I think I need new goal. Have you got one, and what is it?
I know nothing about shin splints, other than I understand they hurt! Are they something that happens if you push yourself too much? If you build up gently, are they less likely to happen?
I've heard some "alternative thoughts" that they're caused by running in trainers (which makes as land on the heel) on predictable surfaces (which means each stroke we run stresses the foot and the rest of the body in the same way). Apparently we should all be running bare foot on the beach, or something. I'm not sure
Anyway – good luck with your approach, and well done finishing for Valentine!
All the best!
First of all I just want to say how great I think this app (& forum!) is - I have never been a very active person but the ease of use and sheer 'friendliness' of this app kept me going the whole way!
I finished the 9 weeks yesterday (woop!) so I'm a little bit lost as to where to go from here! I'm running the Great Manchester Run for the Stroke Association on the 16th of May (http://www.justgiving.com/ben-paulden if you want to donate!) which is a 10k and will take me a bit longer than the 30 mins I can do now!
However, curiosity got the better of me at the weekend and I wanted to see how long I could keep running for over the 30 minutes I was meant to do - I ended up running 6.5 miles which is just over 10k! It took me just under 68 minutes so now I'm much more confident about the GMR.
A word of warning to anyone who has similar ideas though - my knees hurt for a full day afterwards which just goes to show you that even if your muscles, lungs & heart can keep up that doesnt mean your joints can! That's what happens when you go off-plan!
Anyway, thanks again for a great app - I'll be keeping an eye out for any new developments you guys make, you definately know how to make happy (& healthy) customers!
I never dared to believe that I would be able to run the whole way and now, I can't wait to take part. Hopefully, I will also have my time down a bit by then!
Get Running actually got me running outside (which I really love now!), the treadmill feedback I had clung to so desperately was replaced by the lovely voice over lady and Benjohn's amazing support, via my blog, twitter and this forum. He has turned us ordinary people into actual runners and I can't thank him enough!
This time next year, I hope to be writing about running my first 10k..!
I'm on week 7 of the C25K programme, running for 25 minutes solid now, and I really want to move on to 8 or 10k when I'm done. Whilst I can see there are other apps available that do roughly the same job as Get Running, I really would like to carry on with the same programme. You guys have got it just right! Please, PLEASE extend Get Running to take me to the next milestone. I'm the thinnest and lightest I've been since uni and that's saying a lot for someone who has been overweight my whole life! I really think I can get myself in shape this time and it's all down to this splendid app. Don't leave us hangin' as they say!
All the very best