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by samjdalton
Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:47 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

After week 9 I have a 5.6km run in mid-July so I will continue doing the 30 minutes 3 times a week until that, then I have another 5K race on 1st October then a 10K in November. So once the 5.6km race is done I will start training for hte 10km and use the October 5k as a training run :)
by samjdalton
Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: I did it- week 5 run 3- what a feeling!
Replies: 7
Views: 3248

Re: I did it- week 5 run 3- what a feeling!

5K = 3.1 miles so it's not as far as you think ;)

I did my first 5K this weekend in 34:25. Don't necessarily expect to be covering the full distance by the end of week 9 - concentrate on being able to run for 30 minutes and build up the distance from there :)
by samjdalton
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Rubbed raw :(
Replies: 1
Views: 1379

Re: Rubbed raw :(

It's not normally the fault of the trainers, rather the socks. Cotton socks are bad as they retain sweat and then tend to rub. Proper technical socks (I wear Fox River ones and have not had any issues at all) are low friction and don't absorb sweat in the same way. It *could* the the trainers though...
by samjdalton
Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:22 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

Congratulations to you too! What an amazing time! There was a photographer at mine too - hope to get a look at the pics soon!
by samjdalton
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: I have gone from Couch to 5K
Replies: 10
Views: 5329

I have gone from Couch to 5K

Today I did Get Running Week 8 Run 1, but that’s only half the story. I actually did it as park of an organised, timed 5K run organised by ParkRun. ParkRun organise free timed 5K runs every Saturday morning all around the UK, and my closest - in Black Park - is only 20 minutes drive away. I bit the ...
by samjdalton
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Running tracks
Replies: 6
Views: 2954

Re: Running tracks

I found an audiobook was really good last time I ran (Wednesday) as it allowed me to totally zone out of the running. It was the best run I've had so far - I ran for 30 minutes despite being told to stop at 25 minutes and felt like I could go on forever!
by samjdalton
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 7!
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Re: Week 7!

Well done! And good luck with tomorrow's exam!
by samjdalton
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: W6, R2
Replies: 3
Views: 2179

Re: W6, R2

It'll go fine!

Finished week 7 this morning and kept on running for another 5 mins at the end so I have managed the 30 minutes of week 9 already!!

Will blog about it (runningsam.com) this evening
by samjdalton
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Struggling with week 4 HELP needed please x
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: Struggling with week 4 HELP needed please x

Rileybaby wrote:I struggled with my breathing on the second 5 min run found that no matter how slow i went it made no real difference!
I can only suggest going a bit slower in the *previous* runs so you have something left in the tank for the last run.
by samjdalton
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Struggling with week 4 HELP needed please x
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: Struggling with week 4 HELP needed please x

In what way did you struggle? Was it being out of breath or your legs? The best tip I have is to slow down all of the runs to make sure you can get to the end. It's tempting to do the first couple of runs too fast, but then you will suffer in the last couple. When you say you struggled with the 2nd ...