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by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Never run before
Replies: 14
Views: 7743

Re: Never run before

You will be fantastic! Just know that none of us had ever run before! 6 weeks later, I just completed my very first straight 25 minute jog! I wasn't doing any exercise when I started. It is very much psychological as it is physical. If you struggle today, you may find it easier to spend one week goi...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: I am ashamed of myself!
Replies: 8
Views: 4462

Re: I am ashamed of myself!

Oh my goodness starky, I know exactly what you are talking about now. I am in Week 6 and have struggled! I also found the 20 minute run last week achievable. I think I have to repeat it..you were ashamed of not finishing 25 minutes!? I didn't finish the second 10 minute of day 2! Got to the last 5 m...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: New Guy- Help -Shoes and Tracking my route
Replies: 6
Views: 3152

Re: New Guy- Help -Shoes and Tracking my route

Doesn't the Nike one have a device which needs to be installed? I figure I will be in New Balances. Thanks for the feedback. Do you know of a link to recommended stretches? I almost feel stupid asking, but figures I would inquire. Thanks again. I have put a picture on my blog that shows how to do s...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 1 day 1...couldn't finish
Replies: 65
Views: 38303

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

Well done Todd! I am so excited for you! :D Your body will quickly adapt and tone and you will slowly build up into longer runs. Just remember, we were all in the same boat at some stage, fighting the same psychological demons and endurance barriers. You just need to push through and know that you w...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Festive seasonal running disorder?
Replies: 4
Views: 2702

Re: Festive seasonal running disorder?

Oh my goodness, me too! I think I am going to have to repeat week 6, as the holiday indulgences have added an extra load to carry when I run :P I am really starting to notice that what I am eating the day before is effecting my running efficiency. It is simple really nice salads and meat, chicken or...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Blogs 2011/2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3284

Re: Blogs 2011/2012

Thank you for taking the time to reply and tell me that. I am not sure what is happening, but here is a link to one of the pages and maybe it will work. ;)

http://ausgirlscouchto5ks.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Running at 4:30am a bad idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 4814

Re: Running at 4:30am a bad idea?

As with bloomers (hehe I remember bloomers from primary school netball days), I too live in Australia. I get up and do my run from around 5am and I love starting at this time. It makes you feel so happy for the rest of the day knowing you completed a session. I think you should start your runs on a ...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: What are your running habits?
Replies: 9
Views: 5643

Re: What are your running habits?

I ensure that I run between 5am and 6am in the morning. I first started at this time as I did not want people to be about when I first started, I was a bit shy (haha remember those days!?). As I am in Australia and it is summertime, the sun is up at 5. This gives me a good hour after the run to take...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: W4 to W5 & cranking it up a notch!
Replies: 14
Views: 6267

Re: W4 to W5 & cranking it up a notch!

I've just run w5r1. Like you I struggled with week 4 and was really sure I needed to repeat the week, I had to stop and walk a little on the 5 minute runs on the first day and after that I felt I was going incredibly slowly. This morning though I thought, 'hey I'll give week 5 a try, it's a beautif...
by ausgirlscouchto5ks
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 3 easy but week 4 killing me.
Replies: 8
Views: 4429

Re: Week 3 easy but week 4 killing me.

Oh my goodness, I struggled in week 4! It was one of the hardest weeks mentally and physically. I was definitely sucking in the air this week. Day one week 5 = great! What a difference.

How did you go?

http://ausgirlscouchto5ks.blogspot.com/