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Plan for straight running (Read 363 times)

    Send me a PM or send me an e-mail via www.running-wizard.com and we'll go from there. ;o)

    Ok, this totally made me LOL. I guess I left that door wide open with my title.

     

    Nobby, Yes, I'd love for you to create a plan for me. I don't do well on my own, I need direction. I understand everything you brought up and it makes sense. About what was confusing you, I believe I can run for 30 mins without a walk break, but I haven't tried. I have been running intervals pretty much since I started in 2009. Last summer where there is a huge lull in my log, I tried running without walk breaks and stopped for a while, so I started up with the run/walk again. I'm frustrated becasue my HM PR was my first HM. I have gotten progressively slower as my training has gotten more haphazard since I am so frustrated. My other obstacle is that I like running with my 3 running buddies, two of them are not interested in ditching the walk breaks so I lose my weekday companionship, which is hard for me because I run so early I feel much safer as a pair. My weekend running buddy is now capable of running 2 hours straight and has gotten much faster than I am so I have a lot of work to do to run with her again. I have to get over these personal annoyances and just run so I can achieve my goals. So, my log would be confusing since I am slowing down as the days pass. Help Smile

     

    Everyone, thank you for taking time to reply. I'm so frustrated with myself.

    Supersono99


      I've never heard of running wizard before, but I sent you an email through there. When you referenced it yesterday I searched all over RA for it, I didn't realize it was separate.


      Dad of a real runner

        I don't see  a difference between gay or straight when it comes to running.

         

        Ok, this totally made me LOL. I guess I left that door wide open with my title.

         

        I'm only surprised that it took 11 posts to come out (wait - did I mean that?)

        Supersono99


           

          I'm only surprised that it took 11 posts to come out (wait - did I mean that?)

           

          I see what you did there.


          Dad of a real runner

             

            I see what you did there.

             

            Awww shucks!   It's nice to have ones genius recognized in ones own lifetime. Blush

            happylily


              Amy, no advice for you, just a big hug and a good luck! And my own story, of course. (we all have one, after all. :-))

               

              I remember in my early 30s (when I was maybe fitter overall than I am now), I was so frustrated that I couldn't run longer than 12 minutes without having the urge to stop. Each attempt at running would end after about 7 days because of this. I would try running twice or three times a year and it always ended the same way, with me thinking the hell with it... Ten years later, I changed my method.  I decided to run that 12 continuous minutes, then walk 200 steps, then run again 5 minutes, walk, etc.. It was sort of disorganized. I just went with how I felt. First few days, it must have been a 30 min run/walk. Within two or three weeks, I could run about 45 minutes non-stop, because I kept extending the first all-running part of my runs. I kept the same method (run/walk), until I could run 90 minutes non-stop, before taking a litle walk break. Last week, I ran a 24 mile LR, and I stopped once for water. That's 5 years later... So you see, I didn't really go with a ratio, like a 9-1 run/walk, but instead, I would run as long as I could, would take a few minutes of walking, and resume running as long as I felt I could again and I built on that. But it started really small, you see? :-)There is always a little extra energy left in us. Take a little break and start running again to get that extra distance in. Of course, there are other methods, and mine was sort of all over the place, but I always kept track of that first all running part and made sure it was getting longer and longer, week after week.

               

              Remember that we are all different when it comes to progress. You must know Heidi? She did in 8 months what took me 5 years to accomplish. At first, I saw this as discouraging for myself. But I realized that it is counterproductive to think like that. What makes us strong individuals is that we do not give up, we try again and again.

               

              Anyway, this was in no way advice for you, just a little story to show you that you are not alone. We've all experienced our share of frustrations and questioned our own abilities. Do not despair, the ability to run continuously is there in you. (((Amy)))

              PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                      Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

              4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

              Supersono99


                Aww, thank you, J, that means a lot. I've tried this before and got frustrated. I want this time to be the last time.

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