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To fast!

Forestgrump
Forestgrump

This is the second time I’ve done this. Tried to go for 4 Miles this time and was wondering why I was feeling like I was going to throw up after 3 Miles as I’m used to running that distance now. Looks like I was hoofing it and ran 5k in 29 mins 😳. Not sure how cause I thought I was running slower than usual🤔. I’ll struggle to do more than 5K at this rate.

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Start your run with a blooming big hill ?

Forestgrump
Forestgrump in reply to Oldfloss

Good idea! 👍

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Forestgrump

I do that.. else I end up our of breath :)

I don’t know about the tracking system you use but (I use a Garmin and can do the following) can you set a pace to run at with alerts, bleeps, when you are too slow/fast? Otherwise possibly run with your phone in your hand a couple of times to get a feel of how running slower feels?

Forestgrump
Forestgrump in reply to AnnieW55

I have a Garmin Forerunner 235 I’ve only just had for 2 weeks . I’ll have to see if I can do that 👍

AnnieW55
AnnieW55 in reply to Forestgrump

I’m sure you can, mine’s an old 220. I will say it can get annoying if you don’t run within the set limits.

Yours might be in a different place but mine is menu, settings, activity settings, alerts, pace, then fast alert on and slow alert on.

LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate10

I’ve stuck with Strava, but I normally just slow down or walk for a few seconds so I can check my pace on the phone..... never used Garmin. Hope you find a solution!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Graduate10

Well done for the speed, but yes good idea to try and slow it down for the longer runs....

wyersmith
wyersmithGraduate10

I’m using a music app called RockMyRun (free version) There are a selection of music mixes at different beats per minute to suit your pace. Might be worth checking out the marathon selection at the lower bpms and then trying to run on the beats. Might help you pace yourself.

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