Morning all. Question if I may. I was in the gym this morning (working from home, out at the usual time just to the gym rather than the station ) and did a 5k run on the treadmill. I'd set the speed at 10kph, and had to walk 100m at the halfway point. Having done the walk, I picked straight back up again and started back at the 10kph, completing the 5k in about 30 minutes or so. By 'Eck's advice was to drop the speed back a bit and don't take the break, whereas my thoughts are to keep going at the current pace, trying to push the break further and further out until I don't need one. Last time I think I needed 2 breaks, and the first was after 2km, so I think my plan is working. Any other thoughts on how I should be doing it?
you are a brave man to question your wife's advice
well, I would say that you should be running at a pace that you could have a conversation at. And it depends why you felt the need to stop for a break - was it because you honestly couldn't continue moving at that pace, or was it because mentally you felt like a break? it can be hard to figure out sometimes - I often have a walk break, for all sorts of reasons - have a drink; break it up a bit; just feel like it. I don't think my breaks are ever really because I didn't feel that I could actually keep moving at the same pace
Brave or foolish - I tend to err on the foolish side. I wasn't at physical breaking point. I was at the 'I need a break to see me through the next 2.5k' point. More of a pacing mechanism than an 'I'm going to fall over now' point.
if it is pacing, then you need to go slower for the whole run. try putting it on 9.5km/h next time
Mmmm.... I have to say I agree with the other ladies. Drop the speed so you don't need a break and then begin increasing speed.
Byeck - hope Moo's appointment goes well today.
Chocolate Chip Cookies anyone? They taste far too good and I'm a bit worried that I'm going to end up eating them all myself.
Mr byeck- I think the ladies are correct - sad to say . Not that I am very good at take it slowly!
byeck-Well done on your 5 miler and fingers crossed for Moo.
MC-Well done on your core workout. Hope that knee gets better.
Managed 7.1 miles this morning,biy of hill work and speed work chucked in. 23 miles this week so far.
Have a good day everyone....;
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RR - hope you aren't too sore this morning did a little gentle turbo and some core this morning, not hard enough to be training, but good enough to stop me from moping around
RR - hope you aren't too sore this morning
did a little gentle turbo and some core this morning, not hard enough to be training, but good enough to stop me from moping around
Nope, not too bad.
Some muscles are more sore than others: left hamstring much more noticeable than right, both forearms, both shoulders, one bicep more so than the other. Stuff like that.
Mr By'eck...I agree wiv the others well done
AF...well done on your 7 hilly miles
RR...seems you have had a good workout
By'eck...well done on your run yesterday and good luck with Moo at dieticians.Hope you get your run in tonight.
Hellooooooooooooooooo everyone else
Well I went out and did my 9 miles which is my Long run for this week. Cranking up the miles again for my 4rth Marathon. Plan seems to be going well so far.
Well dne Moo.....I would suggest flat 5 miles easy pace By,eck..you really shouldn't do speedwork after hilly paced run or before your LSR.
I've just found this programme:
For dumbells only! Dumbell weights that is, not the people using them.
And for anyone wondering why the heck they're called 'dumbells' (like me):
Why are they called Dumbells?
RR - I'll look at that workout when I have a minute, I need to do some weights while I can't do much with this damn knee. Ought to go swimming but I am shattered, so going to stay home and have an early night. Will probably try another turbo tomorrow and see if the knee objects. Will ice it when I have finished cooking for the kids
brill news that moo has put on some weight can he have goats milk? My mum always used to swear by it, and in fact we kept goats when I was a kid so we had loads of it
by eck - definitely just an easy run or you will end up injured
Excellent news about Moo
Enjoy your run Byeck
Well done Franny and RR and everyone else.
I have done another 9 miles on the bike, and a pilates class today. Hope my legs recover ready for the LSR tomorrow. Have to say, my family are finding it very amusing that I am falling asleep at the dinner table.
MOOOOOOOORNINGGGGGGGGGG ITS FRIDAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!
PARTAY PARTAY PARTAY! *shimmies around* *shake shake shake shake shake ya booty shake ya booty shake ya booty*
ooo sorry ive missed so much- crap internet reception and busy .
mr byeck * stands in military regimented PT instructor pose* ......i have to agree with the others and say that i order to build the stamina first then you may need to forgo the speed. walk before you can run soldier...if you knw what i mean...or run slowly before you can run fast in this case.....
good news about Moo!!!!!!!!!!!
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