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by AliM
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: When it is hot
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: When it is hot

Good for you. Week 5 is brill but vv daunting . I thought I wouldn't beable to manage any if the week 5 runs but I did , I just took it v gently and accepted that slow is ok. I concentrated on my posture and relaxed shoulders and found that you get into a bit of a rhythmn after 5-8 minutes. That sai...
by AliM
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: W6 R3, need to believe in myself more.
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: W6 R3, need to believe in myself more.

Thanks.
I came back on a week 4 run. Nearly collapsed and reverted to week 3!!! Then broke all the rules and ran 4 times over 8 days doing modified week 3, 4 xnd 5 runs . Then ran infamous W5run 3 and took it from there. Chill tough today tho...
by AliM
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: When it is hot
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: When it is hot

Hi. I'm rubbish at running in the heat. I think it's fine to defer a run if the conditions are adverse for you. While it's been hot this week I've been running early in the morning and find it much better. I feel fresher and it gives me a spring in my step for the day. Ioften feel quite fatigued in ...
by AliM
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: W6 R3, need to believe in myself more.
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

W6 R3, need to believe in myself more.

Well after a 3 week break for avirus and a catch up I nailed my first 25 minute run. It was not easy but I think I'd pursuaded myself that I couldn't do it. Anyway , the usual pattern... Horrid first 5, bit of despair 2nd 5 then a bit of calmness and positivity. The last 5 was hard but ok. So..... 2...
by AliM
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Just Started
Replies: 68
Views: 20071

Re: Just Started

Congratulations on completing week 1. I have just downloaded Examples new track. I take the view that if it all gets too much and I start seeing flashing lights I can pretend I'm in a rave!!! Just did week 6 run 3 and although it wasn't easy it was possible. The ap is great. Keep posting and good lu...
by AliM
Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: I'm so scared! 1st timer!
Replies: 9
Views: 2993

Re: I'm so scared! 1st timer!

Congratulations. This is the beginning of a fantastic journey . I'm not a natural runner at all and really struggled with the first few weeks. It's mainly the breathing thing with me. More gasping than breathing.... I never worry about creeping up behind people like a ninja, they can hear me like pu...
by AliM
Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: HEEELLLOOOOO!
Replies: 7
Views: 2000

Re: HEEELLLOOOOO!

Hi Sally. Glad you're enjoying it. I'm justback from week 6 run 1 and it was pretty good. I confess that I have sometimes run more than 3 times and also on consecutive days . I did this after a 3 week break for avirus to get back in the groove . Otherwise I have followed the programme , mainly cos p...
by AliM
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Sore toe - advice please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Re: Sore toe - advice please!!

Dear Monkey- hope your toe is improving. I can feel the angst in your post . This is my advice after having to stop running at the end of week 5 following a bad virus. You will not lose all your progress. The programme isn't going anywhere and will be there when your foot is better. When you are bet...
by AliM
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Transition from Week 1 to Week 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1882

Re: Transition from Week 1 to Week 2

You have made a brilliant start.. Well done. Go for week 2 and try to make that 90 second target. The first one is often the hardest but just slow down and do a vvv slow jog. Trust the programme..... It's great, and the biggest barrier is usually in your head -certainly is in mine!! Relax.. Shoulder...
by AliM
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: I'm slow - but pleased as punch!
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

Re: I'm slow - but pleased as punch!

So impressed... A whole hour!! Seems ages when 20 minutes feels a major achievement... So much of this is in your head isn't it? Having re done week 5 run 3 it was so much easier even tho I had been ill because I KNEW it was possible!! Won't make the mistake of thinking I can't do it again WE CAN!!!...