Hallam Blue


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What is a good Parkrun time?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 18:22

I would suggest doing some runs over 5k as well as the pace work, and spme runs where you aim to run quicker on the second half.  Both will help build endurance for the emd of the parkrun.

Half marathon... HELP!!!!

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 12:34

I wouldn't start by running 6 days a week. The aim of your training will be to build muscle mass, which is done by slightly straining your existing muscle, which causes micro-tears in your muscles. As you rest, the micro-tears repair themselves and in so doing, build more muscle. The key period, therefore, is the rest period. I would therefore train every other day: you'll risk injury otherwise. 

It might be a good idea to do a short event to get a time established: parkruns are great for this. Then use this to guide a training plan: Smartcoach (see link below) will get you a sensible plan tailored to your current pace:

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/racing/runners-world-smartcoach/3057.html

 

But a half-marathon in October, from where you are now, is possible. Just make sure you stick to a plan.

Daily discussion: Trail running

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 12:10

Lunchtime run yesterday up Porter Brook in Sheffield was stunning. Accessible, shaded from the midday sun, and given enough time, you can get out to the peak district.

Looking to drop ten minutes

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 16:01

Prancerise is the future!!! Superb.

 

Race Paces for 10k, Half and Marathon

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 12:26

I'm doing Chester in October: I'm doing a 16 week plan, so that starts in a couple of weeks. Can't wait to get started on a focussed plan (though I am still running in the meantime, of course): I'm following the RW 4.15 training plan. Just a 'longest parkrun event' to do first.

Race Paces for 10k, Half and Marathon

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 11:37

You are slightly quicker than me, but not a lot in it (my 10K PB is 53.15, and my HM is 2:00:36) and therefore got a very similar predicted time.

In reality, the predicted time was quite optomistic, and I finished my first marathon in 4:32:36, which I was reasonably happy with. I did, though, fall in to the schoolboy error of starting to fast (9-9.30 min/mile forthe first half), and suffering in the tail end. I think I would have been much better served sticking to about a 10 minute mile all the way round, and targetting a 4:20 finish or so. This time, I am training to finish in 4:15, and definitely going to pace myself better.

Which marathon are you doing?

 

 

 

Insane Training Plan -- Wise idea?

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 10:33

Are you a member of a running club? I would have thought that if you are targetting a win in a half-marathon, that is the starting point.

Dropping Water Bottles

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 10:13
Blisters wrote (see)

More of a challenge at London and Bath was the Lucozade Sports pouches. Tread on a half full discard and it shot foul smelling stuff up your leg, or worse, over a spectator.

 

Worse .... really? 

ParkRun

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 23:06

I agree - road shoes will be fine, but if it is a particularly weather affected cpurse (my home course definitely is) then I would get some trail shoes for wetter days.

ParkRun

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:00

If anyone is interested, have a look here at the details of the 'Longest parkrun' event (7 parkruns in one day) for  Cheshire and South Manchester.

https://www.facebook.com/events/363422140432921/?fref=ts

There are a number of similar 'longest parkruns' in London, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Hamphire, Surrey & Berkshire, and the East Midlands as well. Details here:

http://www.parkrun.com/crispy/longest-parkrun-2013-2/

 

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