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thenisaid From: thenisaid Date: February 20th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your hands should kind of brush against your hips on teh downswing.

Who says you have to run that fast? Screw them. Run at a pace you can manage without wanting to die. Speed can come later. At this point, running is a goodness. It took me almost a year to get over 5 mph on my runs.
blue_lucy From: blue_lucy Date: February 20th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm doing the same program she is and nowhere does it say you need to torture your body at that speed.

Rennie - you're learning how to run a 5k. You're not learning how to run it in 30 minutes right away. Cut it back! I'm on week 6, about to do a 25 minute run straight and I already know I'm going to run at 5mph the whole time, maybe bump it up to 5.5 for the last ten minutes. You're right - this program IS too hard if you try everything at 6 mph. Like the above poster said - distance first, then speed.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 20th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
True true, I don't want to push too hard too quickly. I just like the idea of being able to maintain that speed, and I figured the gradual increases in time would get me there.... but yeah, I want challenge not actual torture. (:

25 minutes, GO YOU! Good luck with it!
thenisaid From: thenisaid Date: February 21st, 2008 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't want to insult you, because i know historically you're more of an athlete than I am. But at the same time, if you slow down so you're not pushing so hard, you're probably less likely to get injured, and I know you are very opposed to injury.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 20th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
That obnoxious person telling me to run that fast is me. *laugh* I guess it's that I discovered I could do 6mph earlier in the program, then I thought if I kept doing the same speed it would gradually condition me to do that for longer and longer times.

It's working, in that 3 minutes was nowhere near as hard as last week. Actually you'll note I ran both 5-minute segments at less than 6mph.
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