They're all too fast in the other thread!
yeh, i know - but also yes, i very much appreicite your kindness
you feel free to tell me what you like
i might be a hardened experienced runner - but i'm also a deep family man
@micknphil - Sure sounds like you love your running.
I'm not so driven, but still enjoying the fact that I can run - albeit rather slowly - after years of assuming I couldn't, or would find it unpleasant or painful. I'm not wanting to do any mega-distances - I don't want to commit to a heavy training program - but I'd like to get a 10K under my belt.
@Kaybee - Not that 10K. Mine is this one, near Farnham in Surrey.
it's what you want it to be - there's NO shame in that
my training used to be extensively heavy years ago - but now-a-days i'm just ticking over, just living and racing off the interest if you like
it's years of knowledge,
My official time for the 10k I did on Monday is 1 hr 7 min 44 sec. 349th out of 385 finishers. Lots of people finishing around the 1 hr mark.
Had a good run last night with the running club I belong to, did 7K in about 50 min. this was with stops and walking breaks so we all stay together.
Well, I ran 10K for the first time ever yesterday. In a hilly park on mixed terrain (lots of stones, gravel, tree roots, grass, brambles, stingers etc).
My Garmin says 10.58km in 1:13:57, with 1005m ascent and 1019m descent, but I'm sure it lies about the ascent / descent.
Anyway - I think I can conclude that I'll be fine on race day, but very slow.
Well done Yersinia. Its a great feeling to conquer a distance for the first time, even if it is slowly
I'm not doing so well, come down with a cold so had to cancel my session this morning. Hoping I will recover in time for my long run on Saturday, although I might knock a couple of miles off it.
Did my second ever 10k tonight (I was supposed to be joining the local running club but found out at the last minute that they weren't meeting tonight so thought I'd challenge myself) and took a minute off my time (admittedly my first one was on a relatively hot day, though tonight was pretty muggy too).
So I clocked in at 1 hour, 1 minute and 22 seconds. I reckon that on a cool day with maybe a light drizzle, I could challenge the 1 hour mark, but not sure as I didn't feel particularly slow today at any point (except when a bloke of around 50 absolutely whizzed past me early on the run - he must have been doing a 6 minute mile pace (or so it seemed to me the plodder).
So I think that I need to work on my stamina so that I can get my speed up for a longer time.
i think it's fantastic news - so very well done
Well done Josie looks like we will be getting rid of you soon when you break that 60 minute mark.
So close as you say in the autumn you will get under 60 easily. The running club is a good idea and they do some speed work.
Well done again.
Also well done to Yersinia its great to get the distance under your belt.
i'm so glad it does make u feel chuffed
i only wish when i started out i had the support that's available now
this is why ( to my mind ) us seasoned experienced runners ( or what ever you want to call us ) should now be helping all of you
it's NOT always easy on the forums typing things, i peeved a newish runner the other day, they told me so, ( i apologised ) cos i'd written something, but i knew what i was trying to write, but for a third party reading it who was NEW to running , it did'nt read right
but experience told me, leave it go, they'll find out for themselves-
many new runners, who are coming along are doing well, but they still have a long way to go and a lot to learn
it's difficult i know, i've been there myself - but i also get satisfaction from reading posts from likes of your good self,
does this post make sence ???
It's nice to do well, and have a good run,
i still read lots of posts on threads of experienced runners to see what they are doing , all of which has to be built up by hours and weeks and months and years of stamina training - none of which comes easy or cheap as we put it
i have no concerns though when i read what they are doing, As some of them are preparing for same events as us - some are getting in far more training than us - and i know what i can go out and do and what i cannot, waiting for that next HM or FM,
i supppose reading their exploits though in a way - just like reading all of yours, keeps my mind active -
things come to mind, so i type, then my mind drifts again so i stop as now !!
Have a ( 3 lap ) 5 miler on tomorrow night if we can get there
planning on doing ( hopefully ) 2 or 3 miles, before hand, if so it'll be Mick n phil's 2nd run this week, and my third
but we'll see, i'm nice and relaxed, just waiting for it all to happen,
you keep at it ALL of you
thanks for your kindness - it's all a huge learning curve -
we've actually got a 5 miler tonight in Coventry - it's a 3 lapper - we may just go do a bit first - and relax and have fun
I only recently did my first 10k on the 10th August so no expert. My priority was finishing without walking. I passed a lot of people who went out too fast.
my advice would be not to be too hung up on the time yet and pace yourself. It is easy to get caught up and go off too fast.
I ran 5 miles in 49 mins last night so the run with the club got my confidence going again and it helped me push on even when I felt like giving up.
My belief to this day is
still going off to fast
getting too excited - pre race nerves, oh, a little is ok, but too much can mess things up
running with pure physchcological self control and u win - in my opinion
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