Preparing for a marathon from scratch, in 22 weeks.
Booktrunk, the rest may well do your body good and help your return to fitness
Txs Daeve and whilst I'd love to do a sub 5 I just need to finish to get a pb lol. Good luck with your training.
Txs Jen, have just started reading Born to Run - more a novel than running book but will add The Art of Running Faster to my wishlist. Good luck with your LSR
well done BT! so, you going for a tri then?
yup, my elder brother bikes and 'needs' a different one for road/trail/velodrome - thats about what my car is worth! And your not alone with the swimming, I could probably get to the shore if I fell in but not with any style!
So 11 months ago I was just under 16 stone. I love WeightWatchers and running.
WOW, that's excellent -well done Booktrunk! shall rename you booksatchel ;)
Congratulations Booktrunk! Resting your bad knee has obviously worked for you - pop in tomorrow and tell us how your knee is holding up
So, is it this thread that is getting results or adding Chia seeds to my morning shake?
Since starting back (hopefully) properly I'm concentrating on stamina prior to starting my marathon training in 9 weeks, 10 days ago I couldn't run a mile before a walk break and tonight I went out for a 5 mile jog knowing I wouldn't 'run' the whole way because there is a very steep hill 1/2 mile from home that I always walk up. The run was going well so rather than turn around at 2.5 miles I went on a little thinking my 5 miles would end at the foot of the hill by home.
Guess what, I felt so good that I managed a full 5 miles without stopping in (just) under an hour and with an average HR of 67% AND I ran up the hill without stopping making it 5.45 miles.
So, that completes my targets for the end of March - need to set some more rather than rest on my laurels
lol at the poo breaks being monitored and yes, having accountable targets helps me go just that little bit further
10k without a walk break in 72 minutes is my next goal (and of course under 70% of max hr).
Nice one both of you
Sub 30! The times are really dropping, I remember when I hit my first sub 30 for 5K last year after a couple of months of thinking it was too hard work it really motivated me. Only 7 seconds per kilometre faster to go sub 29!
Txs Daeve and booktrunk, am pretty sure if you move to longer runs now then do a parkrun/5k trial once a month your time will come down even more I've not done it for a couple of months (so thanks for reminding me) but used to do a 1k,1 mile, 5k and 10k at the start of every month. My current 1, 5 & 10k's are slow but comparable on the macmillan site but my mile time is way too slow - shall test them again in March
Great update Steph, seems your rest did you good. I'm with Andi on his Parkrun suggestion - it will come down more, just by virtue of regular comparison with how you're doing with the rest of the runners (and age group!) and I found it useful just to be running with a big group as found I tend to push myself a bit more.
And chai seeds added to shopping list!
10.5km in 68m
It really is hard work when you go out for a run straight after work, feels very good, but still it's hard work, should be great for burning fat as I'd only had 400 calories all day and the ran off 720 ish
Well done booktrunk! Have had a couple of days off but set a target of 75 miles in March so best get out tomorrow
How's everyone doing?
Just thought I'd pop in and say when I started my base training almost 3 weeks ago I could not run more than 1.5 miles before taking a walk break and todays run was 7.03 miles without a single walk break - am well chuffed with my progress and whilst slow at 12 min miles my pre training training plan says I should go even slower (so might try that lol).
It's now beer o'clock so cheers
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