i t5ought that was body fat Run.that culd only be measured in water properley.....
BMI is just a basic formula to put poeple ina rough catergory.........most people except its out dated and not acurate for athletic types...but until they find a cheap easy alternative it will be kept on using.......
i never lose weight whilst training.even if i train over 10 hours a week.because i am greedy and overconmpensate...............i only ever lose weihg5t when keeping a food diary and watching carefully what i shove in my mouth
enjoy the running
My BMI 3 months ago was 27.5, today it's 24.6, 3 months ago I was doing 8 miles @ 2 minutes a mile slower than I did 20 miles on sunday just gone. Go figure.
Ester, there's nothing wrong with 1:15 for 10k, it's not that bad. But if you wanted to improve, the easiest thing you can do, even without running more, is lose weight.
16stone & 5ft 10, with a 5km PB @ 25:38 and H/m @ 2:01:22
12months ago and a similar weight PB's at 5km @ 29:48 and H/M @ 2:20:xx
I've been told and read somewhere that 1lb = 1-2 seconds a mile quicker... however, hard to prove because if you are training and lossing weight at the same time you can't nail down where the improvements are made from.
My improvements above have come from my training, I've gone from 700 miles per year up to 1200miles while I trained for a marathon and then Ultra. The problem I'm finding now is how to get quicker at the shorter stuff and I am now at the point of trying to lose weight to help with it.
Finally for me I try not to comapre myself with anyone else as I've passed people smaller than me and have been passed by people bigger than me. The great thing about running is challenging yourself and be proud of yourself know mater the time. You got of your arse and ran it, there are many who don't
Same route, same heart rate:
16/08/2012 5.00 mi @60-70% whr 11:40m/m 189lb
31/10/2012 5.00 mi @60-70% whr 8:59m/m 169lb
161mins / 20lb = 8secs a mile per lb lost.
But as you say, how much is training, how much is weightloss? One thing is certain, its soooooooooooo much easier running when you're lighter, going to slowly lose another stone.
First 10k run - 1.01 then running/training consistently for 6 months dropped just under 1 stone and run 10k in 52:58. Running lighter is so much easier.
Was running to work with a fairly heavy rucksack and it felt pretty hard, then I thought it was just about carrying the equivalent of what I would have started running with. (sort of)
Have a few races lined up for next year, so hopefully continue training and lose more weight and get faster times!
I'm 6"2 and 16ish stone, down from 21 stone when I started running last year.
Current PB's are
5k 23:3410k 47:5610M 1:19:581/2 1:52:1230K 2:57
I'm still improving too, I'm not really doing much speed work, but the long slow runs are improving my 10k times no end!!
Back on the weight loss bus, Need to get down from 16stone...
6'2 15 stone, 10k in 37 minutes, half marathon in 1:29. I'm pretty lean, I do a lot of running combined with a lot of resistance training. The two un-doubtedly counteract each other, but I am happy to be a good all round athlete than become a gaunt ultra-runner or an immobile gym monkey. Plus neither are particularly conducive to being in the infantry...
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