'10km in 45:35. Woo Hoo!' blog discussion

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  • 39.59 here!

    Yaboo sucks.

    :rotfl:
    I am NOT a mortgage & insurance adviser - or anything to do with finance, that was put on by the new system I dont know why?!
  • RabbitMadRabbitMad Forumite
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    a treadmill isn't running. Get out there and do it for real and then see how quick you are.

    (And then try doing it pushing a couple of kids in a pushchair)
  • Keep up the good work, but be careful because running can become very addictive, and you may spend more and more time doing it.

    I would say, do more real running outside, a treadmill is ok, but its no where near the same as running outside...

    Why not do a organised 10K run, then move onto half marathons?
    [greenhighlight]but it matters when the most senior politician in the land is happy to use language and examples that are simply not true.
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    The impact of this is to stigmatise people on benefits,
    and we should be deeply worried about that
    [/redtitle](house of lords debate, talking about Cameron)
  • runmichellerunrunmichellerun Forumite
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    cit_k wrote: »
    Keep up the good work, but be careful because running can become very addictive, and you may spend more and more time doing it.

    I would say, do more real running outside, a treadmill is ok, but its no where near the same as running outside...

    Why not do a organised 10K run, then move onto half marathons?

    I must be one of those rare people who actually prefer treadmill running to running outside.

    I like that I can play my ipod loudly without worrying about traffic and / or other people

    I like that it's better for my knees than hard pavements

    I like that I can time myself, increase the incline when I like, decrease it when I like and ensure that my times are improving every time I run.

    Intervals are amazing for increasing fitness quickly. My gym instructor put me on a programme which had hills for 2 minutes followed by flat for 2 minutes. I had to run up the hills and walk the flats. Increased my fitness quicker than anything I've ever tried. Better than running outside any day :D
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  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    I must be one of those rare people who actually prefer treadmill running to running outside.

    I like that I can play my ipod loudly without worrying about traffic and / or other people

    I like that it's better for my knees than hard pavements

    I like that I can time myself, increase the incline when I like, decrease it when I like and ensure that my times are improving every time I run.

    Intervals are amazing for increasing fitness quickly. My gym instructor put me on a programme which had hills for 2 minutes followed by flat for 2 minutes. I had to run up the hills and walk the flats. Increased my fitness quicker than anything I've ever tried. Better than running outside any day :D

    Must admit going outside's a bit scary - Im quite happy on the treadmill with the telly on and all those nice digits in front of me (i work out average pace and targets as Im going to keep my brain busy)
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  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    they're two different types of running
    treadmills good for crunching the miles in a controlled enviroment
    getting out and going for a run over various terrains gives more of a work out IMO
    i run around Hollyrood park in Edinburgh
    plenty of different routes with mixed terrains and gradients to mix it up
  • kirevkirev Forumite
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    I'm doing hundred push-ups program, will do couch 2 5k in a week or two... Love the apps, but you can do it for free, too. Martin, obviously your glory reaches Macedonia, too :)

    The sites are hundredpushups DOT com and c25k DOT com

    I'm not affiliated in any way, but love the fact that I have someone that reminds me what to do and when. Or I'll end up spending my money on gym memberships that I never use...

    Cheers,
    Kiro Velkovski
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    Macedonia
  • glider3560glider3560 Forumite
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    Martin wrote:
    At school, I was one of chubby boys who came last in cross country
    I read this and it reminded me of myself! I actually found it easier and quicker to walk round the cross country than to run. I even came second to last once!
  • Eric_PischEric_Pisch Forumite
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    Gratz Martin, a brilliant achievement :j

    and your protecting your joints :T
  • frugalrobfrugalrob Forumite
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    Well done Martin, don't listen to the killjoys :)

    Also thanks for the brilliant site, you've saved us all a fortune and kept businesses honest! And I hadn't realised you were from around my neck of the woods and were born in the same place as me (well according to wikipedia!). Thanks again, and well done!
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