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Starting runners:lets motivate each others

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  • ShepeessShepeess Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    Well done on first 5k... keep going and I hope u do many more!
  • smcurtis1981smcurtis1981 Posts: 53Member Member Posts: 53Member Member
    I started running again in October last year but have made zero progress apart from transitioning from treadmill to road running. Lack of consistency and piriformis syndrome have really hampered me but I’m still plugging away at it. I can manage 5kms of walk /run at a 8:35 min/km pace.
    Summer was a real challenge for me to, I live in tropical far North Queensland of Australia so even before sunrise it can be 29°C and 90% humidity.
    edited May 4
  • DeeMyFitPalDeeMyFitPal Posts: 4Member, Premium Member Posts: 4Member, Premium Member
    I’m a new runner! I just finished week 5 of C25K. Today was the hardest day so far by a lot but I’m really enjoying getting outside for a half hour every other day.
  • emmamcgarityemmamcgarity Posts: 1,099Member Member Posts: 1,099Member Member
    I’m a new runner! I just finished week 5 of C25K. Today was the hardest day so far by a lot but I’m really enjoying getting outside for a half hour every other day.
    Week 5 run 3 is where it gets real. How’d it go?
  • yirarayirara Posts: 4,193Member Member Posts: 4,193Member Member
    Oh yes, I remember week 5! Congratulations!

    I spent the last two days working like crazy and all of today travelling to the tiny kind of but not really country of Åland. What a long travel, with three separate flights. Once I arrived I only wanted to fall on my bed, but had to do groceries. I combined that with a very, very short 1km run. Hardly worth it, but oh so difficult in the cold air and after all the sitting. But managed to finish it. Still coughing though.

    edit: as travelling is my hobby I try to do certain things when travelling. I just realized I so far ran in 14 countries. Most runs in the UK, followed by Qatar where I first started running. Netherlands, my current home are catching up very slowly. Most interesting runs: Iran and Svalbart <3
    edited May 7
  • Silent_SoliloquySilent_Soliloquy Posts: 237Member Member Posts: 237Member Member
    Im a "new" runner... ive been running since mid january ... but something always sets me back. I have done one official race.

    Always looking for good friends ... im a pretty solid cheerleader.
  • bellebelle2014bellebelle2014 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    yirara wrote: »
    Yay, my second 5k, and by doing so I managed to shave 2.5 minutes off the time of the first. 41:08.. won't get me anything but an honorable last place at a 5k race, but that doesn't matter. I run, and I enjoy it.

    Congrats!!!
    I remember sitting on the bus to my very first half marathon. I was terrified!!
    A man sitting near me told me that there are about 10% competers and 90% completers on the bus. Just completing any race of any distance is a success! I needed him at that moment.... I am a completer and proud of it!!
  • Fishingflowers56Fishingflowers56 Posts: 2Member, Premium Member Posts: 2Member, Premium Member
    Start running in the morning after a yearlong break, due to health issues! It’s not going to be easy, but rewards never are!! My health issues have not been resolved, but my determination has soared. I’m ready to get back in shape, and eat more healthy! PS: I’ve found this app a little difficult to maneuver...
  • Silent_SoliloquySilent_Soliloquy Posts: 237Member Member Posts: 237Member Member
    I signed up for a 5k on may 18th.

    And got actual running shoes. While i was there the girl at the store said "if you care about your time, dont do the vineyard run. The terrain is brutal with roots and rocks. "

    Well I'll go and have fun and enjoy some wine after at the vineyard.
  • busyPKbusyPK Posts: 2,977Member Member Posts: 2,977Member Member
    Welcome to everyone! I came down with some stomach bug that has keep me from my scheduled 3-4 weekly running, but I believe I'm almost over the sickness so I'll be back at it tomorrow or Saturday. Only good thing is I did drop 2lbs from the sickness. Gotta look at the glass half full right?! :D
  • 2BThinAgain52BThinAgain5 Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    I'm starting couch to 5K this week (for the umpteenth time :neutral: ) Please feel free to add me - need motivation and support!
  • bobshuckleberrybobshuckleberry Posts: 262Member Member Posts: 262Member Member
    I am so not a runner! I keep having these thoughts that I am going to start. I like how folks are saying they only ran a mile or two miles without stopping and I am over here like, 'woohoo I made it 200 meters without stopping'. Now that it is getting warmer I may start a program again. I did couch to five k once. I never did run a full five k. Maybe I am running challenged!
  • MidwestAndHappyMidwestAndHappy Posts: 28Member Member Posts: 28Member Member
    I used to run an hour a day in HS but that was over 10 years ago. I just finished grad school and looking to start running again. I signed up for a half at the end of September, just looking to complete it! I've done two others, when I was in much better shape, so just looking to take it slow and steady and not get injured!
  • Silent_SoliloquySilent_Soliloquy Posts: 237Member Member Posts: 237Member Member
    I ran a 10k yesterday. Was supposed to be my steady distance day, but i got this concept in my head of sprinting and efficiency... and decided to try three building speed drills.

    I got up to 2:50/km ... which is a 4:32 mile so i was super stoked:
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    Pace graph shown:
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    Granted i held it for like 20 seconds, but it felt good, and i went right back to running normal with no need for rest.. even pulling off a 4:19 for ny 8th kilometer.

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    I felt very much in the zone.
    edited May 13
  • lybarnilybarni Posts: 48Member, Premium Member Posts: 48Member, Premium Member
    Hi all! Boy I’ve been searching this community for awhile for a group exactly like this! I’m a brand spanking new runner! I’m 51 and just started a program called From Fat To Finish Line. It trains you to run a mile by doing intervals. I
    Just finished my first week I did 30 seconds of running(really jogging for me)/90 seconds of walking x 10. I did it! 3x’s last week! Now onto week 2 where I run for a full minute and walk 90 seconds x8. I’m trying not to let my head get in the way of worrying whether I can really run for a whole minute. But, I’m proud I completed week 1. My end goal is to run a 5k in the fall. So I’m looking for some motivation, support, accountability anything you guys can give! Hope you’re still accepting new members!! My name is Linda by the way! Happy Monday!
  • yirarayirara Posts: 4,193Member Member Posts: 4,193Member Member
    lybarni wrote: »
    Hi all! Boy I’ve been searching this community for awhile for a group exactly like this! I’m a brand spanking new runner! I’m 51 and just started a program called From Fat To Finish Line. It trains you to run a mile by doing intervals. I
    Just finished my first week I did 30 seconds of running(really jogging for me)/90 seconds of walking x 10. I did it! 3x’s last week! Now onto week 2 where I run for a full minute and walk 90 seconds x8. I’m trying not to let my head get in the way of worrying whether I can really run for a whole minute. But, I’m proud I completed week 1. My end goal is to run a 5k in the fall. So I’m looking for some motivation, support, accountability anything you guys can give! Hope you’re still accepting new members!! My name is Linda by the way! Happy Monday!

    Hi Linda and welcome here. Please do write along here. Everyone is welcome, regardless of fast or superslow. Hey, I'm a tortoise running, thus I could not possibly exclude anyone. <3
  • yirarayirara Posts: 4,193Member Member Posts: 4,193Member Member
    Came back from vacation in the night from Sunday to Monday and was too tired to run yesterday evening. Today I went out again and managed 5.5 very slow km. But hey, I managed to run for 49 minutes without having to walk!

    Curious what happens if someone has the opposite of PoTs? Here you go: I got tired just over 4km, ran into the wind and my bloodpressure together with my heartrate dropped below of what I needed for comfortable running. Managed to get my HR up for short moment whenever I was running somewhat downhill (there's literally no terrain) or out of the wind, and it dropped again when the path went every so slightly up or I went into the wind. *sigh* Still enjoyed this run :)

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  • ShepeessShepeess Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    I keep getting home after cycling back from work wanting to go for jog ... and then feel too tired. So instead I eat which isn’t great really...When you u go out to run? I want to get with the programme.;)
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