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by samjdalton
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Should I repeat week 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Re: Should I repeat week 3

Running outside is harder, there's no doubt about that. You can *simulate* running outdoors in the gym by putting the treadmill at an incline, but you still don't have to "push off the ground" as you do outside, you just have to keep up with the belt (i.e the ground moves for you), you also have no ...
by samjdalton
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Encouragement
Replies: 5
Views: 3040

Re: Encouragement

Go for it! I had never run before 8 weeks ago and I just finished Week 9 Run 1 and have already run one 5K race with another scheduled for this weekend. You can do it, just take it one step at a time and give it 100%!
by samjdalton
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Ankle pain
Replies: 1
Views: 1382

Re: Ankle pain

Did you get fitted for running shoes? It could be that you're rolling your ankle when you run which a properly fitted pair of running shoes may be able to help with. Good luck with it!
by samjdalton
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Why 8mins to 20mins?
Replies: 2
Views: 2192

Re: Why 8mins to 20mins?

It's all about the challenge ;) The thing is you go from 2 runs of 8 minutes to 20 minutes, so really it's only an increase of 4 minutes, it's just that there's no walking in between. This run is mainly mental in my opinion - believe that you can do it. Start off slow so that you don't run out of st...
by samjdalton
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Losing weight
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Re: Losing weight

Depends on whether you are eating more as well as the running. Running is great exercise but if you end up eating more to compromise for the extra effort you'll probably not lose weight. You WILL get fitter. I started noticing the increased aerobic fitness around the middle of week 3. Also you'll li...
by samjdalton
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Well that's week 8 done
Replies: 0
Views: 2011

Well that's week 8 done

Finished week 8 this evening :o A really lovely run tonight, not too hot and a nice summers evening. 3 more runs and I am into B210K. Next run will be Thursday (I tend to only leave one day between weeks now), and then another 5K race on Saturday then finish the programme next Monday before I fly of...
by samjdalton
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: I have gone from Couch to 5K
Replies: 10
Views: 5329

Re: I have gone from Couch to 5K

benjohn wrote:FWIW, the slightly random 5.6K is pretty close to a fairly nice and round 3.5 miles :-)
Doh! Of course!
by samjdalton
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: I have gone from Couch to 5K
Replies: 10
Views: 5329

Re: I have gone from Couch to 5K

Haha, thats funny. I did wonder how many 5 .6 ks there could be. I'll be there on the Wednesday, not done it before but heard it's a good atmosphere with lots of food/drink afterwards. 10 September sounds like a good target, good luck :) Yup, it's a rather odd distance! I am there on the Thursday w...
by samjdalton
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: I have gone from Couch to 5K
Replies: 10
Views: 5329

Re: I have gone from Couch to 5K

russellelly wrote:The 5.6k isn't the JPM Corpoate Challenge, by any chance? I'm signed up for that, will be my next race. Would like to work towards 10k or more, but keep building it up gradually.
Certainly is :) Which day are you doing, the Wednesday or the Thursday?

I booked a 10K today for 10th September :D
by samjdalton
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Jumped the gun
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: Jumped the gun

Why not just go and do it for the experience? Quite a few people will probably walk-run it, so just do that. I loved my first organised 5k yesterday - it's such a buzz!