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Have just run a half-marathon

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Pariswhenitdrizzles Sun 24-Sep-17 12:38:29

Just finished a half-marathon with a couple of friends.

Not really sure I want to repeat the experience anytime soon. shock

AIBU to ask you to convince me that I should properly get into running? What are the benefits? (Apart from the fact that I can be more greedy and eat more if I take up running properly grin)

Todayissunny Sun 24-Sep-17 12:41:06

Congratulations! The next one will be easier.

WonderWhippet Sun 24-Sep-17 12:41:53

Many congrats.

Are you in west London?

TheStoic Sun 24-Sep-17 12:44:19

You've just run a ARE properly in to running. grin

balsamicbarbara Sun 24-Sep-17 12:44:43

Well done. You have completed an experience that millions of people physically or mentally never could. Which makes you think... would you like to prove that you remain in that group? Do it again sometime.

Pariswhenitdrizzles Sun 24-Sep-17 12:46:09

Thanks Today and Whippet smile

Yep i am Whippet.

I've been so undisciplined and rubbish with the training though blush

Pariswhenitdrizzles Sun 24-Sep-17 12:46:52

Aww thanks so much Stoic and balsamic smile

DeriArms Sun 24-Sep-17 12:51:32

Congratulations! If it was hard, dial things back a bit. Do a few runs of 3-4 miles at a gentle pace, build it up a couple of miles at a time. Get a fitness tracker (Fitbit/Harmon or similar, I have a Polar watch and heart monitor which I love), and get a pair of Bluetooth headphones so you're not encumbered. Drink plenty of water before you run (but not immediately before), get some toe socks to stop you getting blisters, and eat something like a boiled egg, spinach and ryvita an hour of so before you go. It will keep getter by easier!

WonderWhippet Sun 24-Sep-17 12:54:26

Ooh you must be in my neck of the woods.

I'm always massively impressed with anyone who can run a long distance and commit to training etc. Go for it, you've done brilliantly.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 24-Sep-17 12:57:51

Congratulations! I have my first one in March. Furthest I've run so far is just over 9 miles. What time did you do? I am very slow.

Pariswhenitdrizzles Sun 24-Sep-17 13:06:47

Thanks Through and Deri smile i did it in 02:34 Through blush I did it really slowly and walked for quite a lot of the race blush

ignatiusjreilly Sun 24-Sep-17 13:07:20

My neck of the woods too! We were there cheering you all on. I was so impressed by everybody - it was such a long way and a bit too hot today too! Well done.

And TheStoic is right... you are already a serious runner. It made me feel ashamed of my Couch to 5k efforts so far.

Pariswhenitdrizzles Sun 24-Sep-17 13:14:00

Aww thanks ignatius! Thanks so much for being there to spur everyone on. The atmosphere was absolutely amazing - there were so many people there cheering everyone on and someone was playing Chariots of Fire as we did the first couple of miles 😂

It was really hot though! Much warmer than I was expecting.

LEMtheoriginal Sun 24-Sep-17 13:17:51

Bloody well done - that is an amazing acglhievement you should be proud

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 24-Sep-17 13:25:05

I'd be about 2.30 maybe just under, I think, so I think that's brilliant. You probably walk faster than I run grin

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