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Old 5th Aug 12, 06:10 PM
johnlondon johnlondon is offline
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10k in 1hour 27 minutes - is this good?

Hi,

I am an ex addict (4yrs clean), i've just started running in the last few months. i have made it up to 10k in 1hr and 27 minutes. should i stay at this and try to improve my time or run for a longer distance?

I am finishing the 10k feeling reasonably ok, not too exhausted.
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Old 5th Aug 12, 07:17 PM
kirkleyrunner kirkleyrunner is offline
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It's entirely up to you whether you want to go for more distance, or work on your speed. Depends on what your goals are. Just don't try to run too far, or too fast, too soon.

Congrats on your recovery
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Old 5th Aug 12, 07:32 PM
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Its a PB.......personally I would do both,1 long slow run per week gradually increasing distance by1/2 mile to a mile ......I fastish run of 3=4 miles and 1 recovery run....your endurance will increase and so will your pace.....congrats on your recovry and welcome to my addiction
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Old 5th Aug 12, 07:32 PM
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Indeed, well done on your recovery.

Well done on getting to 10k. I'm sure as you keep running you will naturally get faster.
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Old 5th Aug 12, 07:39 PM
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Dont get hung up on whats good and whats bad set yourself goals
and work towards and if you need help or encouragement use the
forum. One persons PD is another persons worst nightmare just
keep your head down and try to stick to your goal.
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Old 5th Aug 12, 10:26 PM
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Dont get hung up on whats good and whats bad set yourself goals
and work towards and if you need help or encouragement use the
forum. One persons PD is another persons worst nightmare just
keep your head down and try to stick to your goal.


Enjoy your running and see how you feel. What would inspire you more, running faster, or running further?

I'm still looking to beat my 10k PB, but that also involves doing longer runs (8, 9, 10 miles or more) as part of that.

Take it steady, build pace and distance gradually, and take one run at a time

Well done on getting clean and staying clean, 4 years is fab
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Old 6th Aug 12, 10:05 AM
Shazza41 Shazza41 is offline
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I just done my first 10K badger run on thursday and did it in 1.08 i was so pleased with myself i didnt come last lol. But got the buzz now so cant wait for next run to try and do it faster. It all down to yourself. Good luck x
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Old 6th Aug 12, 01:59 PM
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thanks

thanks for your reply forgot to say I am 52 and 3 stone over weight and LOVE CAKE AND TEA I am trying to get my weight down soon.
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Old 6th Aug 12, 02:21 PM
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Well done.

You may find that once you get your weight down and train more, your time will get better.
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Old 6th Aug 12, 02:51 PM
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That's good going. Like others have already said, in the early months of running, it's most important to make sure you enjoy it, and look forward to going out. If you put too much pressure on yourself (for fast times, or huge weight losses, or whatever), you'll either find it becomes a chore, or you'll injure yourself.

Consistency is the key. My main problem is over-eagerness, either to get faster, or go longer, and I get injured a lot because of that - and then the pastries start. So I'm just easing myself back in having gained a stone in weight in the last 5 weeks!

So, umm, yeah. Slow and steady wins the race (and when you REALLY get bitten by the running bug, you will begin to feel ever so slightly guilty when reaching for that extra cake! ).
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