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Base-building 101

Are you new to running and in your base-building stages? Active Expert Matt Fitzgerald offers some good base-building techniques in his article, Establishing a Running Foundation. Have you found these techniques helpful?

 

What else would you like to know about building your base? We're here to help you succeed so ask away!

  • ewrencher Rookie 3 posts since
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    1. Mar 16, 2008 4:51 AM (in response to Active Toby)
    Re: Base-building 101

     

    Hi Active Toby,

     

     

    I'm new to triathlon training and I am not quite in my base building stage yet, but it starts in May for a triathlon in Sept. I wanted to kind of go ahead and get started training so I would be able to keep up with my training in May. I will surely view Matt's piece, but are there any other suggestions you have for I guess it's "pre-training". Thanks a bunch.

     

     

    ewrencher 

     

     

  • ewrencher Rookie 3 posts since
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    3. Mar 17, 2008 5:58 PM (in response to Active Toby)
    Re: Base-building 101

    I workout (run/bike) 2-3 times a week.  I can run about 4 miles non-stop at about 5.0 miles per hour. I don't really have a set weight routine but I try to do a little with the bands when I think about it (maybe once a week).  I took a triathlon training course last semester (tues/thurs) and completed a mini-triathlon at the end. So I think on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best) I would say between 5 and 6. I used to run track in high school (the distance events) .I also swam my last year in high school (I swam on a swim team for a few years as a child). I just recently started biking last semster (in Sept.) and I am working my way up to the 10 mile mark non-stop. Thanks a bunch.

  • ewrencher Rookie 3 posts since
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    5. Mar 18, 2008 11:28 AM (in response to Active Toby)
    Re: Base-building 101

    a sprint

  • CCHaines Rookie 1 posts since
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    7. Mar 28, 2008 6:49 PM (in response to Active Toby)
    Re: Base-building 101

    I ran the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon in 2005.  About the 10th  mile my left knee starting hurting each time I ran really bad so I had to walk briskley (because it didn't hurt to walk) the rest of the 26.2 miles.   I have been inconsistent in my running since and want to get back into it.  My knee seems okay now.  I can run three miles and it doesn't hurt. 

     

    My question is:  What is the best way for me to get back into running?  Is it different with my circumstances?

     

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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