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Old 20th Jul 14, 07:42 PM
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Running up Snowdon

Hey!

I've started training again after a long absence, and I'm trying to come up with a decent goal to aim for.

So I'm planning on running up snowdon, and trying to get my 10k time to sub-40 minutes.

At the minute I'm running 5k in just under 25mins. I did a half marathon a few years ago, so I'm pretty sure the 10k goal is achievable.

Anyway I'm trying to set a date to run up snowdon, but I'm not entirely sure how much training I'll need beforehand. I won't be doing it with any time in mind, just to make it up without stopping.

I always run on the flat too, so I'll obviously need to start some hill-running. But I've got no idea how long a realistic timeframe would be to set. Does anyone have any ideas?

Cheers!
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Old 23rd Jul 14, 09:06 AM
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Hey!

I've started training again after a long absence, and I'm trying to come up with a decent goal to aim for.

So I'm planning on running up snowdon, and trying to get my 10k time to sub-40 minutes.

At the minute I'm running 5k in just under 25mins. I did a half marathon a few years ago, so I'm pretty sure the 10k goal is achievable.

Anyway I'm trying to set a date to run up snowdon, but I'm not entirely sure how much training I'll need beforehand. I won't be doing it with any time in mind, just to make it up without stopping.

I always run on the flat too, so I'll obviously need to start some hill-running. But I've got no idea how long a realistic timeframe would be to set. Does anyone have any ideas?

Cheers!
Just run up as many hills as you can, where are you based?

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Enter this next year will be much more fun doing it as part of a race, I may do it as well.
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Old 23rd Jul 14, 09:20 AM
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As James has said, hills and lots of them. I'd focus on a few smaller steps to start with but keep sight of the larger one.
I don't feel you need a 10k time of under 40 minutes to be able to scale Snowdon, they are different types of events and training will be different.

Focus on getting on some hills, include them in your daily routines and slowly increase the distance. Once Snowdon is done, use that base training to focus on the 10k
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Old 23rd Jul 14, 10:22 AM
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I quite fancy the snowdon run actually. Will keep an eye on that for next year.
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Old 24th Jul 14, 05:38 PM
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I'm just south of Manchester, so luckily I can be in the peak district within 25 minutes

yeah I agree about the sub-40 time being different from running up snowdon, that's just a separate goal that I have.

I think I'd prefer to do it on my own - that way I can run my own pace without getting stuck behind anyone, or holding people up.

I'm thinking I'll give myself 8 weeks to train for it, as that coincides just before a holiday.

Probably 3 runs a week, 1 shorter run (5kish), 1 sprint training session (probably uphill), and one longer run out in the hills. I'll work out a schedule to build the runs up with intensity week by week
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Old 24th Jul 14, 09:01 PM
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Which route are you planning to take up ?
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Old 25th Jul 14, 07:27 AM
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I'm just south of Manchester, so luckily I can be in the peak district within 25 minutes

yeah I agree about the sub-40 time being different from running up snowdon, that's just a separate goal that I have.

I think I'd prefer to do it on my own - that way I can run my own pace without getting stuck behind anyone, or holding people up.

I'm thinking I'll give myself 8 weeks to train for it, as that coincides just before a holiday.

Probably 3 runs a week, 1 shorter run (5kish), 1 sprint training session (probably uphill), and one longer run out in the hills. I'll work out a schedule to build the runs up with intensity week by week
you must be Stockport ish area then? im over an hour away and classed as south Manchester / Cheshire area.
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Old 25th Jul 14, 12:19 PM
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The only one you can sensibly run up is llanberis path.

I've decided I'm definitely doing the international snowdon race next year
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Old 25th Jul 14, 12:55 PM
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The only one you can sensibly run up is llanberis path.

I've decided I'm definitely doing the international snowdon race next year
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Old 25th Jul 14, 12:57 PM
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I hiked up crib goch a few years ago an old boy in trainers flew past me in the knife edge and some one else was doing the pyg track the same day (is the pyg track the same as llanberris path?)
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Old 25th Jul 14, 01:40 PM
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I did say sensibly ;-)

Pygs track is tenone to the right of miners path that start at the top of llanberis pass.
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Old 25th Jul 14, 04:23 PM
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snowdon ranger path should be doable, we walked up it in May with a 7 year old, 10 year old and dog, prob a few miles that are over steep rocks and stones that would be hard work but a lot of it is on paths
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Old 25th Jul 14, 04:30 PM
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I hiked up crib goch a few years ago an old boy in trainers flew past me in the knife edge and some one else was doing the pyg track the same day (is the pyg track the same as llanberris path?)
Not sure if that's brave or foolhardy to run along here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELdijJpGcyc
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Old 25th Jul 14, 07:44 PM
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the dude looked like he did it regularly in actual fact he was running towards us, it looks worse than it is because you dont have to stand on the knife edge he was to one side using the edge as a kind of hand rail must have rubber ankles
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Old 25th Jul 14, 07:48 PM
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thanks for posting that link i gotta go back, how far is it up llanberris path.. im in when we going?
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