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I'm new to triathlon at 53 y/o and I'm concerned about my 5k times. In May I was running mid 22's and I ran a 5k last weekend at 25:00. I began training in zone 2 and 3 more often this summer and not as often in the anaerobic. To lose over 2 minutes in 3 months seems odd, I feel like the effort is the same but the results are way different. Too much aerobic training? Any other thoughts? Thanks.


2017-08-30 9:24 PM
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What were the race day temps for the May race versus the one you just did? Run paces slow down as temperatures climb.
2017-08-30 9:57 PM
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Originally posted by JoelO

What were the race day temps for the May race versus the one you just did? Run paces slow down as temperatures climb.


That's my first thought. . . May versus August. Maybe you just had a bad day?

Consistent training of any tempo should be fine to maintain speed unless you are at the very pointy end.

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2017-08-31 5:18 AM
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What were your paces in z2 and z3? How did you determine your zones?

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2017-09-04 7:16 PM
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Not enough data. One bad race could easily be an anomaly. Weather and course profiles can also make a big difference. I've finished second in AG in two different half marathons. One with a time of 1:33:xx, the other with a time of 3:23. That's right, almost two hours slower over the same distance. The difference? One was a relatively flat course, the other gained almost 8,000 feet in elevation.

How did you finish relative to others who ran the same races?
2017-09-04 7:39 PM
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Originally posted by Rick0716 I'm new to triathlon at 53 y/o and I'm concerned about my 5k times. In May I was running mid 22's and I ran a 5k last weekend at 25:00. I began training in zone 2 and 3 more often this summer and not as often in the anaerobic. To lose over 2 minutes in 3 months seems odd, I feel like the effort is the same but the results are way different. Too much aerobic training? Any other thoughts? Thanks.

 

What was the difference in temperature from April to Yesterday?  

Do you taper for your 5K races or are your training through them?  

I see about a 30 to minute change in time with the warmer temps this time of year.  

I also see 1+ minute change in time based on how well rested I am for a 5K.  

Every course is different too.  Keep running and see where you are in another 3 months.  



2017-09-05 3:55 PM
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My kid called me whining about his college XC workout this morning and I thought of this thread. After 2 mile warmup it was 3 X 5K  on 16:45 with 3 minute rest.

He apparently called to let me know it even hurt to sit. LMAO

2017-09-05 5:09 PM
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Originally posted by Left Brain

My kid called me whining about his college XC workout this morning and I thought of this thread. After 2 mile warmup it was 3 X 5K  on 16:45 with 3 minute rest.

He apparently called to let me know it even hurt to sit. LMAO

 

I have ran 5K's that fast just twice in my like.  Both my Junior year of high school doing Cross Country Races.  I blew out my knee wrestling later in my Junior year that required MCL replacement and repair of the worse torn meniscus pads my surgeon had seen in 300+ surgeries.  When I came back my Senior year I was a minute slower than my Junior year and never broke my PR's from my Junior year.

2017-09-05 7:00 PM
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I have no idea what you had to run in your day in high school to continue running in college on scholarship (probably not much different than today), but now you need to be sub 16:00 5k by your Jr. year in HS xc to get a look.....and then your track mile needs to be around 4:15 and your 800 around 1:54 or so. I had a blast being around those guys as they raced as kids. Now they're all off at school chasing the big dogs all over again. LOL
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