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    pania
    DFW Running Club!!
    • #1
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:12 PM
    DFW Running Club!! 7th Jun 07 at 2:12 PM
    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!!

    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!!!
    (goodness knows i need a boot right now so could be accused of being slightly self indulgent with the thread! )


    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?!

    Have fun
    P
    xx
    Last edited by Former MSE Wendy; 10-07-2007 at 6:04 PM.
    debt @05/11/11 £12210.63!! slowly chipping away!!
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  • Rout
    • #2
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:22 PM
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    • 7th Jun 07, 2:22 PM
    I'll have some of that action, first ever Great North Run on September 30th, cost me £38 as well so have to make it worth my while by training lots so I enjoy it!
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    • immoral_angeluk
    • By immoral_angeluk 7th Jun 07, 2:24 PM
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    immoral_angeluk
    • #3
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:24 PM
    • #3
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:24 PM
    My race for life is on the 26th June and so far I have done zero training so my first goal is to get my lazy a** up and train!
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  • blackangeluk
    • #4
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:26 PM
    • #4
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:26 PM
    I'm in

    [I'll have some of that action, first ever Great North Run on September 30th, cost me £38 as well so have to make it worth my while by training lots so I enjoy it!]

    Me too!! Am very nervous about running so far but just done the Manchester Run in 55mins 58s and so I'm raring to go :rolleyes2

    My ultimate aim is just to get into the Marathon, never mind run it, maybe this will be the year

  • OliveOyl
    • #5
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:30 PM
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    • 7th Jun 07, 2:30 PM
    I'd like to offer my support. I can cheer from the (virtual) pavement as you go past?
    But running and me don't get on. I run in an embarrassing way, like the most embarrassing way a mum can do on parents day in junior school.
  • pania
    • #6
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:31 PM
    • #6
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:31 PM
    ok, rout I_A and Blackangel a fantastic start!! (oh and me)

    My goal, London Marathon 2008 , did 2006 in 5hrs 22 want to go much faster!!
    (maybe a dfw marathon group!)
    debt @05/11/11 £12210.63!! slowly chipping away!!
    impossible is nothing.
  • pania
    • #7
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:36 PM
    • #7
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:36 PM
    hey oliveoyl, have you send the episode of friends where phoebe and rachel go out running? I'm sure it can't be that bad!! ;-)
    debt @05/11/11 £12210.63!! slowly chipping away!!
    impossible is nothing.
  • archived user
    • #8
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:41 PM
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    • 7th Jun 07, 2:41 PM
    Great idea Pania. I shall join when I return from sea. Lenny PS Congrats on breaking the 30K mark. I hope to do that before the year is out.
    • pavlovs_dog
    • By pavlovs_dog 7th Jun 07, 2:42 PM
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    pavlovs_dog
    • #9
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:42 PM
    • #9
    • 7th Jun 07, 2:42 PM
    there is a well established thread on the i wanna board about running where you will find lots of encouragement and support. see HERE
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  • pania
    thanks lenny, how long are you at sea for? And yes good luck on the 30k mark is a great feeling!!

    Thanks for the helpful hint pavlov's dog i'm sure we can use that for some training ideas!
    debt @05/11/11 £12210.63!! slowly chipping away!!
    impossible is nothing.
  • Cazzdevil
    I'd love to join but my fitness goal is for mountain biking, not running
    I couldn't run if my life depended on it so I take my hat off to those of you who are taking part and I'll be here for moral support in abundance
  • Hobsch
    I'll join that. I am doing the Great North Run on 30th September too. I did it last year and it was fantastic but I want to do a better time, be fitter and recover quicker. I am doing it for charity too.
    I think it would be a good idea having this club. As with the debt although I was trying to clear it earlier joing MSE gave me a proper go at it, advice and support from all the lovely people on here and challenges to keep the motivation. I think that will help with my running. So I'm in and many thanks. Also congrats on breaking the £30K mark Pania. I recently broke the £27K and its always a great feeling to hit another target.
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  • findingmyownway
    ooh cool i like running. well, maybe 'like' is too strong a word for the act itself. i like the fact that i can beat people who are far thinner than me - and i like eating chocloate without the guilt! hehe

    i have done a few 10Ks and the great north run. Planning a couple of 10Ks for this summer again.
    • poorbutrich
    • By poorbutrich 7th Jun 07, 2:54 PM
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    poorbutrich
    Great idea! I was going to join, but you're all running marathons and the like; I was just hoping to run to the pub!
    • cnoelj
    • By cnoelj 7th Jun 07, 2:57 PM
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    cnoelj
    I'll have some of that action, first ever Great North Run on September 30th, cost me £38 as well so have to make it worth my while by training lots so I enjoy it!
    Originally posted by Rout
    Good luck with that!

    How much running have you done?

    Here are one or two tips from my experience

    1. Train regularly. Maybe 3 times a week to start. Closer to the race maybe do an additional run a week. Avoid overtraining, planning rest days is just as important as planning training days.

    2. Build up your milage gradually.


    3. As you progress vary your training routine. Build up to one long run a week of 10-12 miles. Avoid doing the whole 13.1 miles in training - keep something in reserve for the day. Have a session where you are concentrating on speed
    work. For example stride rather than sprint from one lamp-post to the next and then do a recovery jog to the next and repeat 6 or 8 times. You could do this in the middle of a 5 mile run at an easy pace. You could alternate that with repetitions up a hill with the downward journeys as recovery. Again 6 or 8 reps would be good. Increase reps and speed if you like as you are able. I would caution you to build up to this. Apart from this any other sessions you do should be 4-8 miles and not with great intensity. Do not go all out on every run.


    4. Try and vary your routes. Do your favourite routes the other way round. Experiment sometimes by saying to yourself I will run for say 40 minutes and see where you end up. Sometimes I will get on a bus and run back or I will travel part of the way back from work and run the rest. This alleviates boredom.

    5. Find running buddies and better still join a running club. You will stretch each other and have companionship

    6. Be aware of hydration particularly when you are training and running during this time of year. Drink before going out on a run. Sip sensibly during it and continue to drink after it. I personally stick to water but it may be worth experimenting with sports drinks, but this should be done well in advance of any organised competitive race.

    7. Eat well. Plenty of protein and we runners need more carbohydrates in order to store slow burning sugars for energy.

    Hope this helps
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  • archived user
    thanks lenny, how long are you at sea for? And yes good luck on the 30k mark is a great feeling!!

    Thanks for the helpful hint pavlov's dog i'm sure we can use that for some training ideas!
    Originally posted by pania
    I shouls be back in time for the Blackpool meet.
  • redsquirrel80
    What a good idea - I've just done the Race For Life, and rather than doing my usual which is to stop training until it comes round again next year, I'm planning to keep going and maybe do a 10K in the autumn.
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  • blackangeluk
    Good luck with that!

    How much running have you done?

    Here are one or two tips from my experience

    1. Train regularly. Maybe 3 times a week to start. Closer to the race maybe do an additional run a week. Avoid overtraining, planning rest days is just as important as planning training days.

    2. Build up your milage gradually.


    3. As you progress vary your training routine. Build up to one long run a week of 10-12 miles. Avoid doing the whole 13.1 miles in training - keep something in reserve for the day. Have a session where you are concentrating on speed
    work. For example stride rather than sprint from one lamp-post to the next and then do a recovery jog to the next and repeat 6 or 8 times. You could do this in the middle of a 5 mile run at an easy pace. You could alternate that with repetitions up a hill with the downward journeys as recovery. Again 6 or 8 reps would be good. Increase reps and speed if you like as you are able. I would caution you to build up to this. Apart from this any other sessions you do should be 4-8 miles and not with great intensity. Do not go all out on every run.


    4. Try and vary your routes. Do your favourite routes the other way round. Experiment sometimes by saying to yourself I will run for say 40 minutes and see where you end up. Sometimes I will get on a bus and run back or I will travel part of the way back from work and run the rest. This alleviates boredom.

    5. Find running buddies and better still join a running club. You will stretch each other and have companionship

    6. Be aware of hydration particularly when you are training and running during this time of year. Drink before going out on a run. Sip sensibly during it and continue to drink after it. I personally stick to water but it may be worth experimenting with sports drinks, but this should be done well in advance of any organised competitive race.

    7. Eat well. Plenty of protein and we runners need more carbohydrates in order to store slow burning sugars for energy.

    Hope this helps
    Originally posted by cnoelj

    Thanks for that! I live in a fairly hilly place and so I don't think I have ever done a flat run but I sometimes struggle increasing my time. I have been running with DH whilst best friend is on her holidays and he has really pushed me hard and I have run loads faster, but I know as soon as she comes back we will be back to our 10 min mile

    I tend to leave my car at the train station which is 3 miles from my house and then run to it, varying the routes. Thing that keeps me going is knowing that I have no choice but to carry on and get the car.:rolleyes:
  • pania
    WOW!!! Lots of Dfw runners, Doesn't matter how far we want to run, we can all set the goals. Even if just to the pub and back poorbutrich

    Thanks for the training hints cnoelj, very very handy.

    So, lots of people on board, any suggestions as to training/how to get the motivation going? would membership numbers or a challenge get it going?
    debt @05/11/11 £12210.63!! slowly chipping away!!
    impossible is nothing.
  • archived user
    Well, whilst I'm away, I will be doing 30 mins each day on the treadmill - a fat burning jog at 6mph. I will do abs everyday and light weights everyother day. Every day for 9 weeks bar maybe Sundays.
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