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Feeling awful after long runs

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:15

I suggest training more than 3 times a week, you are probably not doing enough miles to support your long run. I think the wisdom goes the long run should be about a third of the total mileage for the week or thereabouts.

Long slow run

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 18:14

My heart rate seems to go to 185 ish on a 5K race, tempo run is 165, medium pace, 150, long slow 140 ish and slow recovery 110-130. I can't be bothered with exact numbers and go more by feel. I've noticed on Strava that other folk have lower heart rates on some runs but think I'm happy at my pace. Also I drink two cups of coffee before running often! That must up the heart-rate?

Picking up the long run again...how far?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:16


Picking up the long run again...how far?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 12:16

Great, will do that!

Picking up the long run again...how far?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 09:23

Can I ask some of you more experienced folk.......I did a half marathon on 6 December....in 1.47....PB....seeing as you ask.....since then I haven't done a long run....longest was a hilly 9 miles last week. I trained well for the HM with several long runs, the longest 15 miles. After a couple of weeks of rest/lower mileage and some speedy 5Ks (for me) I am now picking up the mileage ready for another HM in early Feb and then building to a marathon in May. My question....I've eventually got there!...is....how long a long run should I/could I start off with now. Do I need to step back to 10 miles and build up again or could I jump in at 12/14/16? Thanks!


Realistic Marathon Target?

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 16:04

I've got an idea...why not race a half marathon soonish to see what you can manage....I'm doing my first marathon in May but have taken pressure off myself and aim just to finish. Did a half in Dec in 1.47 so theoretically sub 4 is on the cards, but I don't have the long running experience and have chosen a hilly, but beautiful marathon so planning to get the miles in then get round. I'll see how it goes, then the next one I'll aim for a time (maybe!).


Preparing for first 10K

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 22:28

Just run a bit/lot slower. Not much time before the 8th September, but you could try a 10K soon. If you can run 7K you can run 10, although maybe not at your 7K pace.


It's too damn hot!!!

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 00:31

Have been reading about running in the heat. Ok proceed with caution, but actually if it's not too humid you can do it without too much problem (unless it gets ridiculous temperatures). Drink lots before you run, run slow and don't run that far. Go on, try it again, you know you want to!

4 weeks to 10k

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 22:14

Carry on as you are, you seem to have got a rhythm going and confidence. That's most of it....well you need to up your LR, I would do 6 miles or 10K two weeks or 10 days before rather than one as that gives you longer to recover from it, just run it nice and slow and you should be able to keep going. Make the other runs shorter and mix the pace up on one of them to get your speed up a bit, but mostly your first 10K will be about enjoying the occasion, getting round rather than a time.

What am I doing wrong?

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 14:02

Get some proper shoes, run slower than you think, off road if you can (easier on the joints). Enjoy!

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