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Old 07-12-2012, 10:31 PM
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Can I join you too? I have been running during my lunch hours for the last 4 years. I only do about 2 miles (it's all I can manage and still have time for a shower and eat my lunch at my desk) but I aim for at least 3 a week and it's quite hilly. It's definitely kept me in shape but I must say I only really do it out of duty and because I would go mad if I stayed in every lunch time (as I have this week as it's been too cold). I would rather go out on my bike

Having said that, I feel determined to go out for a few runs next week because although I don't really enjoy it I feel far more annoyed if I don't go.

Maybe that's what I need to do? Have a week off it every so often to motivate myself back into it?

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Old 08-12-2012, 7:06 AM
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Welcome Polesalot

I think that is why I love running, because it's great for getting you out and about. 3 runs a week is good, and like you I cycle too to vary the excercise.

Good luck next week.
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Old 08-12-2012, 7:37 AM
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Hello, hope you dont mind but i'm gonna have a nosey round your thread for a bit as I REALLY would love to get into at least jogging regular. Wish you could wave a magic stick and be straight at a level where you didnt spend most of the time where you are bent over double and gasping for breath lol.
I went out in June and did 2.25km in 19 mins (pap i know) but never went back out again I would say i'm reasonably fit, can keep up with a davina dvd for an hour, have 2 flights of stairs to contend with at work and i am constantly up and down them all day. Anyway hopefully i'll manage to get some motivation to go out and give it a few more go's.
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Old 08-12-2012, 8:08 AM
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Hi Betty
The key to improvement is patience, and getting out 3-4 times a week.
Once it becomes part of your routine, you will see your fitness improve.

Mist importantly, enjoy, and keep in touch. There seem to be some very experienced runners here to help you if you need it.
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Old 08-12-2012, 8:30 AM
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Thanks mascott I think this will be the encouragment I need, I know for a fact if i had someone to go with things would be different but nay mind. My son has given me his old ipod so going to put some music i like on there and get on with it.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:15 AM
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I think the main problem most beginners make is they beat themselves up for being unfit so try and do too much thinking 'well surely I should be able to do it' and then it hurts so much that they never want to go there again.The best thing to do is just go off time at first- say 35 or 45 mins and just do for example a brisk 10 min walk warm up, then do half hr running with walk breaks if necessary with a 5 min cool down walk/stretch. Forget the milage and pace its not important at this stage, what is important when you are starting running is just to raise the heat rate for at least half an hour to a slightly uncomfortable but bearable level. If you do that 3/4 times a week you WILL get fitter! Then thats the stage you can start thinking about being able to run constantly for half an hr, raising the pace etc
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:13 PM
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I think the main problem most beginners make is they beat themselves up for being unfit so try and do too much thinking 'well surely I should be able to do it' and then it hurts so much that they never want to go there again.The best thing to do is just go off time at first- say 35 or 45 mins and just do for example a brisk 10 min walk warm up, then do half hr running with walk breaks if necessary with a 5 min cool down walk/stretch. Forget the milage and pace its not important at this stage, what is important when you are starting running is just to raise the heat rate for at least half an hour to a slightly uncomfortable but bearable level. If you do that 3/4 times a week you WILL get fitter! Then thats the stage you can start thinking about being able to run constantly for half an hr, raising the pace etc
I've been doing the Couch25k programme recently - it's brilliant as you set yourself manageable goals. As you say, there's no point in sprinting for 3 minutes and then collapsing and giving up. I'd really recommend it - there are free podcasts and phone-apps so you don't have to keep checking your watch but they're aren't compulsory.
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Old 09-12-2012, 9:46 AM
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Didn't go out last night. 5am start 20.00 finish wiped me out.

Now going out before late shift tommorrow.

10 km in central London.

Good news is that my new trainers are finally comfy.
First pair I have had trouble with.

Good luck if you go out today.
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Old 09-12-2012, 8:01 PM
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Have a good run tomorrow! Cant imagine running in Central London! (I'd be scared!) I'm on the opposite end of the scale, a wee remote peninsula on the west coast of Scotland! Anyway, am hoping to do about 5 miles tomorrow myself, hilly trail. Hopefully writing it down now will spur me into action! Will report back!
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Old 09-12-2012, 9:21 PM
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Hi all,

I would love to join in with this thread, i am looking to lose just over a stone next year (to get back to 10st).

I am currently planning zumba at least once a week, with walking, cycling and jogging added in where possible. On the running front i think i might aim for next years 'race for life'
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Old 10-12-2012, 5:07 PM
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Sounds lovely Poodlegal. Running is great in London

Today, my usual route, took me
Barbican
St Paul's
Embankment
Houses of Parliament
Southbank
Millennium Bridge
Back to Barbican.
It takes in so many sights that tourists pay a fortune to see, and you never get bored.


That said, your run sounds great. I love my country runs, and hills.

Welcome Leictina


You should have loads of time to get fit for a race for life.
Start slow and build up very little amounts each week. About 10% max per week increase in distance max.

Today's Run 10.5k. 58.25 mins
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Old 10-12-2012, 5:22 PM
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great posts
love running and always out round kent
also free running club at bluewater nike store every tuesday always fun
always clears my head
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Old 10-12-2012, 5:25 PM
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Hi Bakerslad.

I am thinking of joining my local running club. Just to get that bit of expert help
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Old 10-12-2012, 5:43 PM
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medway area if you want to run
they do help also great motivator
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Old 10-12-2012, 6:35 PM
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Welcome Leictina


You should have loads of time to get fit for a race for life.
Start slow and build up very little amounts each week. About 10% max per week increase in distance max.
Thanks for the welcome - i think i will start with laps around my "block" then extend it to include the nearby park/s depending on which way i turn when i leave the house......my local race for life is normally held in June (i think....) if i aim for the 5k i need to increase my distance by just under 0.25km for 22 weeks (between 1st Jan to end of May) or the 10km @ an increase of 0.5km per week......

i think i will start off aiming at the 10km and then re-evaulate after a couple of months.......

looking forward to sharing my progress with you all
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Old 10-12-2012, 6:58 PM
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10 km is very do-able. You have plenty of time.
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Old 11-12-2012, 1:51 PM
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Anyone out today?

Just thinking of nipping out. 10k again today as I am out on the Xmas drinks tomorrow.

Not shorts weather today though!

Come on runners...... it is sunny afterall.....

You know you want to......
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Old 11-12-2012, 3:00 PM
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Ok.
Change of plan....

going for a longer run, 15km

haven't done that kind of distance since Half marathon in October.
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Old 11-12-2012, 5:33 PM
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Just got back

Estimate because my battery ran out, 14km in about 1.22hr

Not bad.
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Old 11-12-2012, 7:54 PM
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Oh boy your doing well Mascott! I still havent been out despite good intentions, it always happens like this, once I stop I just cant get going again Being a dogwalker does not help as I just dont feel like going out again in the afternoon after walking all morning and lunchtime. Evenings/weekends are out as I have 3 kids! Its all excuses though!!
Will kick myself into touch soon, got all xmas stuff sorted and will be getting quieter now so will get back in the habit!
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