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by samjdalton
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 5-3
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: Week 5-3

Go slow especially at the start. Start running at the pace you think it slow enough, and then slow down a bit more! Also, break it down into 4 5 minute runs rather than the seemingly impenetrable 20 minutes, and just focus on getting through the next 5 minutes. Most of all think positive - you can d...
by samjdalton
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Just Started
Replies: 68
Views: 15382

Re: Just Started

No you aren't talking to yourself. lol. I am reading and I'm sure others are as well. Thank you again. Also,thanks for the link to Running Sam. Wow. Very inspiring ideeed. And oh yeah, I get those sudden urges to just take off running myself. Conditioning. Gotta love it! :D Blimey, not used to bein...
by samjdalton
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Running pace help
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Running pace help

4.2 is the speed rather than the pace - as in 4.2 miles/km per hour. The pace is usually referred to in minutes per mile (or minutes per KM). Pace is not important in the early stages of C25K it is *much* more important to run for the specified amount of time rather than for distance. There's plenty...
by samjdalton
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Couch to 21.1K
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Couch to 21.1K

On April 27th this year I started GetRunning. Those initial 60 second runs nearly killed me - it was all so hard, my legs hurt, I could barely breath and I had no idea how I was supposed to run for 30 minutes in only 9 weeks. At that time I was nearly 20 stone (275lbs) and knew I had to change my li...
by samjdalton
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Confessions of a virgin half marathon runner
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Re: Confessions of a virgin half marathon runner

Kelly - Loving the blog - will send you some comments with some A-Z suggestions :) I am running my first half marathon in 4 weeks (after completing GetRunning at the start of June) so it's nice to read about someone going through the same stuff!
by samjdalton
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Thank you and goodbye!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Re: Thank you and goodbye!!

Well done Samantha. It feels great, and getting on to bigger and better things is where the challenge really begins. I ran my first 10K last night, and am loving it. Stick around - as I am trying to - to help out the others going through what we did. Best of luck with everything!
by samjdalton
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Run or Rest?
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Run or Rest?

Aches are a normal part of exercise, sharp pains are not. Personally I find the aches normally subside once I start running and my muscles loosen up. Sharp pains however shouldn't be run through. But only you can interpret what our body is telling you, but muscle aches are inevitable when starting s...
by samjdalton
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Finished Week 5 Run 3 DONE!
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: Finished Week 5 Run 3 DONE!

I just finished week 5 day 3...20 minute run on my first attempt! What a great feeling! The power of positive thinking! :P Told you - Nah nah nah nah nah! :) Well done :) It is the most amazing feeling isn't it. SOmetimes - when i am walking I look ahead into the distance and think - I could run to...
by samjdalton
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Look who got a big shout out!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

Re: Look who got a big shout out!!

Think I need to get run keeper! Anything that helps has to be a good thing! One more rest day and off I go again! Hope I can do a long run again. Week 7 here I come. :? Not a fan of the RunKeeper app myself - the iPhone GPS is just not accurate enough for me. I bought a Garmin ForeRunner which is *...
by samjdalton
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: I did it! Wk 6 r3
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Re: I did it! Wk 6 r3

Ruthyo wrote: Keep going and we'll soon be celebrating 30 mins!
You certainly will, its inevitable - the programme is that good it really is. Congratulations to both of you, and may this be the start of a long running career :D