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  • HitchHiker 4 Sep 2012 21:11:44 2,762 posts
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    Thanks for all your suggestions / advice. I've downloaded the C25K Mp3's from the NHS.
    Looks like I've got some running to do, just need to find somewhere nice.
  • AccidentProne 4 Sep 2012 21:37:59 1,152 posts
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    @Lamb

    Two months is ample time to get up to 5k for pretty much anyone I reckon.

    I started running at 38, coincidentally with a 38 inch waist, never exercised before and was a fairly heavy smoker. Only took me a few weeks to get there.
  • mikew1985 4 Sep 2012 21:50:56 12,584 posts
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    Yep, I mean like I said unless you are horribly overweight it really does not take that long.

    it's not as far as it seems and you don't have to be running at top pace for the full 5km. Running and the enjoyment associated with it all lies in finding your pace and rhythm and then trying to improve on that.

    If at the beginning your pace is very slow it doesn't really matter, all will improve and surprisingly quickly as well.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 21:51:23 04-09-2012
  • Pinky_Floyd 4 Sep 2012 23:25:34 7,343 posts
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    Little bit overweight, am 14 stone and 5'11" tall. Losing weight is one of the reasons I am running. Also, I enjoy it. This weeks c25k has me running 5 mins then brisk walking 3 and its then repeated and includes a 5 min brisk walk warm up and a 5 min slow cool down walk. I'm able to do it too, just the legs giving me a bit of gyp which is to be expected. I don't want to overdo things though. Are my legs giving hassle because they are getting stronger and adapting or is it because they are about to collapse in on themselves?
  • RunningMan 4 Sep 2012 23:37:44 2,385 posts
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    Run walk is a great way to go. Your kegs are just adapting, don't be afraid to add more walking, better to continue than stop with injury.
  • mal 5 Sep 2012 00:21:07 22,332 posts
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    Bit of both. Your muscles are hurting because they're damaged and are rebuilding themselves, stronger. Exercises which keep the blood flowing will make them heal faster, but anything that stresses them out is to be done with care IMO.

    Edit: When I say run with care, use the pain as a gauge. As long as they don't hurt more afterwards, or while you're doing it, that should be okay. I've no evidence for that other than 'common sense', but it works for me.

    Edited by mal at 00:23:50 05-09-2012

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  • HitchHiker 5 Sep 2012 06:18:18 2,762 posts
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    Just got back from my first walk/jog of the NHS Couch to 5k programme. Knackered but chuffed. Took the dog, he seemed to enjoy it too. Not keen on street running and I need to get a new pair of running shoes but it's a start. :)
  • mikew1985 5 Sep 2012 07:49:36 12,584 posts
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    Congrats but get running shoes asap, essential.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 07:49:55 05-09-2012
  • mcmonkeyplc 5 Sep 2012 07:50:07 39,384 posts
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    @Lamb Thanks!

    I'm doing more stretching now. Hope that works cause walking bores the fuck out of me.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • mrpon 5 Sep 2012 07:50:38 28,411 posts
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    Good work HH, stick at it. It will get easier in time and you'll get fitter, trust me I've been there.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • mcmonkeyplc 5 Sep 2012 07:56:13 39,384 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Hamstring in his arse? Really?

    I was just thinking whether or not it could be related to the knee but that high up suggest hip/thigh movement to my barely trained mind, certainly not all the way down to the hamstring.

    I'd recommend gettng it checked out by the doctor (who will most likely tell you nothing very useful, but they'll rule out the worst cases, and they're generally very good for everything apart from sport induced injuries ime). Then go to a proper running shop who will analyse your gait and find out what the hell you're doing wrong.
    Had my gait analysed a while ago. I've got a neutral style apparently. The pain has decreased since May and I've tried a short 3km run on it. After the 3k it was sore again.

    Odd thing is that it's fine when I'm swimming. Must be an impact effect cause it hurts a little after a long walk as well.

    Think Doc is the best way forward to make sure it's nothing serious but I really wish they weren't so shit at sports injuries. Stock answer to that us rest.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • CosmicFuzz 5 Sep 2012 08:36:31 23,084 posts
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    Physio mate

    Is anyone else getting a bit bored with remastered games? Read my thoughts!

  • mcmonkeyplc 5 Sep 2012 11:45:00 39,384 posts
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    Physio's cost money :(

    I spent nearly 300 fixing my shoulder.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • sport 5 Sep 2012 12:01:07 12,499 posts
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    oh christ, is monkey trying to do exercise again?
  • mcmonkeyplc 5 Sep 2012 12:02:32 39,384 posts
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    Again?! I never stopped bitch! :p

    It's just that now one part is fixed the other part I was relying on has broken!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • CosmicFuzz 5 Sep 2012 12:14:51 23,084 posts
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    Haha it does cost but it's worth it! Better than going to see GP who will know FA about your injury - when I hurt my knee a while back, the GP examined it, said everything seemed "solid" and then googled my symptoms on the Internet in front of me!

    Went to physio twice, within 2 weeks it was massively improved and gone by the months end. She knew what was wrong with it within 10 minutes of examining it. Pricey yeah, but worth the money!

    Is anyone else getting a bit bored with remastered games? Read my thoughts!

  • Vortex808 5 Sep 2012 12:26:05 6,933 posts
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    Ask a GP to refer you, or better yet let you self-certify, which I think works more quickly.

    My missus had to do this for a shoulder misalignment injury. led to NHS physio then, no payments required.

    Edit: I also paid for a visit or two to a physio with my crappy Iliotibial band issues. Well worth it in the end, without wishing to jinx it I seem to finally be clear of it after numerous years being bothered by it.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 12:27:41 05-09-2012
  • lexxx 5 Sep 2012 12:36:56 164 posts
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    Charlie Brooker's column on a jogging app might interest people doing the C25K, etc: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/06/charlie-brooker-becomes-a-runner

    I have been doing the C25K for about three weeks as my journey to work (normally I cycle but felt like mixing it up a bit) and a useful tip I've found is that for the walking - which is meant to be brisk, though it's easy to fall into a stroll after a run - if you move your arms at the same time, your feet will follow. (Yes, it may look a bit odd, but I'm past caring).
  • Pinky_Floyd 5 Sep 2012 18:52:10 7,343 posts
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    Week 4 day 2 done and dusted! Legs holding up well, few aches and pains but nothing that screams STOP.
  • mal 5 Sep 2012 19:17:19 22,332 posts
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    Hmm, don't your arms move automatically? Certainly if I'm carrying an umbrella I can hold my arm still, and the umbrella will swing to the gait of my opposite leg.

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  • NOSAVIOUR 5 Sep 2012 19:54:58 2,802 posts
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    We've got a team together for the Brands Hatch spartan race. Anyone else doing it or done one before?
  • SYS64738 5 Sep 2012 20:06:08 1,575 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Hmm, don't your arms move automatically? Certainly if I'm carrying an umbrella I can hold my arm still, and the umbrella will swing to the gait of my opposite leg.
    It really does make a difference. I'm now making sure when I run that the wrists line up around waist level during the swing back and at the height of the chest on the front swing. Before I also moved my arms but to a much lesser degree, and the extra momentum gained is definitely noticable as you need less energy to keep your pace up. Takes a bit of concentration though at first, at least it did for me.
  • HitchHiker 5 Sep 2012 21:12:01 2,762 posts
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    Christ, just measured out my route this morning on google maps. 2.2 miles! Never expected that. Come on Friday for my next session.

    I'd like to get a Nike Fuelband or Fitbit, anyone have one?

    Edited by HitchHiker at 21:12:40 05-09-2012
  • HitchHiker 7 Sep 2012 08:05:27 2,762 posts
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    Completed my second session this morning and had to add a bit more to my route to fill the time. Just an extra street or so but that means my speed was up a little. Maybe I should slow it down on the last session of week 1, don't want to over do it.
  • SYS64738 7 Sep 2012 10:52:35 1,575 posts
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    Done my first ever 10k last night \o/

    37 now and never thought I'd be able to achieve this at this stage, having picked up running from scratch only in March this year, and no regular exercise done in over a decade. Sense of achievement is much greater than completing an epic game:-)
  • HitchHiker 7 Sep 2012 11:45:28 2,762 posts
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    That's awesome. Just 7 months from nothing to 10k! Well done.
  • mrpon 7 Sep 2012 11:48:45 28,411 posts
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    SYS64738 wrote:
    37 now and never thought I'd be able to achieve this at this stage
    Less of this nonsense please! 40 here and probably the fittest and fastest I've ever been. All about consistency, stick at it. Oh and well done!!

    Edited by mrpon at 11:49:03 07-09-2012

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • HitchHiker 7 Sep 2012 11:50:35 2,762 posts
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    Just bought myself a pair of these running trainers, a bargain from our local Sports Direct for 35. Looking forward to my next run on Sunday now. :)

    Edited by HitchHiker at 11:51:04 07-09-2012
  • HitchHiker 7 Sep 2012 11:50:43 2,762 posts
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  • mrpon 7 Sep 2012 11:55:30 28,411 posts
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    For any interested parties, the UK version of that shopnewbalance site are on topcashback with 7% cashback!! Use my siglink to create a free account ;)

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

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