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I need to step up from 5K to 10K. Any advice that can help you make the transition? Or is it just a case of 'run more and longer'? :)

I think you have hit the nail on the head.  If you are running 5K regularly, you will have a good idea how to pace your self.  Your first target is to do the 10K without worrying about time.  Once you start doing 10K regularly, then 5K will feel like a quick jog.

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I think you have hit the nail on the head.  If you are running 5K regularly, you will have a good idea how to pace your self.  Your first target is to do the 10K without worrying about time.  Once you start doing 10K regularly, then 5K will feel like a quick jog.

Thanks that makes sense. Now I just need to actually do it!

 

edit, one thing I tend to struggle with is breathing...anyone got any good techniques on it?

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Thanks that makes sense. Now I just need to actually do it!

 

edit, one thing I tend to struggle with is breathing...anyone got any good techniques on it?

I am not expert, but I was advised that you should be able to speak when you run.  If not, slow down.  Also, you will breath in automatically, concentrate on making sure you exhale fully.

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Feeling really fed up.

Replaced inner tube on front puncture. Replaced both OEM tubes for continental tubes. Slow puncture on one so replaced with spare, now punctured that one. Repaired and now repair has failed. In between this i bought a set of Schwalbe tubes but the valves were a little too short so that was when i bought the continental tubes.

OEM tubes lasted 400 miles. Now have gone through 3 tubes in 100.

 

Bad luck, feel for you :-((

Keep smiling

 

I need to step up from 5K to 10K. Any advice that can help you make the transition? Or is it just a case of 'run more and longer'? :)

 

Don't worry about time and step up gradually mile by mile would be my tip

And enjoy.

 

I think you have hit the nail on the head.  If you are running 5K regularly, you will have a good idea how to pace your self.  Your first target is to do the 10K without worrying about time.  Once you start doing 10K regularly, then 5K will feel like a quick jog.

Totally agree, spot on

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Managed to get my spare tube on. Pressure up to 120psi. Planning an early morning bank holiday monday ride. Hoping to hit.30 miles plus.

Joined the Strava Gran Fondo challenge of a 130km (80 miles) single ride. Will go as far As I can tomorrow and see.how far I get. Doubt I'll hit 80 mile but aiming for 30 minimum and anything over 50 I'll be amazed at

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I did 5k at the gym again this morning followed by some weights. The problem I am finding is that I am getting bored while running, the obvious solution is that I get faster, which I am working on, but spending that long on a treadmill is tedious and the thought of building up the distance does not appeal. I need to try and get to a park run for a bit of variety but Saturday mornings are not the best time.

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I did 5k at the gym again this morning followed by some weights. The problem I am finding is that I am getting bored while running, the obvious solution is that I get faster, which I am working on, but spending that long on a treadmill is tedious and the thought of building up the distance does not appeal. I need to try and get to a park run for a bit of variety but Saturday mornings are not the best time.

Treadmills don't you just hate them!!!!

Get yourself out on the roads and just go steady pace, I love outdoor running, it's so much easier than the treadmill

I did 3miles & 5miles last week on the Dreadmill and hated it, too warm, no fresh air and ###### music on the radio

Give it ago and enjoy

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Smashed my half marathon PB at Scunthorpe yesterday. Went from 1.53.35 to 1.47.44 in one go, aided by a nice flat course and great conditions. That run has been coming for some time, just didn't expect it yesterday as my training has dropped off a bit and the weight has gone on.

After the train wreck that was Sheffield, the North Lincs Half was brilliantly organised and tremendous fun. With around 1000 runners it still has a "club race" feel to it, but with the benefits of a "big race" finish in the stadium. Highly recommended.

Struggling to think how I'll beat that time in the near future, and looking at other distances, including the marathon. I'm going to have a crack at a 10 mile PB in 2 weeks and a 10K PB in June. The thing is, yesterday was one of those great days where your body just works. I actually thought I was going too fast so tried to slow down and concentrate on rhythm so I didn't collapse in the last 3 miles like I did at Nottingham and Sheffield. After a few minutes I checked my watch and I had actually sped up. I did a pretty big negative split - 54.30 for the first half of the race and 53.14 for the second half.

Might be the incentive I needed for a bit of weight loss and some harder work in training.

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Tim, any advice on stretching exercises?

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Tim, any advice on stretching exercises?

Not really. I should do more than I do - I have been advised that all pre-race loosening should be dynamic so I tend to just jog gently around with perhaps a few sprints at the end. While I'm waiting for a race to start I tend to jog on the spot to keep loose.

After the race it should be static stretching - I go with calves and quads mainly.

I was also told by a physio that I should use a foam roller to loosen my muscles before exercise as mine are apparently at high tension. This hurts in my experience and I'm not sure I'm willing to do it.

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Smashed my half marathon PB at Scunthorpe yesterday. Went from 1.53.35 to 1.47.44 in one go, aided by a nice flat course and great conditions. That run has been coming for some time, just didn't expect it yesterday as my training has dropped off a bit and the weight has gone on.After the train wreck that was Sheffield, the North Lincs Half was brilliantly organised and tremendous fun. With around 1000 runners it still has a "club race" feel to it, but with the benefits of a "big race" finish in the stadium. Highly recommended.Struggling to think how I'll beat that time in the near future, and looking at other distances, including the marathon. I'm going to have a crack at a 10 mile PB in 2 weeks and a 10K PB in June. The thing is, yesterday was one of those great days where your body just works. I actually thought I was going too fast so tried to slow down and concentrate on rhythm so I didn't collapse in the last 3 miles like I did at Nottingham and Sheffield. After a few minutes I checked my watch and I had actually sped up. I did a pretty big negative split - 54.30 for the first half of the race and 53.14 for the second half.Might be the incentive I needed for a bit of weight loss and some harder work in training.

Fantastic achievement, well done you. Brilliant time and neary 6 mins faster, wow you must have been smiling like a Cheshire Cat

Great splits as well

I'll use this as a kick up my ass.... Motivating others, many thanks

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Managed 45.4 miles this morning. Got off the bike and legs were shaking. Within minutes i could feel the acid in my legs burning. All this with cramp in my foot and the numbest ######.known to man!

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Facebook has a challenge I joined - 100 miles in a month.

I first did this in January to see if it was achievable( previously the most I'd run was 50 ish) , I did it and enjoyed it, plus the January one was no alcohol for a month... Great way to start the year.

This month I've managed 30 miles in 7 days..... So it got me thinking!!!

Should we set ourself an individual goal for a month and post on it weekly to help motivate ourselves and others??

Or is time to let the thread die off??

Regards

Paul

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Facebook has a challenge I joined - 100 miles in a month.

I first did this in January to see if it was achievable( previously the most I'd run was 50 ish) , I did it and enjoyed it, plus the January one was no alcohol for a month... Great way to start the year.

This month I've managed 30 miles in 7 days..... So it got me thinking!!!

Should we set ourself an individual goal for a month and post on it weekly to help motivate ourselves and others??

Or is time to let the thread die off??

Regards

Paul

Id be game for that. Strava have a monthly training scheme challenge. Both running and cycling. Im on 131km this month so far

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Id be game for that. Strava have a monthly training scheme challenge. Both running and cycling. Im on 131km this month so far

Nice one, it'll be our own goal(s) and hopefully others will be interested.

Some of the posting has really kicked me up the bum, tim2 certainly help me focus even more recently with his recent achievement.

Hearing about other losing weight just makes me happy after being a 20 stoner 9 years ago..... Self motivation, determination, drive and desire help me achieve my weight loss.

Sharing and caring posts my just help someone else.

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Facebook has a challenge I joined - 100 miles in a month.

I first did this in January to see if it was achievable( previously the most I'd run was 50 ish) , I did it and enjoyed it, plus the January one was no alcohol for a month... Great way to start the year.

This month I've managed 30 miles in 7 days..... So it got me thinking!!!

Should we set ourself an individual goal for a month and post on it weekly to help motivate ourselves and others??

Or is time to let the thread die off??

Regards

Paul

How much have you lost?  (as a man who is slightly heavier than nine years ago)

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How much have you lost?  (as a man who is slightly heavier than nine years ago)

Biggest weight just over 20 st currently 13st 3 lbs

Recently putting weight on, however muscle I'm happy to report.

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Biggest weight just over 20 st currently 13st 3 lbs

Recently putting weight on, however muscle I'm happy to report.

I was 21st after the cup final and just.today dipped under 17st

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I was 21st after the cup final and just.today dipped under 17st

You should see the smile on my face, I'd like to swear, that is flippin amazing!!!

Keep up the excellent work, wicked, well done..... You'll be setting more challenging goals in no time..... Nice one

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Was. 1st January 2014 - 21st 6lb

Is. 7th May 2014 - 18st 9lb

Aim. 24th September 2014 - 16st 0lb

 

And then I will stay between 16st 0lb and 15st 7lb for 12 months; focussing more on exercising, fitness and body shape.

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Was. 1st January 2014 - 21st 6lb

Is. 7th May 2014 - 18st 9lb

Aim. 24th September 2014 - 16st 0lb

 

And then I will stay between 16st 0lb and 15st 7lb for 12 months; focussing more on exercising, fitness and body shape.

You must be absolutely delighted to date, that's some achievement H

Good luck and keep posting, really well done and nice to read.

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Did a 10K trail race last night at Maltby in 54 mins, vey hilly but a beautiful run across fields (including a narrow path through 6ft high raip plants) and through Roche Abbey. Not bad after a half marathon 3 days before.

 

10K at Holymoorside on Sunday, another tough race as part of a plan to beat my 10 mile and 10K PBs before the summer.

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Tim2 - you didn't half motivate me this morning on my hilly training run

I did 1/2 Marathon distance in 1:47.55 a PB for the distance, however doesn't count as it's training.

The weather was poor, rain, windy and rain..... I'm chuffed as hell... Cheers

I've now run 50 miles in 10 days, best return in a short space and I've had 3 days rest as well.

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Ran a couple of miles today and then straight into swimming baths for 45 minutes. I did this on Wednesday too. I find it a bit better than just running which I seem to be lacking the oomph factor lately.

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Ran a couple of miles today and then straight into swimming baths for 45 minutes. I did this on Wednesday too. I find it a bit better than just running which I seem to be lacking the oomph factor lately.

Sometimes running only is hard on the body, swiming really helps pulled / stretch them muscles out.... Good on you.

You'll get your mojo back for running I'm sure

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