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#31 Postby markc7 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:36 am

pamela wrote:His time will come. :-D
Oh, you think so, do you? :lol:

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#32 Postby pamela » Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:08 am

Is that a challenge?

:wink:

With a bit more training and sufficient motivation, anything could happen. :P

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#33 Postby pamela » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:49 am

Just did a one hour workout... 1/2 hour of yoga and then 1/2 hour of weights/crunches.

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#34 Postby Tasha » Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:00 am

pamela wrote:Hi Tasha, I have never kept track of the split times before... until today. Here's what they were:

1k- 5 minutes
2k- 10.5 minutes
3k- 17 minutes
4k- 22.5 minutes


as you can see, I decimated my previous pb on the 4k... 22:25. :D

do the split times tell you anything?

I don't think my dad runs a consistent 28 minute 5k... last year at a race he did it in 31 something. Mark & Wendy are moving down the street about five weeks prior to the race he says he can beat me at and I'll be training with them leading up to it. So I'm sure to be awesome by the end of that!


Hey Pamela, split times just tell you how your pace is every km.
It seems like you're going to hard at first and you're burning out at the end. Which usualy leads you in Fatuge. Which isn't good. Warm up for about 20 mins to get your heart rate up.
On long training runs I like to eat a lot of easy digestable fruits. Even sprint runs like 5 km. I still run from 1hr - 2hrs.
The key to at getting fast is take long easy runs, and practice form (so it becomes effortless) and change your runs up every week. Ie one day could be just hills, next day flat, next day drills, etc....
Two weeks hard, then one week of recovery, which is half your distance.
I hope this helps.
Best of Luck Pamela !
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#35 Postby pamela » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:44 pm

Hi Tasha, I don't really have an extra 20 minutes to warm up, unfortunately. :( I can't even make it to work on time as it is and I already wake up obscenely early. I spend about 10 stretching and walking to my "start line."

I'm going to do some speed training and other exercises starting in about a month, mark says I'm not ready yet for it. :) For now I'm just trying to do the distance and in a week I'm going to try 6 km. Maybe sometime I'll be able to run for an hour, but that time hasn't arrived yet!

Since my SO is no longer able to run with me (he's undergoing physio for his knee) I am limited as to where I can run. I don't really want to run on secluded pathways (there are many) when I'm by myself, and most other directions involve running across 6-8 lanes of traffic, which I'd rather avoid too.

I appreciate the ideas though, I think once i'm actually at the point where I'm ready to do more stuff I'll definitely incorporate some of your suggestions. :)

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#36 Postby pamela » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:37 am

OK I did my first 5k race yesterday with Markc7. It had a couple of small hills, which slowed me down as I haven't gotten to the point in training yet where I do hill training. I finished in 27:04 or something like that, 7th of 11 in my age category. However, the top four finishers were members of a University track team that came from out of town to compete. The person who finished 8th was nearly five and a half minutes slower than me. I started and finished good, but I had a killer stomach cramp from kms 2-4 which REALLY sucked and slowed me down a lot.

:D yay me.

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#37 Postby pamela » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:14 am

Here I am about 50 metres from the finish line (I'm in the green shorts):

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#38 Postby offense74 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:48 am

In that picture it looks like you won the whole damned thing. Go Pamela!! :D

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#39 Postby pamela » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:59 am

offense74 wrote:In that picture it looks like you won the whole damned thing. Go Pamela!! :D


It sort of does, doesn't it? :)

This morning I just did a really light 4k run. I didn't even time it. My SO rollerbladed with me. He was running with me before but injured his knee.

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#40 Postby bunnylalu » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:04 pm

pamela wrote: :D yay me.


YAY INDEED! Congrats on your achievement!
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#41 Postby pamela » Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:03 am

Thanks!

I have pulled a chest/shoulder muscle somehow which is making breathing a bit painful. So I've taken a couple days off. I ran today though, very slow, and did 4k in 24:00. Honestly, it's hardly a workout for me now, and I felt like I could run for many more kms. My SO rollerbladed along beside me. We did that on Tuesday as well. Also on Monday we went for a 7k walk together.

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#42 Postby pamela » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:17 am

I just got back from running 6k. I took it really easy and did it in 36:40. I am less tired than I am when I do 5k a lot faster.

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#43 Postby pamela » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:20 am

I took Sunday off after a night of body abuse on Saturday and fully intended to run 5k today. I only ended up doing 4k because of a few things. Firstly, it was pouring rain when I was getting ready, so I took my windbreaker with me. Once I got out there the rain stopped and it was WAY too hot to wear it, so I had to carry it over my arm and it was really uncomfortable. Secondly, 25 metres out my mp3 player ran out of battery power. I couldn't stand being out there any longer than necessary with my own thoughts and no music so I dragged myself through 4k and then stopped.

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#44 Postby pamela » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:07 am

This morning I jogged 5k pretty slow, 29:30. I just took it easy because my stomach is very nervy. Todd came with me on his rollerblades. The highlight of the morning was some jackass in a truck who nearly hit me while I was running through a crosswalk. I got to yell lots of profanities at him, which felt good. Somehow he seemed to feel he was in the right and yelled back, but I was wearing earplugs so I didn't hear anything he said. Fucker.

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#45 Postby offense74 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:27 am

pamela wrote:This morning I jogged 5k pretty slow, 29:30. I just took it easy because my stomach is very nervy. Todd came with me on his rollerblades. The highlight of the morning was some jackass in a truck who nearly hit me while I was running through a crosswalk. I got to yell lots of profanities at him, which felt good. Somehow he seemed to feel he was in the right and yelled back, but I was wearing earplugs so I didn't hear anything he said. Fucker.

You should learn how to voodoo and then kick his ass in his dreams!
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