Sub 25 - and beyond!

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09/01/2007 at 17:15
Daz's Potted History

Started running 5 years ago at age 37, with ZERO previous running experience, following a knee-injury sustained playing football.
Decided I would either have to give up football and become a couch-potato or do a "bit of jogging" to strengthen the knee back up so I could start playing again.
Obviously, but to my astonishment at the time, got bitten by the "Running Bug".
Have only started entering races in the last year.
No real idea what I'm doing.
Keep thinking of changing my forum name to "Rubbish But Keen".
Will this do...?
09/01/2007 at 18:31
Hello

Just hada a kip since i'm working tonight (all night) good job tomorrows a rest day

Sharkie you are right i'm a follower of Hal but since he asked for the reps done @ 800m pace, i have no idea what that is so had a look at mcmillian judging on my current race time (singular you note!) it tells me what times i should run 800m at.

I think i have more endurance than speed.

Daz you are not rubbish

Tracey thanks that is ideal, i think. I note the race time is 12am thats midnight isn't it.
Need to check that one out.
It is local
09/01/2007 at 18:33
panic over must be a typo, looked at event website its at noon.
09/01/2007 at 18:54
Thank you Daz, that'll do nicely.

Pammie
Another really good site for paces and predicting race times and all sorts of other goodies is:
http://www.runningforfitness.org
you probably already know it, but anyway I find it very useful.

You are lucky having the endurance. Or perhaps it's been hard won with many miles of running. I'm still having to work very hard on that as it doesn't come naturally to me at all - and I am a very late starter.

Tracey
I officially appoint you our South East division Race Finder. It would be nice to have a selection of 5ks to do, so that one didn't assume mammoth proportions. You race a lot don't you? I think it must give you a more relaxed feel - don't mean that you wouldn't get nervous before the start, but that feeling of 'there's always the next race' must be pretty healthy.

I'm hoping I learnt my lesson with our club's final Handicap of the Year.


09/01/2007 at 20:34
Still haven't really decided what to do with the rest of the week. The previous 3 have been so much about getting out every time I could and clocking up a few more miles that it makes it hard to have a different approach this week.

Did a steady 4.5 this afternoon. 3.5 of those mainly on muddy grass. Not lose your trainers cover your legs and bum with with squelchy stuff sort of mud, but enough to make the going slow....

Ah hah the s word!
As this is a new thread can I make a LAW that whenever anyone refers to fast and slow and emotive words like that - we take it as read that they are talking about themselves and what is fast or slow or whatever for them? It gets a bit tiresome having to write 'for me' or relatively speaking' or whatever every time...

I do hope you all agree!
At any rate I am unlikely to get anyone else's knickers in a twist as I will probably be the slowest person here.

Hey, I'm tough, I can handle it!
09/01/2007 at 20:36
good law
09/01/2007 at 20:37
and Daz is older than me

ha HA!
09/01/2007 at 20:42
sharkie
A suggestion, do your usual longer run at weekend, do an interval session perhaps a 600 then 3 x 200, then 200 + 400 and finish with a 600. Take the appropiate recovery between each set and 30 secs after each 200. Obviously with a warmup and cool down. Try and make each set of 600 add to the same number of secs. Then for the rest of the week, run easy. Unless you feel motivated for another quiker session.
09/01/2007 at 20:43
Hippo
You absolute child!

What news on the job front? You turned down the locum thing yeah? Also - how's the psoas and quad?

09/01/2007 at 20:46
sorry Sharkie

but he has been MEAN to me

er

well, the psoas is better, but im getting secondary fearful bilateral quad spasms

Im owrking on it

its the same as my back

Its as bad too-go, what i would give to be able to get on a bus without having to think about it first

jobs

well, a few irons in the fire
09/01/2007 at 20:46
Hippo

Is younger than me.
09/01/2007 at 20:47
And me from the sounds of it!
09/01/2007 at 20:49
ceal
do you mean that say I ran each of the 200s at 40secs then the 600 should be 3 X 40 ie 2 mins? No that can't be right! That would probably be too quick. Or do I slow the 200s down even more?

aargh - maths never my strong point!
09/01/2007 at 20:52
sharkie
run the 600 note the time.

Take a 90 sec break

run 200 x 3 (with 30 secs rest between each 20) = should be the same as the 600 time.

Take 90 sec break

run 200 + 400 (with a 30 sec break after the 200) = the same time as the original 600

90 sec break

600 and this should be the same time as the first 600.

I hope that makes sense:-))
09/01/2007 at 20:53
above in first bracket should read 200 not 20!
09/01/2007 at 20:54
With horror
it makes sense to me



I will say
My last 5k(i hope to GOD it was short)
race for life-i wlked in it
and still did 29.42

jeeez

so, i am slower
09/01/2007 at 20:57
sharkie
I think you will find that after a 600 your 200's will be slower and 30 secs is not a lot of rest.
09/01/2007 at 20:58
Actually I have been quite mean, I think you could take longer than 90 secs between each set.

I'm off downstairs now.
09/01/2007 at 21:01
Hipps
Did you book that sports massage?

Kazz
I think I read somewhere else that you are having a bit of a testing time right now - chucked in grim job? or have I got wong person? Anyway, there are many things that can wear one out a lot more than a 10k run or a set of 200s...
As I'm sure you know babe.
Pilates can be good to help get rid of tension. 'spect you know that too...
09/01/2007 at 21:05
well

my gym is now calling it "deep tissue"

hm
i will, i think-but doubt its real sports

actually, my muscles just now dont feel tight

they are tight at the thought of running

now
i KNOW this one form my back

oh yes

you have to be firm
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