Miles:
1191 total / 271 in 2014
Goal:

To continue to be active and be injury free:)....to be Heart Healthy. Build a walking program to walk at least 30 minutes daily. Build distance and endurance

Debbie G. so here's a question ...

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So here's a question for my DM friends and experts:) Do you ever feel stuck in your training...I feel like at the beginning (February 2012...Couch to 5K) I made great strides...even my first 5K (April) was able to run the whole thing...have really struggled since then to make any signficant improvements to pace/distance....am I just being impatient or does it really take that long? Even with increasing time over the last 2 weeks versus tracking miles feel kind of like I'm just struggling thru.... and not making improvements.....any insight is appreciated:)

  • Ebru T.
    Ebru T.

    Hmmm, tough one. I find that the more I run, the easier it becomes = longer distance and faster pace. 2 weeks might be a too short timeframe to judge how much you have improved. You have been working out really good, keep it up !

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Bobbie
    Bobbie

    Debbie, I was part of a 14 week training course earlier this year and I quickly realized an increase in my endurance and ability to run more each week comfortably. I did not see an improvement in my time per mile until the last two weeks of the course...it took so long that it surprised me when it finally happened. And, in case it helps, we did no formal speed work, just increased the distance of our runs, and maintained one longer run per week. The improvement will happen, just keep up the good work!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Gary R.
    Gary R.

    Forget about pace and increase the miles gradually. The weekly long run is key. Also try and include some hills. Someone said hills are speedwork in disguise and I agree :-)

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Hayley F.
    Hayley F.

    Hi Debbie! I think you are doing great! Couple questions, do you ever do "speed work" a run that your pace is faster than what you consider your normal comfortable pace? Or do you do fartlek work?If so, what pace to you consider your fast pace? Also, what distance do you consider your easy distance? Quickly I would say that you should try to increase your weekly milage. Make a plan to go from your average of 14/15 miles to 20/25 miles over a month or so. That will really help your endurance.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Debbie G.
    Debbie G.

    Thanks All...lot's of good stuff:) Looking forward to my run tomorrow..should be slightly cooler and I have a day off which is a perk:)

    about 2 years ago Like