in April of 2013 and really want to surprise a couple of friends of mine with a fast (for me anyway) time. Do any of you experienced running guru types fancy taking on a 40something novice student and distance coach me to a 90min run....you may need to be a type who will relish a challenge!!.
cheers rob....well im 43 and been running since the start of the year. I really only started running to lose a bit of weight and given i've now lost 3 st i guess that part went well. I have approx 1/2 stone to go to get me to my goal of 13st (i'm 6ft1")
I really wasn't expecting to enjoy the running it was just a means to an end. Anyway to cut a long story short im now hooked!! My current pbs are fairly modest i guess as ive only really run a handfull of races.
5K - 20:29 (ran approx 20 parkruns)
10K - 42:45 (only ever ran 2 races)
10M - 72mins (only ran distance once)
All of the pbs are within the last 6 weeks so its a fair reflection of current time. Currently run 25-30miles a week but this is rising naturally and i will be closer to 35 by the end of the year. i have a mate who ran 91 mins recently so i really want to give him a run for his money come April - whether thats possible i really don't know but it won't be for a lack of effort if i can't.
Jd, I am by no means an experienced runner ( still a newbie - running since April) but I was in the same position as you - wanting a sub 90 HM. I set my target in the summer and my times then were almost identical to yours - my HM was on Sunday and I ran 1:29:22. I followed the RW sub 1:30 HM training plan and it seemed to work
I would recommend the above thread, where the runner was targetting a 1:35 and managed a 1:29. Very good advice without overdoing it I would say.
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Jd, I am by no means an experienced runner ( still a newbie - running since April) but I was in the same position as you - wanting a sub 90 HM. I set my target in the summer and my times then were almost identical to yours - my HM was on Sunday and I ran 1:29:22. I followed the RW sub 1:30 HM training plan and it seemed to work Good luck
Well done to you.... i guess it gives me hope it can be done with hard work. Ive not seen the plan you mention will check it out later tonight when i get home.- cheers
just wanted to check back in with this post - been working pretty hard since i last posted on it and since then ive got sub 19:30 5k, sub 39:30 10k and now sub 90 1/2M all in the space of the last 4 weeks. Just shows what a bit of hard work can produce.
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