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I jogged/ran for an hour!

ahodgefaceahodgeface Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
So chuffed. First time I've ever been able to jog/run continuously for an hour on a treadmill. Only managed 8.6km but it's the furthest I've done none stop since starting (on and off) in September and I'm aiming for 10km in the next few months. Maybe then I'll finally start doing outdoor runs...Woop!


  • RunnerGrl1982RunnerGrl1982 Posts: 412Member Member Posts: 412Member Member
  • xxxMADMAXxxxxxxMADMAXxxx Posts: 218Member Member Posts: 218Member Member
    Well done! For me, it is easier to run outdoors. I can't last three minutes straight on a treadmill. I am sure you will find it easier than you think. Keep up the incredible work.
  • anna246marieanna246marie Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    That’s AMAZING!!! well done
  • runnermom419runnermom419 Posts: 288Member Member Posts: 288Member Member
    Congrats! Well done!
  • TavistockToadTavistockToad Posts: 35,844Member Member Posts: 35,844Member Member
    woo hoo! :drinker:

    definitely get outside now though if the weather permits though!!!
  • MichSmishMichSmish Posts: 1,450Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,450Member, Premium Member
    That’s awesome! Great job and keep building on that! 😊
  • lemonginger35lemonginger35 Posts: 38Member Member Posts: 38Member Member
    That's awesome. Congrats.

    Even I want to achieve something like that. How did you do it? Did you do anything like C25K? Thanks.
  • ahodgefaceahodgeface Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
    That's awesome. Congrats.

    Even I want to achieve something like that. How did you do it? Did you do anything like C25K? Thanks.

    I'd like to say that I followed some kind of programme, but actually what's worked for me has been slowing down my pace (after following advice from people on MyFitnessPal), listening to a story-based podcast that I get pretty absorbed into and changing up my running goals on the treadmill now and again so I don't get bored. Sometimes I work towards a certain time, sometimes a certain distance. I realised that the biggest barrier for me was more psychological than physical. Now I actually look forward to going to the gym because it means I can listen to more stories, and I just try to increase my distance or time each week. It's not exactly an effective workout plan, but it's working for now!
  • addickensaddickens Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    Congratulations, if you were able to jog/run 8.6km in an hour indoors on a treadmill, you are ready for a 10K outside. Pick an event that sounds like fun and just jog it to finish it. I predict you will be amazed at how well you do. The point is to have fun, you will continue exercise if you are having fun. Great job.!!!
  • dimrubdimrub Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    Congrats, realising you can run such a distance is a game changer (it was for me). If I can offer a word of advice though, I'd suggest you try tubing outside a few times before you attempt a race - it's a very difference experience than running on a treadmill.
  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Posts: 1,622Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,622Member, Premium Member
    Congratulations, you must be very proud of yourself and you should, Keep marching, I mean running, forward.
  • sarabushbysarabushby Posts: 523Member Member Posts: 523Member Member
    Major Milestone. Well done! Cracking effort. 👏
  • krea4krea4 Posts: 1,514Member Member Posts: 1,514Member Member
    @ahodgeface ... Congrats

    I started c25k last May. I only run on a treadmill due to knee surgery. I took my time completed the programme in the 8 weeks and then worked on increasing speed.
    My advice ... don't start too quick. My physio said start at your slowest jogging pace (that now feels so slow!).
    There are lots of programmes out there but I wanted a very simple one. 3 runs spread out over the week ... rest days are very important ....
    Don't miss out the 5 min walking warm up and cool down
    Wk 1: run 60sec walk 60 x8
    Wk 2: run 90 sec walk 60 x7
    Wk 3: run 3 min walk 1 x6
    Wk 4: run 5 min walk 1 x5
    Wk 5: run 7.5 min walk 1 x 4
    Wk 6: run 10 min walk 1 x3
    Wk 7: run 15 min walk 1 x2
    Wk 8: run 30 x1 :)

    Because I was running slowly I wasn't quite making 5k so I then used the same method (slowly increasing distance) until I was running 5k (took about 45mins). Then I increased speed using the same process - 3 runs a week before increasing again. Now I can easily run 5k in just over 30mins.
    Good luck!
  • JustAMurmurJustAMurmur Posts: 3,400Member Member Posts: 3,400Member Member
    High five! That is awesome!
  • chelnychelny Posts: 73Member, Premium Member Posts: 73Member, Premium Member
    Great job! 8.6 km/hour is terrific! My first 10k wasn't at that pace.
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