5 Mile run

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2004/03/12 10:05:04 (permalink)

5 Mile run

I run a 5 mile route, 3 times a week on Tues, Thurs, Sun. And my time is usually 45 mins each run, is that good for just starting out??? Ive did the run for a couple weeks now and it gets easier each time. So would that be long enough for a good cardio training session?

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    RE: 5 Mile run 2004/03/12 11:30:22 (permalink)
    That's fine.

    Time yourself and try and beat your best time when you run.
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    RE: 5 Mile run 2004/03/15 16:32:54 (permalink)

    thats not bad at all they reckon joggers of experience clock up a mile every 7 mins.

    just keep going at it thats all there is to running.

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    RE: 5 Mile run 2004/03/16 05:33:40 (permalink)
    I'm not sure what the conversion of mile to kilometres is, but that sounds like a decent time. However, try and bring in progressive overload into your program. Which means, decrease your time to run the 5 mile or increase the distance. Also, you may want to try interval and/or fartlek training, which will enhance both your cardiovascular system and lactic acid resistance. For example, try running one mile quickly and then slow to a jog, run a mile then a jog (fartlek training). Interval training consists of running a distance then having a break and then running again, usually a bit quicker e.g. try to run 500 m in a quick time, then have a break for a minute. Now complete the same distance but get quicker by 5 seconds. And so forth until you have done 10-15 repititions decreasing the time by 5 sec at a time.
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