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I'm 29 and live in Scotland with my husband and two kids aged 4 and almost 2.

I started running at New Year - Complete beginner did the whole walk/ run thing for three times per week two weeks and my back started playing up. Went to physio and was told she thought it was my sacral aileax (spelling?) and told me I have poor core stability and a high hinge point?

I had stopped running as it was uncomfortable - but have been working on the exercises I was given plus have been doing Davina McCalls DVD when I can't get out to run. It has a core stability section to it and I have noticed an improvement. So have hit the roads again.

Here's the thing. I have probably quite stupidly registered to do the Tartan 10k on 26 April and 5k on 16 March and the furthest I have ran is 1.9 miles (in 20 minutes)- I managed to do it without stopping, but only just. I have ran this three times now (different routes). I have got a plan to increase this by 15% each week until then.... but am I kidding myself? I am so keen to do it but need some reassurance that it will be possible.

Should I be cross training? Any tips? or stories of how folk progressed from similar point as me? I need all the encouragement I can get!

Thanks so much.
 

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Welcome to RF

It's great that you have entered a race let alone 2, increase your distance/time by 10% this is the usual rule of thumb.

It sounds to me you are doing great, just don't fly out the door everytime you run do a couple of slower runs this may sound odd but it aids the recovery of your muscles and do one faster run a week and you will be set for your race.

Keep up the core training I am having to do the same also this will help you greatly.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

TT

Just one other thing make sure you have good trainers, if not get to a specialist running shop and get fitted if there is only one piece of running kit you ever buy this will be it.
 

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richardsimkiss said:
I posted on the other thread :embarrassed:

I only saw the second thread once I posted on this one :d
 

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twinkle toes said:
Hi

Welcome to RF

It's great that you have entered a race let alone 2, increase your distance/time by 10% this is the usual rule of thumb.

It sounds to me you are doing great, just don't fly out the door everytime you run do a couple of slower runs this may sound odd but it aids the recovery of your muscles and do one faster run a week and you will be set for your race.

Keep up the core training I am having to do the same also this will help you greatly.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

TT

Just one other thing make sure you have good trainers, if not get to a specialist running shop and get fitted if there is only one piece of running kit you ever buy this will be it.
That just about covers it TT!!
 

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thanks for the support and encouragement (and to those who posted reply on other thread). i have been spurred on by your advice and will put it to use. will keep you updated on my progress.

also wondered what is best device for measuring my distances both on and off road?

can't keep jumping into the car each time!;)
 

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10kwannabe said:
thanks for the support and encouragement (and to those who posted reply on other thread). i have been spurred on by your advice and will put it to use. will keep you updated on my progress.

also wondered what is best device for measuring my distances both on and off road?

can't keep jumping into the car each time!;)
Try this site. It has excellent reviews on this forum and is quite easy to use. If you select the 'follow roads' tick box, it will make plotting your run easier (unless you want to go off road, in which case you just deselect the box). Happy plotting!!
 

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scr8pe said:
Try this site. It has excellent reviews on this forum and is quite easy to use. If you select the 'follow roads' tick box, it will make plotting your run easier (unless you want to go off road, in which case you just deselect the box). Happy plotting!!
thanks for this - used it and it was spot on :d
 
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