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Great Manchester Run starts NOW!


No seriously, I’ve actually started the training for the GMR today.

It’s not till May 2012, I’m getting going early, but I am determined to get under an hour. DETERMINED! And this mean knocking off a good 24 minutes off my best 10k time ever. So that’s why I’m starting early.

I’ve mentioned that I’ve joined a gym, and today I was Inducted, like some sort of crazy cult joining ceremony, and I got into a great chat with the guy doing the set up about running. He was really enthusiastic about whittling down the minutes & getting me up to speed.

It’s a fairly simple program, with some intervals and then some cardio machines, and then in about 6 weeks we’re going to add just a few weights in, “low weights but lots of reps” apparently. Then just before Xmas we’re going to “bash” out a 10k to see how we’re doing.

I’m fairly excited about this to tell the truth & hopefully this will last the duration, as last time I was a member of the gym the enthusiasm kinda fizzled and I was paying  for not going!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Hauling My Carcass permalink
    25/10/2011 14:07

    Well best of luck. I’m sure with your attitude, you’ll get rid of those 24 minutes in no time.

  2. 25/10/2011 16:53

    Best of luck with it! I’m using the GMR as an ‘A’ race next year – looking to take a fair chunk off my 10k time too!

    See you on the start line 🙂

  3. 26/10/2011 10:48

    Best of luck with the training. I’m sure you will be able to stick with it as you are aiming towards a certain goal. Looking forward to seeing those minutes drop off!

  4. 12/12/2011 18:45

    Good luck! I have entered the GMR too and need to get some serious running in before then. Hopefully janathon will help (or kill me!). Glad to see you’ve signed up.

  5. 10/01/2012 17:06

    Best of luck in you’re 10k!
    I’m doing a 10k in May and the Great Birmingham Run in October!
    You can do it!

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