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Heh. And Rebecca Adlington can swim 800m in the time I could do 400m, going all out.
I think I've resigned myself to the fact that elite athletes are freaks of nature and nurture.
I just did my first 10k at Lanhydrock in cornwall (lots of mud and hills). My time was one hour and 26 seconds so can I join your thread? Have not got my next 10k planned but was thinking something flat! I agree with Yersinia that the fact we can run 10k at all is a pretty good achievement! I did my first 5k in May in 32 minutes so am progressing slowly!
That sounds like pretty inpressive progress to me.
Increase of both speed and distance, and almost a sub-60 on a very technical-sounding course.
Hills and mud sounds like a very hard course. Good improvement on the back of a 32 min. 5k. Pick a flat course for your next 10k and I'am sure you will go under the hour easy.
Went out for a long (very) slow run today. 'Twas extremely soggy and muddy, and I did over 11K - my furthest ever.
Tomorrow I hope to swim, and then do a faster 5K-ish on Thursday and then two glorious rest days before my race, with maybe just a very gentle spot of cycling.
no running updates from me. just do not have the motivation whilst shaking off the cold. haven't run for 5 days now and feeling all squidgy.
plod - hope that cold disappears soon! I've got a very sore throat today and am hoping I'm not due one!
I managed to acquire a charity place in the Great South Run through work today. Very excited, though running 10 miles sounds like a very long way
I'm sticking to a proper training programme at the mo so have noticed progress but I must admit I was feeling a bit gutted I did not run quicker! Should give myself a break really as I'm only just starting to cope with hills! Much sympathy to all you struck down with colds they seem to be everywhere at the mo!
Got a sore throat !!
Still ran this evening 8k in 53:30, planned to do 10k but legs said NO !
Not feeling to good at the moment , should have rested , must be getting a cold as well.
Hi Mark & welcome,
I also did the GYR, the hill at the end really slowed me up, finished in 1hr 4 min.
Ran the Bolsover 10k last year I think my time was around 1 hr 7 min. Found it hard, quite hilly.
Hope plod and eeyore and anyone else with lurgies are beginning to feel better.
Did a tad over 5K in a tad over 30 minute at a heart rate of 158 today. That'll be my last run before Sunday's race. Eep.
afraid so, in places, the finish was up hill ! but not as steep as GYR finish.
I'm doing my first 10k on Sunday, at Harewood House. One of the Cancer Research ones. I'm terrified! It doesn't help that I've guilted loads of the parents at my school (I'm a teacher) into sponsoring me. So the pressure'll be on in the playground on Monday. I ran 10k 4 weeks ago in 1 hour 15, but have been following the RW 10k training programme since then, so hope to get close to the hour (?!), though apparently it's a hilly course. To be honest, I'll be grateful enough if I get round without coughing up a lung!!!
Yikes - any tips?
Enjoy it. My money says that the race atmosphere will get you well under your previous time and hopefully to the Golden Hour. I'm doing the Cancer Research 10k at Althorp on the same day so will be with you in spirit.
I've re-measured my 10k course on map my run at a greater magnification and it turns out to be 9.6k - my 59 minute time pro rated up causes me to be outside the hour for 10k, so I'm not quite there yet. I'll plan to run the full distance this weekend and get myself a proper time.
To console myself I had a thoroughly enjoyable 5.3 mile run in the pouring rain tonight - 'twas great fun.
AND - my rugby team Leinster have just hammered Edinburgh so (ignoring the fact that I couldn't actually make it to the match) a great night!
Time for a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc I think...
haven't run for a week but planning on doing my 5 mile route very sloooowly later on today and after that i'm off on holiday. hopefully will get back in the swing of things when i get back - i'd better. my half mara is in about 7 weeks and the furrthest i've run is 9 miles once and 8 miles twice and that's not been for ages...
Have a good holiday Plod
Uni - I'm a bit late to give any tips but hope you enjoy the race and come back and tell us about it.
I just popped in to try and get some motivation to run. I'm about to move to a new flat, so spent all of yesterday packing! I'm tired today, everything aches and I can't be bothered to get up!
Thank you to everyone who has offered me guidance and support.
I finished my first 10k today in 59min 50 seconds!