Charlotte A
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Charlotte A
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02 Jul 2014

So yesterday I had my first training session for Run to the Beat. A little bit apprehensive I arrived at the gym and met with Louise - my running buddy for the event. We set off at 6:30 into the blazing sunshine. A slow jog to 'gently ease us in' actually escalated rather quickly as we were so busy chatting we had worked up quite a speed. As a result of this it wasnt long before I developed quite a painful stitch! (That'll teach me to remember to walk before you can run!) We decided it would be best to slow down to a powerwalk until I had recovered. Arriving back at the gym at 7:05 we had completed half of our final target - 5K in 35 minutes - needless to say we were quite happy with that as a first attempt! I now get to jet off on holiday for a week of relaxing in the sun so training will be postponed until I return. Let's hope all the cocktails and relaxation wont make it too hard for me to get back into the swing of things!

Comments

02.07.2014

Great first training session Charlotte! If you keep this up you'll be able to do Run to the Beat no problem, did you have a time in mind?

Good luck with the rest of your training and fundraising. Seeing as you've already got underway with the training here's some top tips to help get you started on the fundraising front:

http://leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/ten-step-online-fundraising

Thanks for signing up to run for us - look forward to meeting you in September!

Anonymous
02.07.2014

Hi Andy
We have entered to complete in 50-60 minutes so hopefully with training this will definitely be achievable!

Thanks very much - i'll have a look at these now! :)

Looking forward to meeting you too.

C

03.07.2014

You're welcome, Charlotte!

I think 50-60 minutes is well within reach given how well you're already doing with the training. Do you have a running app to help you with the pacing? You want to be aiming for between 5 and 6 minute kilometres. If not, a couple of sessions on the treadmill at the gym will give you a good idea of the sort of pace you should be running at.

03.07.2014

Great blog... a few of us head office have entered RTTB. As a group of mixed ability we're all enjoying meeting once a week to jog together at a leisurely pace to get some training in and also socialise. I think the rest of the group would agree that the social aspect of the training is a lovely way to stay motivated. Plus we are all raising money to help make lives better - what better reason could there be!

14.07.2014

I'm using the Nike+ running app to monitor my progress which is actually a great help! I'm trying to mix up between running on the treadmill and going for an outdoor run... I tend to find the treadmill a bit boring!

14.07.2014

Hi Jason! That's great. Myself and Louise who is also running the event are training together to give each other as much motivation and encouragement as possible - it's so important and makes such a difference to doing it alone!