SiliconAlley_Sam (28th July 2014)
@SiliconAlley_Sam, are you looking to start running or are you a runner looking to join a club? If it's the latter then have a look at the Parkrun website ... parkrun UK turn up to your local one and there will be plenty of folks there to point you in the right direction. If you're just starting off then you could do a lot worse that to work through the Couch to 5k program like I did.
visioN (28th July 2014)
My running club is quite large so on run nights we have about 5 different groups. Beginners doing about 3mile very slow. Then 12min mile'ing, 10, 9, 8, then 6-7 for the fast dudes. But always re-group etc so no one is left behind. So it caters for everyone, and they have socials throughout the year
Yeah, it's a really good setup. When you improve you can move up in the groups etc! Or if you had a heavy weekend you can go slower
I'm hoping I can find one that suits me - some sort of beginners group would be ideal especially as I'm yet to do anything outside of the comfort (unbearable sauna like heat) of the garage. I'm confident there's one out there, saw so many of them last week, just need to hunt them down!
Unfortunately I actually live about a half an hour drive away from Maldon. Thanks a lot for looking though.
You might find running outside very different to treadmill running - I think to replicate the lack of "give" outside you have to put your treadmill on an incline? I'm sure someone will tell me if I am right or not.
I used to love running downhill on a gentle slope - it was like flying! But going back the other way was a slog, and many a time I have been in tears when, on rounding the final corner, I realised that the hill continued UP
witch (28th July 2014)
I've hurt my knees so running is currently off the cards. So frustrated!
Take small steps, only change one factor at a time (duration, pace or distance) and remember listen to your body, if something doesn't feel right, then rest (as long as you need too). Rest days are just as important, as the training/running days.
Follow @UKRunChat on Twitter, great running community for all! You'll get great support, tips and possible meet-ups!
Even I'm having a rest day today but I did run a marathon yesterday with Amy (Twitter @53Marathons) who is running 53 marathons in 53 days!
Enjoy your running!
I really don't like rest days. They make me feel lazy and restless! But yes, I am trying to rest up, especially as it hurts to walk at the minute.
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