Sub 5 hours

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09/08/2013 at 14:13


Same here TS, thinking of trying out my local parkrun tomorrow for the first time  

09/08/2013 at 19:24

ooh - shall we run 'virtually' or whatever it is!!??


10/08/2013 at 10:19

Hello all

Hope the parkruns go well! There isn't one close enough for mew to make it at the moment!

I managed a 9 mile run this morning, 1hr41mins, slow I know but included some hills so not too bad for me! I have been struggling with the heat and some niggles, but trying to slowly increase get the mileage now

Have a lovely weekend everyone

11/08/2013 at 14:10

Did my Parkrun yesterday, was good and well organised, great that you can just go along

My result came through at 28:23 which I'm sure was short, I timed at 29:19 so can't see where the minute went!!  However, I'll accept their time

You're 2 miles further into your long runs than me MWW so well done!  I don't mind hills really but they can get you and really slow you down can't they?  There was a very slight incline at the Parkrun, quite noticeable on the 3rd lap!

Did you do yours Cinders?

Oh and by the way, so many bits of my body were aching from my Step & Tone class, didn't make any difference to my run, in fact it may have done me good and loosened at all up.  Will do the same class next week and hopefully not be as achey!

11/08/2013 at 20:55

I did 33.18 yesterday which is a post-Ted pb for me I dream of doing sub 30 lol

Well done TS


12/08/2013 at 09:33

 Well done Roobs xx

Won't be starting running for the next couple of weeks, but have got Benson the Beagle so lots of long walks which will be useful as a warm up for the running that I MUST get my @r$e into.  You never know, I might just be able to get him to run along side me after a few days, but at the moment he zigzags too much when I run with him and always puts the lead into his mouth when he's running on the lead so not condusive to running at all.  Need to get him trained to run in a straight line and leave the lead alone!

Edited: 12/08/2013 at 09:34
12/08/2013 at 14:23

Didnt make the parkrun, Thomas gave us a rare lie in so we overslept! Never mind, did do a 6 mile run/walk yesterday

Well done Roobs 

How do you train a doggie to run in a straight line? 

13/08/2013 at 09:28

Err, not sure about that one Cinders.  I'll let you know if I find out 

13/08/2013 at 14:51

Lol, could try it out on Thomas too

14/08/2013 at 08:21

Oh, you've got one of those too have you.  My grandson Jesse was a nightmare when he was little - walked twice as far as anyone else when we went on a family holiday to Florida because he zigzagged everywhere!

Edited: 14/08/2013 at 08:21
16/08/2013 at 18:01

I've runned

Only a little bit, but it was good.  Don't know how far it was either.

Brought Benson an extendable lead today becasue the little devil kept running off and not coming back so got the new lead so he can still have a good old sniff around but not get away from me.  Much more relaxed walking with him today.

Walked along the cliff top to St Dunstan's, about a mile and a half, then down the steps to the undercliff.  As we were walking along there I thought I'd try running with him.  Not exactly dressed for it, jeans and jacket and my "every day" trainers are not the best running ones, but we had a good run.  Probably covered about a mile in total in beteen the odd sniff.  Benson enjoyed it too, ears flapping in the wind

So from now on al dog walking will be done wearing running gear and I can run or walk as much as I feel like. Not going to wear my Garmin just yet, just get myself going gradually, so that my the time he goes home I'm ready to get down to it properly

20/08/2013 at 21:04

I did a 16m very slow long run on Saturday and I still have DOMS! lol

20/08/2013 at 21:45

Roobs - tennis with Andre help with my Seven Sister DOMS.

21/08/2013 at 19:40

Hello all

Quiet on here!

Robs - well done on 16 miles...a very long time since I went that far! Hope the DOMS is easing?

Tracey - I like your remedy for DOMS!

I have been trying to build up my mileage, did a 10 mile LSR last weekend, and trying to do at least 2 runs of4- 5 miles in the week with some tempo/speed! Struggling a bit, still fining I can't do speed and have to walk quite a bit, but will persevere. Might have to miss a long run this week as have family commitments and can't seems to find a way round it!

Any races planned for the Bank holiday weekend?


21/08/2013 at 21:24

I'm the opposite MWW!  Speed is OK at the mo but can't seem to get the distances in!  My own fault though 

22/08/2013 at 10:44

Hello - can I join please.  I am desperately trying to complete a marathon in sub 5 hours in October.  It will be my first and will be a case of pushing my mental block that keeps saying stop.  I am sure I can run faster than I am but not too sure how, so I am going to meet a nice man who can hopefully tell me what I am doing wrong and give me some advice to stop jogging and start running.


22/08/2013 at 11:20

For a start, in reality there is no difference between jogging and running, I think there is a rule something about feet off the ground etc etc.  Jogging is perfectly acceptable, my first running club was Portsmouth Joggers and some of them were anything but joggers!!

What is your current pace per mile and how far are you up to?

We have all done marathons on this thread, some a couple of some of us a few more so you're in the right place!  I haven't done one in years now and am entered for a half marathon in Oct so am working ym way back towards that distance.  As I said earlier, I really have to get my ass in gear and get some miles done!


23/08/2013 at 00:04

I agree about the jogging and running, but sometime I feel like I am going fast and other times not so much.

I  am upto 13miles, but at a pace of about 11:30 /12:00 i guess.  Not sure how much further I can keep that pace as I extend the distance.



23/08/2013 at 10:55

A pace of 11:30 would bring you under 5 anyway I think  Are you saying you are getting too tired to keep going after 13 miles or is that what you are up to in your training?  Each increase always feels impossible but it does just add up eventually.

Are you doing any interval training, i.e. short runs but with bursts of speed for a 100 metres or so, or hill training.  That will improve your general speed.

I think you need to get the target time out of your head, it sounds like you are putting too much pressure on yourself, if it's your first, just aim to get round feelng comfortable.  

Come back with any more queries - we are good for advice  All been there and done that and moaned about our speed/tiredness/crap runs etc etc


25/08/2013 at 14:09

Thank you,  that is where I am up to in my training.  This weekend will be 14 or 15 which will be done tomorrow.

yes I do some intervals or hills each week, would it be better to include both in my training plan each week?

i went to see the nice man today and he has got me focussing on two main areas, relaxing my arms and shoulders and lifting my knees as I seem to be running almost with straight legs.  I now need to practise running like that so I can run more efficiently.

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