tracking how a relative beginner gets on with trying to get a 10k of under 1hr
As I approach the end of week 4 of marathon training, I can feel my overweight lazy body starting to respond to its regular punishment, slowly but surely. 10k isn't the death sentence it used to be, and 5k seems like a frivilous distance now
couldn't have put it better myself - I can relate totally to everything you say. You're very brave doing the full marathon - the half seems daunting at the moment.
Well done guys, good to hear everyone getting out there
I'm planning a 10k on Feb10th in Fort William, this will be my first race since beginning of Nov.
Aiming to use it as a training run, aiming to get back under 60 mins. my Pb from last sept is 57:50.
Still very icy up here so my 5 miles was a trial today !!
PeteDaddy - in a race situation, you'd smash 60 mins.
The adrenaline makes a huge huge difference.
I was getting high 40s (mins) on my practise runs and got 44m (including about 2 mins lost to a marshalling error) on a real race- however once the adrenaline wore off, I couldn't stand for ages!
I despair though when I calculate just how much faster I'd have to go to get 'high 40s'. yikes
Pete - don't worry. I'm a slightly weird exercise loon who took up running last June.
Get yourself signed up to a race if you can - very satisfying but expect your legs to be out of action for several days afterwards - mine were terrible!
Oops - sorry Pete - I'm not the best at keeping up!
I've done two and the second one (44m07s but should have been about 42mins - marshalls sent us the wrong way!!) went a lot better than the first (52m27s - insanely muddy and hilly though). Felt like expiring on both though!
I'm sure you'll crack the hour soon.
plenty of gentle training will do it all nicely, speed will come with time and fitness
my solo 10k best 20 years ago was around 34.30
my best now pushing Phillip in his wheelchair is 46.30
our slowest 10k on a very hilly course in the heat of summer is about 58 minutes
so, if we can do it, with concentration , dedication, and focus, and sheer will all of you can
Enjoy it .. Feel Free !!!!!
10k in 43 minutes?!
That'll teach me to think I was semi quick
And maybe dyslexic too!
I meant 34 minutes!!
Mick and Phil that some going, well done. No reason for any of us not to do it!!! Sticking to my plan and finshed a good 8 miles last week and feel pretty pleased with that. Slowly but surely each run is getting easier. I have tried the early morning run and evening and find if I do one of each and my long run on the Sun it seems to work great! Well it works for me.
Sticking to it NBFS!
that famous phrase in running i'm afaid
we'll it works for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's like pure GOLD
and that's all that mattters !
Hi Pete daddy
hoping all's well with you
sounds like you're doing really well - putting me to shame at the moment I'm afraid. Problem is I keep going on holiday - just back from a trip to the far east. Managed to run a little on the treadmill - did about 23K in 10 days which is nowhere near enough. Plan is to run a little tonight - assuming I can stay awake later than 6.00 PM due to jet lag. Then back out Sunday for 5 or 6 miles - I'm hoping then I can pick up the schedule next week. It will be quite strange running out in the cold - humidity in Thailand was 85% and the temperature about 90 degrees so it was definately a different experience running in those conditions - I'm actually looking forward to getting out in the cold air!
Micknphil - can't even begin to comprehend how you manage those sort of times - inspirational stuff!
since posting my message above I have just had a look at your website - you guys really are an inspiration. To see joy on Phillip's face at the end of a run just shows the power of running - it really can be life changing for so many reasons. Your words of encouragement above really do make such a difference to people like me that plod around trying to get a little bit fitter and a little bit faster.
I do find this website so useful to give me that little bit of a push from time to time when I'm struggling to stay focused - thanks all and keep running!
I totally agree that this site gives you that focus you sometimes need!!! It was a lovely day yesterday and the running was good! I say good as I had a glass of wine to many the night before and so struggled on. Sounds like you get about a bit and so I can imagine that running in these nice 'fresh' conditions may be better. I couldn't run in that heat! Now you seem to be picking up the pace and I really need to get my legs in gear this week.
Have a cracking week all,
Micknphil 'it works for me ha ha'
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