How does it make you feel, when you get a new PB?

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14/12/2013 at 07:58

Hi everyone,

 (This is my first ever post on runners world!)

After recently coming back from injury, i'm firmly on the road to recovery as far as my fitness levels are concerned. I'm in my forth week of training, after doing no training for 3 months. I've knocked off over 3 minutes on both my 5 and 10km times. Getting PB's every week so far is an amazing feeling, it makes everything worth while. Even the really early morning training sessions before work, don't seem bad when you finish a run beating your previous time. 

Current : 5km time = 21.50 / 10km = 45.09

No doubt with me living in the desert right now and training at high altitude, I will reap the benefits when I return to the UK and continue training there.

How does it make you feel, when you get a new PB? Also, how does running in general make you feel?

Train hard, Race easy )   

14/12/2013 at 12:06

Well I feel great for a few days afterward when I record an official pb under race conditions...but from the way you appear to be training, it makes me want to ask you what your injury was and how you got it...and wonder if your next question will be about your recurring injury and how you can cure it.


14/12/2013 at 12:19

No, I'm not here to ask any questions with regards to my injury lol. The physiotherapist who helped me get fit again, answered all my questions. I strained the ligaments in my right ankle, during a cross country race, when I fell over.

14/12/2013 at 15:24

Welcome to the forum. It would be a honour for us to have a running guru on here to guide us.

14/12/2013 at 15:49

Thanks very much Sussex Grinch. That's the main reason for joining the forum, to hopefully gain some wisdom from all the guru's out there. So I can compete better within my current organisation.

15/12/2013 at 10:31

PB feels great for about a week, then good for some time - then stressful when I have another race of the same distance coming up and I realise I now need to work even hard if I want to stand a chance of beating it!!  My 10k, 5k and half mara PBs have stood for over a year now But I did set a new marathon PB recently which I was sooo chuffed about!

15/12/2013 at 12:53

Pb's. I vaguely recall something about them. They were nice.

But then they make way for the next phase - managing decline.

15/12/2013 at 12:57

"Getting PB's every week so far is an amazing feeling" - are you running flat out on each training run and aiming for a PB each time ?

15/12/2013 at 14:23

When I get a PB, I act like a complete cock.

15/12/2013 at 14:28

Only then?

15/12/2013 at 14:39

Hey Aizxana, well done on your new marathon PB  The furthest I've ever ran is half marathon. 

Hi, carterusm. Yes I am. I timed the runs in week one, then I found out my different training paces. Then each week, I set new targets that are slightly quicker, than that of my suggested current training pace. My current goal is to get back to the level I was at, before I had the injury.

15/12/2013 at 14:44

15/12/2013 at 15:14

I just came back from a 10k. I set a 5 minute PB, but I was still a 1:17 slower than my 'A' target time, thanks to a killer headwind over the first 5k.

Despite it being a PB, i can't help feeling disappointed. But there will be other races and its something to shoot for next year!

15/12/2013 at 15:26

My pbs were so long ago they were logged down in Latin

15/12/2013 at 19:28

My Pbs were so long ago too. But still a total cock

15/12/2013 at 19:36

Biggus Dickus 

15/12/2013 at 19:44

Something funny about my friend Biggus Dickus?

seren nos    pirate
15/12/2013 at 19:53

running guru....I am talk about setting PB's each week......

and then later on you hope to get back to where you were pre injury...

If you are slower than you were pre can you be setting PB's

15/12/2013 at 20:30

It's a guru thing

16/12/2013 at 14:12

That's a fair point seren nos. To Bring some clarity to your question. I'm only taking into account run times after coming back from injury. Therefore run times which I set in week 1, and improve on them in the weeks ahead, I'm counting as a new PB. Maybe i was wrong to call it a *PB*, what would be the correct term? Simply *new faster time*?

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