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martins money saving marathon running mavericks!! dfw runclub part 5 :)

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pania
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edited 11 January 2012 at 11:26AM in Debt free diaries
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So here we are again at the start of the DFW running club part 5!!! so far we have had marathons run, 5k's 10k's half marathons and all sorts of fun and games! we have been novices, we have been extremely technical runners, but one thing i for one want to keep hold of is the fun!! after all, theres no motivation to get out there if it isnt fun right?? so flop yourselves down on the comfy sofa, grab a cuppa and share your running stories!! but not for too long, theres miles to cover you know!!:D:D
I will get someone more knowledgeable than me to put up linkys to the other 4 parts and start below with a copy of the original part 1 post. :beer::beer:
Hi one and all!!

At the request of several members here on the DFW board, I have pleasure in starting the Debt Free Wannabe Running Club!The idea being that we all have goals we wish to reach, some being financial, others being weight loss, getting fit etc.

So heres the place to get the motivation to do it!!:j

Firstly, Let us know what your goal is, Ie running a half marathon, being able to run for half hour without stopping, doing 30 sit ups etc then we can share progress reports, any training hints and tips and generally get a kick up the proverbial to get off the sofa and go do it!!!:rotfl:
(goodness knows i need a boot right now so could be accused of being slightly self indulgent with the thread!:T )


If there are enough people we could even do an evening or a sunday run.

We all know Gyms are/can be Mega expensive so here's the cheaper option and you'll get loads of support from us all.

So who's in?!:beer:

Have fun
P
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  • hypno06
    hypno06 Posts: 32,296 Forumite
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    Ooh, I'm in team Martin :money:

    :rotfl:
    Successful women can still have their feet on the ground. They just wear better shoes. (Maud Van de Venne)
    Life begins at the end of your comfort zone (Neale Donald Walsch)
  • pania
    pania Posts: 8,258 Forumite
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    we're all team martin!!!! do you remember when we were called mavericks? then it got bannned!!! nooo idea why!! :D
    debt @05/11/11 £12210.63!! slowly chipping away!!
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  • pania
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    and i am going to start the running off with a 7.5 miler tonight i think. its exceptionally windy out there so no idea how hard or otherwise it may be but i'll crack it!!
    debt @05/11/11 £12210.63!! slowly chipping away!!
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  • hypno06
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    I'm out for an hour or so myself tonight - no great milage but getting out there which is the main thing!
    Successful women can still have their feet on the ground. They just wear better shoes. (Maud Van de Venne)
    Life begins at the end of your comfort zone (Neale Donald Walsch)
  • fedupandskint
    fedupandskint Posts: 10,358 Forumite
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    I'm in as I discover my love of running again that I hid away for 7years forgetting how much I enjoyed it. So here I am training on the C25K and enjoying it immensely even when it is hard work. Week 3 halfway through

    Anyway just c+p my last post from the previous thread

    Just thinking about some new running trainers - I have a pair of asics currently which must be at least 8yrs old. They fit really well for running and am thinking of replacing them with a pair of Asics Cumulus 11 or 12

    Any thoughts?

    Or would a pair of Asics gel blackhawk 3 do the job as well?

    I just fancy a newer pair which are maybe a bit more cushioned as this pair has had some hammer from when I ran before, my feet naturally roll outwards and apparently the cumulus support this area
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £8333
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  • Lurkio
    Lurkio Posts: 3,155 Forumite
    edited 15 July 2010 at 6:51PM
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    aha!!

    Here you are..... :)

    Just thinking about some new running trainers - I have a pair of asics currently which must be at least 8yrs old. They fit really well for running and am thinking of replacing them with a pair of Asics Cumulus 11 or 12

    Any thoughts?

    Or would a pair of Asics gel blackhawk 3 do the job as well?

    I just fancy a newer pair which are maybe a bit more cushioned as this pair has had some hammer from when I ran before, my feet naturally roll outwards and apparently the cumulus support this area

    sorry - I don't even know what make mine are, so I'm NO help to you whatsoever..... :(

    :DNeigh, neigh, and thrice neigh :D
  • Lurkio
    Lurkio Posts: 3,155 Forumite
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    pania wrote: »
    but one thing i for one want to keep hold of is the fun!! after all, theres no motivation to get out there if it isnt fun right??

    Right! And herein lies my problem..... I don't enjoy it :o:o its a necessity for me (keep the pounds off). I DO get a sense of achievement when I get a pb, or the other week when I did my first 10k, but its not fun.

    Where am I going wrong?

    pania wrote: »
    Firstly, Let us know what your goal is, Ie running a half marathon, being able to run for half hour without stopping, doing 30 sit ups etc then we can share progress reports, any training hints and tips and generally get a kick up the proverbial to get off the sofa and go do it!!!:rotfl:
    (goodness knows i need a boot right now so could be accused of being slightly self indulgent with the thread!:T )[/SIZE][/COLOR]


    Current goals are

    5k - 23:59 (current 24.37)
    10k - 59:59 (current 60:18)

    :DNeigh, neigh, and thrice neigh :D
  • pania
    pania Posts: 8,258 Forumite
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    any mileage is better than no mileage!!! well, i stepped out the front door, got picked up by a gust of wind and dropped 100 yards down the road (well ok, over exageration but you get my point!) so came back indoors and am heading for a treadmill instead!!!! good luck to any midlanders heading out in this!! whoooosh!! :D
    debt @05/11/11 £12210.63!! slowly chipping away!!
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  • Marru
    Marru Posts: 4,126 Forumite
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    Hello,

    Resting runner at the moment due to shin splints :(

    Started with C25K in January, ran 3 miles for Sport Relief in end of March, got the bug and trained for 10k in the end of May (01.10.47) and on w/c 26/7 should start training for Cardiff Half (14/10) if my shin allows me.

    Did again today half an hour exercise bike at the gym. Shin felt good all day except now towards the evening slight niggle. I am thinking that on Monday I shall try the x-trainer and see if that aggravates it, if not I might be able to start my training programme on time.

    Sorry Sparkles - I can't help you with the trainers question, I have quite basic Nikes and they feel good to me. I would like to have a pair of racing flats (and pair of trail shoes if I manage to find the time to get to orienteering) but finances are not allowing that at the moment.
    "Everything will be alright in the end. If it's not alright, it's not the end."

  • fedupandskint
    fedupandskint Posts: 10,358 Forumite
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    edited 15 July 2010 at 9:32PM
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    Goals
    • End August achieve Week 9 and run 5k 3x per week
    • Sept onwards continue on to get to 10k in 8 weeks aiming for end Nov at present (will continue to review once start on the next phase of training past 5k)
    • lose some more weight approx 7lbs
    • Run at least 3 times per week
    Never imagined seriously starting running again so v.pleased at just doing 3 weeks at this point - 6 to go until taget achieved and is achievable :j
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £8333
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