Shameless over excited, easily pleased boast!

(21 Posts)
migrant Thu 18-Jul-13 15:05:13

Started c25k in April. Tonight I ran ( very slowly) 9 km, non stop. It took me 60 minutes.

That's it.

Thanks in advance for your tolerance. Please feel to add your big or small triumphs!

HaPPy8 Thu 18-Jul-13 15:11:02

Nice one!

DramaAlpaca Thu 18-Jul-13 15:12:00

Well done you!

GraduallyGoingInsane Thu 18-Jul-13 15:17:06

Brilliant, well done you! No stops is especially impressive!

HeySoulSister Thu 18-Jul-13 17:14:30

that's great!! are you building up to 10k?

mercury7 Thu 18-Jul-13 20:56:57

brilliant!!
I'm a big fan of slow running... I'm slower than you, so you are fast compared to me.

Yesterday I swum 146 lengths (3.65 km) in 93 minutes, I think I'm more of a swimmer than a runner!

TinaSurrey Thu 18-Jul-13 21:57:29

Congratulations!! That's a great inspiration to those of us part way through the programme! What was your distance at the end of c25k? Were you up to 5k in 30 mins?

Be great to hear what you did to keep going after you finished the c25k programme.

migrant Fri 19-Jul-13 01:46:32

Thank you all so much! Really appreciate the support.

Mercury, the swim is amazing! I do head up breast stroke, very badly. It's enough to get cool in summer but wouldn't even count as exercise. Well done!

Soulsister, Tina, the plan is to do a 10km race next weekend, so last night was designed to see if I really could manage it. My hip's a bit achy this morning, but I'm certainly thinking I'll give it a go. Hey, I've still got 9 days till the race.

When I finished c25k I wasn't quite doing 5k in 30 mins. I went to Parkkrun that week in celebration of my graduation and ran 32.something. Now I'm using the Hal Higdon 10k beginner program. Looked at c210k but it was a lot harder on my legs than Hals. I just printed the program out and stuck it on the fridge-do love to tick it off as I do each run! The I use the Nike app as I run to keep me motivated. It's working for me. No running clubs round here so I have to go solo.

Thanks again everyone, have a good run today! I'm on a rest day and have my eye on the bakers window!!

mercury7 Fri 19-Jul-13 15:56:35

Migrant when I swim I have to force myself to stop, with running I have to force myself to keep going.

Horses for courses I guess...good luck with the race grin

Bakingnovice Sun 21-Jul-13 00:18:19

Well done! Very inspiring.

Can I ask how slow you are? I used to run at 7(mph I think?) on the TM but now with the longer runs I've slowed to 6.4. I feel too slow.

Also, has your body and weight changed?

migrant Mon 22-Jul-13 14:26:12

Thanks Baking!

I run at between ten and a half and almost eleven minutes per mile.

Since April I've only lost four and a half kilos, but I'm eating whatever I fancy so no real surprises there. However I have lost loads of bulk. Tonight I bought new jeans. I was only just getting in a 12, the new ones are a 10!!!! The muffin top is all but gone, the belly is so much smaller and I don't wobble like I used to either.

One very, very happy camper!

mercury7 Mon 22-Jul-13 15:19:32

Migrant, only 4.5 kilo's?
only!
thats loads, well done, bear in mind that your muscle tissue will have firmed up and become more dense, muscle is almost twice as dense as fat so you have probably lost more than 4.5 kilo's of fat.

Goes to show that you can lose weight through exercising without necessarily restricting your food inntakewink

in any case I think a slower steady rate of fat loss is more sustainable than the sudden drop that you get from extreme or 'crash' diets

ThePonyFormerlyKnownAsTony Mon 22-Jul-13 22:49:06

Sorry to potentially de-rail but how many weeks is the C25K?
And well done on the 9km, that really is impressive < inspired face >

LiveItUp Mon 22-Jul-13 22:56:13

Pony it's 9 weeks.

Well done Migrant , impressive stuff.

migrant Tue 23-Jul-13 12:25:10

Mercury, you are so encouraging, I love reading your replies. Thank you! You too, liveitup.

Today I'm having a full on, lip sticking out, sulk! The slightly sore hip is not improving as fast as I'd like and I think I will have to delay my 10k race. So DH has sympathised by producing an amazing Chinese takeaway. What a man!

Today I also found myself ever so casually looking at a half marathon training plan and then even more casually counting how many weeks it is from now until the local HM. Dangerous beast that c25k, never know where it might lead you!

CMOTDibbler Tue 23-Jul-13 14:33:18

Well done Migrant - I'm a C25k graduate who did their first 10k 3 weeks ago and has now signed up for a HM. And a slow runner - I can keep going really well, but speed is an issue

CoteDAzur Tue 23-Jul-13 21:09:09

Well done! I'm feeling pretty smug myself: I have just managed to run a 35 min non-stop 5K, after not being able to run at all for over a year due to a hip injury smile

migrant - Please don't run on a sore hip. Mine was just a little tingle at first, a slight pain I would feel from time to time. I kept running on it (because I was tough and could take it hmm) and one day couldn't walk at all when it became full-blown calcifying tendinitis.

AddictedtoCrunchies Tue 23-Jul-13 22:22:18

Migrant - ice and rest are your friends if your hip is sore. As said ^, running on an injury never ends well.

I'm a c25k graduate and in 4 weeks I shall run the first of this summer's 3 half marathons grin

mercury7 Tue 23-Jul-13 23:31:07

totally agree..find some other way to get your exercise fix until the running injury heals!

migrant Wed 24-Jul-13 11:15:54

Dibbler, Crunches, Cote, I take my hat off to you !
I so want to run further and further and it's wonderful to hear of other graduates who are out there doing it.
I've been racking my brains to see if I just over did it somewhere, but I really think the sore hip is just plain bad luck.

Much as it annoys me, I have been boringly sensible and not even walked the dog in two days. I'm also trying some anti inflamatories cos I figure if it's sore, then something, somewhere must be inflamed. Really appreciate your advice, reminds me that I am doing the right thing.

Still, all is not lost.....just managed to find another 10k race at the end of September . That could give me a couple of weeks rest and then time to train gradually.

Meanwhile, Snickers ice creams are medicinal, aren't they??!!

CoteDAzur Wed 24-Jul-13 17:11:15

Don't forget to ice your hip. Good luck.

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