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1671 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2010 3:40 AM by rog211 RSS
rog211 Rookie 3 posts since
Dec 24, 2009
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Dec 24, 2009 3:25 AM

Question on daily running.

Hello everyone.

 

I've been coming to this site in hopes of getting into a bit of distance running.

 

Well, let me lay it out.  I plan on starting the C25K, but also had some questions about running on my off days.

 

I am not a marathon runner.  In fact, I have a hard time running one mile straight.  I grew up sprinting and that is my strength.. even though its for short distance.

 

My question is, I plan on doing C25K Mon, Wed, Fri,  and on my in between off days, Uphill sprints (3 runs) on Tues and on Thurs SAQ/Cones (sprint drills) on Thurs.

 

I plan on doing some 5k runs this year, but nothing more than that. But I'm doing this for better health.

I know people train for hours.. and I'm not one of these types.  Uphill sprints burn me out and its usually 15mins only.

 

Besides not having endurance, I've never had problems, but decided to see what the running community would think?

 

let me know,

Rog

  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
    Jan 14, 2007
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    1. Dec 24, 2009 3:54 AM (in response to rog211)
    Re: Question on daily running.

    even as a sprinter you must have done some distance running for training - most sprinters run 3 miles once a week

     

    When were you last actively training as a sprinter ? what was / is your usually weekly training ?






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    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

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  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
    Jan 14, 2007
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    3. Dec 24, 2009 6:49 AM (in response to rog211)
    Re: Question on daily running.

    normally I would advise someone doing the C25K against any kind of hill or sprint drills but in your case it seems you are already used to doing these drills.

     

    As well as building endurance the C25K plans is mainly designed to get the body used to the pounding from running - as a sprinter  you are already used to this - I would caution you agains adding too much too fast - if y ou are doing 1 sprint workout a week at the moment - keep it at that while you start the c25K plan - I would say you could be a little aggressive and jump into the C25K plan a few weeks in as you do have a running base - albeit in sprinting.

     

    Monitor your body - stop in you start to hurt !






    NYC Marathon          Nov 1 2009     -   4:03:13 ( 9:17 mm )

    NYC Half Marathon   Aug 16 2009   -   1:55:38 ( 8:49 mm )

    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

    15K -     1:22:02 ( 8:49 mm)

    Find the Half Marathon Team on FACEBOOK

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