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by matt
Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 1 day 1...couldn't finish
Replies: 65
Views: 23013

Re: Week 1 day 1...couldn't finish

Hi!

I'd be tempted to press on, but maybe slow down a little for the next run, if you can? Really pacing yourself at the start can leave you with more energy for those last five minutes... It's all very personal, though! Trust your instincts and see what happens...

Cheers,

Matt
by matt
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Nervous about W5r3
Replies: 9
Views: 3883

Re: Nervous about W5r3

Well done! Seventeen minutes is brilliant :) And breathing can take a while to get figured out. It's all easier with practice.
by matt
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Really struggling on week 5 run 3
Replies: 5
Views: 3060

Re: Really struggling on week 5 run 3

The best thing to do if you're struggling is to drop back a little and repeat some of the earlier runs, the ones you've already done and know you can do, for a bit more practice. It's easier to build more stamina without losing heart that way. Perhaps head back to the beginning of Week 4? Repeating ...
by matt
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: New phone????
Replies: 1
Views: 1601

Re: New phone????

Hi there! If Get Running doesn't figure out where you were (it'll depend on how you restore your phone data, I think) you can easily skip to wherever you want. Open up Get Running and use the "Progress Path" at the bottom of the screen. You can slide the Progress Path left and right by swiping it to...
by matt
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 5 run 3
Replies: 2
Views: 2044

Re: Week 5 run 3

Hi kashers, Lots of people look at Week 5 and wonder whether there's a mistake! Nope, there's no mistake. At that point, we really think you can run 20 minutes without a break. It's a bit of a leap of faith, I know, but a lot of people do make the jump more easily than they were expecting. And don't...
by matt
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: 3000m training
Replies: 1
Views: 1593

Re: 3000m training

Hi loverrunner123,

This forum's for complete beginners at running -- people getting started with their first 5K using the Get Running app. An experienced runner like yourself might have better luck asking somewhere like Runner's World, maybe?

Matt
by matt
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Downtime -- sorry!
Replies: 0
Views: 1521

Downtime -- sorry!

Hi all, My apologies for the recent forum downtime. Our web server had a power problem at the weekend, and I'd foolishly assumed that the forums would come back up when it did. The forums are now being monitored by the same system as the rest of the site, so if we have a similar problem in the futur...
by matt
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: The Graduate Forum
Topic: Nike+ iPhone GPS 6% different?
Replies: 2
Views: 2980

Re: Nike+ iPhone GPS 6% different?

I don't think two GPS apps will ever read exactly the same. There's a few different factors involved: the sampling rate, the "smoothing" of the results, error detection and correction (sometimes a GPS's accuracy will drop and you'll suddenly "move" two miles from where you were for a few seconds, th...
by matt
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: First day (fail)
Replies: 3
Views: 3013

Re: First day (fail)

Yes. Yes, there is hope. Also: there is no fail here. Not getting out and trying might be a fail, but getting out and doing five out of eight runs is a definite success. If you go out in two or three days and try again, and keep on doing that, then you'll get better, and sooner or later you'll do ei...
by matt
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: CP25K - get/got running
Replies: 3
Views: 3281

Re: CP25K - get/got running

That's fantastic, Alan, really well done. Persistence pays off!

Matt