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Online Running Club

WLR’s Online Running Club

WLR Members have formed an Online Running Club to help each other with their goals to lose weight and get fitter. To give you added motivation, help, advice and support take a free trial and join the Runners Message Board in Members Forum.

Here's some examples of recent posts to the board:

"I'd like to start running because it's the kind of exercise you can do anywhere- no excuses. Only problem is I went out round the racecourse (luckily opposite my home) and found out I can only run for two minutes! I did the course running (if you can call it that) and walking when I couldn't go on anymore. Came back and am bright red all over! Is this normal? Or should I quit and try and walk before running and all that... any help much appreciated..."



"Hello, don't feel daunted. My 'running' at the moment consists of 2 minutes running, 4 minutes walking. One more time like this and it will change, think it will then be 3 mins running, 3 mins walking. These both consist of 5 bursts each session e.g. 2 run, 4 walk, 2 run, 4 walk - for five times! But posting in is keeping me going and I have a sense of achievement because I never ever thought I would be able to do it, treadmill frightens me to death! Good luck, give it a go - we'll be seasoned runners like the rest"



"Yep, it's normal! I couldn't run for more than 5 minutes when I started again, so I did some long walks for a few weeks before I even put on my running shoes. Unfortunately, running was really working my body too hard for my fitness. Now (6 months later) I can run 7 miles comfortably, in about 70 minutes. Without stopping.


"I'd suggest trying to run slower, to reduce the amount of work you're doing. If it's not possible to run any slower (and I know what that feels like!), then do a few weeks' worth of brisk walking to get your heart and lungs used to working. 45-60 minutes per time is ideal."



"I qualified as a fitness instructor a few years ago and have had a fair amount of experience in running with a marathon and half marathons under my belt. I know that there are quite a few people out there with just as much, if not more running experience, so we could pool our knowledge and give pointers for newbies."



"My life was recently taken over by inevitable redundancy and I was comfort eating for England due to the stress. Have now been offered a fab new job and would like a fab new me to match. I'm not clued up about running and would love to start because it would burn lots of calories and tone up my thighs and rear end just nicely. Any advice would be more than welcome."



"I'm new to running and have scoured the internet looking for hints and tips. There seems to be loads directed at men but not much for women. It would be good to get motivational help too, sometimes the last thing I want to do is get on a tread mill after the office!"



"hi there I'd like to start running but I don't know when or how. I am 26 and 16 stone. should I lose before I start or start to lose? am I too heavy to run?"



"No you are not too heavy to run. I started out by walking and gradually started doing adding short spells of running. Now I can run over 3 miles and gradually getting better. Get a good pair shoes and sports bra and take water with you. I take two lots ( got a special two bottle belt ), one for me and one for the dog ( his has got a fold down bowl ) who runs with me. The dog loves it and it makes me feel safe because we go out at 5.30 in the morning in the woods / fields and country lanes."



"Running is great, you should definitely give it a go. But make sure you build up slowly. Have you tried power walking? It's a good way to get your body a bit more used to exercise if you haven't been doing much up to now, then when you feel a little fitter, you can introduce some jogging into your walks and build it up from there.

Good luck!"



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