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  • JuanKerr 20 Jan 2014 12:26:55 36,778 posts
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    Some damn good times there. My aim is to go sub 20 for 5km and sub 40 for 10km. Trouble is, I hate running and not sure if I can be arsed to push myself that much.
  • Vortex808 20 Jan 2014 12:45:40 8,574 posts
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    Sadly, sometimes you just have to face you're not going to get back to the times you used to be able to do. Having kids and less time to train, coupled with having about 12-15 years of intermittent ITB hassles, I know that I am unlikely to do a 10k under 45 mins for a good while, if not ever again. I do want to get as close to it as I can though!


    So far this year I have entered three 10k races. The first in march will be my last as a 'regular' runner.

    I'll be running as 'veteran' for every race after that.

    This pains me greatly. :(

    Edited by Vortex808 at 13:48:01 20-01-2014
  • AccidentProne 20 Jan 2014 13:35:21 1,240 posts
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    Wouldn't worry about it too much, set all my current pb times as a veteran and still seem to be getting faster. I think you can realistically keep improving longer distance times throughout your 40's, as long as you're careful. Then again, I've only been running four years and don't have kids, so it's probably not really comparable...

    I'm also aiming for sub 20 5k and sub 40 10k times this year. Need to start waking up in time for park run I guess.
  • mrpon 20 Jan 2014 13:41:04 30,473 posts
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    Waking up...eurgh. Roll on 30th March!!
  • Deleted user 10 February 2014 13:17:34
    Blinking flip, looks like my month or two off is starting to yield results. I'm finally about to pip a 45 minute 10km and my run home (all uphill) stayed below 50minutes last week.

    Starting some speed training in a couple of weeks in advance of the events I'm signed up for this year. Going to try and aim for one quick 10km into work on the Monday, speedwork alongside the canal on Wednesdays then long(er) runs on the way home on a Friday. Long runs peak out at 50km this year so that'll be fun after a day at work :-)
  • Youthist 16 Feb 2014 20:47:47 10,767 posts
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    Anyone do Brighton Half today? Amazing weather for it. Anyway good stuff. 1hour37 if anyone is counting. Very tough first 4 miles.
  • Youthist 17 Feb 2014 08:35:18 10,767 posts
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    Bumped coz no cunt responded but I was a Sunday. Anyone run Brighton yesterday?
  • Deleted user 17 February 2014 09:09:12
    Sorry, Brighton's out of my neck of the woods :-) First event of the year will be Leeds Half in May. Looking forward to it too :-)
  • craigy Staff 17 Feb 2014 09:39:04 8,133 posts
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    @Youthist Nice work! It was a lovely day for it. You running buggers meant we couldn't get to King Alfred for our Sunday swim, but I forgive you :D
  • JuanKerr 17 Mar 2014 20:49:16 36,778 posts
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    Anyone happen to do the Thetford Forest 10km yesterday? I was pretty happy with my time of 43:02 on a pretty tough cross-country course, and chuffed to finish 5th out of 130 odd runners. Gonna aim for a podium finish next year :)
  • cjb_bjc 17 Mar 2014 21:55:51 1,302 posts
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    @juankerr

    Good effort. It's nice seeing your post from 2 months ago and then seeing results.

    I've decided I'm gonna run the Reading half next Feb. So if I'm not on here saying I'm training by December please remind me!
  • Youthist 17 Mar 2014 21:57:52 10,767 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    Anyone happen to do the Thetford Forest 10km yesterday? I was pretty happy with my time of 43:02 on a pretty tough cross-country course, and chuffed to finish 5th out of 130 odd runners. Gonna aim for a podium finish next year :)
    5th is great - well done. What was winning time do you know?
  • JuanKerr 17 Mar 2014 22:40:02 36,778 posts
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    Cheers. Winning time was 38:11 I think, which is pretty rapid on a course like that. I'm actually starting to enjoy running a bit now, although it is still damn painful at times.
  • Deleted user 17 March 2014 22:49:26
    @JuanKerr That's ace! My 10km time is 45 minutes on road so I'd be well chuffed with that :-D
  • Carlo 17 Mar 2014 23:00:13 18,439 posts
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    My 10km (which I've only just started to do) is inside my personal target of 58 minutes.

    I have a long way to go it seems. I've only just got through my first winter as a runner though, so no poss taking! ;)
  • JuanKerr 27 Mar 2014 13:10:29 36,778 posts
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    Signed up for another cross-country 10 km at the end of April. Feel like I've hit a bit of a barrier, so time to have a go at interval training to get that time down. Should be interesting/painful.
  • mcmonkeyplc 27 Mar 2014 13:21:48 39,855 posts
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    Did my first 5k under 25 mins last night. Chuffed :)

    Now I need to slow down, can't do 20k at that pace :)
  • Scurrminator 27 Mar 2014 13:27:12 8,581 posts
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    Been running since Jan.
    Started out with the couch to 5k thing as I couldn't run to the end of the street without getting out of puff.
    Now up to 10k in around 50 - 55 minutes depending on conditions. Want to get that down slightly and then double the distance over the next few months as I'd like to do a half marathon before years end. Easily do-able I think.
  • mcmonkeyplc 27 Mar 2014 13:30:20 39,855 posts
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    Damn! That's pretty good. It's taken me ages to get below 55 mins for 10k and you've done it in 3 months!
  • Scurrminator 27 Mar 2014 13:37:56 8,581 posts
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    you're already at that pace with your 5k though :-)
    I kind of jumped from around 6k to 10k. One night I was running and just went for it and kept going until I hit 10. I've only done it three times I think, first was last week. Another go tonight. Might go for 12.
    I wasn't unfit to begin with, just terrible at running :-(
  • mcmonkeyplc 27 Mar 2014 13:41:29 39,855 posts
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    Good stuff just keep going. You'll be surprised at how far you can go.
  • CosmicFuzz 27 Mar 2014 13:45:29 28,581 posts
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    I'm going to start running again this week I think. Not ran for nearly 2 months now after injuring myself. I'll never run a marathon but would like to do a half. Think I'll just gently get back into it and take it easy, aim for the Edinburgh half-marathon early next year.
  • CharlieStCloud 13 Apr 2014 10:20:02 5,820 posts
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    Blissfully lovely weather in London today.

    : )

    ... anyone on here taking part in the London Marathon today?

    Good luck to everybody and to Mr. Mo too.
  • iancognito 13 Apr 2014 11:18:12 2,364 posts
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    I tried the NHS Couch to 5K thing but abandoned it after an injury. Want to get back to it soon. One of the things on their podcast was to land on your heels, which I thought was considered bad because of the high impact and it slows you down. I was trying to go more flat, towards the toes without too much bouncing and jarring.
    Am I right or are they right?
  • AccidentProne 13 Apr 2014 11:46:05 1,240 posts
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    They're wrong, a friend had the same question recently after starting couch to 5k. I believe they've acknowledged the mistake since. Try and land on your mid-foot.
  • iancognito 13 Apr 2014 12:16:52 2,364 posts
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    Mid-foot was the term I was looking for. Thought heel sounded like a bad technique. Thanks.
  • superbob85 Best Forumite, 2014 13 Apr 2014 12:19:54 3,576 posts
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    Reading these posts is already knackering me out. Props to anyone who runs a marathon true dedication.
  • TheSaint 13 Apr 2014 13:11:00 15,683 posts
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    I've been considering another marathon but London has never really appealed to me. Watching it on TV a good 90% of the course appears to be along boring residential roads. You would think with all the landmarks we have they could come up with a more interesting route. It must be really boring.
  • altitude2k 13 Apr 2014 13:42:30 5,179 posts
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    New York is the only marathon I would consider running. The "accomplishment" has never really bothered me with running, which is why I do the Silverstone half each year - it's a great distance to train and keep healthy for, plus it's 10 minutes down the road. So I'd have to find the setting interesting and enjoyable to consider running a full marathon.
  • captainrentboy 13 Apr 2014 13:46:42 1,249 posts
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    I'm giving the couch to 5k app a go too. On the third week now and it hasn't been too unbearable so far. My problems are my knees and occasionally shins, I think I might be pushing myself too hard on the running sections, as occasionally the pain is lasting longer than a couple of days. I'm 6ft6 too, so my form is probably way off what it should be like.
    Its quite strange to think that if I keep it up, I should be able to run for a solid 30 mins after the 9 weeks. That seems like a quite impossible task at the moment. :)
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