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Postby emm7 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:31 am

Have been running since January 2008 and doing yoga for years so thought it would be interesting to start a training log and see whether I improve!

Mon 25th Aug
Short run, just under 3 miles in 32 mins, on the trailway that used to be a railway line decades ago. Really quiet and mysterious there, the trail is lined with trees. Woodpigeons cooing. Saw a brown rabbit running into the bushes along the path.
Subjectively I feel as though I'm getting faster at running lately, legs feel stronger.
Am really getting into the flow when running now, it's a "thinking time", helps me to reflect on things.

About to post entry form for local ladies' 5k!
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Postby Konstantin » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:28 am

Great to see you starting a log.

That's not a bad pace, and maybe the 5k event will improve you further. Sounds like you have nice places to run too - which makes all the difference.
You can see my training log if you're really bored: [url]www.veganfitness.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16086&start=360[/url]
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Postby spike » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:33 am

Yep, great to see a log. When's the 5k?
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Postby emm7 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:37 am

cheers thankyou Papaya and Spike for your kind words of encouragement!

The 5K is on evening of Tues 2nd Sept!

I've been running 7-8 mile long runs once a week for the past few months and 1-2 shorter (3-4 mile runs) in the week as well ..... so fingers crossed the 5K should go OK, am hoping to do it in 30 mins, that would be good!
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Postby spike » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:39 am

You should have no trouble with the 5k then! :D

When's the 10k? ;)
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Postby Konstantin » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:44 am

spike wrote:You should have no trouble with the 5k then! :D

When's the 10k? ;)


And the HM?

Marathon?

Badwater Ultra?

:wink:

Joking aside, I think you'll enjoy the increased distances and are ready for a 10k and a 10 mile and probably a lot closer to being ready for HM than you realise. If that's what you want.

(And you will see more rabbits if you're out training for longer.)
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Postby emm7 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:55 am

excellent, yes I always love seeing the rabbits, more running time = more rabbits = fantastic! :D

Spike yes I did do a 10K in June this year in about 1 hour 5 minutes, it was tough but I was very pleased and really enjoyed it!

Papaya I would dearly love to try a Half Marathon!
13 miles would be a big step up I think but would like to try it!

What kind of training do you need for Half Marathon, how much more would I need to increase my mileage do you reckon?
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Postby Konstantin » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:37 am

emm7 wrote:What kind of training do you need for Half Marathon, how much more would I need to increase my mileage do you reckon?


I think you would need to be confident that you can complete the course, alive. That's it. Push training runs up towards 11, once you've done a couple at that distance, you'll be ready. Remember it is permissable to walk parts, so if you can run continuously for 10 miles, you can probly complete a HM, assuming the hill profile isn't vastly different.

Training for a better speed is a different matter. If it's your first event, aim for completion and survival.
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Postby The Duke » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:01 pm

I think if you are doing 7s and 8s regularly then you will manage a half without a huge problem. But, it is important to have a higher weekly volume.

I ran all my 1/2s without going much above 5 in training, but my weekly volume would be 25+


Couple of events to consider ...
21/9/ Skinners 1/2 in Truro
19/10 Dartmoor 1/2 Newton Abbot

I'm down for the Newquay 10k in October.
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Postby emm7 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:25 pm

cheers Papaya and Duke! :D
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Postby emm7 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:03 pm

really fantastic run on the heath tonight (running club night).
One and a half hours, must have done about 7.5 to 8 miles I reckon.
Beautiful surroundings, deep purple heather, emerald green gorse with cheerful yellow flowers, light golden and grey sand. Didn't see any rabbits though :D
I feel on top of the world now, really happy and cheerful and sheer bloody delighted to be alive.
No doubt this is why I'm a runner! Just love being outside on the heath and being in nature. Always really makes me happy.
:D :D :D :D
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Postby emm7 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:19 pm

ran for longer than I planned to! 45 minute very hilly run round the village along the side of the single carriageway so not very scenic. Good strength training for legs though! Think I went about 4 miles.
Was running alongside the woods, thought I heard foxes barking!
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Postby emm7 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:40 pm

spontaneous three mile run on the trailway 28 minutes 17 seconds has to be my fastest three-mile time yet!
Wouldn't normally have trained today but furious provoked by a relative and had to rush out the door for a run to escape from them before I might say something I'd regret!
Seems anger makes good running fuel :D
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Postby emm7 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:53 pm

Tues -- 5 K race -- personal best time of 27:35 so am delighted! :D :lol:

Today (Weds) --- club run, easy pace just under 6 miles in about 1 hr 10 mins, am feeling very tired but very relaxed and cheerful now, running across some gorgeous fields and trailways tonight, beautiful :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
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Postby JohnBarleycorn » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:04 pm

You're having too much fun !

You can't be trying hard enough ! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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