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GW1 R 3&4 Pace problems

Katwpg
Katwpg

I have been using the podcasts, under advisement of many, and learnt the following:

1. I cannot run at 150 or 155 (I seem to do one, two and a triplet)

2. Concentrating on going that pace makes me go slower than walking!

3. 160 is just about bearable

4.i do not take kindly to being nagged and counted at

4. Distracting me by making me stress about pace and being nagged means I go much further without noticing!

I have a friend who is a runnng coach coming today...time to fess up to him that I have started running and get his advice I think

Lovely day all!!

Katx

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sallenson
sallensonGraduate10

Pin your friend down and bleed him dry!! You're going to be our Oracle!!

Katwpg
Katwpg
in reply to sallenson

I shall take copious notes and report back later!!

I amazed You can manage the 150 beat on that podcast...I thought of myself as someone with a pretty good sense of rhythm...but I fought with that ‘music’! It was like the great Zumba fiasco of 2010 all over again 😂😂...my brain may have rhythm...my legs don’t

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10
in reply to Katwpg

You may just have a much quicker cadence than me!! You might find 170 or so a decent next step up.

For my sins I trained as a musician so keeping a beat going I find pretty straightforward; the downside of being a musician is that the soundtracks are so abysmally bad :-) I know that's not the point, but.... :-)

Katwpg
Katwpg
in reply to sallenson

Have the same problem - musically trained and a serious sound snob!!

It may well be the speed rather than the regularity...or that I never played piano or organ, so have no concept of moving feet in time!! (Woodwind players are not allowed to tap 😂😂).... now if I ran on my hands... easy peasy!! Conducting away 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10
in reply to Katwpg

I was an organist too. Not sure it helps much. I am, however, a perennially useless dancer!! :-)

I too found the 150 difficult to keep to. Although i tried to take slightly larger strides and that seemed to help. 160 with smaller steps seemed more natural. Can’t do more than 1 of these a fortnight because of the mind-numbing soundtrack...

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10
in reply to Pippayoungart

The soundtrack is intentionally designed to transform us into zombie sheeples. Something to do with Universal Credit was what I heard... :-)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

That sounds grim.... can you turn the voice off?

diamondd
diamonddGraduate10

Exactly the same experience. Everything I have read stresses 180 as the “perfect “ cadence. I find that impossible without almost jogging on the spot! On the other hand, 150 is abysmally slow. Have to run in slow motion- I find 160works well especially warming up in the first 20 minutes and then can cruise along at 165.(on the flat may I add).

I found 150 bpm felt like trying to run in Zero gravity and the only way I could do it was to try and get some Big Air in each stride. 😆

I did the second half of parkrun today at 160 and that fits me better.

Good thing is, if you google it, there are loads of free downloads at whatever speed you want so you’re not tied to the c25k+ podcasts if they don’t fit you. I found a site last week with every speed from 127 to 190+ and there was at least 3 mixes of each tempo, all an hour long.

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