Vicky Yello

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

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 13:49

Anyone else find it mad how they can't run as fast for as long on a treadmill as they can ouside, especially with the theory that you should run at a 1% incline to make up for air resistance (which I don't do).

For example, my 10km race pace is 12.5km/hr. Was doing 3*1mile intervals this week with 400m jogs between at this pace, actually had to stop for a quick jog mid the last one. Obviously raceday you are a bit recovered and have the buzz to push you but still ... the difference is insane.

Doing Richmond 10km in two weeks in case anyone there.  

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

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 11:11

Yeah I'm a bit confused .... isn't legs on a chair harder? I'm am also trying to master press ups.

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

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 12:28

I'm definitely heavy footed and I've read that it knackers your legs out quicker so I'm trying to reduce foot contact with the ground time and land slightly further forwards. Also its something to think about on the more boring miles!

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

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 10:12

Hello all - back in training this week after a month off. (during that month doing an 8-10mile run and a speed session and a couple of body pump classes a week).

So next half marathon is October, the Richmond half and following the RW 12 week plan. Doing Brixton 10km on 24th Aug.

Week started well given the month of partying and less focused exercise.

Mon - 600m (200m jog) *4 (plus warm up/down) at 10km pace (12.5km/hr)

Tue - 4miles with 2miles fartlek between 11.5 km/hr and 13.5 km/hr and some weights

Wed - will be 4miles easy and weights

Concentrating on improving technique a lot this time ... lighter footed, hamstring rather than quad driven and more focused arms mostly. Its creating a slightly sore ankle and ball of foot atm but nothing concerning.


October Half Marathons

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 16:11

What Rich said, plus squats and lunges to avoid knee problems. And have decent trainers!

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

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 14:02

my 10M is 1:29:30

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

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 13:27

I'm off training for the next month, mainly for pyscological reasons! I want a month to party and do summer holidays before I crack back into it otherwise I think I'll go bonkers! So for the next month will just run once a week (ideally 9miles as that's my home to work distance) and otherwise will swim and do spin classes and work on strength training.

Next half marathon lined up for 26th October, Richmond. By the way I have a space going for Wimbledon half on 12th October in case anyone needs.


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

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 22:30
If there's room for one more Im:

5km 24:30
10km 47:45
HM 1:52:28
M 4:28:30

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

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:08
Don't worry Nicole ... I was convinced i had this in the bag given 2 sub 48 10km ... But the heat .... Oh the heat .... So many people collapsed by the sides, and so many more walking at the end. I did 1:53.29 ... a minute off pb and way off target. But I think it was one of those races that was just good to finish!

Have realised I struggle with hydration in hot races ... Despite feeling desperately thirsty the whole way I still had to stop to use the ladies! Did the same at London mara last year and I never have to stop in training.

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

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:18

Against the advice I decided to do the full out 10km race yesterday (did Richmond) mostly because I am curious to see if it will have a positive effect as the RW program suggests and I've got another HM in 3months to make up for it if not. Did another sub 48min 10km so hopefully should be comfortable with my first sub 1:50 HM at Hackney this weekend .... if my legs stop aching in time.

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