Starting to run 100km/week - How fast can I go 10k?

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16/02/2013 at 09:32
msian wrote (see)

 I mean who wants to know me jogging the same mileage and probably the same speed for the next 10weeks? 

I'd put money on this not happening.  Did you want advice or are you just going to push on with your crazy-mileage plan anyway?  If you attempt another few weeks of constant high mileage with little rest, your dodgy ankle will become a full-blown injury, maybe even a stress fracture although I wouldn't wish that on anyone, or you'll compromise your running style to accommodate it, running on tired creaky legs, and develop an injury somewhere else, or start suffering overtraining symptoms
(not eating properly, mind saying no??)

At the very least, take a week out to allow your body to take on board any fitness gains you are getting from the increased mileage, and let the muscles and tendons recover before they break down further.  Even if it's a cut-back week, take a few REST DAYS with just short easy jogs in between, before building back up again.  And, with respect, for someone at your level 160km is still a mad target in my opinion.

16/02/2013 at 10:29

David, that's the way these threads tend to go, lots of apparent training, but never an actual race.

Disappointing, as it'd be good for one of these threads to actually be what they appear occasionally. If just to show people that nothing to such high figures so quickly isn't the best way.

16/02/2013 at 12:29
Stevie G . wrote (see)

I guess you don't want the thread to go down this route...

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/training/100mpw/167608.html

 

well just finished reading and what a waste of time that was!!

 

bloke lives up to his name alright!!


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