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Ran double-digit distance at single-digit pace for the first time (Read 916 times)

    Today for the first time, I ran a double-digit distance at a single-digit pace.....just barely :-) I ran 10 miles at a 9:57 min/mile pace. My previous pace for 10 miles was 10:01. It was tough in the last 2 miles for me to keep the pace as I was getting tired, but I'm glad I gave it that extra effort.
    Derek
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      Nice work Derek. Great progress!!!


      Needs more cowbell!

        *bows* Man, that is a goal of mine! I think the fastest I ever did double-digit mileage was during my HM, and that was at about 10:15 pace. My goal for next year's HM is to do it under 2 hours, so that would do it. I've got my work cut out for me...hopefully dropping 20#s will help! Derek, I can't recall if I asked you this before, but what effect have you found weight loss to have on your pace? k

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        '14 Goals:

        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

          Derek, I can't recall if I asked you this before, but what effect have you found weight loss to have on your pace?
          It's hard to tell how much the weight loss helped. After all, I was also a beginner runner, and as a beginner, improvements come much easier. I've also been building my mileage each week and that helps too. Obviously the weight loss helps, but I don't think I can quantify it. I have a dumb-bell set that acts a doorstop these days, but it comes in a case and the whole thing weighs about 45 lbs. When I lift it, it is heavy and it's hard to imagine running with that much weight. I want to lose 20 more lbs, but even then it would be hard to judge the performance impact since I'm still building mileage (and will be until I get to 40-50 per week) and I plan to start doing speed work this week.
          Derek


          Needs more cowbell!

            It's hard to tell how much the weight loss helped. After all, I was also a beginner runner, and as a beginner, improvements come much easier. I've also been building my mileage each week and that helps too. Obviously the weight loss helps, but I don't think I can quantify it. I have a dumb-bell set that acts a doorstop these days, but it comes in a case and the whole thing weighs about 45 lbs. When I lift it, it is heavy and it's hard to imagine running with that much weight. I want to lose 20 more lbs, but even then it would be hard to judge the performance impact since I'm still building mileage (and will be until I get to 40-50 per week) and I plan to start doing speed work this week.
            Yeah, that's very true. Your increase in speed is probably a 50/50 thing. That is fun lifting something that is close to the poundage a person has lost. My son (almost 6) weighs about as much as I have lost over the last few years--I can't pick him up anymore (in part because he is long and lanky). Smile k

            I shoot pretty things! ~

            '14 Goals:

            • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


            Now that was a bath...

              Well done! That's fantastic. It's great for me seeing what people can do when they are consistant with their running. Claire xxxx
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                  that's fantastic progress! well done!
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                    nice one, way to tough it out at the end.
                      Great work! Congrats Big grin


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                        Awesome job, man! Keep it up! OK, I'll throw in a whoot! whoot! Lynn B

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                          Excellent work!! Keep it up. Smile