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by Biscottisblog
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Losing weight
Replies: 19
Views: 6852

Re: Losing weight

Hi Everyone, Since completing C25K, I run for 30 mins 3-4 times a week. My weight goes up and down by about 4 pounds on a regular basis but, I am a more toned size 12 which makes me look like I have lost weight! I too, love my food and although I eat healthy food and snacks regularly throughout the ...
by Biscottisblog
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Getting ready
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

Re: Getting ready

Hi Lynda, Everyone on here was a running beginner. Doesn't matter if someone is a regular gym goer, plays squash, walks the dogs often etc, we all picked get running because it was something we aspired to do. Thinking about how tough it might be is always a bigger hurdle to get over than actually ge...
by Biscottisblog
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Started today !!!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

Re: Started today !!!!!!!!

That's great to hear you are so fired up, especially in that kind of heat!! A step at a time is all it takes to build your fitness and your confidence - we were all beginners at some time! Come onto the forum if you face any challenges, need some advice or, want to share your achievements. Benjohn (...
by Biscottisblog
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: I'm stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 2459

Re: I'm stuck

Hey Sweaty Swede, (great name by the way!) I feel your pain and was complaining about this on Twitter the other day! I have gone from running 5k fairly comfortably one day to then, barely managing 3k during the next run - I too was running 4 times a week but have missed a few sessions lately, am mov...
by Biscottisblog
Sun May 30, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: The Graduate Forum
Topic: Life after get running - new app needed
Replies: 9
Views: 6140

Re: Life after get running - new app needed

I have a Nike+ but don't find it acurate enough and Run Keeper, but as you can't use it at the same time as the Get Running app, it's no good as I need the verbal feedback! So, as I'm now running for forty minutes, I have found a way to still use Get Running. I know how far I walk for my warm up so ...
by Biscottisblog
Sun May 30, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: I'm starting to feel like a real runner!
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Re: I'm starting to feel like a real runner!

Zoe, I know just what you mean! When I managed my first ever 20 minute run, I couldn't stop telling people that I'm a 'real' runner now! As a previous non-runner for the whole of my 35 year old life, it is literally life changing when you realise you can come from nothing, train slowly and actually ...
by Biscottisblog
Thu May 27, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: The Graduate Forum
Topic: What are you going to do next?
Replies: 8
Views: 6265

Re: What are you going to do next?

In February 2010, I set myself the dream of being able to run a Race for Life 5k on July 18th. Starting from scratch and having hated running for my whole 35 year old life, I can now run a 45 minute 5k in one go. It's not quick, I grant you, but it has been the best fitness achievement of my entire ...
by Biscottisblog
Mon May 24, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: When's best to eat?
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Re: When's best to eat?

Hi Debs, I always run after work (I admire anyone that can get up early in the morning!) and try and eat regular snacks throughout the day. 7.10am Breakfast - 1 weetabix, scoop of museli, low fat yoghurt and orange juice 10.30am - 1 large chopped carrot and 4 cherry tomatoes 11.45 - handful of grape...
by Biscottisblog
Sat May 22, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: New runner - bad feet!
Replies: 2
Views: 1412

Re: New runner - bad feet!

Hi Mudbunny, Take a look at the post 'Looking for new shoes? Read this'. Both myself and Toilet Duck had great advice via http://www.sweatshop.co.uk/ - I agree with Benjohn that shoes should be no older than 18 months. They gave us free gait analysis and catered for my above average foot size (femal...
by Biscottisblog
Sat May 22, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 4 Knee Pain
Replies: 3
Views: 1940

Re: Week 4 Knee Pain

Hi Stuart, From a completely non-medical point of view, I suffered with 'shankle' pain (an officially made up word that described pain in my ankles and half way up my shins) after doing a much longer run/walk than normal. I hobbled around in pain the next day and did another run but, really regrette...