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When "absolute beginner" looks ambitious by helena87

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I'm running a 10k in May and I find it extremely difficult to stay motivated so hopefully this blog (my first ever, so bear with me!) should...

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Started: 17 Jan 2013

Last post: 18 Jan 2013

  • Snow? What snow?

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    Jan1820139:17 p.m.

    So, having been told to pack a sleeping bag and be prepared to sleep over at work tonight (?!? I would frankly rather eat my way through snow than stay at work when not being paid) there was no snow! So I managed a 5k run home and am feeling ridiculously proud of myself. It took me a long time but one step at a time!

    Any training tips or general words of wisdom would be great. Happy Weekend x

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    • gaellebryant 'Try to find yourself a 10k running program as it will help you stay focus (Women's running ones are good). The importance thing to do as a beginner is not to want to do too much too soon, or you will soon find it too hard and then you'll give up. Try and set yourself a target of how many runs a week you can do (3 is good for a 10k), then pencil those sessions in your diary so that you have no excuse to miss them... When I started running in 2011 and did my first 10k 3 month later, I was following the Nike 10k program, and I was don g all my runs on a treadmill at home while my little girl was asleep. I had a focus and my first race went very well. I have never stopped since and now I'm training for my first marathon. Good luck!' added 19th Jan 2013

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