Victoria Wood 15

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Do I or don't I?

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 15:27

Thank you all for your very good advice, Mace that is a great quote that I need to bear in mind now and in the future.

I'm sure as keen runners you'll empathise with me when I say this, but the thought of 2 days of no running at all is a little unnerving to me. I may do as Stutyr suggests and take it easy, but just go for a light jog on Saturday around my local park.

Thank you for the well wishes, I'm nervous which is strange as I'm only trying to beat myself!

Do I or don't I?

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 15:02

Thanks Alistair, would taking it easy mean no training at all or just half your mileage? I'm unsure.

Do I or don't I?

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 14:41

Hi there,

I have spent the last 8 weeks training for a 10k race in the attempt of beating my PB, the race is on Sunday and I'm wondering how much, if any, running I should do between now and then. I have trained every day this week finishing this morning with a 6 mile run 2mins over my target time.

Your thoughts and advice would be much appreciated.



Posted: 09/11/2012 at 14:21

Thank you for the advice guys, it's interesting to see what other people do.

I tend to run 2 of my runs at 8:30 mpm I do 2 tempo runs varying between 7.30mpm - 9.30 mpm and run my 10 mile run at about 9 mpm.

Thta feels quite slow to me, would you suggest I take it slower?

I am going on holiday for 10 days over Xmas, so I'm thinking about leaving my trainers at home and maybe just doing some swimming and lots of relaxing.



Posted: 09/11/2012 at 12:30


I'm wondering how many days people rest on a typical week of training?

Personally I'm running 6 miles on 4 mornings a week, 3 of the days being back to back and one day I'm running 8-10 miles at the weekend. I'm starting to feel tired and my muscles ache before I've even set off, I'm thinking I maybe need to take a week off to fully rest, which I really don't want to do, or incorporate more rest days.

I'd love to hear your advice and experiences.



My Last Run

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 16:14

7 mile run for me at 5.30 am this morning, lovely and crisp!

How safe do you feel running in the dark?

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 15:05

I feel quite safe running in the morning around 6 am when it is dark, one thing I would advise is try to always let someone know the route you intend to take. I tell my boyfriend the night before my route and make sure his phone is at the side of his sleeping head when I leave

Is it just me..........

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 21:52
I've always worked out 4/5 times a week, but I've been a dedicated runner for about a year. I doubt the novelty will wear off and although I might be a little down hearted if I don't get the times I want, I know I'll rise to the challenge to do better next time.

I really need to learn to relax as I eat healthily all the time and train daily, my boyfriend thinks I am mental and need to relax. I think once you see how well you can perform and what you're capable of it becomes an obsession to do better. I think it's partly to do with the society we live in, nothing is ever enough for us, we always raise the stakes!

Winter Running

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 16:01

Martin King 8 I'm exactly the same, I look forward to my morning run so much I literally bound out of bed at 5.50 am each day, throw my gear on and I'm out of the door, give it a go Tom and let us know how you get on.

Can you help me improve?!

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 15:53

Hi Richard,

Our race times are about the same and personally, for me, I think these are pretty good. Only you can judge how you feel after achieving these times and if you are putting in max effort. I know when I finish my morning run of 10k in 48mins my muscles are screaming although I feel I could run just that little bit further.

I am currently training to improve my 10k time for a race in Nov and I am doing this by increasing my mileage and including tempo runs, hill runs and fartlek training. If you want to improve your speed I would definitely suggest you try to incorporate these into your weekly routine, it's really helped me improve.

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