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First back to back run days

Decker
DeckerModerator

So I did the first back to back runs as indicated by the myasics HM plan. Went faster than I should have on the 5k yesterday ( they wanted 8.5 min/km and the slowest I got to was 7) and about average today (6.56min/km). Did not love it but it was nice to get out and run guilt free today. :) I suspect I will want to leave a gap day in between next week though. Shins were quite sore, though they feel ok now. Probably should have gone slower yesterday. We will see.

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misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Slow phase is leg building. The phases are all on your info sheet. It gets faster. Don’t ignore the build up 🙂

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to misswobble

Yes it makes sense. I just can't run or jog to 8:29 - unless I am walking :) I could manage 7:30- 8 I think - I will try to really slow down for the next 5 back to back next week. Right now I am at the going further phase.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Decker

Ooh how exciting 😃

I am on run 3 of my new HM plan so just slow jogs. 7k planned for later or might go tomorrow as i have been dog walking a lot today and done some yoga One dog not leaving me til 8 pm so I’m a bit hampered

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to misswobble

Yes, I'm getting there slowly :). Wow, you didn't give yourself much of a breather after your marathon, you are right back into another plan! I guess its probably the best way to do it so you can maintain your ongoing structure. That's a looong way from where I am at :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Go you....it all sounds very complicated and interesting...you have come one heck of a long way!!! :)

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Oldfloss

Yes, who would have thought it Floss? 😀 I am just rolling with it all for now

rolysmate
rolysmateHalf Marathon

I think learning to run slower is going to be the hard part for me, tried a couple of times and found myself speeding up without realising.

How many weeks is your plan over?

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to rolysmate

Yes its always been a problem for me for short runs. Long runs are another story :) My plan is done in January (early Jan if I stay with the mid range plan and late Jan if I move to the easy plan.) My race isn’t until at least March so I guess I’ll just continue the last section until then when the time comes. Still need to get through the winter ❄️

rolysmate
rolysmateHalf Marathon
in reply to Decker

I've been looking and found a 10 week and a 14 week plan

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I had a full week off running but I was dog walking and I did some beginner’s yoga. I have only done two 5k runs, and one 7k today so a gentle reintroduction. Mind you I have a 10k race next Sunday 😃

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to misswobble

Haha I knew there had to be a race in there somewhere soon😀 Best of luck with it MW!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Well done- maximise on your rest day

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