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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:56 pm

Ok, for those Taswegians on here, you will more or less be familiar with this one. For those on the north island, here's the deal.

In October ish there is a 10km 'fun' run in Burnie. It has been going for years and attracts a number of top athletes as well as your every day humdrum garden variety "try-hards" - like me.

Now I have been SAYING I will do this for years, but something always gets in the way - usually exams :roll:

THIS year I AM going to do it. No exams to get in the way and fingers crossed I don't get sick.

I will update this thread with my progress re jogging and my training schedule which will follow the Burnie 10 ads on tv. http://www.burnieten.com.au/SITE/preparation/index.htm

Anyone who wishes to join let me know, maybe we can enter as a team??
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Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:02 pm

wonderful initiative tegan well done.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:13 pm

hmm, after looking at the training guide I may modify it ever so slightly to

30min jogs on weekends (Sat and Sun) with 1 20 min jog sometime mid week

increasing to longer jogs similar to thise given in the guide closer to the date.

Given my riding, I don't have the time to ride and jog and the riding has my cardio fairly even stevens - just need to work on the whole jogging idea.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

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"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Postby corolla_chick » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:37 pm

good luck teagan! venturing up my way! i am not a runner, never have been, but i wish you the best of luck!!
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Postby loveat116 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:53 pm

Wow I would LOVE to be able to run the Burnie Ten!

I live in Hobart... but I dont reckon I would be ready for it. If I do the point to pinnacle this year I might go in it next year.

Good luck!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:09 pm

mate, if you do the point to pinnacle, you can do the Burnie 10 - it's not up a mountain!!!!!!

I'm originally from up north (from Devonport Way, the bloke is from Wynyard Way) so Burnie's not unfamiliar territory.

And you don't have to run the whole way, many many people walk it - even mums with prams!! In fact I doubt I will run the whole way either . I'm not a runner myself, hence the cycling, so my training will mostly focus on retuning the running muscles rather than cardio fitness per se
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Postby loveat116 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:11 am

Im only going to walk the Point to Pinnacle I reckon!

My work does it as a group event, so i am obliged to go in it! Its good that I dont have a choice though, then I would never do it!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:53 pm

Official day 1 of training done and dusted!!
I got home and resolved despite the late hour and miserable weather, to go out to the shed and skip for 30min of training. I figure skipping is close enough to jogging to substitute in bad weather.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

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"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Postby onmyway » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:36 pm

I'd love to do this. I've been saying I'll do it for years too. Problem is, that I can't run very far!! I was training to run but it's just too hard between uni and baby.

However....I'm going to think about this, see if I can make time to train, and perhaps I'll see you up there!

I don't watch tv, could you perhaps write up on here what they say?
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Postby onmyway » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:37 pm

oh no, I just found the site, you don't need to tell me. Sorry.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:06 pm

Yep, I did it peoples!!!

Today was the Burnie 10 and even though I couldn't make it up there (cause we're going to see Cats this arvo) I decided to run it myself down here!!!

The day was ho hum. Overcast and drizzly and we started out at about 10ish. The bloke rode next to me and carried my water, asthma medication etc and double checked my distance and kept me informed of my time.

I was doing quite well and easily ran the first 5km (stopping only briefly to have a sip or 2 of water). Then at about the 7.5km mark I hit the up hill bits (unfortunately this course has most of the uphill bits on the return) and encountered the head wind. I walked on 3 hill sections, one of which included Box Hill, the big bugger of a hill.

I got home in a time of 1hr 19min. Not too bad for my first ever 10km run, but still 9min slower than I had aimed for (naughty legs made me late). Cardio was pretty good, but my legs were pretty pooped and the last 1-2km relied on a lot of mental effort to keep my mind off the distance.

All in all I was impressed with my effort!! I will post pics in my before and after thread!
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

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Postby Mandie » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:39 pm

Way to go Tegan!!!!! That's SO awesome.. could you have imagined doing that 30kg ago??

You will get under that 1 hour mark.. next time :D

It's a great aim!!! So proud of you!!
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Postby Jisgone » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:41 pm

go tegan! what a huge achievment :)
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:51 pm

:lol: me doing that 30kg ago? Mandie, you're dreaming. I would have DIED if I'd tried that 30kg ago I'm sure of it!!! I was quite impressed and I have a sneaking suspicion that if it had been at Burnie I would have made 1hr 10 or 15 cause this course is hillier.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:22 pm

oh tegan im so proud of you. you have set a wonderful example for the rest of us! well done
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