working at it slowly

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09/02/2004 at 20:04
im in
09/02/2004 at 20:08
How slow do you have to be ? I can pull out a reasonably fast 5km (for a beginner) but am slow over long distances.

What if I get faster, will you stop speaking to me ?
09/02/2004 at 20:09
dont be daft

i just fell inadequate when 11 min miles is thought of as crap
09/02/2004 at 20:10
three months ago managed to stop run walking
now i can run slowly for an hour
once i did 2 hours

Its slow
but i hope im improving
09/02/2004 at 20:12
pub time
09/02/2004 at 20:13
thats what i did


think about base training
09/02/2004 at 20:14
I average 10.5 to 11 minute miles

endurance is improving, but speed doesn't change

09/02/2004 at 20:32
if it was me supposed to think 11 min miling was carp then I feel misunderstood
(remember you finished Windsor quicker than I did Hipps)
09/02/2004 at 22:05
Trinity base training is all about keeping your HR low whilst increasing your speed, daily runs etc. You will find out about it on the training thread under base training. Enjoy the long read. Read the first few pages to get the general idea ;-))

09/02/2004 at 22:11
the base trainers would hate this
BUT you can do it by feel

running a easy pace

I mean that nice feeling you have ownhill when you arent really trying

so you have to run REAL slow on the flat for the same
09/02/2004 at 22:31
sad tho
this thread wont last

2 reasons
1.its about running
2. its about SLOW running


prove me wrong!
09/02/2004 at 23:28
Evening all

I'm in. Although i'm slow, by others standards, i do my best and thats all i can do.

Don't have a HR moniter and don't know anything about base training. Still R/W - think my longest continuous run has been 30 minutes or so. however, the fact that i am able to prove my old gym teachers wrong everytime i get out of the house makes me smile:o)

Happy running
09/02/2004 at 23:30
thats exactly it!
10/02/2004 at 07:42
sounds entirely possible

thats nearly 50 minutes isnt it/
how long are the walk bits
10/02/2004 at 07:45
OVER 50 minutes
10/02/2004 at 08:04

how long have you been running in this incarnation?

you know, i often wonder what happens to all the beginners who start hopeful threads on here
loads of them disappear again
its sad
10/02/2004 at 08:13
Since may 2002
god, nearly 2 years
i should not stillbe this slow
last year, never evn missed a weeks training
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
10/02/2004 at 08:23
Can I join please?
I have been 'running' for more than 2years now, it tok me a year to be able to plod for more than 10 minutes at a time. I read something about running really slowly which I did, felt a bit of a prat, but at least it worked to some extent.
I'm still very slow, dogged by injury, but I really want to do FLM this year. I'll be just behind you Hipps!
I was absent when they dished out the fast twitch fibres, so I don't know that I will get any faster ever, but I enjoy the running so much that I don't care anymore.
Let's just try and keep this thread alive and plodding
10/02/2004 at 08:23

Can manage 10 min miles over shorter distances but average 13 - 15 min miles over the marathon.

I'm never going to be quick as I am completely the wrong shape for speed.

Been running on and off since August 2001 (off periods due to injury and laziness). FLM 2002 was my first marathon, NYC 2003 my second. Now training for FLM 2004.

There you go, potted history of Slow-girl Floosie.

10/02/2004 at 08:39
do you really reckon shape makes a difference
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