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Old 29-01-2008, 12:51 PM
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Getting back into my running now. I used to run a lot when I was 10 years younger and a lot thinner. My PB's are 1hr 39m at Hastings Half, 37m 29s for 10k and 4m 59s for 1500m.

I had a ski accident and had a new ACL put in last August - was not able to start running until last May / June time. I am running 45min 10k now though. Fancy getting back into the half marathons again. Only in the Gym at the moment and will wait until it gets a little lighter until I get back on the roads.
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I've started running and been pretty constant for the last 3 weeks or so. However, i have now got a dull ache which turns into a shooting pain(when taking stairs) in my Achilles, It's on my left side and could be down to my footwear which probably isn't appropriate for running. I've not run for around a week which is getting me a bit down as feel as if the hard work i did before the injury is now wasted. I'm looking to get back out and although i feel a slight improvement in the problem area, i'm not sure whether to risk trying to "run it off" or whether i should just rest it. is there anything reccommended to aid the recovery?
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I went in there during the sales to see if i could buy a pair of shoes... I picked a pair off the shelf and the shop assistant came up to me and said something like 'you do know that is a slight pronator, don't you?'
I admitted my ignorance, and was taken upstairs, where a guy spent around 40 minutes analysing my running gait on a treadmill with video and computer, and tried four different pairs of shoes, before being recommended to buy the cheapest pair because they were the best fit and correction
The shoes were still over 50 quid, but for all the time I had with a highly qualified expert, and the comfort when I'm running it was money well spent
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Getting back into my running now. I used to run a lot when I was 10 years younger and a lot thinner. My PB's are 1hr 39m at Hastings Half, 37m 29s for 10k and 4m 59s for 1500m.

I had a ski accident and had a new ACL put in last August - was not able to start running until last May / June time. I am running 45min 10k now though. Fancy getting back into the half marathons again. Only in the Gym at the moment and will wait until it gets a little lighter until I get back on the roads.
4 . 59 for 1500 m is very good but you slow down as the distances get longer - do you do long runs at all or just rely on speed? I can do your half marathon pace just but no way 5 minute miles !
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Getting back into my running now. I used to run a lot when I was 10 years younger and a lot thinner. My PB's are 1hr 39m at Hastings Half, 37m 29s for 10k and 4m 59s for 1500m.

I had a ski accident and had a new ACL put in last August - was not able to start running until last May / June time. I am running 45min 10k now though. Fancy getting back into the half marathons again. Only in the Gym at the moment and will wait until it gets a little lighter until I get back on the roads.
I did Hastings 3 times 2000-2002 my best time was 1hour 45 - bloody tough marathon, iv,e started running again afta xmas + now completing 6 mile runs times a week, im now seriously considering doing the Eastbourne half marathon on March 2nd, has anyone out there done this before? + if so any tips + how does it compare to others i.e Hastings???
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:01 PM
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I'd like to run again but I'm very unfit. I'm 110KG though I'm 6'5 tall. I haven't run for 16 odd years (im 31) i do play indoor football, golf, I walk and play a bit of badminton which gives me some exercise but I just have no idea how far i should try and run, times etc. any tips from anyone about starting out?
well I am about the same weight but 10 years older and 3 inches shorter.

I have a herniated disc which is basically worn away and had 10 years of back problems, which I finally got on top of about 2 years ago.

I started running again (2 years ago) by literaly running for 10 minutes on grass and built up from there.

I would start by doing 10 minutes of stretching followed by 10 minutes of walking followed by 10 minutes of running followed by 10 minutes of walking again followed by a final 10 minutes of stretching again.

Start by running either on grass or treadmill.

Follow the above and add one minute to the running section everytime you run. Once you can run for an hour then you can start to think about real training. If you think about it if you run 3 times a week it will only take you 4 months to be able to get in a position to train properly.

Good luck. At your age the longer you leave it the harder it gets to regain fitness and the harder it gets to lose weight, so start asap.
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I went in there during the sales to see if i could buy a pair of shoes... I picked a pair off the shelf and the shop assistant came up to me and said something like 'you do know that is a slight pronator, don't you?'
I admitted my ignorance, and was taken upstairs, where a guy spent around 40 minutes analysing my running gait on a treadmill with video and computer, and tried four different pairs of shoes, before being recommended to buy the cheapest pair because they were the best fit and correction
The shoes were still over 50 quid, but for all the time I had with a highly qualified expert, and the comfort when I'm running it was money well spent
I did something similar at a running shop near me. By coincidence, the most comfy for me were also the cheapest - although I didn't know that when I was trying them on, quite useful to exclude any influence of the wallet

The difference it has made to my running is so big its amazing
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:18 PM
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At your age the longer you leave it the harder it gets to regain fitness and the harder it gets to lose weight, so start asap.
I can vouch for this at 53 I have proudly progressed to running eight minutes (very slowly) from one minute a month ago... it is hard work!
(though I am enjoying it and feel a lot fitter already)
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I can vouch for this at 53 I have proudly progressed to running eight minutes (very slowly) from one minute a month ago... it is hard work!
(though I am enjoying it and feel a lot fitter already)
Well done rbarmy, keep it up. Don't worry about the speed, just slowly build up your distance, fitness and experience of running.

A good friend of mine took up running in his mid 40's, he's now 54 and set 2 marathon pb's last year, best of 3hrs2mins. Now I'm not suggesting many people can do that but runners can improve at all ages. And for those who can't, it's not all about speed anyway, just an enjoyable, healthy hobby.
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im now seriously considering doing the Eastbourne half marathon on March 2nd, has anyone out there done this before? + if so any tips + how does it compare to others i.e Hastings???
No idea about Eastbourne but I can hightly recommend Paddock Wood Half Marathon on March 30th. Done it 3 times and will be back this year. Fast course on roads and pathways through hop fields and orchards.
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Eastbourne is a mainly flat course out and back along the seafront and around the Marina with some short sharp hills at the Holywell end of the seafront. It starts and finishes in Princes Park (opposite the Sovereign Centre).

I shall be at Hastings this year.
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I'd been reading this thread for quite a while before posting on it for the first time last night.

I've been running on and off since early 2002, when I decided I wanted to run a marathon before I reached 30. In 12 weeks of training, I never ran more than twice a week and only twice went further than 10 miles. In June 2002, with the temperature in the mid 70s, I predictably struggled around Stockholm, finishing in a very slow 6hrs 06mins.

Since then I've run Stockholm twice more (best time 5:14) and London in 2003 (5:18). Last year I improved by 26 mins in Berlin Marathon, completing it in 4hrs 48mins. I'm still slow but I'm improving, although laziness, a poor diet and too much alcohol still prevent me from training more than twice a week (and sometimes I train less!)

After every marathon I tell myself that I will train properly for the next one but it never happens.

My next marathon is Hamburg on April 27th. I'm trying to follow the Runners World 16 week marathon schedule for sub 4hrs 30mins. Week 5 of my training starts this week and so far it hasn't been going too well. Hopefully by posting the odd update on here I can be more disciplined and stick to the programme.

I also do shorter road races and take part in the Rosenheim Track & Field League, I'm no good, but I enjoy it. I'm normally too embarassed to tell people my times but what the hell, here they are, I'm aiming to set PB's in at least 3 distances this year:

100m = 13.4 secs (May 2006) - don't think I can improve now I'm 35
200m = 26.5 secs (July 2006) - probably my best event
400m = 66.2 secs (June 2005) - aiming for under 62 secs this summer
800m = 2:42.8 (May 2007) - aiming for under 2:36 this summer
1500m = 6:02.3 (May 2006) - hate this distance!
5 miles = 41:43 (May 2004)
10 km = 50:41 (July 2003)
10 miles = 1:26:41 (October 2007) - aiming for sub 1:25 this year
Half Marathon = 2:06:56 (April 2007) - aiming for sub 2 hrs this year
Marathon = 4:48:36 (September 2007) - aiming for sub 4:30 this year

Next race is Paddock Wood Half Marathon on 30th March.
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4 . 59 for 1500 m is very good but you slow down as the distances get longer - do you do long runs at all or just rely on speed? I can do your half marathon pace just but no way 5 minute miles !
4.59 was a long long time ago, 1995 or 1996. I was more running 10k cross country at the time but did this PB when I was running for my school in an away event. Mick Hill actually threw his Olympic qualifying distance in the Javelin for the 96 games whilst I was running around the track I was told, he seemed jolly happy!

I would say 10k was my best distance when I was younger
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I did Hastings 3 times 2000-2002 my best time was 1hour 45 - bloody tough marathon, iv,e started running again afta xmas + now completing 6 mile runs times a week, im now seriously considering doing the Eastbourne half marathon on March 2nd, has anyone out there done this before? + if so any tips + how does it compare to others i.e Hastings???
I remember the Hastings being so hilly, I remember climbing to the top of one bad hill thinking it must be just a descent to the finish line now and the 10 mile marker was there - knocked me for 6! I had to drag myself over the finish line.
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I'd been reading this thread for quite a while before posting on it for the first time last night.

I've been running on and off since early 2002, when I decided I wanted to run a marathon before I reached 30. In 12 weeks of training, I never ran more than twice a week and only twice went further than 10 miles. In June 2002, with the temperature in the mid 70s, I predictably struggled around Stockholm, finishing in a very slow 6hrs 06mins.

Since then I've run Stockholm twice more (best time 5:14) and London in 2003 (5:18). Last year I improved by 26 mins in Berlin Marathon, completing it in 4hrs 48mins. I'm still slow but I'm improving, although laziness, a poor diet and too much alcohol still prevent me from training more than twice a week (and sometimes I train less!)

After every marathon I tell myself that I will train properly for the next one but it never happens.

My next marathon is Hamburg on April 27th. I'm trying to follow the Runners World 16 week marathon schedule for sub 4hrs 30mins. Week 5 of my training starts this week and so far it hasn't been going too well. Hopefully by posting the odd update on here I can be more disciplined and stick to the programme.

I also do shorter road races and take part in the Rosenheim Track & Field League, I'm no good, but I enjoy it. I'm normally too embarassed to tell people my times but what the hell, here they are, I'm aiming to set PB's in at least 3 distances this year:

100m = 13.4 secs (May 2006) - don't think I can improve now I'm 35
200m = 26.5 secs (July 2006) - probably my best event
400m = 66.2 secs (June 2005) - aiming for under 62 secs this summer
800m = 2:42.8 (May 2007) - aiming for under 2:36 this summer
1500m = 6:02.3 (May 2006) - hate this distance!
5 miles = 41:43 (May 2004)
10 km = 50:41 (July 2003)
10 miles = 1:26:41 (October 2007) - aiming for sub 1:25 this year
Half Marathon = 2:06:56 (April 2007) - aiming for sub 2 hrs this year
Marathon = 4:48:36 (September 2007) - aiming for sub 4:30 this year

Next race is Paddock Wood Half Marathon on 30th March.
i think the club i run for (striders of croydon) enter the track and field league,although ive always thought that im better suited for distances over 10k...
my pb's are :

10k:52 mins (would like to break 50 mins)
10 mile:1hr 30 mins (would like tobreak 1hr 30)
1/2 marathon:1 hr 59 mins

sodermalm;im interested in the fact that your 10k and 10 mile pb's are quicker than mine,and yet you seem to do the same amount of training as me!!!! age possibly? (im 48)
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I run 3 or, if I can, 4 times a week - various routes and what have you.

Recorded PBs... 5k - 24:12 and 10k - 49:27

Really should time them more often as I swear I've beaten them once or twice, especially the 5k one.
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This thread has actually been really useful to me. Started trying to run again just under three Months ago (I'm 33, around 6ft, and much too heavy !!!), and found it really hard going. I was literally struggling after four or five hundred metres at a steady pace (this despite playing football every week), and finding the whole thing torture !.

Have now reached a point where I can run three miles without a break (albeit slowly, time c28 minutes), and am actually starting to enjoy it. Am feeling generally fitter too, and have lost about half a stone (although need to do a lot better than that !).

It's just been really helpful reading this thread, and realising that I'm not the only one who's found getting started really hard.
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last week was a slow down on the marathon training - only 3 days of 3 miles.
from now on its 9 weeks of run, run run.
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i have broken the habit of a lifetime (almost) and stopped alcohol consumption since Xmas in a final effort to break below 1hr 40 for the Wokingham half marathon next Sunday. As I am now 55 it is now or never I think. I am ok with short distances and can average 7m miles easily up to 5 miles or so but after that i tend to slow down so any tips on the final 8 miles gratefully received....
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