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I am feeling loads better and have finally been out for a run, I had to or else I wouldn't have been able to sleep tonight, last night was terrible, felt like I was tapering I felt like a coiled up spring, prefer to be pooped I think. 12m today and although the week can not be rescued mileage wise I think I will get out for another couple of shorter runs over the weekend, maybe 5 or 6m so it won't be a total disaster. On a personal level, sorry about the down post I was all out of sorts because my mum was waiting to see if she would get the treatment that she needs/wants and they have agreed so I feel like a weight has been lifted slightly, depressingly it doesn't change the prognosis but hopefully it will give her more time. Anyway enough of that.
MD6 - Glad your exams are finished, just Dublin to look forward to now.
Claire - Fingers crossed the run goes well, would a bit of cross training help ease the boredom?
NV - Boo to the cold, hope you get your brick done - have you decided about the race?
Grant - Don't worry about speed - I never do - can't you tell by my name, I just aim to enjoy the runs and feel good, during and after, for me ultimately I am always competing against myself, sometimes more sucessfully than others!
Nick - Sounds like that was your speed session, I agree with Claire, its all miles in the bank, they can't all be faster than the last one.
Paul - That looks like a really good week.
Andrew - Thanks
I am sure that I have forgotton someone....if I have sorry and hi and happy running to all
Well done Claire, sure you'll do great next weekend.
Good weekened here. Upped my run by a couple of minutes yesterday (gone off programme, shock horror) and it felt good again.
Lots of good running and cycling going on NV, Grant, Paul and Nick
Claire - How is your leg holding up?
I managed a couple of 6m runs over the weekend so it brings the total for this week to 32, not a total deadloss. Start the plan for Loch Ness today and it is raining!
Can i just add my goals ?
To Lose weight
To stay in shape
To be able to RUN (notwalk) the race for life
To continue with running
Be injury free !
Paul / Claire / Em - Thanks for the encouragement, always helps! And as for raining in Scotland, been a rather miserable weekend here in Dundee too.
Nikki - Welcome!
NV - I have a race on the 29th, after that I am not really sure. I am primarily doing this for weight loss / general fitness purposes but am enjoying running very much so think I will push on to 10k (there is a similar programme, Bridge to 10K). I do plan on dropping at least one of my runs when I start playing squash again competitively though, there just aren't enough days in the week! Looking into starting doing press-ups / sit-ups / chin-ups / etc too (found another online programme, I love these things!) - do you think it is ok to do these on what C25K defines as rest days?
Hi NV (is that your name )
RFL is Race For Life, i'm doing it with my friend on july 10th, she is walking as she doesn;t run but i aim to run whether it kills me ! The furthest i have ever ran withoutstopping was 2 days ago at just over 2.half miles, so i'm nearly there, want to go out now bu the weathers off putting and i'm hungry ! Might just go on the cross trainer instead
Did my run yesterday but the weather was horrible, really windy with horizontal rain so it wasn't the tempo run it was meant to be, just a steady run - 8m. I am going to attempt the tempo run tonight, 8m with 4m at a pace I don't think I can manage! Might check out the macmillan paces and see what they suggest as smartcoach is a hard task master.
Hi Nikki, you are nearly there distance wise already.
Happy running all
Last week of C25K, did a 30 minute run this morning, with a few dog stops still around the 13min/mile pace mark although was harder this morning for some reason. Can't believe I am nearly done!
Andrew - I work just up the road from you in Uddingston. Where do you go out running, just around EK?
Paul - Garmin FR 305 sitting at around the £100 mark on Amazon / Ebay / etc, I love mine. Go on treat yourself!
Nikki - Like MD says, I am sure you'll manage it, you're almost there!