Heavy runners - how fast are you?

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01/11/2012 at 07:26
Just gonna add my two cents worth! BMI can only be accurately measured in water!
seren nos    pirate
01/11/2012 at 07:38

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

02/11/2012 at 17:53

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.

03/11/2012 at 06:02
Very heavy and very slow. 10k in 1hr 15. Keeping at it. Going to attempt a half marathon in spring and will be working hard to do it in 2hr 30.
03/11/2012 at 10:33

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.

03/11/2012 at 11:38
I did 1.15 for my first 10k three months ago and was delighted with it. Turned that into a 2.31 half marathon last Sunday in Stroud. REALLY happy with that....
03/11/2012 at 12:32

Interesting thread....

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  


08/11/2012 at 08:46

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.

08/11/2012 at 10:48

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!

08/11/2012 at 15:26

I'm 6"2 and 16ish stone, down from 21 stone when I started running last year.

Current PB's are

5k 23:34
10k 47:56
10M 1:19:58
1/2 1:52:12
30K 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!!

15/11/2012 at 13:28

Back on the weight loss bus, Need to get down from 16stone...

19/07/2013 at 12:18

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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