Challenge Forum: A Method to the Madness

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Joined: Jan 11
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Posted: 16 Jan 2012, 16:47
Because I need a means of measuring my pace and progress, I'm doing these challenge runs on a treadmill. For the other three days of the week, my runs are only 1.5 miles and are in a group setting outside or on an indoor track (depending on weather).

Yesterday, I made my run to see where my starting point was.
Time: 40:29, Distance: 3.18, Pace 12:43
(Running pace at 6, Walking pace at 3.5)

For me never being much of a runner, this was HUGE progress. I had to ice my knees and ankles that night. But, well worth the soreness.

With today's challenge, I really wanted to focus on building my speed during those 1 minute runs.
(My walk I kept at 3.5,
1st run was at 6.5, 2nd and 3rd run at 6.7)

Anyone else want to share the method to their madness?

Joined: May 11
Posts: 164

Posted: 17 Jan 2012, 14:24
My method these first weeks will just be getting out the door and running at the speed I can complete all the runs in. I am terrible with follow through, and weather will be my biggest challenge apart from all kinds of other excuses I will make up!

For the last interval each run I will run as fast as I can possibly go. I am running outside and I am really noticing the difference in speed when running uphill and down.

I think what I am really trying to say is that there is no method to my madness, and to me it is about getting back into running again, not about speed. And also about the gradual increase in time I can run continually.