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When is your next 10k?
Your 2 mile reps are showing good signs that sub 35 is well achievable!.
No worries sb,a good couple of pbs together there,you are going all guns at the minute.
Is steeplechase your discipline then,not something I have ever tried,I have heard it is tough though,so good luck with that?
I did a 10k Bank Holiday Monday in the heat,I think that sort of distance is fairly doable ,but anything a bit longer and you do start to struggle a bit,love running in the hotter weather though,not that we see it that often.
They are more like tiny hurdles to you then.
I am 5ft 7,so I would need a ladder to get over them,your fitness shows that you will do well mate,age and how long ago it was does not mean a thing,have you had any trial runs at it in training?
First time I stood on a track was last year,cluelessly trying to become faster by doing some 400s or 800s I beleive.
Glad to see the thread revived. I didn't run on a track until I was 40 plus and it was a bit embarassing not knowing where the various start and finish points were (didn't pay enough attention when watching TV in the distant days when the UK could hold its own on the track). The track here in Inverness has nice little labels tacked onto the inner curb for the uninitiated .
Welcome hitman, good luck with the goals. I'm going to try running less over the summer and biking more with a view to maintaining fitness without hurting too much. I have continued to be a bit off my 2010 pace this year (with the exception of beating my rather soft half marathon PB) and have to shake things up if I'm going to challenge sawney's times.
over 40 - i'm 53 next week,
in my 40 th year of running in actual fact - 9 of those years pushing Phillip in his wheelchair
Hooray, I'm now a vet as of a couple of weeks ago. I've already gone to a rock gig and completed a 10K race so don't really intend it to make any material difference to my life! Onwards.
Nice parkrunning there Sawney, which event? I'm still trying to get the elusive sub-18 minute 5k, but maybe I'll get a few more chances if wemanage to start a parkrun in Inverness.
Hope you (and Phillip) are back running soon mick. Not sure I'd be so keen on running now if I'd been at it since age 13.
Welcome to the ranks Virgil_. I celebrated by running an over 40s 10k (do they have such things in the UK?) which will almost certainly be the last event I enter as the youngest participant.
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. I celebrated by running an over 40s 10k (do they have such things in the UK?) which will almost certainly be the last event I enter as the youngest participant. Not sure I have heard of any but it sounds a good ideas, preferably lets go to over 53 races to give me a chance of appearing somewhere in the top 50%
. I celebrated by running an over 40s 10k (do they have such things in the UK?) which will almost certainly be the last event I enter as the youngest participant.
Hi all. I started running at 40 for something to do once I was too slow to play footy any longer. Just coming up to my 3rd year running and if I needed reminding how competetive the V40 category is, I only needed to look on here! Some great times on here folks.
My PBs are a bit more modest (i.e. slower!) - 10k is 44.06, 1/2 marathon 1.49, and marathon 4.23 although I've only done 1 of those & I have 2 to do this year.
The great joy I get from races is competing against my previous times which at the moment are reducing year on year, and finishing in the top half of the field. Those of you who have been running several years - at what stage/age do you expect to plateau and your times to start slowing?
Cheers Sawney. I've got 2 tough marathons coming up (are there any other kind?!) at Coniston & Snowdon but am hopeful of sub 4hours in at least one of them. As part of my training this year I've done a few short fell races and I think this is where I'm likely to do most of my running in 2012.