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2005/08/04 13:04:47 (permalink)
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Distance running?

Hi,

Im currently training for the GREAT NORTH RUN, this morning i stepped up a gear with my training and managed 6miles in 53mins 30secs...that was with only a protien shake+banana as fuel.

Does that kind of time seem ok, over that distance?

Can anyone reccommend ways of progressing with distance running without burning myself out?

Thanks
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    footdee
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    RE: Distance running? 2005/08/04 13:48:04 (permalink)
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    http://www.runnersworld.com and http://www.runnersworld.co.uklook in the training section, there are training schedules for all kinds of distances and events. You can find tonnes of info on these sites for nutrition and events results (if you're looking to compare 10k times).
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    RE: Distance running? 2005/08/04 15:48:49 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: rocky32

    Does that kind of time seem ok, over that distance?



    Depends on your aims. Are you looking to win the race or just finish no matter what? Do you have a target completion time?

    All will depend on what you want from the run...
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    RE: Distance running? 2005/08/04 16:11:48 (permalink)
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    Was that an all out effort rocky?

    I'm not sure what distance the great north run is, is it a marathon? If so you want to be concentrating on increasing the distance you are running, build it up gradually of course, and not too often. For example you could do 3x 6 miles in the week and then a 10 mile run at the weekend, increasing the distance of the long run by 1-2 miles each week, and maybe 1 or 2 shorter runs if you have time, say 3 miles, or even an interval session concentrating on improving anaerobic threshold.
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    RE: Distance running? 2005/08/04 16:18:20 (permalink)
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    half marathon 18th September
    post edited by footdee - 2005/08/04 16:19:00
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    RE: Distance running? 2005/08/04 16:54:00 (permalink)
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    Well in that case gradually build up to race distance starting from 6 miles is fine, add a mile-mile.5 every week at a steady pace, the aim so to complete the distance not do it in record breaking times this session. Then the rest of your workouts should be shorter more intense runs.
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    RE: Distance running? 2005/08/04 17:45:00 (permalink)
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    No, wasnt an all out effort

    That was my first attempt at 6miles, so tried pacing myself as best as possible, as I am a sunday league footballer im more of a short distance sprinter!

    All my aim for the run is to finish in a respectable time, and enjoy myself!!!

    Thanks for your comments guys
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    RE: Distance running? 2005/08/04 17:51:08 (permalink)
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    Thats good for 6 miles then, as I said do a long run similar to the 6 miles you've just done every week gradually increasing the distance until you can comfortably do the race distance, remember don't be training too late up until the marathon ie. you shouldn't be doing lots of training in the last week so make sure you get all your training in before then.
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    RE: Distance running? 2005/08/04 18:00:15 (permalink)
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    i would suggest increasing carb intake prior to such events and the traning for them

    one banana = 100 cals

    53 minutes of effort? possibly around 700 cals
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