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Returning to running

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Mar 2012
11:36am, 19 Mar 2012
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Buster2011
Hi all,

Newbie to fetch here, I ran an awful lot in my teens (now early 20s) - always long distance as I can't sprint for toffee - mostly Regional in the north east! Having had urrrm 5ish years out of running and a few issues and set backs with my health I want to get back into it. Don't currently have a 'goal' set yet but want to get to a reasonable level of fitness so will be once again donning my much loved trainers and heading out later...we'll see how long it takes before my lungs hurt.

Hope nobody minds my rather rubbish post!
Mar 2012
11:38am, 19 Mar 2012
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Mrs Winkle
Welcome to Fetch :) And good luck with getting back into running - why not set yourself a goal, perhaps a 5k race?
Mar 2012
11:40am, 19 Mar 2012
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Enthusiastic!
Welcome to Fetch Buster :-)

As Mrs W says, a goal is a good idea, but don't do too much too soon - take it easy lemon squeezy etc. etc.
Mar 2012
11:41am, 19 Mar 2012
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Buster2011
Perhaps a 5k might be a plan...we'll see how tonights run goes, if I come back a messy heap of exhaustion I'll leave the goal setting for a while! haha!
Mar 2012
11:52am, 19 Mar 2012
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Jon_T
Welcome to Fetch, 5 years 'rest' is nothing, there are alot here inluding me who 'rested' for 15-20 years before rediscovering the joys of running. A goal is the best way to get some structure and focus, have a look for a local race in 6-8 weeks and build you for that.

Good luck
Mar 2012
12:00pm, 19 Mar 2012
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Buster2011
I need to knock the fags on the head really. This might be the incentive I need to stop! I shall go try and find a 5k run...
Mar 2012
12:02pm, 19 Mar 2012
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Enthusiastic!
I'm sure you'll be able to find something in Lord Fetch's amazing race finding machine on this here website :) Good luck.
Mar 2012
12:04pm, 19 Mar 2012
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Battlecat
Welcome to Fetch :-)

parkrun is always a good starting point for a 5k race
Mar 2012
12:13pm, 19 Mar 2012
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Buster2011
Finsbury park run could be a go-er then.

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