Used to be a runner back in High school, I did Track and Cross Country. Now I no longer run due to work and school.
I have been running for around 6 months and doing my first marathon in september. I also have a half coming up in 4 weeks which I am undertrained for due to shin splints.
Anyone else a runner here?
@ GameOver; Wow, running a marathon after 1 year of running
Last year I started running, but with interruptions due to medical reasons. Restarted earlier this year and currently I'm running 3-4 times a week for about 30-35 minutes each and slowly increasing the running time.
Cool Running :: The Couch-to-5K Running Plan helped me a lot to go from couch potato to running 5k
I've always been an athlete since young. But last running I did was in 2007 - a 10km run. Did badly and didn't finish the race at all! Haha.
I hope to start training again and participate in the same race at the end of this year.
Good luck with the half marathon and thanks for the tip GameOver, I bookmarked Hal Higdon's site, his training programs look interesting.
Last edited by Loko; 21 April, 2009 at 17:04 PM. Reason: typo
Thanks LoKo for the link. I am couch potato and i definitely needed it..
I tried to run few months back but got a knee ache. The doc said I have been living a sedentary lifestyle and this resulted in a cartilage degeneration..he said i should start from low intensity walking and then move up..which will take a lot of weeks.
I didn't like it in the beginning too. When I first started running, there wasn't a plan, except that I decided to run a few times a week until exhaustion . That didn't work until I got a schedule.
What really motivates to keep going is that I not only see it as an investment in health but also in time (more energy means more things that can be done) and time is money Before, I found it just a waste of time