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  • @gt12 3-5km is still a fair effort tbf especially on a daily basis, espicially with a kid (I don't have kids so it's easy for me to run haha).

    Yeah I'm in Chch, I do on average 180km a week (all on road). Monday to Saturday is 10km to work and 10 Km home from work and on Sundays is my big run where I look to to 60 or more Km depending on when I wake up haha. Sometimes I get a bit lazy and sleep in which reduces my distance from 45-55 and the missus doesn't want me out all day but generally I aim for 60+ on Sundays. Prepares me well enough for Marathons (not that there are many on these days) but still have plenty to work on.

    Sorry to go off topic guys haha.



  • @African-Monkey said in What position did you play?:

    generally I aim for 60+ on Sundays. Prepares me well enough for Marathons (not that there are many on these days) but still have plenty to work on.

    So... running 60km once a week (on top of the other 120 km a week) prepares you fro a 40km jog.

    Riiiiight.

    Prop here.



  • @nzzp Haha yeah was expecting replies like that. I have no reason to lie about it but it is my training week. My theory on doing well in marathons is that if you can do the distance with ease, then the pace will follow (as well as keeping your weight down). My goal is to do a sub 3 hour marathon. 3 hours 10 is my best time so I still have a bit of work to do but yeah, that is my training.



  • I need more info. These stats are incredible.

    What sort of pace? How old are you? Had any injuries?



  • @MajorRage I don't really focus on pace tbh. My main focus is on the distance with the aim of my long distance runs to get faster throughout. For example, my 10 km runs to work and back home usually take me about an hour as I just use them to stay active, however if I gun it, it would usually take me about 41-42 mins.

    A lot of people try and say for example that they'll do 6 min kms and then 5 min kms the next which is fine as its whatever you're comfortable with, but atm, I'm trying to focus on finishing stronger during my runs as it has been a weakness in my last couple of marathons, for example, I ran 63km last Sunday which took over 6 and a half hours, but my focus was on getting stronger later on in the run which I felt like I did.

    I stand by what I say that if you can master the distance first, then the pace will follow. Obviously others try and build up to the distance setting times for themselves and what not which is also fine if it works for them, but it doesnt work for me, hence the strategy I employ. I'm 28 and have had no major injuries in my life so I am lucky in that regard.

    I read that you did your first marathon not long ago. Congratulations on that, well done!



  • wife and i have been trying to get into running during lockdown

    both have garmin gps watches so downloaded a "couch potato to 5km/30mins" program

    was good, finished the program a couple of weeks ago, did 30 min runs, still just short of 4km so not fast

    rather than just trying to do that faster we've just restarted the program, trying to run rather than jog

    it starts with 5min walk - 1 min run - 5 min walk 1 min run so doable



  • On the subject of running has anyone done any sprint training before? I don't like going for runs but want to do some more cardio on top of weight training so thought I'd give the sprints a crack.



  • @No-Quarter said in Running!:

    On the subject of running has anyone done any sprint training before? I don't like going for runs but want to do some more cardio on top of weight training so thought I'd give the sprints a crack.

    Last time I tried to sprint was a staggered start race against my 3 kids on a rugby field. Hammy went at the 10m line shy of halfway



  • @Kiwiwomble

    That’s a good way to start, and once you begin to enjoy, it will get very addictive. Good on you.

    I’m pretty sure I decided to do a 5 km fun run with my friends that got me started, and then once I could run with my mate while complaining about my GF it became clear that it was a better idea than meeting at the pub to complain about her. Pretty soon (like over 12 months) I went from 95 kgs to 82 kgs.

    From 82 -lower took a lot more kms (or a lot less drinking, which wasn’t going to happen).

    Now that I’m not running in the evenings the synergistic benefits are decreasing too. What I mean is that running from 5:30-6:30pm (for me at least) usually means one less hour with a beer in your hand, while you are also burning off about two beers. So you end up almost twice as far ahead and you’re saving money.



  • @gt12 we were starting to see it, kind of looked forward to them

    this time should be even better because we should be properly running

    things like wireless headphones and the watch, comparing stats after etc helps...no idea how i use to do a 10km when playing rugby....being 22 probably helped



  • @Kiwiwomble

    Yeah, I used to enjoy seeing that I could improve my pace or especially log more kms per week.

    If you’re into tying it up with a weight loss program, happy scale is a good app that I think Kirwan recommended.



  • @No-Quarter I love some good old hill/stair sprints, didnt make me faster though.

    I raced TR Jnr (turns 15 on Sunday) in sprints during lockdown, still beat him...not sure I'll be able to claim that much longer though



  • @No-Quarter said in Running!:

    On the subject of running has anyone done any sprint training before? I don't like going for runs but want to do some more cardio on top of weight training so thought I'd give the sprints a crack.

    Yeah a while ago now!

    Get a rope ladder and cones, need some fun stuff to do in between sprints 😬



  • @No-Quarter said in Running!:

    On the subject of running has anyone done any sprint training before? I don't like going for runs but want to do some more cardio on top of weight training so thought I'd give the sprints a crack.

    Stair sprints and plyometric jumps are always great value. Helps delay the aging process somewhat.


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