My beginers first ever try.
Il do this for a few months or until my body just flows with it.
So glad i tried, it feels good. Il stay at this leverl and do this routine until i feel more capable. Build myself up progressing at the level my body needs.
No great stats, but they will improve in time. Not sure i even understand half of them but this is a learning experience and a lifestyle change so it will all come if i keep trying and be consistent.
Edit: I am actually really proud of myself . I wouldn’t be able to have even walked fast if I was still smoking. And that I felt confident to just go for it even if I thought everyone was going to look or laugh at me I did it. I actually did it. That’s huge for me.
Thank you, it did help doing the 22 mint programme as it’s connected to my watch and it became easier when it told me to breathe every three steps in and every three steps out.
I will go again every morning for 22 mins same. And then a swim a little after.
Well, not quite what I was hoping for in the Half, but I was happy with my effort. It was hot! Yet again, I forgot to start my timer so I missed the first mile. I have 1:49:38 for 11.99 miles, so it is going to be very close to a sub-2 hour. I’m enjoying reading and taking care of myself post race instead of the old me’s celebratory drinking antics.
Thanks! Now I’m all in on Half’s. I’ve been searching the web for my next. I think one a month for the next year is a good goal.
I know what you mean about not worrying about the pace. There are many days just getting out the door is a victory for me. Not every day can be the world’s greatest workout. What I need to avoid is skipping runs/workouts. That seems to be a compounding problem that gets out of hand very quickly.
yes!! This morning was one of those just getting out the door victories lol My breathing was off and my legs felt heavy but I got it done.
I almost made the goal of doing a half each month this year. I think that might next year. I have a goal of 500 miles for this year. I have a bit over 200 miles currently
I’m quite pissed at the moment. It seems I’ve inflammations in both knees. That would destroy my plans for the 6.5 K run at the end of next months. Maybe, I’ll get an appointment at my physician, but I don’t think I’ll make it on time.
oh man that sucks!! Ice pad and elevating your legs will help a lot and rest. You need to take a break from running. Probably at least a week or 2. Do you normally have knee pain or do you think it was caused by running?
I have hoped I don’t have to cool it. But your right and I had read if before. I try to elevate my leg now all the time and it helps. I think I’ve overdone it, even when I used a proper plan to slowly build up my running capacity. I ran and hiked. Maybe that was too much. My weight shouldn’t be a problem anymore, but I think some support knee strap would be good. I haven’t had any problems with my knees till now.
A few months ago when I started walking the dogs regularly I started to have pain in my shins. I took a break and then eased back in. Just walking them adds 20-25 miles each month and I guess it was just too much too fast. I took a few days off from walking them and from running. Now I’m fine.
I hope you heal up quick! You’ll be back before you know it
I did my first marathon 6 years ago today in Liverpool and I’ve done a marathon every year since- including lockdown when I did one alone. Doing the Peak District Ultra in July. 31 miles- quite a challenge.