Author Topic: Gotta run!  (Read 3482 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

ijen

  • Guest
Gotta run!
« on: September 30, 2011, 06:41:44 PM »
I'm tired of being a slow runner.

I've never run well, and even with training don't seem to get much better. I spent most of my half-Iron 13.1 walking along with my support crew (Frank) and realized that I need to work on my running for some upcoming races.

Anyone else planning to do a road race this year?

I've got the Savannah 13.1 Rock -n- Roll on 11/5, Miami Beach 13.1 Rock -n- Roll on 12/11, and the Breast Cancer full marathon mid-February. Just picked up Jack Daniels' running plan book which looks soild  :thumbsup:

shovelhd

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 06:55:46 PM »
I'm tired of being a slow runner.

I can't help you with running, but I sure like your attitude. Go get 'em.

Quel

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 07:14:00 PM »
I'm signed up for a 5-race 5 mile trail series (though I'll miss the first one), plus the Army 10 Miler next weekend.  I'll probably toss in another 10k or two during the fall/winter to round it out.  Contemplating signing up for a half marathon next spring, but may not sign up.

Stuff like Friel, Daniels, Hunter, McMillan...all that in depth training stuff puts me to sleep.  If I had a coach I'd hope he follows something like that, but on my own I'd rather keep it simple.  Once you get into threshold vs endurance vs tempo vs anerobic capacity vs vo2max vs alldjkfklsadjf, I just lose it.  I attempt to follow the BarryP (slowtwitch) 1:2:3 plan.  6 runs a week, 3 at X minutes, 2 at 2*X minutes, 1 long run at 3*X minutes.  So for example I'd like to boost that to 30:60:90 minutes.  3 30 minute easy runs, 2 60 minute tempo runs, 1 90 minute long run.  Total of 6 hours.  If I had a coach, I would expect them to do something more complicated/maximized for me, but I can't bring myself to plan and stick to something more regimented.

No run intervals, just a bit of quick tempo at most.  I think at one point I heard you talking about running intervals.  Don't do that.  Just slowly ramp it up to 30 miles or so of mostly easy running each week.  You'll see some incredible improvements through that alone.

That said, I'm probably going to take the winter and focus on swimming which is why I may not run that half marathon.  So swimming 3-6 times a week, running 20-60 minutes during lunch when I can, and 2x 1 hour bike interval rides in the mornings where I can fit it.  I'll get outdoors on the bike on the weekend whenever I can, weather permitting.

RUOkie

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 08:10:11 PM »
Jen, you did pretty well when you ran you 1/2 Marathon earlier in the year.  Is it possible that your problem with your 1/2 IM was that you were already spent when you started running?  Your two running legs were pretty close.  If that is the problem, then it would be more important for you to work on your swim and bike.  Just a contrarian thought here.

ijen

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 08:36:04 PM »
Even over a 5k, I'm only about a 10:00-11:00 mile.

The problem with the HIM was that the hills destroyed my legs. My quads are still recovering.

RUOkie

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 08:53:16 PM »
Well in response to your OP, I'm gonna do some 5 and 10K races over the next 6 months.  The first being a 4mile race that Makel and Seth are doing as well.  I suspect our times will suck though.  :D


http://www.mcnelliespubrun.com/


makel

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 10:02:11 PM »
jen, maybe you should try a restart on the running?
 
Start out again at only 2 to 3 miles and do intervals twice a week?
 
 
RU, I'm probably going up there at the end of Ocotober for th tulsa run that seth told me about.

ijen

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 10:03:51 PM »
I run best when I run every day, even if it's only for a little bit. It just takes so much discipline!

shovelhd

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2011, 10:31:39 PM »
You need to do more threshold work on the bike. If you don't have hills you need to simulate the effort. No more of that MUP stuff.

makel

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2011, 11:37:06 PM »
I'm sure with intervals you could get fast quick, you're so small and weigh next to nothing.

RUOkie

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2011, 03:57:47 PM »

RU, I'm probably going up there at the end of Ocotober for th tulsa run that seth told me about.


I will not be ready for any competitive runs this month

makel

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2011, 03:59:31 PM »

I will not be ready for any competitive runs this month

It's competitive? Oh, I was just going to cruise along for the bands, free beer, and the festival at the end.

ijen

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2011, 06:45:53 PM »
Just signed up for the Disney 1/2 marathon. Thought of doing the full but it's a month before a full that I've already signed up for. $160?!?! That's Disney tax...


RUOkie

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2011, 04:26:10 PM »
Just signed up for the Disney 1/2 marathon. Thought of doing the full but it's a month before a full that I've already signed up for. $160?!?! That's Disney tax...



but you get a really cool medal!

EDR

  • Guest
Re: Gotta run!
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2011, 04:27:07 PM »
Just signed up for the Disney 1/2 marathon. Thought of doing the full but it's a month before a full that I've already signed up for. $160?!?! That's Disney tax...







I wouldn't....I hear it's pretty Micky Mouse....rimshot please!!!!