I'm very excited. I'm still slow, but I just shaved over over 3 minutes off my best time for 5k, this morning. I'm faster than this pace on shorter runs, and today's run involved a steep bit coming out of town. The odd thing is that I'm less tired than when I'm doing my usual mega slow plods. I've been working on distance for months and can run for 2 hours without stopping or walking, albeit slowly. Now I'm working on going faster. I'm not sure why i made this decision; it just seemed time to do it. I think I was motivated by the public run coming up at the end of the month.
bringing my average pace up faster by... - Marathon Running ...
I don't think i really was pushing, just moving my lazy backside along at a pace i could probably have been doing a lot longer than i have been. Not sure what I would be like over 10k with it. I haven't done 10k in less than 1hr 33min yet, but then I've always deliberately slowed right down over distance, which is probably why I can run so long without a break (just under 2 hours so far). I would love to know what my time would be like without the blasted hills.
Marathons, I'm in awe!
Yes, I have hills, lots of. I think these plan times assume folks are running on proper running tracks 🙄
I ran into big trouble trying to do much of my marathon training 32k training run on my tricky trail. I hurt my hip 🙄. Not making that mistake again 🙂.
I have a half marathon race before my marathon, which I aim to do under two hours. Acid test 😁
Sound really good Flick.i used to worry about speed too but then I realised , like you, that I was just running continuously and not stopping for breathers now and then. I’d always thought I was cheating if I stopped for a breather so when I stopped that was the end of my running for that day.
When I did my ‘accidental ‘ first 7k I only stopped running because a lorry got in my way and I had to stop to let him finish turning..... once I’d stopped I thought that’s it! The end of my run but I could have carried on with that little breather.
After a while I realised I could stop for a minute, take some pics and carry on and it still counted. After all I’m not training for the Olympics with my coach and a stopwatch following my every move. And sometimes I was faster even with a little stop.
Yeah I find I’m better with distance. Sooon Sooon ☹️
I was in the garden today and remembered I’d left a bowl of water filling and ran back into the house, without thinking, to turn it off. Could probably do a gentle week 1 of C25k but I’m sticking to when I’ve been told. Not going to risk setting myself back. The pins and needles have stopped now and no pain when walking etc so fingers crossed.
These lovely Autumn mornings are making me twitchy though.
It stopped so I didn’t bother going. Probably should have but you know what it’s like 🙄
I have been spending 5 mins a couple of times a day rolling a Pilates spiky ball under my instep which really makes it feel good. My Pilates teacher suggested it and it feels so nice I do both feet.
I used to do that at the end of a long working day spent on my feet.
Well done Flick! Great achievement sweetheart! 👏👏💐❤️ Great pace and super elavation!xxx
Yeah! But still good👍❤️