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I've run a half marathon

Discussion in 'Slimming World Off Topic' started by mandy296, 12 September 2011 Social URL.

  1. mandy296

    mandy296 Silver Member

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    I know its self indulgent to start a new thread, and I could just mention it in the running thread I'm already participating in, but I'm proud and I wanted to show off!

    I ran the Bristol Half marathon yesterday in just under 2 hours, finished 4370 in a field of around 9000 runners, so just about in the top 50%.

    Not too shabby for someone who this time last year couldnt run for a bus!
     
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    charlies_mummy all for my little man x

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    Well done you!!! x
     
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    Wow! Well done you! That's my goal too-am hoping to do the Plymouth half in may x

    http://www.minimins.com/slimming-world-weight-loss-diary/187905-jos-journey-infinity-beyond.html
     
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    This is seriously amazing well done you! I've been running, only 5k though but would love to increase it. Any tips?!
     
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    Well done you! I've just started running (ok I've been out twice) and I can only manage about a mile and a half! I can't imagine running as far as you so you should feel very proud of yourself....and in a pretty amazing time! So when's your next one? ;o)
     
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    I might do the Bristol half again next year, but aside from that I wont be seeking out more half marathons and certainly not looking to do a full one. I will probably do the Bristol 10K in May, and maybe the new Ashton Court 10K, and I will keep doing my 5K parkruns.

    I just need to keep the motivation now to keep running about 3 times a week to try and keep my weight under control - the marathon forced me to keep running, I might be tempted to slack off a little now, but I've found I really need the body magic in conjunction with the slimming world plan to keep anywhere close to target (and I'm still struggling and out of target range)

    As for advice - just keep at the couch to 5 K programme, once you've cracked that just keep running and aim to carry on going out 3 times a week. I just made sure I did at least 3 miles/5K or about 30 mins 3 times a week, but would occasionally increase the distance. I dont think you need those Bridge to 10K type programmes - just run further and longer! (set yourself a target of going 4 miles instead of 3, or running 35/40/45 mins instead of 30). And if you do decide to do a half marathon, then just make sure you do a few really long runs to make sure you can do it (I did a couple of 8 mile runs and a 10 mile and an 11 mile run in the weeks leading up to it)
     
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    Well done! That's a fab achievement and a cracking time too!!
     
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    Well done you!! Excellent achievement - you bloomin' well SHOULD be proud of yourself!! xx
     
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    Sticky I will succeed!!!

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    Wow well done! You must feel so proud!!! Xx
     
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