working at it slowly

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19/02/2004 at 21:49
Blimey we are a sickly lot!! Not a good advert for plodding. Sorry about your leg, Gaz.

I had a diddy plod this morning and have done circuit training tonight. I did intervals on the treddie and ended up with a short sharp burst at 18.5kph. I could probably keep at that speed for 30 seconds. That is the speed you would need to run at to do a marathon in about 2hrs 15mins!!!!!

Keep well

19/02/2004 at 22:08
XB so ror half a minute you knew what it felt like to be Paula...
19/02/2004 at 22:16
more peeps

yes, at least 21 days

if you arent on gold bond for FLM, you may want to defer

ian, thought about windsor yet


dont finkour treadies go that fast, and i fall off at 12kph
19/02/2004 at 22:16
kevin love, for some of us the pace doesnt come
20/02/2004 at 11:45
By heck XB!! I so hope you're right, Kevin, about pace following on but you might have to define "soon" for me! I agree enjoyment is the most important thing & certainly ignore pace on long runs where I'm aiming to build up distance/miles in legs (tho' can't resist working it out afterwards just to see!). No long run for me this weekend as it's ma-in-law's 80th & we're off for a totter into the Yorkshire Dales, so will be fitting a 3 miler into my lunch-hour today instead (fri normally a rest day). Have good weekends everybody - get well soon T1 and Gaz!
20/02/2004 at 14:40
I've notched up my first 30min cont run after weeks of the beginner run routine. My
daughter comes out on her bike with me and tells me how I'm doing, I must admit without her help it would have been harder. She's a good training partner for me as she keeps me at a good pace and it gives her exercise too, unfortunately she doesn't like running much! I'm now aiming for my first 5k run..
20/02/2004 at 15:19
Well done karen.I think getting to the first 30 minutes continuous is the hardest hurdle. after that the gains seem to get easier,, even adding an extra minute every couple of days will soon improve endurance. If you have got to 30 minutes then 5k will be no bother for you.
20/02/2004 at 15:26
On a GB place with £2500 raised already so looks like I 'll have to grin and bear it - this will be my first and last experience of long distance running anyway so we will see how it goes. Read a thread with an external link on the injury forum that said something along the lines that if it doesn't get better with rest or stretching then its probably already formed scar tissue and won't get better without some weird form of cross fibre massage, but on the up side it said unless I suddenly up my pace or start doing hill and or strength work it shouldn't get any worse either. Believe me after 15 years of rugby there isn't much of me that isn'd damaged or permanently knackered anyway so one more little twinge won't make much difference - going for a short walk/run tonight with loads of strapping - fingers crossed for me!
20/02/2004 at 16:24
Gaz, why's this your last experience of long distance running? Have you had enough already?!!

Off out tonight for my long(ish) run as I'll be really busy/hungover all weekend. Never been for a long run in the evening because I like to get off road at the weekend, but wouldn't want to do that in the dark. Kind of looking forward to it though as I've had a really depressing day and need to run it off before the weekend. Only gonna do about 5 miles though, don't think i can handle my usual 7 on boring pavements. Still, it's better than nothing!!
20/02/2004 at 16:58
Thanks Trin.
Carold the reason its my last time is because I am sick and tired of my legs aching all the time, I am bored with spending hours and hours pounding pavement in the DMZ that I live in and if I didn't have a target to aim for I would have stopped weeks ago. I think the bottom line is that I really don't enjoy running, I enjoy exercise and sports but the life of the long distance runner is not for me. Maybe my I will change my mind in the summer -running in the dark is depressing, or when we move to the country, seeing a tree every now and then might be nice. Or maybe I'm just fed up because its 8 weeks to go and tonights run could make or break the whole marathon thing, I don't think I could bear to give all the money back. Or maybe its because this is the only thing I have ever really applied myself to and to have it all go pear shaped would be unbearable.
There - rant over - very cathartic, lets just hope that I can still walk after my run tonight! Sorry for lowering the tone chaps!!
20/02/2004 at 17:01
Hi, thought I'd join in having lurked a while!
Began running in November, just so I wouldn't look too stupid having agreed to join others in a 10K!! though they assured me they walk most of the way (yeah?)
And i'm loving it! surprised myself, not having run for 25 years since school, although I'm active if not Fit (walk, cycle, swim etc). I'm building up on a run/walk (after building up to run a whole minute - gasp!)
Now running 7 walking 3 - found run 5 walk 3 the walk was longer than needed, but nice. This week the schedule suggested 7/2 but I found this too much too soon, so extended the rest, rather than shorten the run - sound all right to youse?

Looking ahead, what do you think I should be doing (with a 10k in mind) - carry on extending running times, or do longer overall?

I know the ultimate answer is listen to your body, but I'm interested in opinions.

20/02/2004 at 17:58

what you are feeling is fairly typical at this point in FLM training

dont make any decisions till after the marathon
20/02/2004 at 18:10

well done on your progress so far. Yes it's fine to adapt the schedule to suit yourself - everybody's different and progress differently. When the 0 - 30min schedule was published in the mag, they suggested adapting it, repeating the odd session before moving on or even repeating an entire week

To do a 10k, I would suggest once you can run for 30mins non-stop, extend one run per week in gradual stages, keeping the other runs at 30mins for now. Most schedules for 10k and above are based on the weekly 'long run'

The general rule is to not increase your overall weekly distance by more than 10% at a time, or you increase the risk of injury

good luck, have fun and let u know how you're doing
20/02/2004 at 22:57
Yippe been out tonight with daughter and had a lovely run. Did not go far, was about 3.5 miles but weather was fine for once and we took her dog with us. Feeling good at the moment.
21/02/2004 at 08:09
Hey Ho

A beautiful morning in the Ribble Valley and I've got 4 hours to myself. I'm planning on spending at least 2 of those hours plodding.

See you later

21/02/2004 at 12:37
...and I did 12.3 miles in 2:21:25. And it was the most beautiful day if a little chilly on the tops. This is 50% more than I've run/walked in a very long time. The last 3 miles felt uncomfortable but I kept at it.

Stretch and shower

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
21/02/2004 at 12:43
Well done XB

I'm off to Wimbledon in a bit, Shelter are putting a training day on tomorrow for FLM, so I'm travelling up and staying overnight.

Hope I don't look like too much of a prawn....I have this horrible picture in my head of all these athletes gliding ahead and me waddling, puffing and panting miles behind :(

Oh well I'll let you know how it goes

21/02/2004 at 13:27
excellent stuff, XB

caren, you'll be great!

and well done for doing such a fab effort for Shelter
21/02/2004 at 14:52
Started back on this running lark last Tuesday and so far have done 2 runs of 3.5 miles (see still dreaming...!) Runs both felt good which was surprising seeing as i haven't run outdoors since Sept. It looks as though the gym work has kept me fairly fit over winter. Hope to keep this trend up now that the weather is getting better.
21/02/2004 at 17:07
Good to hear you're getting better T1. I was going to offer to take the t1-ettes off your hands tomorrow, but now there's no need. Shame.

Would it be considered to be gloating if I corrected an earlier posting? I drove round the route and clocked it on the GPS as 12.9 miles. Feeling a very proud XB.

Caren, I'm sure you'll amaze yourself at how good you are.

Anyway, off to cook small peeps tea...

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