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I'm currently out running 3/4 times a week trying to achieve this, almost there now!
i want to start running again soon. but i won't, because i'm lazy.
I was in the mindset that one hour of 7-a-side every week was enough to get me through a fitness test. So wrong of me.
I used to be able to do sub 6 minute miles for 5-6 mile races. But then I was really fit.
I just get so bored running on my own.
It's so easy to do that and think, 'yeah I'll just walk the next bit now'
I might have been asked to take fitness by the time I found one anyway.
Take a look here - http://www.fetcheveryone.com/clubs.php
I think I might have to make the effort to meet up with a mate I've not seen in awhile as he has to pass the same test that I do.
I might manage 1.1 miles in 15 minutes, but I've never been much of a distance runner.
I'm the slowest runner I know, even when I was running 3 times a week for over a year it hardly improved at all.
i reckon i'd struggle to run 1.5 miles, period.
subquestion: can someone recommend some good, not-too-expensive running shoes?
Tell them your budget, and that you are a beginner. You can normally pick up last season's stock of asics, new balance, nike for about 1/2 price. I paid £50 for my £120 asics because they have orange trim (orange being the 2009 colours. It is sport, not catwalk, and I care not for 'sports fashion'!)
Most of the good shops (i.e. Runners Need or similar) will pop you onto a treadmill and film you before helping you choose a shoe.
now to see if there are any specialist running shops nearby...
They're usually cheaper than Asics and New Balance because they only make running shoes and aren't really a fashion brand.
then I am almost sick so I have to stop.
its more of a jog or a trot. (like number 7 on the treadmill)
To be fair, I have only just started exercising again and i'm a bit on-off with it so I can't really get a consistent level of fitness at the minute with the way i'm doing things. I'm gonna start doing it properly this week so hopefully that'll bring my mood up and make me feel a little good about myself.
I tend to do them in around 27mins with about 0.25km of walking halfway. Thing is though this last week I've upped the speed I've been running a fair bit but am still getting exactly the same times. I can't work it out.
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You need to incorporate interval training into your routine to push your fitness to the next level and give your body the push to go faster overall for longer. It's a bitch but it works. Have a look at runner world or fetch everyone for interval training/ high intensity workouts for runners.
I'm just looking to work on my ability to breathe at the minute, I've always struggled with lung capacity even when I was younger and I've had a noticeable improvement in that area when it comes to playing football and stuff now.
Any weight loss would be a lovely side-effect but I'm pretty pleased with myself so far this year. I'll slowly but surely be upping it all I reckon.
My legs would happily carry me the same distance again, but my lungs aren't keeping up. Interval training works on the principlke of bursts of high intensity, followed by less streuous movement ('active recovery'). In time you'll find you need less and less recoivery time and can handle loinger or more intense sessions without needing to slowdown. I can dig you out some better info tmw when I'm back at my PC and have my bookmarks to hand :)
Legs are fine, lungs are shit. It's frustrating :D
Now I don't get much past the 10k p/h mark. I find training with just an average speed goal to be frustrating though. I prefer to manage longer fats intervals/ less active recovery time, or better uphill performance, as a means of tracking progress/ feeling pleased with myself.
Well done, and keep it up :D
But I ALWAYS catch the bus when I have to run for it, so I'm gonna say yes, absolutely.
I could a couple of months ago
Ive been bulking so Ive got a lot more mass to carry around now and it might not be so easy :(
I ran 2k in 15 minutes last week though so maybe there is hope!
I only have to be able to do 20 press-ups and 36 sit-ups for this fitness test. A minute for each.
so I guess that works out at about 9.5 minutes per 1.5miles.
I can't do that now - the last time I ran a 10K, which was last year, I did it in about 48 minutes.
When I say 'used to,' I mean when I was at school - where I swam and played football every day.
These days I play football once a week on a Wednesday evening and go for the odd swim. I'd like to get into the habit of running first thing in the morning 2 or 3 times a week, but I can't really see it happening.
is to run at lunchtimes and eat at my desk afterward. Only any good if you've got showers at work, but if you do, then it's a great way of getting some training done at a time that I'd otherwise waste.
Other than that, it's just a case of priorities. Tuesday/Thursday nights are running club nights and it's gotta be something pretty special to make me do something else, there's always a long run at some point over the weekend, even if something else has to go...
where I walked a mile in 10 minutes. I think if I tried to run 1.5 miles in under 11 minutes I might die.
it's one of the things I have to be able to do to get the job I want. I almost died the first time I did it though!
I have to be fit and turned into a combat ready member of the armed forces before they let me anywhere close to Trade Training.
With a bit of training to could do it in under 10.
I doubt I'd even manage that these days.
Go off too fast and you're done by 300m. Try and take it slower and your time is ridiculous.
I remember falling flat on my face 20m from the line doing this at school and 3 of my mates picking me up and throwing me over just to get a time. I was in the lead aswell.
Too long to be train for in quite the same way as a sprint, too short to treat as middle-distance. Got a lot of respect for anyone who races anything shorter than 1.5k.
But I go for duration rather than speed.
= 5km in 22m47s
= 10k in 45m34s
= 4m33s per km
The only reliable measure I have is my best 10k time of ~49 minutes, which is slightly off the pace, but I reckon I could up my game for an 11 minute dash if I had to. I'd be proper knackered afterwards.
So, yeah, what OTP said.
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Me! me! I can!
Passed my fitness test yesterday!
but a pass is a pass.
Unless I get injured I can only improve from now on.
So how many of the people in this thread who were going to start running actually stuck with it?
Getting fit = a good feeling
its 7 and a bit miles. pretty sure thats quicker than the olympians can do.
I can run 3 miles in 20.46 though, if you want to use that as somekind of comparison.
i think i'd beat you in a race of who was the best at winning tho.
I can run for 25 minutes now :D
I used to dread it, now I really enjoy it!
I feel like I'm cheating now because i've gone from road running to a treadmil but running on the road sprained my ankle so I don't wanna risk it now. I can do 15 minutes of running after an hour spinning class which is pretty good. A few months ago I would have died if I done that.
I can never get the settings right, I either find it too easy or I hurt myself after making the resistance too high. It was still one of the more relaxed PEd sessions I've ever done though.
I could do it every day! Its best to start off on a really low resistance and sort of ignore what the instructor says. If he says crank it up 5 turns, only do it 3-4 or until you think its enough. I go pretty hard in my classes but I want to lose weight and build up muscle on my legs but its quite good for general fitness.
Been running almost weekly since then. And cycling the 17 miles home from work once a week for the past few weeks. The times are edging slowly towards pb territory. Been swimming, too, and trying to ween myself off of old man breast stroke.
Main challenge: carry on through the winter.
Luckily I'll have enforced exercise sessions twice a week in winter.
I still can't swim.
In the dark, no one can see me wobble!
I don't think I could run from my flat to the train station. It's probably 500m away.
in high heels and everything. To be fair it was only l00m but I was pretty proud of myself. And thus ends my successful running career.
it's a 10k road race with lots of punishing hills
her time was 50m48s and she came 581st out of the 7500 women running
I was pretty proud of her
the winning female did a ridiculous time of 33m25s though
and 2nd place was a 48 year old a minute and a half behind
isn't the human body amazing?
Yeah, she iz well fit innit
I've now moved onto barefoot running. It's so hard at first but i'm getting good at it now, my times are fast, the distance just whizzes by, and my recovery is brilliant. It's a high pain barrier to break through at first, though.
It encourages a ball-of-foot strike rather than a heel strike, which is a much better way of running. I'll be fucked if I can bother to do it though.
I love efficiency, it's.. amazing. It's worth persevering with. I'm using Vivo shoes and found they protect my soles enough without defying the whole purpose of the barefoot regime.