My goal is to run a 1500m in under 6 minutes next year. My current PB is 6:18 which I ran at the end of a decathlon that I did for charity 3 years ago. I've never done any kind of specific training. I used to run 3-4 miles 3 times a week but haven't done any running at all pretty much since that decathlon finished. I'm 41 and weigh 73kg if that's relevant.
The complication is that I will only be able to do 10-15 mins of training twice a week due to having 2 kids aged 2 and under. I joined a gym 6 weeks ago and use the treadmill as a warm up method so was going to try and use this as my training. I know it's not going to be ideal but am after any advice on how to best use this short amount of time to best effect and knock off a few seconds.
At the moment I just do 3-4 mins @9:15mm pace and then just have a quick burst of 60-75 secs @ 6mm pace. I've just created a custom interval session to use which would be 4 mins warm up and then 5 x 30 secs @6mm with 30 secs @9:30mm recovery. Would this be any good as I was going to try it for the first time tomorrow? Or shall I try something different?
I do circuit training once or twice a week as a suppliment and maybe a 1k swim once a week at lunch time.
I watched the Eddie Izzard programme on Monday. I'd recorded it but turned out it was just the 1 hour summary programme. Good job really as I cried 3 times! Don't think I'd have lasted if I'd watched the whole 3 hours. I'd have been dehydrated! Erm, don't tell anyone though.
Been for a couple of runs this week totalling 11.4 miles which is a good week for me! I've set April targets of beating PBs starting with the Derby 10k a week on Sunday. Got no hope really but will give it my best shot. I think the Telford sub-50 was a one-off! Must've been the basque and fishnets that I wore.
Apologies for my absence but had a few things to sort out. Looks like you're all running well!
Hope the back gets better soon Ado. Plenty of rest, painkillers and hobnobs will do the trick.
Despite surgery this month I just about managed to meet my MMM target. Did 6.7 miles on Mon and 4.6 last night to finish on 35 / 31. OK, so not a huge target compared to all of you marathoners but good for me!
April mileage target is 30 but in that I'm aiming to break 4 PBs. Got the Derby 10k next Sunday, Derby midweek 1 mile + 5k races the Wed after and then my first ever track and field event the Wed after that. Going for my school 100m record there and the long jump but that doesn't really count for a running forum.