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2012-08-05 3:16 PM

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Subject: Hi, my name is Chris and I am an ignorant runner

I admit I am the fat boy at the end. My best 5k on a sprint is 29 min. I did my first Mary in '08 and have kept on running. I have been training for my 1st IM and for the first time am doing "training" runs. I cannot seem to get into stride work. I have counted and my ave SPM is way below their target of 90-95. I am closer to 65-75. My logs are current and yes I know run, run, and run some more. One FOP'er made the comment everyone is different don't worry about it but the plan keeps preaching High SPM. 

 

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2012-08-05 3:30 PM
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You ran 80km, 40km, 80km for the last 3 months, with lots of skipped/weak weeks. Sub 30 5k split isn't bad for that level of work. You want sub 25 min you run more. You want sub 20 min you run more than double. Don't even think about stides/speedwork/fartleks/whatever until you're 30-40 a WEEK, at least.

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2012-08-05 4:08 PM
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I see your 29 and raise you 10 minutes...

I've been pushing the run lately and have seen some gains, but its hard to tell with this heat. I expect to have lost a couple minutes off my 5Ks once the weather cools off.

2012-08-05 6:14 PM
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Khyron - 2012-08-05 3:30 PM

You ran 80km, 40km, 80km for the last 3 months, with lots of skipped/weak weeks. Sub 30 5k split isn't bad for that level of work. You want sub 25 min you run more. You want sub 20 min you run more than double. Don't even think about stides/speedwork/fartleks/whatever until you're 30-40 a WEEK, at least.

No shortcuts. 

 

 

I agree. Right now if you want tiger faster just get out there and run more. Don't stress counting your strides or anything deemed as speed work. Just get out there and find the joy in running. Then do more of it.
2012-08-05 6:18 PM
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That's my summation run baby run. The plan is just messing with my mind with the logic of increasing my stride yet decreasing my HR. for me I might as well high step speed walk.
2012-08-05 6:22 PM
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What plan is it? Maybe you would be better suited with a plan that fits your style a little better; one that doesn't put high emphasis (or any) on SPM?


2012-08-05 6:24 PM
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Kia the tri fuel IM plan I thought about jumping to the BT one but havent put too much thought into it.
2012-08-05 7:36 PM
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Don't worry about SPM.  World class athletes are running 14min. 5Ks in a sprint, so of course they will have different stride dynamics.  Analysis has showed that as you get faster your SPM will naturally adapt.  
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