Thanks for starting this community JuicyJu. I started running 18 months ago, like you, having never previously had any interest in running (or any kind of sport really) at all. I ran a 10k event (OK a Santa Run), last December, which was a personal achievement. Now my lovely daughter has "persuaded" me to enter the Hampton Court HM in March with her. Having found running 10k a major effort, the thought of 20+k in just a couple of months is massively daunting. I found a training programme on-line which suggested running 5k on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the Big One at the weekend (i.e. increase distance 10%-ish weekly). Today I got up to 9.5 miles...and despite stretching after, am aching all over. I'm not particularly fast (it took 1hr 40 mins) and am concerned that the HM organisers switch things off after 3 hours....I'll probably still be trudging my way round! Still, I'm never after PBs, it's all about the fact that I can actually do it (I'm 61 and never in my wildest dreams expected this to be a "hobby"). Looking forward to reading hints and tips.
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