Small running progress in the holidays with a 7 miler in the bag!

Small running progress in the holidays with a 7 miler in the bag!

It has been fun running to any schedule in the school holidays with working, kids at home, being away, sickness etc. I am trying to get up to 10 miles for october, having managed to get to 10k previously, but my running has been very sporadic. Today was my first run this week following d&v virus from the kids. I took my twin boy out on his bike for support, he can carry the water bottle on his bike lol. We got to 7.1 miles in 1hr 22. Not my fastest pace but a longer distance so I was happy. My legs were very tired by the end so I think I need some extra strengthening on non run days. 10 miles seems a way off yet!

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Well done! That seems fast to me! Just keep adding a bit each time and it's amazing how the miles soon creep up, and yes, the strengthening exercises will help.

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I think i will try for a shorter 4-5 miles and a longer 7+ miles each week with a parkrun thrown in some weeks. I need to find more routes for this distance. I definitely need strengthening all over lol.

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PS

I had seen this earlier this week...

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Yes I had seen this and then lost it so I went with my asics. The training plans never actually get to 10 miles until race day!

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You will get there....you deserve to.. with all the jiggling about re school holidays!!! I cannot remember ..are you following. (or trying to?) a plan?

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I am trying to follow my asics plan. It has had me running 4.5 miles Monday and 6.5 miles Thursday for several weeks and then it jumps to 6.5 miles Monday and an 8.5 miles on Thursday. I thought I might build up slowly to 8.5 miles rather than a big jump! Otherwise it is going ok when I get out despite pushing child on bike or crossing the roads together or child wee breaks etc. Once school starts I might be solo.

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Oh my.... go you! Glad my runs are solo... and my rest days??? Designated to walking for miles with small one in her pram!!!

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You'll get there. You're a strong runner and sometimes I think you're a bit hard on yourself! I've done a couple of 10 milers just by increasing the distance on my longer run each weekend. There's no way I could do such long runs mid-week (not unless I get a lot faster!) so that's my only option. And I think it's perfectly doable. I need to slow down though on the long ones - and steel myself. They seem so long! But the stamina is there and you've got it too!

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Thank you! I have had to slow down on the 7 miles just to keep enough reserve to keep going. I felt like I was done at the end though! I have another route planned which might have less inclines!!

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Great stuff! Cycling is tough on the legs. You might put a tablet of the energy stuff in your water (I use the Zero one- just a half tablet). Failing that a pinch of sea salt and a little orange juice. It does help leg fatigue

Your ten mile will probably come when you least expect it. I would go really steady and choose a scenic route so,you are gawping and sightseeing rather than concentrating on the run

Good luck

🙂🏃‍♀️👍

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Ok I hadn't thought of a tablet in my drink whilst out, I had a small amount before going. It was muggy yesterday so maybe more hydration was needed. I am not yet snacking on my run, should l be?

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An undulating trail and hills make you stronger in legs and core 🙂

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I don't snack on 10 or 12k, and may not even 14k, if I had my meal Within two hours before. It's wise to take a snack I suppose, even if you don't eat it. if I do snack it's sesame or pistachio bites, nuts, dried fruit and maybe a few Haribo (not many though as inhabe my teeth to consider)

Nuts need a drink with them 😃

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thats great! well done both of you! :)

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