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First timed run ever ... and faster than I thought! (Read 920 times)


Stranger than you know

    Hi!

     

    New guy here. Im not totally new to running, I did a few months of semi-regular practice years ago, but havent touched the ol' running shoes since then. After slimming down from a balloonshaped 105 kg/235 lbs to a more reasonable 70 kg/155 lbs, I decided to give running another go. I walked a lot while dieting, so I am not a total couch potato anymore.

     

    Anyway, after a few practice 4-5 mile runs looking for a good path, I timed my 7 km (4.34 mile) run today and clocked a 42:40. That means a steady 6 minutes per km pace -- about 9 minutes for a mile. Faster than I thought I was going!

     

    Next aim: a 10k 'long one' and shaving a bit off that time on my 7km standard route.


    Climbing Mt Ruapehu

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      hang on to the good times and know the bad times when they occur are temporary!

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      Run the 75km Hillary Trail in a day (done 10/3/2012)


      Consistently Slow

        Hi!

         

        New guy here. Im not totally new to running, I did a few months of semi-regular practice years ago, but havent touched the ol' running shoes since then. After slimming down from a balloonshaped 105 kg/235 lbs to a more reasonable 70 kg/155 lbs, I decided to give running another go. I walked a lot while dieting, so I am not a total couch potato anymore.

         

        Anyway, after a few practice 4-5 mile runs looking for a good path, I timed my 7 km (4.34 mile) run today and clocked a 42:40. That means a steady 6 minutes per km pace -- about 9 minutes for a mile. Faster than I thought I was going!

         

        Next aim: a 10k 'long one' and shaving a bit off that time on my 7km standard route.

        Welcome and Congrats. Were you running at an easy pace? Are all your runs at the same pace?

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        Stranger than you know

           

          Welcome and Congrats. Were you running at an easy pace? Are all your runs at the same pace?

           

          Thanks. It felt like a rather easy pace. I dont run against the clock all the time, so I dont know what my pace is.

           

          I did the same route yesterday with a slightly slower pace. After 2 days of rest the miles passed by in a blur and I felt like turning back in the goal and running more and more ... first time I've felt like that on the finishing line Surprised

          NDR


          Nashville Dog Runner

            Good job on your timed run, Superfly!  Way to go on your weight loss.  Being thinner seems to make it easier to go faster on those 5 mile runs.  Here's my news for the day. 

             

            9:15

            8:15

            7:47

            8:00

            6:50

             

            I ran my first sub 7 minute mile.  Yaaaay!

            www.nashvilledogrunner.com

              Congratulations, Superfly!  Hope you're logging your runs here in RA.  It's really helpful to keep track of your progress.

              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


              Stranger than you know

                Congratulations, Superfly!  Hope you're logging your runs here in RA.  It's really helpful to keep track of your progress.

                 

                Thanks. I have just found the site and I dont have any notes from my sparse and intermittent running in previous years, so for now I dont really have any history to show you. Once (if) I have some actual data to proudly display, I will allow people to keep into my logs Smile

                 

                We'll see if I manage to keep a regular running schedule between work, daily yoga and other hobbies.


                The Running Green Girl

                  That means a steady 6 minutes per km pace -- about 9 minutes for a mile. Faster than I thought I was going!

                   

                  Next aim: a 10k 'long one' and shaving a bit off that time on my 7km standard route.

                   

                  Awesome, congratulations!  And good luck!

                  You have the power within you to do whatever it is you want to do. Rachelle Disbennett-Lee, PhD

                  www.therunninggreengirl.com

                    Thanks. I have just found the site and I dont have any notes from my sparse and intermittent running in previous years, so for now I dont really have any history to show you. Once (if) I have some actual data to proudly display, I will allow people to keep into my logs Smile

                     

                    We'll see if I manage to keep a regular running schedule between work, daily yoga and other hobbies.

                     

                    I was really suggesting logging for your own use; whether or not you share it is up to you. Smile

                    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.