tracking how a relative beginner gets on with trying to get a 10k of under 1hr
Adbru - that is fantastic - well done!!!
That is a fantastic PB for a marathon - I was planning on around 5 hours when I do Berlin in September - if I could get round in 4 hours 30 or less I would be absolutely delighted.
Despite the pain you must be absolutely buzzing today - look forward to reading your race report.
Did you have a few well deserved beers at the end? Very good for re hydrating the body apparently!
I resorted to run/walk from about 17m onwards. Its a punishing distance and the heat did me in, but, train hard and watch your fluid/fuel levels in the days leading up to the event.
I managed a small shandy and a HUGE indian takeaway last night
well done on your Pb....
Devonian - looks great (Moor Miles) - think I'll enter that one. Cheers for the link!
Been contacted by Cancer Research - apparently I was one of their biggestt fundraisers at the Lanhydrock 10k last year and they want to use me as a case study to "inspire" others in the media - I think I may have to laugh - a lot!!
well done matt,
blog done , its quite long (sorry ).
If you are bored have a read adbrus run
try not to fall asleep lol.
For anyone thinking about any sort of run..... Just Do It !!You dont know what your capable of until you try !
I joined this thread 8 months ago , and I am a very lazy person . Be realistic about your early goals and push yourself as you achieve them. You also need to be a bit selfish when it comes to training - just get out there !
Thanks to you all for your help
brilliant - totally inspirational - thanks for sharing your experiences with us. Well done again for getting under 4 hrs 30.
Can't wait now 'till September when I attempt to do something similar,
Wow Adbru I loved that race report. When the canal bridge was closed I found myself exclaiming 'WHAT'. Got a sense of being there, under 4hrs 30 from where I'm sat is just amazing.
Must get out and get my run done....took a rest day early and then missed a day of cross training mostly because life and work went crazy and I'm not very well organised. At least haven't missed run. Need that mileage.. Long run on Sunday did 10k again, a couple of minutes slower than week before, but then didn't end up walking, and hills seemed mere slopes It's amazing how it gets to be normal (the concept of me running 10k is quite a challenge, and yet there I was on Sun at 8am). Although I can safely say that a marathon feels a good year away...
Well done Ashleymac
2 out of three aint bad....... (do we know a song about that ?? )
New best time for my run this morning - felt pretty tired and lethargic, so promised myself that if I could beat my best 3.5mile time, then i could stop.
Missed that by about 30 seconds, so had to carry on to do the last 1.75 miles: total 47:09
Next week I'm going to up the distance to 7 miles, just so I know I can run 10k, before I make an utter t*t of myself in the Race (only 2 weeks to go.. aaargh!)
Well done Ashleymac - I might take on board your three-goal target too!
Not much to say, just dropping in after a while (madly decorating bedroom, sleeping on a blow-up matress as bed knackered, not doing much for my sleep quality or training I can tell you!). Thought I'd add myself to the list:
Sazzler - F/24 - PB 76.16 - <60 Sept 07Albion - F/30- PB 61.11 - <60 Dec 07Runtyler - M/33 - PB 52.30 - <60 Aug 07aaa - F/34 PB?? - <60 Aug 07Devonian Plodder - F/48 - PB 76.0 <60 May 08Crazy Daisy F/35 - PB 61.08 <60 Sept 07Shaz1973 - ?? <60 Oct 07RAGA34 - F/34 <60 summer 07Steviej - M/50 PB 66 - <60 ??Beth - F/25 - PB ?? - <60 Aug 07Matt Sutherland - M/32 - PB 44.07 - <40 Apr 08?Moomintrude - F/35 - PB?? - <60 Sep 07Clare - F/33 - PB 63.49 - <60 Sep 07Alyson - F/32 - PB 48.25 - <60 Sep 07Grast_girl - F/28 - PB 61.27 - <60 Aug 08Mark Briggs 2 - M/31 - PB 51.34 - <50 Jun 08Adbru - M/41 - PB 57:50 <55 May08 Not built for speed - M 43 - PB 55.31 <50 Sept 08DianaD - F/53 PB 56.03 <55 Jan 08Jasp 169 F/38 PB 62.30Terrie F/42 PB 56.30 Pethead M/15 PB N/A, <45? Jul 08 Tortoisenothare F/28 PB N/A <60 May 08 Basil Brush Mk II F/28 PB 60:06 <60 June/July 08
Got Market Drayton 10K in 1w today although as I haven't been training properly I'm not holding my hopes up for a PB. Anyone else going?
Exeter HM GRWWell, we ran our 163 rd HM at Exeter GWR in 2.14 - we did'nt try to race it or push the pace, we just went nice and steady and really enjoyed it allwe chanted EASY EASY EASY a lot, we chatted, we waved, we had fun - it was most enjoyable to be running and not be concerned about what time you might finish so, now to Silverstone 10k Tuesday nightand DK 10k Wednesday night then Tewkesbury HM on Sunday Lovely Jubbly
we will be looking to blitz both Silverstone and DK 10k's and run them in under 60 mins in pure comfort
if we don't, then something's wrong
Hi there Mick and Phil marathon Lads!
I met you on Sunday at GWR. I'm the one you couldn't remember Mick but I said I'd chatted to you in here. Well actually I'm normally in 'working at it slowly' but saw you in here and wanted to say hello again. I had such an amazing time on Sunday. What a great crowd, don't you think?
Good going. I did 2:13 which is a PB for me.
It was lovely to meet you both. I've been in here over a year and you're the first people I've met.
Enjoy your DK10k
Thought I'd drop in, haven't been in for a while
How's the May runners?Devonian plodder? Will Adbru laugh in the face of a 10k after his marathon?
Myself I'm noticing I have come muscle definition after 10 weeks ish. Woo! Still not translating into whizzing round, but hills are noticeably easier. Had a weird calf thing last week - think it may be an underlying issue with my silly feet (overpronate and hook with my left big toe causing problems in the top of the foot) so took it easy, no pain now but am off to see if i can get referred to a podiatrist.
Have been trying to rally the troops for sponsorship - have stalled at half my target - am considering marching people to the computer and making them donate. Met some of the team who are running (for Brain and Spine Foundation) some who have some really amazing reasons for running, now wanting to raise lots of cash. Most of my campaigning has been online, think now is the time to get on the phone and start giving the personal touch to my harrassment Any tips, Matt?
My evil sister said she'd sponsor me for doing it in 50 minutes (she's one of those triathlete/ half iron man types). Hah. While it's nice to have someone else having confidence in your abilities, my fastest 'long run' (and yes, I know they're meant to be slow but) over that distance in training has been 1hr 2minutes and I've felt it. But I am feeling confident that all going well I can get that sub 60!
Right now with the gorgeous weather I am having kit envy and wanting to go out and buy shorts. Two months ago if you'd suggested to me that I might actively want to set foot out of the house in running shorts I would have had a good laugh. Now I'm trying to fight the urge to get myself a delightful new running top as well. argh. I took up running because I thought it would be a good cost effective way of getting fit. hah.
Tortoise - I used the internet quite a lot - Facebook, a couple of forums, etc - all helped.
I aimed for a sub 50 having got 52m on the last trail 10k race) at Lanhydrock and got 44m (with a marshalling error - costing 8 of us about 2mins - included)
Just done my usual 7ish km trail run - it hurt (not been for a week!) but managed to get in under 30 minutes (only done that twice) so pleased - but exhausted!
Anyone waterski? We have a little speed boat and have been at it for a while - did the first ski (monoski) of the season on Monday and I'm STILL aching from it! Slalom turns absolutely kill your arms, legs. shoulder and upper back muscles!
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