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10709 Views 44 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2010 12:21 PM by CRAZ8 RSS Go to original post 1 2 3 Previous Next
  • megpat Amateur 13 posts since
    Sep 27, 2010
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    30. Dec 13, 2010 5:41 PM (in response to BlackNoir)
    Re: Starting Bridge To 10k on 12/6/2010

    Great job! I know we can do this. I wonder why your legs are so sore? Are you stretching enough after your runs? The women I trained with for the C25K showed us a bunch of stretches that I do every time I run.

    So where do you live that you have that much snow on the ground? I guess I cannot complain about a little rain





    Donna

    Completed C25K on 10/26/10

    First 5K: Great Bay 5 K 10/23/10 29:15

    St. James 5K 10/31/10 29:02

    Feaster Five 11/25/10 30:35

    1st Run in Lowell 1/1/11 28:50

  • CRAZ8 Amateur 23 posts since
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    32. Dec 13, 2010 8:07 PM (in response to Stainbackzoo)
    Re: Starting Bridge To 10k on 12/6/2010

    I just scheduled my first 10K race for January 15 - woot!

     

    The only problem is that I'm just starting the C25K week 6.

     

    Here's my crazy plan.

     

    Although I've been following the C25K plan, I've been doing more as well - i.e Week 3 is 2 repetitions, but I did 4.  Week 5, Day 1 is 5/w3/5/w3/5 - I added w3/5/w3/5 to this day.  I also walked fast to get over 4.5 miles total each day (up to about 65-70 minutes total time).  After the Week 5, Day 3 20 minute run, I did another of 9 minutes and then 5 minutes for a total of 34 minutes running

     

    I'm going to combine week 6 of C25K and Week 1 of B210K to give me 10/w3/10/w3/10/w3/10 and then continue on with the B210K Week 2 (maybe doing 4 reps instead of 3 for the 15, 17 and 18 minute runs)

     

    Hopefully, this will get me close enough to be able to stumble through a 10K in 5 weeks time.

     

    Why on earth did I get myself into this mess?

     

    I have a vacation planned in Bermuda, and when looking for places to run while there, I found out they had a bunch of races organized for this: http://www.bermudaraceweekend.com/ - but no 5K :-(.   Wouldn't it be fun to have my first ever race be in such an exotic locale - so I signed up before I could be talked out of it.





    Jan 2011 - Bermuda International Race Weekend 10K - 1:22:22

  • megpat Amateur 13 posts since
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    35. Dec 16, 2010 5:44 PM (in response to BlackNoir)
    Re: Starting Bridge To 10k on 12/6/2010

    Shay,

    Sorry to hear that you will be putting the program on hold, but you need to take care of yourself. Who will I "run" with? I finished W2D3 yesterday with a run outside. It was cold, so I ran a little fast but otherwise it was a great run. I hope to do a 4th day tomorrow before I move on to week 3 with the 17 minute runs. I hope to hear from you again.





    Donna

    Completed C25K on 10/26/10

    First 5K: Great Bay 5 K 10/23/10 29:15

    St. James 5K 10/31/10 29:02

    Feaster Five 11/25/10 30:35

    1st Run in Lowell 1/1/11 28:50

  • CRAZ8 Amateur 23 posts since
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    36. Dec 16, 2010 8:08 PM (in response to BlackNoir)
    Re: Starting Bridge To 10k on 12/6/2010

    I just completed W1/D2 of my modified B210K.  Today I got 5x10min runs with 3 min walks. I also walked at the end to get my distance up to 6 miles.

     

    I am the least bendy person in the entire universe - no, really, I have trouble touching past my knees let alone as far as my feet!  My calves are really quite tight.  So far, this hasn't got in the way of running.  Its not yet getting any worse, but I find that my days off are absolutely necessary to get to the next workout.

     

    Take the time to rest and let me catch up!





    Jan 2011 - Bermuda International Race Weekend 10K - 1:22:22

  • megpat Amateur 13 posts since
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    37. Dec 20, 2010 4:48 PM (in response to CRAZ8)
    Re: Starting Bridge To 10k on 12/6/2010

    Good job with your training. You definitely have to adjust the workout to what you are able to do and there is nothing wrong with that. I ran two days in a row and need the day off today. On Saturday I started W3, conquered the 17 minute runs and repeated on Sunday. Now it is snowing, so my next run will be inside on the treadmill. Hopefully I can keep up the great running.





    Donna

    Completed C25K on 10/26/10

    First 5K: Great Bay 5 K 10/23/10 29:15

    St. James 5K 10/31/10 29:02

    Feaster Five 11/25/10 30:35

    1st Run in Lowell 1/1/11 28:50

  • megpat Amateur 13 posts since
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    39. Dec 26, 2010 7:15 PM (in response to BlackNoir)
    Re: Starting Bridge To 10k on 12/6/2010

    Shay,

    That is too bad that you are not able to move on with this program right now. Maybe you are right about needing a little more rest.

    I have been trying to get in my three days of running per week, but with the holidays it has been a little tough. Today I did the first run of week 4: 18 minute run, 1 minute walk times three. I can't believe I am doing it, but even in the cold (20 degree weather) I really enjoyed it. The second 18 is the hardest and then the last one feels great. I do find that my legs are sore and tired after the run and I really can't do back to back days now. I did get my Garmin watch for Christmas so I was able to track my run: 56 minutes, 5.66 miles, average HR 157 and 391 calories. I hope you are able to start up again soon.





    Donna

    Completed C25K on 10/26/10

    First 5K: Great Bay 5 K 10/23/10 29:15

    St. James 5K 10/31/10 29:02

    Feaster Five 11/25/10 30:35

    1st Run in Lowell 1/1/11 28:50

  • LemonaidLucy Legend 332 posts since
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    41. Dec 27, 2010 8:47 AM (in response to BlackNoir)
    Re: Starting Bridge To 10k on 12/6/2010

    I'm not Donna but yes, the Garmin shows the actual HR during the run. Depending on the model (I have 305) you can choose up to 4 figures to show on the main screen,mine is time, HR, pace and distance. IMHO, it is a very useful thing for the quality of the training. Personally, I base my training exclusively on HR zones, not pace (or speed) so it is the most important figure for me. It is really nice to see that, after a couple of months, you can run faster while keeping the same BPM:-)





    Lucie


    PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32  

    4/2/2011 Prague International Half Marathon 2:03:37

    6/04/2011 Silva Nortica Trail Half Marathon 2:14:54

    6/18/2011 Olomouc Half Marathon

    8/14/2011 Zebrak 25K

    Not faster, but farther. Not catch up, but hunt down.

  • LemonaidLucy Legend 332 posts since
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    43. Dec 27, 2010 9:14 AM (in response to BlackNoir)
    Re: Starting Bridge To 10k on 12/6/2010

    You're most welcome, Shay:-) You can't see it in the Garmin after you finish, it will show you the actual HR (after run, when you're cooling down), then the average and the max (if you choose it to be on one of the 3 screens - it has 3 different screens that you can personalize, each one showing up to 4 figures). BUT you can see your HR and pace at all times of your run once you upload the data to either Garmin Connect or Garmin training center after your run (the CD for the GTC comes with the Garmin). For Garmin connect you just need to set up an account. It's quite cool, check it out: http://connect.garmin.com/dashboard?cid=1393578 (the site is down atm so check later). To see the HR progres just choose a training and go to the player tab (top right) roll over the diagram's lines.





    Lucie


    PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32  

    4/2/2011 Prague International Half Marathon 2:03:37

    6/04/2011 Silva Nortica Trail Half Marathon 2:14:54

    6/18/2011 Olomouc Half Marathon

    8/14/2011 Zebrak 25K

    Not faster, but farther. Not catch up, but hunt down.

  • CRAZ8 Amateur 23 posts since
    Dec 12, 2010
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    44. Dec 27, 2010 12:21 PM (in response to BlackNoir)
    Re: Starting Bridge To 10k on 12/6/2010

    The Garmin 305 has an option to save the heart rate every second during the timed workout.  You can then upload this to your computer to see charts and compare workouts over time with the Garmin Training Center software

     

    If this 'save every second' option is not selected - the default settings - then it takes a snapshot when things change significantly.  If you're running outside and using the GPS, this will include changes of direction.  You can then see your heart rate with a map of where you went.

     

    When you turn on the 'save every second' option, only about 3.5 hours of data can be kept.

     

    I like being able to see my HR climb steadily during runs, and then comparing to see that its lower this week than last.





    Jan 2011 - Bermuda International Race Weekend 10K - 1:22:22

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