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RE: Running - 27/9/2012 4:49:41 PM   
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Didn't get a ballot place for London marathon. Gonna choose between Edinburgh or the marathon of the north

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RE: Running - 27/9/2012 4:58:37 PM   
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Ooh, does that come through in a letter or email?

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RE: Running - 27/9/2012 6:14:41 PM   
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RE: Running - 27/9/2012 6:48:03 PM   
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I failed too!! Woohoo!

I got sent a jacket (maybe because I donated my fee?) which I have binned as apart from being about 4 sizes too big and white, why would anyone want to wear a London Marathon jacket if they failed to get a place??

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RE: Running - 27/9/2012 9:28:24 PM   
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I got the jacket too. I was all excited when the pack arrived, I thought I was in then I opened it

I've entered the Marathon of the North again. Edinburgh is on the same day as the Great Manchester run which I'd already entered. Just need the knee to heal so I can get out running.

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RE: Running - 3/10/2012 12:55:43 PM   
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So, had the Ealing Half Marathon on Sunday.  It was the first one in Ealing and apart form some muppet crashing his car through the course trying to get to the start (delayed the start by 25 mins!!) it ran like a dream.  The baggage area was brilliant, didn't have to queue to put my bag in.  Course was REALLY HILLY though.  Loooooong long up hill climbs but some nice downhill bits as well.  Despite the hillyness of it and walking a fair bit because of that I managed to knock 7 and a half minutes off my first half marathon time and came in at 2:27:03.  Was mega chuffed at that and feel bouyed for Run to the Beat which is at the end of October

In the days before and at the start of the half marathon I was questioning why I was doing it.  I find in the euphoria of finishing I sign up to all sorts.  Promising that I wouldn't do it this time, what I have done?  Got a place in the Brighton Marathon!!  

Proper training starts here then........

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RE: Running - 3/10/2012 9:04:17 PM   
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Good work on the Half Marathon, i was in Brixton today and i can imagine people run pretty quick through that part of London... (My London geography isn't great)

I've just put my running results from various events into a little spreadsheet so i can see how well i'm 'progressing'

It's only over 2 different half marathons and 2 different 10k's over 3 years, but hopefully the numbers will go down further than the few minutes they have so far...

I've started using the Nike+ app on my iphone to record runs and see what i'm upto until i can save up for a proper forerunner. I was unaware that Ellie Goulding was going to personally congratulate me on my run!

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RE: Running - 4/10/2012 5:08:06 PM   
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quote:

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I've started using the Nike+ app on my iphone to record runs and see what i'm upto until i can save up for a proper forerunner. I was unaware that Ellie Goulding was going to personally congratulate me on my run!

Interestingly (or not) I started out with the Nike+ app and then got a Forerunner and then moved back to the Nike Sportswatch as I prefer the Nike+ site.

Really like the look of this one though but I suspect it is way way too much for just running

http://www.suunto.com/us/en/collections/suunto-ambit

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RE: Running - 6/10/2012 3:00:05 PM   
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Good going Hobbsy. When's the marathon??

I've now signed up to both the marathon of the north and the Edinburgh marathon, decideD id rather do edinburgh than the manchester 10k, ive no idea why .

I haven't ran for 5 weeks now due to the knee but the physio says I'm heading in the right direction and should be able to start some treadmill stuff soon

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RE: Running - 8/10/2012 1:56:07 PM   
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Good going Hobbsy. When's the marathon??

April 14th.  Too soon, too soon!! 

Good news about your knee.

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RE: Running - 11/10/2012 2:16:42 PM   
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Completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday in a time of 1 hour 45 minutes 57 seconds. That takes just over three minutes off my previous best in 2008s Great North Run. Not bad seeing as I'm four years older, did less training and drunk more beer during training than I did for the Great North Run. Proof that beer is awesome.

My calfs still ache though!

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RE: Running - 11/10/2012 4:24:41 PM   
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Awesome time Clowny!!

So, I need to drink beer to train for the Brighton Marathon then?

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RE: Running - 19/10/2012 1:48:32 PM   
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Awesome time Clowny!!

So, I need to drink beer to train for the Brighton Marathon then?


Yes. It will make you run an awesome time. Honest.

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RE: Running - 7/12/2012 6:34:15 PM   
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Quiet in here lately.

Been to Docs again with my knee. Getting sent for an MRI so hopefully get to the bottom of problem.

Also we are getting a park run here starting in late January. Looking forward to that.

Anyone else been out running

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RE: Running - 9/12/2012 12:44:36 PM   
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RE: Running - 15/12/2012 8:55:50 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: benmharper

Quiet in here lately.

Been to Docs again with my knee. Getting sent for an MRI so hopefully get to the bottom of problem.

Also we are getting a park run here starting in late January. Looking forward to that.

Anyone else been out running

There are three parkruns near me now. Still far too early on a sat morning!

I haven't been for a run since the survival of the fittest, so I fear I've become fat again. I've only cycled to work a few times.

Saying that, I just watched the War On Britains Roads which has enthused me to go for a ride in the morning!

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RE: Running - 18/12/2012 6:14:48 PM   
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I want to do this:

10-12 miles + obstacle course
http://toughmudder.co.uk/

In June.

I can barely run for three mins at the moment.

Is it possible for me to be able to run 12 miles in roughly 6 months? Aiming too high?

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RE: Running - 18/12/2012 9:04:28 PM   
gingerdaniel


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quote:

ORIGINAL: the anomaly

I want to do this:

10-12 miles + obstacle course
http://toughmudder.co.uk/

In June.

I can barely run for three mins at the moment.

Is it possible for me to be able to run 12 miles in roughly 6 months? Aiming too high?


Looks fun! Maybe a bit hard if you can't run 30mins non stop now. You can definitely train for a half marathon in that time. However I suppose it's down to you, are you going to train and do you have the mindset to chuck yourself over obstacles and happily get covered in shit? Some people just don't fancy it for some reason!

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RE: Running - 19/12/2012 1:03:35 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: the anomaly

I want to do this:

10-12 miles + obstacle course
http://toughmudder.co.uk/

In June.

I can barely run for three mins at the moment.

Is it possible for me to be able to run 12 miles in roughly 6 months? Aiming too high?


Looks fun! Maybe a bit hard if you can't run 30mins non stop now. You can definitely train for a half marathon in that time. However I suppose it's down to you, are you going to train and do you have the mindset to chuck yourself over obstacles and happily get covered in shit? Some people just don't fancy it for some reason!



I'm fine with the obstacles etc.

I've just never been into running! Never had the discipline for long distance.

I've been doing weight training mostly for the past eight months with a tiny bit of cardio (bike, rower and cross trainer) but want to lose weight. Running seems like the best option. So the plan is to sign up for this. Raise money for charity. Put myself into a corner I can only run out of.

Any tips on gradually building up my endurance ...

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RE: Running - 19/12/2012 7:46:09 AM   
gingerdaniel


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Weight training will build your muscles. Not really help drop weight as muscle weighs more than fat!

As for endurance, just go slow to begin with, you're trying to maintain the running, not run fast. To begin with anyway.
I just started off with short runs, maybe 3k in the evenings until I got used to getting out running for around 20 mins.
Then did a couple of park runs (5k) taking 30mins. Now I do nothing less than 5k in 22/23 mins, so I built it up and my normal run route from home is 7k when I go out in the mornings.

Remember to begin with its the time out and excerising that you need, don't worry about the distance/speed. Once you can happily run 30mins and still want to run more you can train for anything.

Have a look online, there are millions of guides for training for 10k's or half marathons too. That'll give you an idea on what you need to do to train.

If you've got a smartphone look for the free Adidas micoach app, you can put in what you can do now and what event you're wanting to do and it'll give you a guide. There's even a fitness test to gauge how you are now.

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RE: Running - 19/12/2012 2:40:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: the anomaly

I want to do this:

10-12 miles + obstacle course
http://toughmudder.co.uk/

In June.

I can barely run for three mins at the moment.

Is it possible for me to be able to run 12 miles in roughly 6 months? Aiming too high?


No problem

Seriously, you can train for that distance in 6months. Start slowly, even if its run for 5 mins walk for 5 mins. Once you can run 30mins without stopping its best to add 0.5miles a week so you build up slowly

Here's a link for a training program called couch to 5k

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

It'll give you some plan of what to do

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RE: Running - 19/12/2012 3:04:44 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: the anomaly

I want to do this:

10-12 miles + obstacle course
http://toughmudder.co.uk/

In June.

I can barely run for three mins at the moment.

Is it possible for me to be able to run 12 miles in roughly 6 months? Aiming too high?

I'm sure you'd rather do this - http://www.ratracedirtyweekend.com/

As the others said, it is possible it you build up slowly and consistently.

So, my current signed up for events for 2013 are as follows:

Jan 1st - Serpentine 10k
Mar 17th - Reading half marathon
April 14th - Brighton Full marathon (eeek!)
May 11th - Dirty Weekend (double, even triple EEEEEK!)

I'm either going to be super fit or injured in 2013

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RE: Running - 27/12/2012 9:55:42 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: the anomaly

I want to do this:

10-12 miles + obstacle course
http://toughmudder.co.uk/

In June.

I can barely run for three mins at the moment.

Is it possible for me to be able to run 12 miles in roughly 6 months? Aiming too high?


I ran the Men's Health Survival of the Fittest in October in Nottingham and it was one of the most fun races I've ever competed in, even if I did completely bail off the first obstacle and nearly break my nose .

Six months is plenty long enough to build up running that distance so long as your training is consistent.

Does anyone know how oversubscribed the Great North Run is? The ballot opens in a few days and was wondering what chances I have of getting in are.

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RE: Running - 3/1/2013 6:51:01 PM   
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I've just entered the Daily Mirrors Ballot - http://www.mirror.co.uk/greatnorthrun/

Worth a go?

Everyone been keeping up? I've been out the last 4 days in the bitter mornings doing 6/7k, i've been making friends go too, mainly to stroke my ego as i'm better than they are, even though i've been coughing my guts up towards the end!

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RE: Running - 3/1/2013 9:22:57 PM   
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Yeah, I entered that last night. Should hopefully find out next week whether we have been successful, and then placed in the normal ballot if not.

I ran my first race of the year on Tuesday, the Cleethorpes New Years Day 10k. Ran it in just over 46 minutes as I was taking it steady having been ill over Christmas.

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RE: Running - 5/1/2013 12:08:54 PM   
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Everyone been keeping up? I've been out the last 4 days in the bitter mornings doing 6/7k, i've been making friends go too, mainly to stroke my ego as i'm better than they are, even though i've been coughing my guts up towards the end!


I've done nothing for ages! I've not even been going to the gym, a combination of being too busy at work, having too many late nights at weekends and then being away for the whole of Christmas without my stuff. Once my Christmas chocolate has gone (only a matter of days) I'll be back on it with a vengeance.

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RE: Running - 7/1/2013 11:16:57 PM   
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Weight training will build your muscles. Not really help drop weight as muscle weighs more than fat!


I'll put it another way. I don't care about my weight. More about being fit, healthy and losing the belly. Thanks for the advice.

quote:

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Seriously, you can train for that distance in 6months. Start slowly, even if its run for 5 mins walk for 5 mins. Once you can run 30mins without stopping its best to add 0.5miles a week so you build up slowly


Don't worry I have no choice but to start slowly ...


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ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass


quote:

ORIGINAL: the anomaly

I want to do this:

10-12 miles + obstacle course
http://toughmudder.co.uk/

In June.

I can barely run for three mins at the moment.

Is it possible for me to be able to run 12 miles in roughly 6 months? Aiming too high?

I'm sure you'd rather do this - http://www.ratracedirtyweekend.com/




Maybe next year ..

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RE: Running - 8/1/2013 1:16:51 AM   
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I'm trying to lose a stone in the next few months so I've decided to take up running - just bought a pedometer and am aiming to do 3K a session. I play tennis on a weekly basis so I'm not dramatically unfit but man is it a struggle to get back out there - first session I did 4 days ago was a struggle, my feet hurt a lot and I had to stop a few times but I'm determined to shed some weight and regain my fitness I had years ago when I was more active. I'm gonna try to run 3 times a week at least and see where that gets me.

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RE: Running - 8/1/2013 9:31:06 AM   
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my feet hurt a lot and I had to stop a few times

That could be for a variety of reasons I don't know about but if you do nothing else, make sure you have your gait analysis done (free at any running shop or Nike store) and get the right trainers for running. You will be amazed at the difference this makes It is always skimping on the clothing and spending more on trainers!

I ran on New Years Day feeling all smug and righteous and have not been able to do anything at all since as came down with a cold/sinus infection. Going to try the gym this evening with a view to running tomorrow night. Am 10x better than I was last week but still have a bit of a sniffle. It's driving me mad not being able to get out there!!

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RE: Running - 8/1/2013 1:43:00 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass


quote:

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my feet hurt a lot and I had to stop a few times

That could be for a variety of reasons I don't know about but if you do nothing else, make sure you have your gait analysis done (free at any running shop or Nike store) and get the right trainers for running. You will be amazed at the difference this makes It is always skimping on the clothing and spending more on trainers!

I ran on New Years Day feeling all smug and righteous and have not been able to do anything at all since as came down with a cold/sinus infection. Going to try the gym this evening with a view to running tomorrow night. Am 10x better than I was last week but still have a bit of a sniffle. It's driving me mad not being able to get out there!!


Is it the gait analysis that can help in terms of aching/hurting knees too? That's usually what kills off all of my efforts to get into running, although went out at the weekend and found that paracetemol eased the aching considerably the next day!

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