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speedie87

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Struggling with the running at the mo, was 24 min 5k park runner week in week out pre mar lockdown now struggling to break 27.

Can’t seem to go for a run at a decent pace without struggling and walking, if go for longer run and say right I’m going to do 5 I give up at 4......

I’ve never ran listening to music or podcasts before but think going to give that a go
 

Rich

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Struggling with the running at the mo, was 24 min 5k park runner week in week out pre mar lockdown now struggling to break 27.

Can’t seem to go for a run at a decent pace without struggling and walking, if go for longer run and say right I’m going to do 5 I give up at 4......

I’ve never ran listening to music or podcasts before but think going to give that a go
Slow down. Walk run. Enjoy the fresh air and the environment.
I was in exactly the same mind frame as you lockdown 1.0 and I went out on the trails and forgot all about pace. 8/9min/km average was quite normal and it was fun. Speed came back as a result.
 

Hertsccfc

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Struggling with the running at the mo, was 24 min 5k park runner week in week out pre mar lockdown now struggling to break 27.

Can’t seem to go for a run at a decent pace without struggling and walking, if go for longer run and say right I’m going to do 5 I give up at 4......

I’ve never ran listening to music or podcasts before but think going to give that a go
Takes me about 27 and I am happy with that. I do find listening to music help though
 

SBAndy

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Well it was bloody freezing this morning, but dragged myself out for 5 half-mile intervals (1 minute rest in between). Tough on the lungs when the air is that cold.
 
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tommydazzle

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Love running in the cold, can’t cope with the heat so just started the 5k runs again after stopping over the summer. Pretty much had to start again as you seem to lose condition at a far faster rate than gaining it! Any tips on breathing technique - I seem to gasp my way round?
 
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Travs

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Your breathing will improve as you gain fitness... And the best way to do that is lots of steady running.

In terms of controlling it in a race/timed effort/etc... It sounds simple, but you need to try and relax it and keep it controlled.
 

larry_david

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Ran my own half marathon on sat. Did it without stopping, furthest I've ever ran. Considering I had to stop on 3k in April I've come /ran a long way.

Absolutely lashed it down twice though, shirt stuck to me. Post run I was aching all over but I'm pretty much OK now apart from nipples still on fire from rubbing on the wet shirt! They don't prep you for that at running school!
 

Sky_Blue_Daz

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Runners nipple is nobody’s friend , put Vaseline on them ( keep it clean lads your all better then that )
 

Sky_Blue_Daz

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Got 5 miles done again lovely , just as it was getting dark
 
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CrawleySkyBlue

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3x 1mile with 2 minute rests between each rep tonight. 5:30, 5:32, 5:32 reps. Pleased with the effort. An easier 10km tomorrow to relax the legs a little
 

Travs

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3x 1mile with 2 minute rests between each rep tonight. 5:30, 5:32, 5:32 reps. Pleased with the effort. An easier 10km tomorrow to relax the legs a little
Great stuff. I did same a few weeks ago (in fact I did 4 reps with 2mins rest), but was at about 5:50..... 5:30 is very impressive.

Today's club session was 20 x 200mtrs, but to make it more race specific I did it on a rough and muddy downhill on the side of the old Astley Pit.

Could only manage 12 as it was pretty strenuous with the tricky terrain and the gradient.