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Want to run but am TRULY CRAP at it... Is there any hope?

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mirai Sun 04-Nov-12 04:24:05

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surfandturf Wed 08-May-13 07:18:52

Yey excellent! Shall we start from Monday? What would be a reasonable target which we can build on do you think?

Belugagrad Wed 08-May-13 12:04:46

Brilliant idea surf, I'm up for it. I think we should do 25k combined as a group and if we don't hit it we don't get any wine!

mirai Wed 08-May-13 12:51:02

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mirai Wed 08-May-13 12:52:15

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Belugagrad Wed 08-May-13 13:35:11

Lol at each! I like the idea Of a combined 100k a month

mirai Wed 08-May-13 14:29:33

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Belugagrad Wed 08-May-13 18:26:35

96 more people and we'd be away! smile

Somethingtothinkabout Wed 08-May-13 23:32:45

This is a great idea!

Somethingtothinkabout Wed 08-May-13 23:34:18

Although, Belu, you know you'll maybe eventually be doing about 100k a week on your own for your marathon training!!!

<falls off chair>

Somethingtothinkabout Thu 09-May-13 00:02:35

Ahem, sorry for multiple posts blush

Do we all need to be on the same running app or can it somehow be synced up?

I'm using Runkeeper but I'd consider doing a switcheroo if everyone is on something else and I can get it on android.

Ps - I've ticked off 7k for this week's target tonight!

mirai Thu 09-May-13 09:32:43

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mirai Thu 09-May-13 09:34:07

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surfandturf Sat 11-May-13 17:35:57

I'm definitely in. So are we going for 100k combined over the next 4 weeks starting on Monday 13th? I use endomondo - Am willing to switch to something else but I don't have android or an ipod technophobe so Nike thing no good for me I'm afraid. If we are willing to trust each other we could just log our distance and time on here and I could start a spreadsheet!!!!

Belugagrad Sun 12-May-13 09:35:21

I'm up for 100k combined for a months work! I run unplugged so will log my distances on here. C'mon! Bring on tomorrow! smile

mirai Sun 12-May-13 15:06:03

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Somethingtothinkabout Sun 12-May-13 21:29:55

Damn! I did 10k this morning, 1 day too early! Although it wasn't a good one, really heavy legged so I don't mind it being excluded from the Excel spreadsheet official records!

So, 100k between us by the 9th June? I'm ready!

surfandturf Mon 13-May-13 07:31:55

I did 4.66km yesterday Something. That was my practice run!

Mirai - If there are 4 of us taking part, that's 25k each over the month so I guess we need to aim for just over 6km per week each? I've never been very good at maths!

I think if we exceed our 100k target we all deserve an extra glass of wine at the end!

Belugagrad Mon 13-May-13 13:03:19

Happy day 1 100k club!

To confuse things further i work in miles...sorry! I did 7 miles today :-) 4 miles run in the morning and 3 miles of speedwork at lunch.

surfandturf Mon 13-May-13 19:02:28

That's ok Belugagrad. I'm sure we can work it out! So day 1 off to a good start! I am going out in the morning to do my first bit! I don't think I'll be anywhere near 7 miles though as unfortunately I don't get a lunch break in my line of work - flat out from 7.30am till 6pm!

Right I'm off to put the first stats on the spreadsheet!!!!

surfandturf Tue 14-May-13 07:55:45

Ok I've done 3.53km this morning. You've put me to shame with your 11k yesterday Belugagrad!

Belugagrad Tue 14-May-13 16:41:17

This is a great start! I did 3.5 miles today

surfandturf Tue 14-May-13 17:55:07

Belugagrad - I think you are going to end up doing this for all of us! You've clocked up almost 17k in 2 days! Keep going and I'll have a lie in for the next few days wink

Belugagrad Tue 14-May-13 18:14:00

I'm having a rest day tomorrow so you can catch up! I'm going to my first park run Saturday, reall excitedsmile

Somethingtothinkabout Tue 14-May-13 21:24:00

3.1k from me this evening!

Belugagrad Wed 15-May-13 21:00:04

Well done something!

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