivated if I don't have a target or goal.
I've just completed my first week of training, following the couch to 10k programme and already I feel so much better! I'm tired and a bit sore but I'm enjoying the challenge so far. I have got 5 months until the 5k which should be more than enough to get myself fit enough, even if I'll never be fast!
So anyways thats my story and why I've started running and I love it so far!
I Worked with horses for 10yrs; mainly teaching, starting young horses and retraining problem horses. On an average work day I would clock up 4-5hrs in the saddle plus competing and exercising my own horses at the weekend. Due to family commitments and persistant injuries and pains I had to change my career and quit riding. Unfortunately my lovely toned body was quickly replaced with a sqidgy soft one as I have been really bad and not put any time in to keeping myself fit for far too long!
So how do you stay motivated to go out and train?
well our snow is now solid ice - we are due a lot of rain - wooo - wash it away please
went for a jog this morning , but ran on the road as the cycle pahs/pavements not clear - it was very early , not much traffic and i had my hi viz cycling jacket on
am impressed with entering events already - i was going to see how training went then enter in march, now i might just enter to make sure i train harder, well i'd put more effort in minus the thick ice. my intentions are always good but sometimes my pattern interferes with what i'd like to do and i get very tired if i've worked long days (7am-9:30 pm) i don't run those days and normally need good sleep day after too haha
the running tights looked good, i treated myself to skins running tights - they've not arrived yet - hopefully intime when the snow has thawed x
Stupid weather. We had a window of suitable pavements yesterday afternoon, but I couldn't get out of work early enough. I don't like treadmills!!
Sophski - Im a bit of a gadget nerd and I did look at Nike Plus for a while. Im really into my Endomondo app on my iphone (I pay for pro - but the basic version is free) it uses GPS to track you (hubby has it on Blackberry too) as you run and will report back on distance, speed, laptime etc. It also gives you stats to challenge you - and tells you when you hit a personal best for 1km, 1m and cooper rating too. I run it in the background while my C25k App is running.
And the website gives you more info - you can map your run, and look at other peoples too - so if you are visiting a new town, you can find recommended routes. You can also 'friend' people, and look at their running stats. It works a bit like Facebook and you can see a newsfeed of what your friends are doing. Ive just looked at mine to see that 'Domiho' has been running and I can even see where he went and send him supportive messages!
I like it!
I get stats from my Zombies, Run app. I think not being able to use it is part of the frustration at the moment. I feel like I'm not making progress because I'm not able to follow the programme on the treadmill.
We've had a thaw so unless it freezes tonight I should be ok to pound the pavements tomorrow morning. Fingers are firmly crossed.
i need gadgets, just time myself and run for lengths of time, half hour, or 45 mins, sometimes i set myself goals like run fast as i can to next lamp post then slow jog etc,
i run around lakes sometimes , i know their distance as they have helpful info saying this, small lake is 2.5k , nice jog distance, 2 or 3 laps, the parkrun lake route is 5k.
today i went to sweatshop and have some new running shoes - very pleased with them, they did the video test thing to check gait etc
they were in the sale , adidas supernova navy & pink - £53
i tried some saucony trainers on, they were amazingly comfy, but at £95 they can stay in the shop until i get a bit more pro or they go in the sale
parkrun was cancelled today due to ice - but went for a jog with husband and got very muddy
Just joined this forum . I used to be a regular runner , but gave up about 5 years ago due a knee and ankle injury . As a result I put on a few stone pretty quickly , but as I stopped drinking in October last year I'm now trying to get back in shape . I went out on my first run in 5 years today , but got tired real quick so I'll be taking it easy over the next few weeks i guess.