working at it slowly

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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 16:34
Hi all, haven't been round much due to virus.

Feeling a bit better today

(first day this week I haven't had to take ibuprofen just to get through the day)

sounds like you are all doing really well

XB sounds like a fab run (I'm jealous!!!)

good luck with the training day, Caren!

I'm sure you'll be fine, and probably suprise yourself.

drop back and let us know how it goes...

anyway, off to cook small peeps tea

maybe back to plodding tommorrow

laters, T1
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...

21/02/2004 at 17:09
Hi and bye - stuck in work today giving a training seminar and although I don't mind doing them a 6 day week does seem long, especially as I'm off to East Anglia on Monday to do another one.
Not looking good for Sunday plod at moment so will have to hope I've perked up a bit tomorrow. Should be doing about 11 miles but will probably end up doing about 3!
Well off home now - cant' even relax with a bottle now as fast other half coming home tonight after a year in Japan so will need picking up!
See you all sometime Tuesday....possibly
21/02/2004 at 17:15
where abouts in EA are you going Poddler (home ground to me)?
21/02/2004 at 21:39
slow 4 miles on tready for me

even slower on the tready than outside
took 49 mins

legs reovering at last
22/02/2004 at 09:34
Hello all

Well done, XB, on your 12.9 miles.

T1- are you up to running today yet?

I haven't done anything since Tuesday. My throat's still grumbling away, and I've a stuffy nose on top of it.

Hopefully I'll be OK for club training on Tuesday, but I could have done without this virus at this stage of the proceedings. I really don't feel I could run 1 mile at the moment, let alone 10!

Hubby's just got over a similar bug, and he's back on form after 1 week of training.

I hope my recovery will be as speedy.

Happy plodding everyone

22/02/2004 at 11:17
Hi Penfold here (DM's partner) and I've just been for my first plod of the year and it was great! 30 mins, about 3 miles but I wasn't sure how far I'd manange - 1 min walk at half way...Yipee! Had a rotten virus since before Xmas and for the last couple of weeks have been telling myself "I'll go tomorrow" - well, did it today - Hurrah!
22/02/2004 at 17:16
Hi, anybody there?

Had a really lazy day today. Done nothing much and eaten lots of bad things. feeling guilty now. Still haven't fiven in to the ciggies cravings - 9 days.

Will go to gym tomorrow and have a run on treadmill to get rid of some of the guilt from today.

Whats everyone else been doing?
22/02/2004 at 17:21
Keep going Larraine. Nine days work mustn't go to waste!
22/02/2004 at 17:25
Thanks Sassie,
Nearly caved in when we went to the pub for lunch today,alcohol really weakens my resolve but managed to stay determined - sort of.
Weather seems to be taking a turn for the worst this coming week and I am finding it a bit hard to get motivated to get outside in the air for a plod in this cold wind. any tips?
22/02/2004 at 17:27
is this like a training thread for even slowere than plodders - or even ahem brisk wa8kers ?

want somewhere to post my sporadic efforts to get going again - managed a couple of briskish walks of 20-25 mins last week and today went out for 45mins brisk -
no intention to r8n or wa8k/r8n yet - although it feels like its lurking again
22/02/2004 at 17:32
Hi there. Yes, run, walk/run, walk, anything that keeps you moving is talked about on this thread. We are all plodders of the slower variety.
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