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by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Running Blogs
Replies: 59
Views: 46560

Re: Running Blogs

Hi everyone! I am back :) I did the Couch to 5k program in 2011/2012 and I have just started up again (into my 5th week). During that time (in a blog) I tracked every run and gave myself tips for the next time. I thought I would share the link again because since restarting the program I have been r...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Good tips? Especially to win the mental battles?
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

Re: Good tips? Especially to win the mental battles?

And ausgirl, I love your blog and all the tips you have on it - especially the tips on motivation and on completing time goals before tackling pace and distance. I'm a bit disheartened by my pace at the moment but I know it's something to work on later. One thing at a time! Finished week 1 yesterda...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Good tips? Especially to win the mental battles?
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

Re: Good tips? Especially to win the mental battles?

I have collated all the little things I learned along the way, both psychological and physical. I hope they can help you too. There is heaps of things I wish someone told me before...too many to write in here!
:D
http://ausgirlscouchto5ks.blogspot.com. ... -tips.html
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Runner's etiquette?
Replies: 5
Views: 2262

Re: Runner's etiquette?

Everyone I have ever passed in my exercise greets the passer by with a chirpy "Good morning!" or evening, or afternoon accompanied by a smile. I live in Australia and usually the people exercising are happy people. I think it is actually considered rude here if you don't and I always feel a little r...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 1 Run 1 terror
Replies: 9
Views: 3440

Re: Week 1 Run 1 terror

Yvonne00 wrote:It was just under 3k I did - I don't know if that's good or bad!!
Wow! I have started the 30 minute jogs of the last week and I have only just managed to get in just over 4km!

You are way ahead!! :D
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: The Graduate Forum
Topic: Another request for the next app
Replies: 13
Views: 11729

Re: Another request for the next app

Thanks Ted :-) Another tip – try to get in touch with your local running club! You're very likely to find they welcome you warmly and running with other people is a great way to progress! Stop trying to get out of it BJ...you know you are going to have to do it at some point! You got us off all off...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 1 Run 1 terror
Replies: 9
Views: 3440

Re: Week 1 Run 1 terror

First run done and it wasn't bad at all - kept the treadmill at a 2.5 incline, walked at a speed of 5.3 and "ran" at 6.5. Red faced but feeling really pleased. Woo! :P Well done! I am not doing it on a treadmill, so I have no idea what those speeds mean, but it sounds way harder than what I started...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Ladies running shoes advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 4481

Re: Ladies running shoes advice?

I got fitted out at the local sports shoe store that had a computer that tracked my step. So I made them do all that work for me, then I went and bought my pair online for much cheaper. I got a pair of Mizuno Wave Alchemy 11s, as they give my turning ankles support and control. Asics Kayanos are sup...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Should I Move on To Week 2?
Replies: 3
Views: 1722

Re: Should I Move on To Week 2?

I went through exactly the same thoughts as you, although I had to train myself to not be deterred by 'what a run might be like' and just keep going with the schedule. It is all psychological. Every week is a new step up, where you are thinking "Oh my goodness, I cannot imagine running for that long...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Starting Week 2 tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 4584

Re: Starting Week 2 tomorrow

Well done, I have found a path that is about 1/2 mile long so I use that and double back, it is reasonably flat with a couple of small inclines. I hope that once I start the 20 minute runs ( i think it is week 7) I will be able to go out further and enjoy more of the surroundings but for now it is ...