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Switching off!!!!

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 10:43

I keep telling myself , "if I cant even do that, how am I going to raise my children in this tough world" 

Increasing my pace for 10k

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 10:42

I finish first 5K in 28mins and the next 5K in around 37 mins.. I went for a run yesterday which is a bit hilly terrain and did my 10K in 63 mins. My ultimate goal is to do it under 50 mins ( will possibly take another 3months to do if I stick to my schedule)

Increasing my pace for 10k

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 16:46

I really apologise. Yes, the speed in km/h , not miles/hr.

@ stutyr , good idea. I will try that as well. How frequently do you think I need to do it ? I am running 2 days on treadmill and 2 days outside. I do treadmill as it is easier for me to maintain the pace and look at the intervals . I put the inclination on level1 all the time.

Increasing my pace for 10k

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 16:01

I get sometimes ashamed to tell people I still finish 10K in 1hr 05mins. I am running slowly and trying to pace up but even a small break from running put me back to where I was at the start. I am not looking for a overnight solution really but open to suggestion from everyone .

I have been trying to do interval training which I found good so far.I did last 10K in 1hr which is 5min improvement. The basic training is running 5mins on the treadmill at 9miles/hr , then increase to 10 for another 5mins , then 10.5 for another 5mins , then to 11 for another 5 . After that decrease it slowly at the same rate.Next week instead of starting at 9 , I am going to start at 9.5 and will take it to 11.5.And after 2 weeks , will start at 10 and take it to 12.

Anything else which has worked for you ?


Is 6:20 min/km pace OK for beginner doing 10K ?

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 14:32

Hi All

It was all going great until I got sick and had to rest at home. I thought it would go away so after 2 days I went for a run. I was out of breath within 5 hours but continued for 5K. The result was that I had a very high fever that night. I was told that I have viral fever.

Now I have started running again but my pace has dropped to 7minutes.

What you guys do when you recover from sickness ?

Couch to 5K support thread

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 11:22

"Motivation" . Thats a tough thing to get when you do not have a running buddy. Or when the weather does not support you. When I started running , I was running with a group which was on intermediate stage, so always ahead of me doesnt matter how much I try to pace with them . I left that running group and started running alone. I mainly run on the river side and parks and being a male , always follow fit girls who are running around. You can now laugh on this weird motivation but at least thats what kept me going for a recent 10K.

"Weather" . You are going to hate it when it is rainy , snowing or windy. But what I found that it is only first 5mins which are tough but when you get going and start sweating a bit, nothing matters. You body warms up and then just lose yourself to the finish line. Just cover your body with hand gloves and head covers.

I wan to run

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 15:16

Theda, I started running 3 months ago right from the couch. Keep these things in your mind :

1. Do not listen to what others say. And do not feel jealous of those who run past by you while you are running. Just take it slow and enjoy.

2. Seems you are thinking too much about yourself. Do not do that. Or think but in a positive way. Start reading books like "Born to Run" or "Feet in the clouds". Your thinking will change.

3. It is OK to feel disappointed at first but confidence build up slowly . Keep your determination and take yourself upto 30mins continous running . That is the threshold which everybody has and same for me . The day you achieve that , confidence level boosts up like a rocket.

4. Husband is right. Go slow, most of the days. Try to do a fast run after a few weeks but do not stress yourself. It took years for you to get unfit . You will not achieve your goal overnight now .

5. Eat healthy and do not starve yourself. Always remember this "EAT CLEAN and TRAIN DIRTY" .

6. Do a bit of weight exercise as well. It helps a lot.

7. Treat yourself whenver you achieve a new goal. I started with 1min running and 9 mins walking. The day I got to the point where I was doing 9mins running and 1min walking, I treated myself with a garmin watch. Then the day I did my first 5K without stopping , I took my wife for a romantic dinner.



Is 6:20 min/km pace OK for beginner doing 10K ?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 12:15

Thanks a lot guys. That definitely gives me enough direction to continue adding miles. My friend who is an ultra-runner also told me not to worry about speed , just continue running and add miles every week or two.

Just for everybody who has more valuable suggestions , I am 29, male and my weight is currently 73kgs ( although 3 months ago it was 75.5).

Is 6:20 min/km pace OK for beginner doing 10K ?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 11:25

3 moths ago, I went to watch Atheletics in Olympics and after watching people like Oscat Pistorious , I had a sudden urge to turn my life around. I was a couch potato who had a gym membership for a while but visited it like a tourist. Started running on treadmill doing 1min running and 9 mins walking, I went upto 12mins running and 1 minute walking within 7 weeks. Then I started running outdoors and have been trying to pace myself up .

Even though I can finish 5K in 5:44min/km , I did my first 10K and did 11K in 6:20 min/km.

Is it good pace for a beginner ? What should I do to pacemyself up ? I want to be able to run 10K just under 50mins.

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