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Sub 17 5K

Posted: Yesterday at 15:33
That isn't really a lot of miles per week and it all looks to be quality sessions.
No longer or easy runs in there.
I'm still struggling to break 18 so wouldn't like to suggest anything more technical.

If you do parkrun every week, why not ask the sub 17 guys what they do?

Who owns Sweatshop ?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:14
It won't be long until they start trying to push everyone towards the Karrimor shoes like they currently do in Sports Direct.

slower running times in winter?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:34
Definitely looks like a case of hitting a plateau due to

A - trying to run every session as a PB
B- doing the same plan every week
C- lack of variation in those weekly sessions.

If your training budget can fit in 50k over 5 days then I would suggest
1x long run - up to 15k at an easy pace
1x tempo run. 5k at 10k pace with a warm up and cool down. Total 10k
1x easy run 10k.
1x 5k recovery run
1x 10k fartlek.

You could swap the Tempo or fartlek session for a 5k a couple of times a month and go for a PB there.

Failing that, find a 10k training plan and follow that.

running buddies

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 22:58

This person was asking a couple of hours ago.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 15:36
Hoops, you can probably even afford to go a bit easier than that. your paces should be pretty similar tho those outlined for Madbee above.

55 miles a week, all run at faster than 8m/m looks like hard work to me.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 12:17
Hi Hoops, good luck with the training.
Have you worked out your training paces from the book yet?
Looking at your current weeks training, 7.10 - 7.30 pace seems too fast to be an easy run. It looks more like your target marathon pace.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 11:28
Agreed on the races not being vital. I will probably do a couple (1x half 1x10 miler) as that is what I did in 2013s build up to London.
Will be nice to compare the times and see how things are going.

I haven't done any serious flat road races this year so not sure where my pacing sits at the moment. I did do London this year but it was only 8 days after a 50 miler.

Looking for inspirational quotes

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 10:43
Saw this on twitter the other day

"It's never your successful friends posting the inspirational quotes"

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 10:33
Seeing all the posts about races reminds me that I need to sort out my build up races. I have penciled in a few but really need to actually enter them now.

slower running times in winter?

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 00:17
Sorry you feel disheartened but it's odd that all 4 responses said similar things.

What does a week's training look like? Ie what do you do on each day, mileage and pace.

If you have been doing the same plan for the last 16 months, maybe you have just plateaued. You need to mix things up every so often.
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