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mashley
November 16, 2011, 7:45pm Report to Moderator

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So this will be my thread to keep you all updated on my training and how i'm going. Two more weeks and it'll be quite boring but I'll try keep it up.

Started training this week. Saturday ran 5k in 33 mins, then on Monday run 5k again but this time picked up the pace to get down to just over 28mins. My initial plan was to run 5k every other day for two weeks before starting to ramp up the time spent running and the distance.

Today presented a free afternoon so I took the chance to do a 'long slow run'. The idea here being to run for as long as possible in time but not to worried about distance. I decided that I'd run from home to the gym, then run on the treadmill, then run home. So door to door distance is 10.2k, there took me 30 mins and the return took me 28 mins. In the gym I ran for 40 mins and covered 5.7k. So total distance was 15.9k total time door to door was 1 hr 55 mins 33  seconds. This time does include the time walking into the gym, logging in and starting up the treadmill, then back out again.

To say i'm pleased with this distance and time after virtually no regular exercise for quite a while is an understatement. I'm not going to get carried away just yet, but I feel that not playing football has helped as the last two marathons Ive kept playing 6 a side during the week and full games on Sundays which always meant I was carrying a knock, a bruise or a strain. Today I felt fresh and pretty much pain free.

I did have plenty of fuel for this run as I had 5 slices of Pizza hut at lunch   I only had a few prawns for dinner though. I'm now going to reward myself with a pint of Tribute and an early night.

Rest day tomorrow, then probably 5k run of Friday.





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Why dont you write a blog?
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web skills like bike maintenance skills, no idea how? Although I guess I could google it easy enough.


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When ever I run I always get shin pain and cannot walk for ages as the muscles are pulled at the front. Wish I could run as far as you mate.


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Well done Ash, good luck with the training and keep us updated with progress and know doubt a justgiving page.

I'm going to try and get your trail down the hill a bit further over the winter


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web skills like bike maintenance skills, no idea how? Although I guess I could google it easy enough.


Its really easy. It took me about 20 minutes to get to grips with it...and then i wrote endlessly.
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Well done Ash, good luck with the training and keep us updated with progress and know doubt a justgiving page.

I'm going to try and get your trail down the hill a bit further over the winter


Cheers Mike. It has been cleared of all over hanging branches and trees all the way down to the bottom, it just needs raking out and some features building. I'll show you one day soon if you want.

Mark, I have no idea what causes that, but I do know that running long distances is sometime just a case of learning to deal with the pain to get to the end.

Blackers, what site did you use. Sarah reckons I should blog it as well.


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When ever I run I always get shin pain and cannot walk for ages as the muscles are pulled at the front. Wish I could run as far as you mate.


Try here

http://running.about.com/od/commonrunninginjuries/a/shinsplints.htm



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Quoted from Deadpool2e
When ever I run I always get shin pain and cannot walk for ages as the muscles are pulled at the front. Wish I could run as far as you mate.

Ditto. I get massive calf pain every time i try running on the road. Well done Ash, keep it up.


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Its quite likely you'll get aches and soreness if you do a high impact exercise that your body isn't used to.  Build up slowly and gradually and the chances are the pain won't be too bad and will wear off

Ash - great start to the training, hope you can keep the momentum up!
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Ran 10k last night. My aim was under an hour and I managed it in 59:09 so just by the skin of my teeth.


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Cheers Mike. It has been cleared of all over hanging branches and trees all the way down to the bottom, it just needs raking out and some features building. I'll show you one day soon if you want.

Mark, I have no idea what causes that, but I do know that running long distances is sometime just a case of learning to deal with the pain to get to the end.

Blackers, what site did you use. Sarah reckons I should blog it as well.


Wordpress. I used the online portal which is dead easy. I think there are apps so you can use your phone too.
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I've still not lost interest in this running lark. Another 7k run tonight in 35 mins followed by chicken breast, broccoli, sprouts, peas and a couple of small new potatoes.

I'm going to run my 11 mile off road route round Kings Wood tomorrow afternoon which I will hopefully complete in about 1 hr 45 mins. I'll let you know how I get on!!



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We were drinking in Margate yesterday and I had to run about 3/4 mile from the pub to the station to get the last train, and today my legs and feet are killing me! Still rubbish at running then


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So been running again today. I decided to go for a run today round Kings Wood and it was lovely. I was trying to stick as close to my xc loop as possible but obviously wasn't going to be completing it all. I ended up covering a total of 14k. 10.5k I ran in 11 hr 11 mins and then walked to last little bit without timing it. I feel really good running at the moment but will be having a couple of days off before a long run at the weekend.

The woods were lovely at the moment not muddy at all, apart from leaf cover it's wicked for riding.

The highlight of a trip to Kings Wood is seeing the white stag. Being relatively silent running I nearly run into the group of dear as I ran round the bend. The white stag stood pretty firm, I shat myself, there were one or two other off white/tan coloured dear there too.



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