A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

They're all too fast in the other thread!

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06/03/2013 at 19:07

lol Twisted Sole and way to go running 5k after a 12 hour shift

First time out for 3 days today and decided to 'tackle' a 4 mile out-n-back route that is pretty much up hill for 2 miles then the joys of 2 miles downhill. Seemed to go off too slowly for my 12mm goal but was sure I'd make time up on the way down. I managed it with no walk breaks averaging 11:55 so could have slowed a little on the way back. Garmin seems to be playing up at the moment as it showed a total ascent of 717ft and decsent of 836ft.

I've got a niggle in my right calf currently covered in deep heat, would it be ok to rest it on a bag of frozen peas for a while tonight?

06/03/2013 at 19:19


I know what I'd be doing after a 12 hr shift and it wouldn't be a parkrun.


Well done.  Of course it's fine.  We've got a wheat bag which is really great as it can also be frozen and stays cold or warm for ages.

07/03/2013 at 00:54

HM4, thanks for the wheat bag tip but, there are loads on the web, got any suggestions?

07/03/2013 at 08:20

Unfortunately my 12 hour shifts are mostly desk bound, so it feels great to get up and out!

07/03/2013 at 08:40


Doesn't really matter which one.  Initially it will stink of lavendar but that soon goes.

07/03/2013 at 16:35

@David - most of us are probably under 60 mins now apart from the new folk but we stay for the good company!


@Andi hope the calf is just a niggle and nothing too serious?


Another physio appt tonight and hopefully she'll clear me to start runnign a little.  She wasn't happy with me for doing the parkrun, so have volunteered to marshal this week!

07/03/2013 at 19:28

@David, I am yet to break sub 60 mins (only just broken 70 lol) but will probably stick around here when I do (to gloat as much as anything!).

@Daveo, thanks, it sort of feels like a knot? and stopped me from going for a run tonight - it had eased a little but didn't want to make things worse - may try again tomorrow

07/03/2013 at 21:11


I've not got there yet.  I'm about 4 min off.

07/03/2013 at 21:43
Andi - if your calf needs a couple of days, I say take them... it'll beat by a long way a year of troubles later! Stretch like mad when it's stopped hurting

I'm OK to run a mile every couple of days as long as it feels all right, back to the physio in a week, hope full she'll say it's time to start strengthening then . Fascias are way looser than they were.

Sub 60... it'll happen guys, in the mean time I say be proud you're out there doing something that most people can't - running for more than an hour! .. and that includes me right now
07/03/2013 at 21:55

Txs Daveo, will see how things are tomorrow when I should be doing 5 miles then an 8 miler on Saturday but agree if things are not ok will miss out a few days now so it's not many later on

Good news on the running, you'll be back to normal in no time

08/03/2013 at 19:24


You'll get there.  I'm up to 3 miles which works out to about 33-35 min.

08/03/2013 at 19:54

HM4, sounds good and you'll be back to LSR's pretty soon am sure

My calf felt much better after a couple of days off but made a mistake with my choice of run today - I was going to run from home but as the wind was up decided to drive 2 miles to the forest track. The wind was behind me when I started and was blown 3.1 miles in 33 mins but against the wind on the way back it took 39 minutes! A slow easy run turned into a run of 2 definite halves, If I'd have gone the hilly route out the last 2 miles home would have been downhill and much easier.

08/03/2013 at 19:58


That's exactly what my lsr is at the mo!


08/03/2013 at 20:03

lol HM4 but not for long am sure

11/03/2013 at 09:23

Morning all 


well been another weekend of ups and downs , 5 km run on saturday was great but my 6 mile run on sunday was a bit of mixed feelings , started off and felt really bad but then got better from about half way , strange run really but 6 miles in 56 minutes so happy overall 

the week ahead is very small treadmill runs and then the big day 


trust every else is well and your running is on track



11/03/2013 at 19:51

7th skip,

Well done.

11/03/2013 at 22:07
Thanks HM4 really appreciated
15/03/2013 at 09:31

Hope everyone's training is going well.  Mine has taken a hit with the icy weather we've had recently however I've completed week 3 on the press up challenge.

15/03/2013 at 10:01
Well done HM4 ,week 3 on press up challenge is good , really got to look at doing this after Sunday

Days are getting longer and weather is getting warmer sothe the runs will improve

Speak soon
15/03/2013 at 16:58

Hello everyone, training going well here, just really wish Spring would hurry up it has been a long winter.

Have my 2nd HM in 3 weeks am really hoping for a sub1hr 50 this time, fingers crossed that I can knock the 2 mins off my last one. My next race after that is the Bupa 10k in London and I have now signed up for Bewl 15 miler in July. I also have plans for August - possibly the Thames meandering marathon, and then in Sept will probably run Barnes Green HM - so all in all a pretty busy year for running - must keep the momentum up.

What is everyone else's racing plans?

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