Race time imrpovements as mileage increased

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15/05/2009 at 15:01

when you reduce weekly mileage you still have all the other miles in your legs. How a person performs in any given race is not just due to what they've done in the weeks leading up to it, but also the months and years beforehand.

 Increased mileage is generally a good thing, but accumulated mileage also counts.

15/05/2009 at 15:56
Have to agree Bazza

Explains how i managed to pb in a half marathon when due to injury hadn't run further than 7½ miles in the previous 2 months

In other words all your fitness doesn't mysteriously vanish if you stop running for a week
17/05/2009 at 17:43

just to update...sneaked my 10k down on a very undulating course down to 37:26, afetr getting 5k down to 17:37 on tuesday, 2 pbs in one week for first time ever!

Macmillan calculator reckons a 36:36 10k can be possible off 17:37 5k so we'll see with a flat 10k soon hopefully!

17/05/2009 at 18:08

Keep it going Stevie G mate, your improving quickly!

Check out my 10k thread, could do with some wise advice from you oh wise one

17/05/2009 at 21:40

wise one is very generous indeed.

just curling out the mileage is bringing times down. With an actual coach telling me how stupidly i'm training could be much quicker results!

28/05/2009 at 21:21

did another 5k on tue and down to 17:23 now...so it's going the right direction

macmillan reckons that could give a 36:09 10k...so i best be looking for a flat course methinks!

19/07/2009 at 20:10
Hi there.

I have found this particular thread rather interesting. As a newcomer to the forum i have been quite suprised by the amount of miles some are running per week in their training. I have personally never tried the method of increased mileage, however i can defintley see how it could lead to improvement.

Around 2-3 years ago, i was running quite competitively for my school and local club at the age of 15. My training mainly consisted of a few casual steady runs, intervals and hill reps with a main focus towards cross country racing. Just after the cross country season finished, i began to go down to the track and start training for summer athletics. After a couple of weeks training down at the track, i found that i needed a bit of a change and so entered for a local 5k with no real specific training. I was majorly suprised when i came through the finish in 17:36.

Of course, different training methods suit different people. But i thought it would just be interesting to share my rather unconventional training methods with you!

Well done on your recent progress anyway! It sounds like your defintley on target for some seriously quick times!
02/03/2010 at 16:32

just to update...now down to 1hr 19m 21s half marathon.

 and on a rubbish course a 37:03 10k.

The half suggests well under 37:03 is possible...so lets hope so...soon!

02/03/2010 at 20:45

An old favourite thread returns.

Well done on your pbs StevieG.

03/03/2010 at 10:16
thanks birkmyre...always slightly embarrased i managed to spell improvements wrong in the title!
09/05/2010 at 19:30

Might as well wheel this thread out!

10k down to 36:44         (from 37:03)

5m today down to 28:54  (from 29:36)

Hopefully can keep the chunks coming off!


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