I've recently started running on a regular basis, am really enjoying it, and have started to think recently of doing a few races. I have my eyes on the City to Surf race in Sydney (14ks) and the City to Bay race in Adelaide (12ks). My Dad did the 14k race 30 or so years ago and ran 61 minutes, and another friend ran the Adelaide race in 50 minutes last year. I want to beat them both. Especially the old man.
In terms of distance, so far i've only gone up to 7ks (twice) and improved from 42 minutes to 39 in the space of a day, and was probably running at about 70% each time. I'm planning on doing an easy 15k jog this weekend which should give me a better idea of what my level really is.
Anyway, my question is, what sort of training should I be looking at doing? The races are in August and September respectively so I have loads of time.
Any tips, stories, whatever, will be useful.
If your breathing becomes labored (other than hills), or you find that you can no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance out loud, you're running too hard.
E.J.Greater Lowell Road RunnersCry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.
Those who try, fail! Those who do what it takes to succeed, succeed!!
1) How long have you been running?
2) How many times per week do you run?
3) How many miles per week do you run on an average?
4) During your average training runs, what's your pace?
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