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by violabird
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Using Runkeeper alongside Get Running?
Replies: 1
Views: 1394

Using Runkeeper alongside Get Running?

For those of you who like your stats; just found out that Runkeeper Pro is free until the end of January! I've been using the free version alongside Get Running, and find it's brilliant for tracking progress; distance covered etc via GPS. As long as you've got multitasking ability, you can run both ...
by violabird
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: The Graduate Forum
Topic: How do I speed up???
Replies: 2
Views: 3463

Re: How do I speed up???

I've been tracking my progress since finishing using Runkeeper. There's a free version, and the pro version which you usually have to pay for is free till the end of January, so go get it now! It tracks your speed/pace/distance using GPS and is fantastic for charting progress. I'm starting again on ...
by violabird
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 4... Feeling disheartened
Replies: 11
Views: 3474

Re: Week 4... Feeling disheartened

From my experience, I would say that at this stage put any thoughts of distance and pace right out of your head. It's hard enough to keep going, and if you try to keep your pace up to a high level as your run times increase, then you run the risk of not being able to keep it up and then feeling dish...
by violabird
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: The Graduate Forum
Topic: Roll of honour 
Replies: 109
Views: 55766

Re: Roll of honour 

Name: Grace Area: Hampshire, UK Started: 21st June Almost completed: September 1st (only had 1 run left of week 9!) Finally completed: November 1st, after a month and a half off to recover from a foot injury) Comments: I can't praise 'Get running' enough, and spend all my time recommending it to any...
by violabird
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: running with a stroller?
Replies: 3
Views: 1754

Re: running with a stroller?

Amazing! I've tried running whilst pushing my 2 year old son and can't manage more than a few minutes, despite his calls of 'faster mummy!' I'm just getting back into it after getting to the last week a few months ago then injuring myself, but even when I could run the 30 mins there was no way I cou...
by violabird
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: This might be running heresy but...
Replies: 6
Views: 2909

Re: This might be running heresy but...

I'd recommend you read 'born to run' which expands on this subject and is very inspiring too! Like you I started suffering an injury from around week 3 (ankle pain) and after looking into 'barefoot running' decided to try running in minimal footwear. I run in wetsuit shoes, as I can't afford 'proper...
by violabird
Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Very sore calf
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Re: Very sore calf

Glad it worked for others too, I made such a breakthrough when I tried it!

Just recovering from an injury to my foot, (not related to running) then I'll get out there again, very frustrated as I only had one run left of the program when I had to stop!
by violabird
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Very sore calf
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Re: Very sore calf

Sounds like normal muscle pain to me - I've had aching legs the whole way through, just because I'm using muscles I haven't used for years! I also had pain particularly in my left calf muscle, and asked sone advice of my brother (who's a serious runner). He advised me to try altering my breathing pa...
by violabird
Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Loving this app...
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

Re: Loving this app...

benjohn wrote::-) Keep your ears peeled on the 10K front….
Ooooooh, 10K? Yes please! I finish Get Running in a week and am guessing it won't be out then, but I reckon I could just keep working on improving my distance in the 30 minutes while I wait...

Excited!
by violabird
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Side stitch while running
Replies: 8
Views: 2732

Re: Side stitch while running

Hi, Not sure if this will help at all but I recently found a solution to a problem I had, and it may be worth a try! I didn't have a stitch but I had severe muscle burn in my calves, which over time just got worse in my left leg, whilst my right leg got better. I was really worried that I was someho...