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I don't use any apps or even time myself. I know when I have put a lot of effort in and when I have coasted. ..which is still better than not doing anything I suppose. Not that there is anything wrong with apps.

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I am not sure monitoring times is that effective.  It is not something you have direct control over.  Monitor times, but also how far and frequently you run perhaps.  Also, keeping a log means that you can take pride in having been a runner for so many more months.

 

Agree with monitoring times especially at the beginning, however in time this becomes addictive and may help hindle to fall in love with his chosen exercise.

 

I use strava. Love tracking segments and comparing my times

 

Becomes addictive and when your on a low or can't be bothered, it's a great reminder to change to a can do attitude ..... PMA

 

I don't use any apps or even time myself. I know when I have put a lot of effort in and when I have coasted. ..which is still better than not doing anything I suppose. Not that there is anything wrong with apps.

Lovely post, this works for many, takes the pressure of distance, time or HR.

Maybe this is how hindle could start, no pressure, no time just go with how he feels.

Run, walk, run and walk.

I love this thread.

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Maybe this is how hindle could start, no pressure, no time just go with how he feels.

Run, walk, run and walk.

I love this thread.

IMO its definitely how he should start if not that motivated. Setting targets can sometimes backfire if you lack the desire. Often it can be better to just run and if you can only manage 30 seconds, so be it. Then maybe try for a minute. It is hard to not become disheartened when you see someone streaking along and they seem to be not slowing but that's the wrong way of looking at it. The slogan has to be 'you set your own pace'.

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When i first got my bike after the cup final i got a mile and a half down the road and almost collapsed with exhaustion. Started doing a mile and a half down the level main road round trip and slowly extended it until now when im doing 20 miles

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Well, the first run yesterday was painful. Still, no pain, no gain. Quads are particularly sore today. Going to head to the local pool for a recovery swim. If I've any chance of getting round this triathlon course I need to be training five days a week, if only in relatively short bursts. Will return to the running tomorrow. Ouch!

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Another trip to the gym this evening. A session on the treadmill and cross trainer then some fun with kettle balls.

 

Can't move my arms now and I suspect by the morning my legs will also be refusing to cooperate......

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6.7 miles ridden to work this morning. Took the long.way round which doubled.the distance. Bloody cold though. Puts mileage for the month uo to 98.75. 3 mile ride.home will tip me over 100.

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I'm aiming to run 1000km this year, tracking it using Garmin. I'm on 265km so far.

10K race on Sunday and I'm now running home from work each Wednesday, which involves a 10.5 mile run with the last 2.5 uphill. It's a fine workout...

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I'm aiming to run 1000km this year, tracking it using Garmin. I'm on 265km so far.10K race on Sunday and I'm now running home from work each Wednesday, which involves a 10.5 mile run with the last 2.5 uphill. It's a fine workout...

Garmin is great for tracking, 1000km some distance, nice one.

I did 100 mile in January, furthest I've ever run, feb had a few niggles and did 30 miles, this month on 10 in March

I'm glad you posted your target as it'll push me, it's my addictive personality

Good luck with your 10k, if you don't mind will you post your monthly distance??

Best wishes

Paul

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No problem, as long as I remember - PM me if I haven't done it

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9 of the worst miles ever, just didn't feel right, however I just kept running

Somedays are hard, some are easy and then Some days you just think "what the hell"

Glad it's over !!!

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Just got result from this mornings parkrun. It's a new PB of 28.28. I am pretty pleased with it but this now means I have to get past the 28 minute mark! :)

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9 of the worst miles ever, just didn't feel right, however I just kept running

Somedays are hard, some are easy and then Some days you just think "what the hell"

Glad it's over !!!

Well in mate. I usually feel like that after a mile or so lol.

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Just got result from this mornings parkrun. It's a new PB of 28.28. I am pretty pleased with it but this now means I have to get past the 28 minute mark! :)

 

PB breaker, a great feeling, yep under 28 next time!

 

Well in mate. I usually feel like that after a mile or so lol.

Thanks johnoco - mile or two or 9 some days really hurt.

I actually thought about the forum and thought I must run further.... Stop moaning and get on with it!!

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Just done the hilly Dronfield 10K in 49.08, over 2 minutes quicker than last year and my 2nd quickest 10K ever.

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Just done the hilly Dronfield 10K in 49.08, over 2 minutes quicker than last year and my 2nd quickest 10K ever.

That's some achievement mate.

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Just done the hilly Dronfield 10K in 49.08, over 2 minutes quicker than last year and my 2nd quickest 10K ever.

  

Agree with johnoco, impressive and some achievement with the way the weathers been today, nice one.

That's some achievement mate.

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Had a fair few fallow weeks.  Need to kickstart again.  Gym, crossfit, swimming and parkrun might be added to the armoury!  So far I'm just done walking (14 miles + is no longer too far but a good day).

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Weekend of rest and a renewed energy this morning. Absolutely freezing though, thermal tights and fleece hat had been put away for the summer but made a reappearance today!

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Next weekend is looking promising; there's a nice, open block of time to really nail down a solid starting point.

 

It's then or never in my eyes!

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Just got result from this mornings parkrun. It's a new PB of 28.28. I am pretty pleased with it but this now means I have to get past the 28 minute mark! :)

 

My pb is 28:22 in the Perth Parkrun from a few weeks ago, with an age grade of 54.17%. The age grade is a comparison method where they compare your time (or, rather, your speed) with the world best for 5k for your gender and age range. I do a bit of running for health and general fitness, so I was a bit peeved when my wife just turned up with no running training (although she attends keep fit classes) and got a higher age grade - the challenge has been thrown down!

My brother has also started doing the Perth Parkrun, but the one in Western Australia. It's is great that you can regularly compete and compare with someone on the other side of the world.

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Weekend of rest and a renewed energy this morning. Absolutely freezing though, thermal tights and fleece hat had been put away for the summer but made a reappearance today!

  

..... and you still went out, nice one!

Next weekend is looking promising; there's a nice, open block of time to really nail down a solid starting point.

 

It's then or never in my eyes!

 

Good luck, make it happen, don't make excuses.... You can't do it, you will do it!!

 

My pb is 28:22 in the Perth Parkrun from a few weeks ago, with an age grade of 54.17%. The age grade is a comparison method where they compare your time (or, rather, your speed) with the world best for 5k for your gender and age range. I do a bit of running for health and general fitness, so I was a bit peeved when my wife just turned up with no running training (although she attends keep fit classes) and got a higher age grade - the challenge has been thrown down!

My brother has also started doing the Perth Parkrun, but the one in Western Australia. It's is great that you can regularly compete and compare with someone on the other side of the world.

Plenty of motivation for you to get better, good luck and I enjoyed your post, thanks again.

So glad I brought the page back to life, running isn't for all, however we all have choices to make on what best suits our lifestyles.

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Heard a grinding sound from rear brakes last night. Checked them and have worn through pad and grinding was coming from steel edge of shoe. Also found back tyre is bald. Have changed front pads onto back and will swap front tyre for back to get another month out of them. New brake shoes, pads and tyres is going to cost.

On a lighter note ive found white walled tyres. This is awesome!

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This is a great and inspirational thread that somehow I hadn't seen until this week.

I love my running. I'm age 55 and went for a 'age 50 check up' and essentially was told to buck up, and since then try to do a run or gym every day but it ends up being about 5 out of 7 most weeks. If I run every day I 'jar' my joints so restrict it to one run a week, through fields and tracks- 2 miles- which I time, and the rest is cross trainer, cycle etc.

The point of this is that I was told by my cardiologist, that from the age of 50 your muscles start diminishing, and in about 20 seconds told me a few things that made me think.

 

1) The muscle that you should exercise every day is the one you cannot see-- your heart . Everything else will improve around that.

2) You should do a 'full body exercise' such as running, swimming. x trainer etc.

3) You should do 30 minutes every day, 10 minutes getting up to a sweat, then maintain it for 20 mins. (Once you get quite fit, you have to work quite hard to get there)

4) Health for over 50's is 20% what you do, and 80% what you eat.

 

I would add that the biggest obstacle to all this is getting injured. Avoid it!!

 

 

Keep it going!!

 

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