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Runner's World 15-Mile Training Run, Richmond Park

Posted: 22/01/2003 at 00:30
Go for it 'Zill, I know you can do it.

Burt Yasso 800

Posted: 21/01/2003 at 18:21
Read somewhere though that you should start doing 4-5 and increase by 1 per week to build up to 10.

Thanks a Bunch - thoughtless advice!

Posted: 21/01/2003 at 17:57
Dont let him put you off a route that you enjoyed. Chances are you wont see him again and if you do either give him a stiff ignoring or a piece of your mind.

In my experience runners like him are few and far between. Most are supportive - just take a look around these forums.

You've mad a good start - keep it up

Enjoy your running.


Posted: 21/01/2003 at 14:52
I use an HRM and find it invaluable for ensuring I maintain a steady pace - once I've learned what the HR/pace correlation is. Never quite managed to use the percentages properly but can usually get a pretty good idea from training runs what rate I need to run at for desired pace. I used it at FLM last year and my 10k splits were pretty steady.

When do I start to taper?

Posted: 21/01/2003 at 14:44
I'm following schedules which started in Feb RW magazine. I'm expecting to do my last long run on 23/3. After that normal runs continue during the week with long run reducing in distance. I think the final week just has a couple of gentle leg stretchers.

The general idea is to wind down gently in order to be fresh for the big day.

Finding other Forumites at the FLM

Posted: 21/01/2003 at 00:16
Boing - must remember to post the cheque

a bit confused

Posted: 21/01/2003 at 00:14
Donna - absolutely DO NOT worry about what everyone else is doing. They're them, you're you and we are all different. Some people find running easier than others.

If you're happy with what your schedule says, stick with it - they're generally pretty good. If you try to increase your distances too soon you'll end up injured. As for running or jogging, again don't worry about it. What I consider a jogging pace will be completely different to what someone else considers jogging. But you could certainly try what Egytpian Dave suggests and try speeding up for just a few yards every now and again. It's hard work but it does make a difference.

Good luck, take it easy and most of all, enjoy it.


Posted: 21/01/2003 at 00:00
Biggest problem I have with running on my own is that I tend to give up. When running with others I may slow down a bit if I get tired but I will keep going. On my own I'm more likely to throw in the towel. Having said that, I did the second half of an 18miler on my own last year and had a really great run.

Runner's World 15-Mile Training Run, Richmond Park

Posted: 20/01/2003 at 23:30
Hey annajo - don't pay any attention to me - my 10k and 10mile times suggest I can go sub 4.30 but beyond 10 miles my pace tends to drop a bit.

Last year they did a 10 mile pace race and I think the groups went off, fastest first at 2-3 minute intervals so if you do drop off the 4hr group, the 4.30 group will be along shortly.

Staying Healthy

Posted: 20/01/2003 at 23:11
Big virtual hug Cath. Wish we could speed the healing process for you.

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