Am I the Only One?

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22/10/2002 at 14:39
Where are the other slow runners? All the times I see posted on the forum are way out of my league. Isn't there at least one more 'back-of-the-pack'er out there?
22/10/2002 at 14:41
what do you class as slow? if 9.30/10 minute miles then I'm with you....(that's def slower than most of these fast forumites).

ps did you enjoy your fish sandwich?
22/10/2002 at 14:43
I'm so much a back of the packer that I haven't joined the pack yet...
22/10/2002 at 14:48
My first 10k back after my little excursion from running was 10 minutes slower than it is now! Don't loose heart as everybody advances at different levels whether it be over speed or distance!

It all depends on WHY you run. Some people are obsessed by times (although I'm not mega fast, I admit that I am!!!) others by distance. Just so long as you enjoy it and feel like you're doing YOUR best... Don't bother about what these other people are doing!!!
22/10/2002 at 14:48
PS. Sorry I was serious again (slapped wrist)
22/10/2002 at 14:48
10K PB 61mins
1/2M PB 2:22
Marathon PB 6:03

Am I slow enough to join the "nearly at the back of the pack" club?

I wouldn't even consider an Ironman - well not yet anyway. (Don't mention that to Mr Nessie - he thinks I'm mad doing marathons when they take so long and obviously hurt so much)
22/10/2002 at 14:49

Behave - that's two serious posts this week.

Go and sort out Geezer over in the FLM forum. He's hassling some newcomers.
22/10/2002 at 14:51
come on! I used to be serious! I blame the Limerick thread!
22/10/2002 at 14:51
My 10k p.b. is 59.07. Is that slow enough?
22/10/2002 at 15:05
My 10km is 73 mins how slow do you want to go? But I can run and do, and that makes a difference.
22/10/2002 at 15:11
Oh thank you guys! That's much more in my area nowadays.

Jon - thanks for the advice - but no chance of me losing heart. Just isn't much room for advancement now - I've been running many many many more years than you have! My times are going the other way.

PBs: 5km 22.23 in 1994, now around 25mins
10km 47.11 in 1987, - around 54
1/2M 1.46 in 1984 - around 2hrs
25km 2.09 in 1987 (best race?) - none now
Marathon PB 3.48.54 back in 1987! Now way over 4hrs.

Only thing not going out the window is Ironman - most likely because I only started that 2 years ago!
22/10/2002 at 15:16
Ironwolf, I started off doing over 9:30 minute miles only 6 months ago and and am happy doing 10 miles on 8:15 min miles now.

Jon, have you gone bionic?
22/10/2002 at 15:17
PS - Foxy, I didn't get the fish paste sarny. They don't sell fish paste over here, at least I've not seen it any place. Anyway, I lost my appetite after the run.
22/10/2002 at 15:20
Ironwolf! Sorry! (Blush)

Caz... Yup!
22/10/2002 at 15:22
Jon, so what's bionic?
22/10/2002 at 15:27
Sorry Ironwolf, although I am definately not fast (legs to short compared to the rest of my body). I had enough of running very slowly at school. I regurlarly came last in the 1500 meters. (That was not good for pulling the birds back then).
Now I consider a 1.42 1/2 M a real achievement considering my disability (the leg size). and finishing halfway feels like a victory every time!
22/10/2002 at 15:27
No need to blush Jon...but I'm not absolutely ancient, I started running as a little kid with my Dad.
22/10/2002 at 15:41
22/10/2002 at 15:46
I run at 8 1/2 t0 9 min miling, 53min for 10k, which isn't too bad considering I am a stone overweight and only been running 6 months oh and 47 years old,
dont you just hate it when you are zipping along thinking "yeah this is a great run,I am doing so well", when,
WOOSH !!!!!!!, this person without an ounce of bodyfat goes flying past you as though you are stood still.......,god its so demoralising, wish they would slow down a bit till they get past you........
22/10/2002 at 15:59

I have no idea how long it will take me to do a 10k - I will find out in Brighton ... and it will be a long time as I have never run that distance before.

So, I will definitely be at the back of the pack - actually I will be quite pleased if I can still see the back of the pack.

And I will be knackered and dead at the end of it - but I will do it, and that is the all important thing. And maybe the next time I will be a little faster.

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