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My running year

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

The picture is the summary of my year so far. Sadly it doesn’t include distance.

I’ve come from really struggling in March with week 1 to running 4k regularly and 5ks recently.

Early months (pre week 9, late May) each outing was 1 exercise all recorded as an outdoor walk due to the stops and starts. From week 9 on, each outing has been 3 exercises - warm up, run, cool down - so that I can track my running pace afterwards.

Well over 20 years before this, no exercise at all, just steadily piling on the pounds and probably heading towards a heart attack.

Great programme, love running. Enjoy your next one x

26 Replies
oldestnewest

Great work Jay, it just shows what can be done with determination!

Onwards and upwards mate. There’s plenty more you can do now you’ve got the running bug 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

That’s fantastic Jay! You really have done well. It’s smazing how quickly our bodies are willing to progress even after years of neglect and abuse!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to _SimonT_

Isn’t it, though? I still can’t believe I actually tried, let alone succeeded, and never thought I’d positively enjoy it.

SendWine
SendWineGraduate

What app are you using to get your stats?

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to SendWine

It’s the one built in to the iPhone.

SendWine
SendWineGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

I've got a bog standard fitbit and although it'll draw a pretty map it doesn't do anything as fancy as that 🤔 think I'm due an upgrade as it is falling to bits

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to SendWine

I’ve got an old Apple Watch working with my iPhone. Not a cheap solution but I had them both anyway.

Lots of people rave about the Garmin Forerunner 35. A few people on here have one.

Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate

Determination, dedication and a desire to be fitter! That's fantastic.

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Goforitmama

Thanks!

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Ooh why does that excite me looking at all that???!😱 And I HATE numbers! 🤣 What has happened to me?? Your enthusiasm is infectious 😊 Keep it coming! X

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

I found another view on the data. For runs only my average pace in May was 10 mins 4 per km. June it was 8 min 57. Average distance gone up from 3.58k to 3.99k. Dead pleased.

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

It’s marvellous to see the progress; very motivating- great job! 👏👏

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Look stop! ~ or you're gonna have to throw a bucket of cold water over me!! 🤣🤣

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

🤣🤣🤣 if only I’d known this technique many years ago!

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

😱😱🤣🤣🤣

This is amazing. What great progress

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

And now you are talking about running 10k Jay. What a good addiction this is.

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Dexy5

I know. Transformational.

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Wow! Well done! Look at all them calories gone!

SandieF
SandieFGraduate

That’s brilliant Jay. But more importantly, I never knew you could do that summary with the Apple Watch/phone! Just looked at mine now haha Thank you! 👍

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to SandieF

There’s a tab for just runs as well. Even better. See post in big school.

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Really amazing. Big well done for changing your life in such a positive way 🤗

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Saartjie

Ta 😊

Jay you've done amazing well done 😉and grown those leg muscles 💪

You should be one proud man right now 💪😉🏃😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Kar43

Contented I think 😊

Kar43
Kar43 in reply to Jay66UK

Contented is good 😊

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