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Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

Thanks for the advice Tim and PTD. I normally have a 1-2 mile warm up with a few strides thrown in. I'm going to go and have a practice run in the week and see how I go by slowing down the first mile by 10-20 seconds.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:03

Just about managed to keep super speedy son in sight for most of the parkrun but no PB for me!  In fact me and the other half have a difference of opinion about how you should run our parkrun as it has a steepish downhill section from the start and then an overall downhill 1st mile, followed by 2 flattish miles. He thinks you should do a very fast first mile and then try to hang on but I think you should even out the effort over the 3 miles. I've tried his way and fail pretty much every time! What do you lot think? To give you an idea my splits today were 6:57, 7:44, 8:03. I think I would do better to aim for say a 7:10 first mile then 2 miles at 7:20 pace.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 20:03

I'm planning on racing the parkrun tomorrow. Will probably be chasing my 8 year old son around who has a PB of 21:29! Mine is 22:37!

Good luck to anyone else racing this weekend.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 12:41

 I didn't know there was such a thing as a 'ladies' press up.

Vicky, I think they're supposed to be easier because the chair is taking some of your body weight....! I started off doing about 5 but can now do 2 sets of 20 so they must work! That's taken approx. 6 weeks of doing them 2-3 times a week. Like you, I've been trying to change my running style but also improve my core strength and the press ups are just part of that. I'm definitely starting to feel stronger when I'm running but I'm not sure whether that's down to the exercises, the change in running style or all the hill work I've been doing - maybe a combination of all three?!

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 13:00

Nicole - not sure if you are keeping up with the thread while you're in Hawaii but thought you might like to know (and laugh at!) that I did my first ever 'proper' press up last night! Just one!  I've been working up to it for a while by doing 'half' press ups with my lower legs resting on a chair!

Now I just need to work on doing more than one!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 10:34

15W - good luck with the leg thingy! I've never known you to be injured in the 2 years we've been on these forums so I hope everything is OK.


P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 15:49

Hello HeOw! Don't know where everybody else has gone and I'm not even doing an Autumn marathon but it seemed rude not to say hello anyway! How are you getting on? Not heard anything from you for a while. What time are you aiming for at Chester?


Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 10:27

After much consideration I decided to do 5 x 1k with just 60 seconds recovery!  I was aiming for just under 5k race pace and they came out at around 4:25/km which was just about right. Actually they were a bit longer than 1k because my watch works in miles so I put in 0.63 miles for the reps! Even better!

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 13:21

14 miles on Saturday including 6 at marathon pace just to see how it felt - it felt tough! Marshalled at local parkrun then did 4 easy miles on Sunday.

Tempo run yesterday(my birthday treat!). Not sure if the heat was a factor as I run very early in the morning but the last 2 miles out of 5 at tempo pace were a little bit slow. Shan't worry about it too much! Hilly 8 miles this morning - looking forward to essy 4 tomorrow.

Matty - what recovery did you have on those 1k intervals - I've got that session on Thursday and wasn't sure how long to give myself. I usually have 2 minutes off mile repeats so I was thinking a bit less than that?



Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 11:56

Nicole, I'm a bit concerned as I don't recognise that 8 mile run from P&D! Was it supposed to be one of the LT runs? Like Bob, I don't mean to keep questioning what you're doing but P&D is pretty hardcore and if you don't stick to the right paces I'm worried you are going to end up injured or just too knackered to carry on with it!

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