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SSSandy Mon 22-May-06 19:40:24

WARNING. This post contains tons of questions! (sorry)
When do you go for a job/run? How often do you do it? Do you jog a certain distance or for a certain amount of time? How long have you been running or jogging regularly.

I'm hoping to feel inspired I'm still toying with the idea of getting into this, got as far as looking at jogging shoes (expensive!). My problem is I get bright red in the face with exertion and I'm not fit so I feel embarrassed jogging around where I live. I wouldn't make a good figure...

Whereabouts do you run? City streets? In a park? How do you warm up beforehand?

yomellamoHelly Mon 22-May-06 20:25:34

Run on a treadmill 3 times a week for about 30 mins each time. Used to aim for 5km which I could do in 25-31 mins depending on the day. Am currently 10 weeks pg so don't want to knacker myself too much so just do the 30 at a slower pace. Today I did 4.5 km.
Used to run round the local park 3 times (about 8 km), but we've moved since then and I haven't found a route around here to run. With ds it's also hard to find the time - I need a creche to fit it in. So I always run indoors now. Would love to do a 10 km run one day.
FWIW when I started (a little over 10 years ago) I couldn't even run for a minute. I used to run for as long as I could then slow the treadmill and walk for the same length of time, then run and so on. (I'd gradually run for shorter and shorter periods of time!) I think I started with a couple of sets of 5 minutes, then did 10 minutes and then gradually extended it. Before ds I'd worked up to 10km in about an hour and 10, but (a) I can't afford 2 hours of creche and (b) I don't think I'm fit enough to do that and run round after him all day anyway.
I don't warm up, but do stretch properly afterwards (hams, quads and calf muscles).
Have cheapy pair of trainers which I only wear to run in and which get replaced twice a year. (Found expensive ones didn't last any better.)
Get a good bra though! (My pet hate is seeing people who haven't bothered - always wonder what they'll look like at 50-60.)

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