Sports & Fitness The Running Thread (All Abilities)

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  1. Propagate

    Propagate Well-Known Member

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    Getting the hang of this Running Streak thing. 58 Days Straight now. I've backed off to 5k a day minimum instead of 10, it just takes up too much tome otherwise plus 10 is a bit of an ask if I've had some big runs prior.

    Went out last Saturday and ran Two Bays trail for the first time this year, took 20 minutes off my best previous time and finished feeling great! I was stoked. 30k of trail with 750m total ascent and came in at 2:59, stoked as a sub 3 hour was always a stretch goal.

    Got some new runners, trying Hoka out. Wanted something for mixed surface, concrete and light trail, got some Challenger ATR 5's, have to say fantastic. Did a 34k run from home to my favorite cafe on Saturday, 34k with 350 meter vertical, 30% road 70% dirt back roads an absolutely smashed my previous PR's. Came in at 2:47 for the 34k and within that was a new HM PR of 1:40 and and a new 30k PR of 2:25, could not believe it. Last time I did it was from our old house which is a bit closer at 30k and did it bang on the 3 hours, so that's a heck of an improvement in about 12-14 months.

    Easy week this week, back to the low HR stuff but going to try a week of sub 145 outdoor rather than 150, see if I can continue to bring the easy cruise pace up a bit more.

    Anyone else getting out? Feels like Spring is in the air a bit, looking forward to some nice weather runs!
     
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    Good stuff @Propagate , that's some miles you are putting in!

    I'm back to doing my usual every second day 8km but my lower abs pain is not completely healed. It turned out to be a Groin strain after all.

    Took another few days off this week and was on anti inflammatory for a few days which seems to have helped the injury really well. It's still there but he pain is a lot duller.
    I also been back to doing more core and glutes specific training on my rest days like planks, glute bridge, clamps and so on which seem to be helping a lot too.

    Feels great to be running again under more light and moderate temperatures. Bring on Spring!
     
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    I have been getting in just one or two runs a week and one or two rides on a trainer. Just got a treadmill so looking to ramp things up to be doing cardio 6 days a week, trying to get in the habit working around life currently rather than working on anything specific. Once I get my regular workouts going well I will look to do some specific training related to an event that takes my fancy at the time, I am currently considering the UTA50 next year, not sure if I can commit to such a long event, might look for a half marathon or marathon depending on what works out with timing and training. Never been big on doing events as such, which has probably been a mistake as once signed up it has always been much easier to keep on track with training etc than make excuses.

    I've done one marathon @ 4hrs 20mins (one of my first running events, was horrible!)
    Best half marathon @ 1hr 50mins (only HM under event conditions)

    So I would like to improve if I decide on either of those.

    How is everyone else going with their progress?
     
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    Good stuff @Hodor hope you take to your treadmill, I've become totally addicted to mine, Such a great way to get the K's in if you're time crunched or the weathers ordinary. My fitness has come on massively since I ramped up my TM work. People often say TM's are "easier", I found it the other way around. Pace for pace I find the indoor runs feel harder, the upside being the outdoor runs feel like they are getting easier and easier (and they are definitely getting faster!).

    Each to their own with the events, I love the idea of them but I don't really enjoy them (I don't think). A hangover from the MTB races I guess, I get too anxious. For some though an event on the horizon is a great motivator. I've always been quite lucky in that I'm fairly self-motivating. I do need a goal to keep me interested, but they can (and usually are) personal ones, like a set distance on one run by such a month, or 10k a day for a month, that type of stuff. MTA looks awesome though, there are some cracking events around for sure.

    I did want to do the Surf Coast Century (2 weeks time) as my first crack at a 100ker but I'm still struggling with my toes, 35k ish is about my limit before it's too painful just now Shame as I'm n the shape of my life and would love a crack at a 100. I'll just keep slowly building the base and pushing the long runs out, I want to do a 100 and still be able to run within a few weeks after (not like Falls Creek last year where I couldn't walk afterward for a solid week! then several months before I was properly running again).
     
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    Little embarrassed that I was stuffing myself with pizza while cheering him on :oops:

    8 and a half consecutive 14:12 5k's. 65 years after the 4 minute mile was broken they are still talking about it. I'll bet in 2084 they'll still be talking about this run.

    For what it's worth the Australian Parkrun 5k record is 14:22...
     
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    Absolutely amazing. I watched the last 40 minutes live on Youtube, unbelievable. I wonder if we'll see a sub 2 hour in our lifetimes in an actual marathon now that the barrier has broken. Would have been incredible to watch it in the flesh, they look like the're just out for a Sunday morning jog on TV, they must have been absolutely flying past at that pace though.
     
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    ive been absent for a while

    Has anyone signed up for UTA?
    I was silly enough to go for the 50!

    Did 12km run to work 1:10min with some slow sections meeting the local running tribe. but happy as its the longest run for a 3-4weeks.
    Now i need to start working out a plan to get me to finish the 50km with the sun still out. with no previous experience to the race im aiming for <8hrs at this stage until i can improve my endurance and get some longer runs under my belt.
     
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    You think you're silly? I was too slow and the 50km sold out, only one thing for it, signed up for the 100! :confused: I've done one marathon in my life and that was some time ago. If you are silly ...

    So to answer your question 1800 people signed up for UTA50. I know at least one friend that signed up for the 50.

    Anyway the need for training has gotten very serious, no more just lace up the shoes and run a bit here or there. It is planned runs with a structured approach to build strength, endurance and speed (less effort at given speed and less time on the feet). Never felt so motivated with my running and really enjoying it strangely enough, thought it could just become like a chore. Recovery and maintenance to stay injury free has also become a priority as the increased running volume has created some niggles, yoga and stretching have been amazing never really had the need before. Only just over a month into proper training and already seeing marked improvement which is encouraging, if I can stay injury free I should have a time and not DNF next to my name.

    I am about 2.5 hours drive away so it'll be a challenge to get on course experience which is a little disappointing, 5 hours return plus jog time isn't manageable. Noticed you live up that way which can only help.

    How are you approaching your training?