Chris and Ms7 - whilst it will work by trying to increase your speed over a set course, you are really limiting your training.
If your run the same 10km route every week, you will eventually get quicker, but you need to vary your training, ideally you should run atleast three times per week, one long steady run, if your doing 10k races then this run should be around 15k, dont worry about time taken your building an endurance base. the other runs should be one 10k at your pace and then a shorter faster run say 5k
The idea is to build a pyramid with your training with the endurance on the bottom to build the pace and speed from, without endurance you cannot add speed.
Cheers for the advice everyone. I'll definately be taking it all on board. Had a huge blister problem on my run last night but this was before I'd seen the replies.
Thanks. It's really great of you to take the time to get back to me.
Great persavearance (?) Chris - soon the blister thing won't bother you too much & your stamina will build - keep it going.
L/B - love the arse thing - will have to try that one next time - problem is they have usuallt sped past me in their crappy old cars with hand painted stripes and alloys which dont fit - for these the finger will have to do
Have a 9 miler tommorow (14.4km) Haughmond Handicap Chase - looking for a time of under 90 mins & I'll be happy given the rain here at the moment - will do a short report Monday evening if I do well
Good luck on LSR's and anyone else racing
don't worry too much about times, if you are already staying for a 10k distance you won't have any problems and definitely will not be coming in anywhere near last.
Re the blisters I echo all the comments on here regarding the correct socks. However it may be worth checking that you have laced and tightened your trainers properly & have the correct size daft comment I know, but take it from someone who learnt the hard way on this for years I thoght I was a size 10.5 and it turns out I am a 9!!! so new trainers invested in last year and hey presto blisters disappeared.
I too am not the most slim person in the world the fondness for burger, beer and football tends to push training out the way a bit but I have to say since taking up running although the numbers haven't decreased that much I deffo feel fitter and faster.
Good luck to everyone in training for this one and Alan can you please make sure the prom wind machine and heat lamps are turned off please
Thanks JPenno, will definately take that on board.
At the moment i am doing three runs a week 10k, 7k and 5k. Will see if i can up this to 15k, 10k and 5k.
I have not done a run before, I have recently come over an injury and been treadmilling it and getting into road running. Just a question, is this race good for first timers??
Any info would be great thanks
James - simple answer is yes this is a great race for first timers, great atmosphere and apart from the climb out of the tunnell the reat is pretty flat as far as I can remember.
I would try to get used to road running as much as poss as some find it harder, some like me find it easier to run out & about - much more intersting anyway.
The crowds and other runners will spur you along and the "oggy oggy oggy" in the tunnell is good fun too !!
Hope training is going well for everyone.
My 9 miler was great on Sunday - mainly forest paths and severe hills - plenty of mud / fallen trees & dogs ! Had a brilliant time and managed to pace myself accuratly for the first time ever - finished at exactly 90 mins so I was happy - just need to work on my speed now.
Next race Sunday (Muller 10K in Market Drayton) with a free case of Muller products when you finish !!
Any ideas when numbers and other stuff will arrive?
Is this run chipped or do you have to time yoursef?
Ok - After running the Muller 10k and getting a PB today of 58 mins - exactly where I paced myself to be - second race this week and dead on my anticipated pace - this pacing thing really works
Antway - this race is my next on my calendar so am already getting excited about it - hope race numbers etc will arrive soon ? Bulldog 37 - this was a chipped race last year so I assume it will be again. Always good to time yourself as a back up !
I know its been mentioned above, but is the travel across city and meeting up with family etc after the race simple? Will there be details in teh race pack about recommendations for parking etc. I am looking forward to this but entered without really thinking about it! Am not from Liverpool and now I think I need a plan!!
Good questions, especially as it's a point to point run.
I did read on here that the trains are free, so I was wondering which is best. Park at the finish and get a train to the start or park at the start and get a train back after the race?!
Anybody have any good advice?
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