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2008-04-10 11:44 AM
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That sounds like an awesome goal for all of us...sub 10min/mi by 12-31-08! 

Anyone in?!?!



2008-04-10 11:47 AM
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carlacrews - 2008-04-10 11:44 AM

That sounds like an awesome goal for all of us...sub 10min/mi by 12-31-08! 

Anyone in?!?!



Well yesterday I did 3 miles on the trendmill in 30 mins which is faster than my 5k pr well assuming if I did the extra minute I would beaten it by 32 secs.

I think I am going to try for a 3.1 in 30 minutes and then I will no longer be a slow bugger. .
2008-04-10 12:24 PM
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carlacrews - 2008-04-10 11:44 AM

That sounds like an awesome goal for all of us...sub 10min/mi by 12-31-08! 

Anyone in?!?!



I'm in!
2008-04-10 5:05 PM
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chirunner134 - 2008-04-10 12:47 PM
carlacrews - 2008-04-10 11:44 AM

That sounds like an awesome goal for all of us...sub 10min/mi by 12-31-08! 

Anyone in?!?!

Well yesterday I did 3 miles on the trendmill in 30 mins which is faster than my 5k pr well assuming if I did the extra minute I would beaten it by 32 secs. I think I am going to try for a 3.1 in 30 minutes and then I will no longer be a slow bugger. .

Slow Buggers must prove they can CONSISTENTLY go <10min/mile before you receive your graduation papers! One race or one training session, while very awesome, does not merit a Promotion.   My 5K PR is 29:17, but I just did one 3 weeks ago in 32:49..hence I am a firmly entrenched SB!!

I'll give a 12/31/08 Graduation a shot, but no promises!

2008-04-10 8:30 PM
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Sounds good!

Except that I'm training at longer distances ... most of my runs are 10K or more ... my goal is to sub-60 a 10K.
2008-04-11 7:08 PM
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Did a 9 min mile and a 10.45m mile in a row. It's a start, now i just have to be consistent.


2008-04-12 10:20 AM
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gator416 - 2008-04-11 5:08 PM

Did a 9 min mile and a 10.45m mile in a row. It's a start, now i just have to be consistent.


Nice job!
2008-04-12 10:33 AM
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Honestly, I'd be happy with a 10 min mile by 12/31/08

 

2008-04-12 9:38 PM
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gator416 - 2008-04-11 7:08 PM Did a 9 min mile and a 10.45m mile in a row. It's a start, now i just have to be consistent.

Huge pat on the back from me, but even a bigger one from yourself.  Keep it up...it can only get better, Right?!?!  I'd totally buy you a cold one for a job well done!

Edit: Sorry. Had to fix a gramatical error.  I'm not anal!



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2008-04-15 7:30 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone! It's nice to know there are other people out there struggling through the run. At least we're out there doing it, that's what I keep telling myself.
2008-04-22 7:25 PM
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9:13 min mile last weekend at a race. It just about killed me...


2008-04-28 1:29 PM
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I ran my first 10:00 mile last week!  This week, 3 miles, 34 minutes. Undecided  I really have been trying to get faster but I don't seem to make much progress.  I read that if you want to run faster, then you have to just run faster.  Umm, it doesn't work for me, does it work for anyone else?  I can run a 10:00 mile but cannot sustain it for longer.  Sigh.  At least we are in this together!
2008-05-05 1:00 PM
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Woohoo, I passed my goal this weekend at the minnie marathon in disney. Did a 5k in 29.45, just under my 30min goal!
2008-05-26 9:21 AM
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Hi! I just found this fourm. I am very slow! I normally run about a 12 minute mile. I can speed it up to about 11:30 if I am in a 5K. I used to be on the track team and got lapped running the mile. I'm glad I'm not the only one in this slow running club
Is there a slow swimming and bicycling club too? I'm slow at all 3 sports!
2008-06-04 10:42 PM
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I have to post - I had the best running night ever in my life tonight - am I still a slow bugger - you betcha!

have I made progress, absolutely!  

cuz I'm lazy efficient, here is the update from my log

Holy freakn' buckets - did you see that run!? Yes folks I did it - I ran six miles!!!! Not one single walk break - even cooler is that I felt really good the whole entire way

Distance is estimated based time it took me for the last 1.5 miles (I was able to clock that with my odometer - the rest of the run was through a park and residential area of town). I'd be willing to bet money that I didn't go at a faster pace the last 20 min- lol. I just felt steady the whole way.

I got out of work later than I had hoped to - which meant a later start to my workouts than planned, which meant, no way that I was going to get both a run and a swim in tonight. I seriously need to get my azz out of bed in the morning when I have two workouts in one day and it's not a brick.

Anyway, since I had to choose, I chose the run, cuz it's my weakness - it was pretty cool - it was pouring right before I left the building - I'm thinking great, now I'm going to have to do the dreadmill again. Just as I walked out the doors, the rain came almost to a stop -

I thought, what the heck, it's not like I'm going to melt if I get wet. So I took off - it was just a light summer/spring rain - I enjoyed feeling the rain on my face, and the quiet of the evening -

I finished up, stretched - got in my car, and the deluge began - It was POURING, I could hardly even see the road driving back to the apartment.

Wow, did I luck out!


 

2008-08-21 5:48 PM
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Just wondering if other slow buggers were still out there.....

I'm definitely a slow bugger....always have been. Started tris in 2006, did my first half mary in January 2007 and averaged 12min/mile for the half mary. My pace did drop to a 10:30 min/mile pace for ONE 5K race in March 2007 and that was the last time I saw that. Got off running for a while, but recently decided to come back...

Started training for a marathon in June....started out at 13min/mile and well, I can't seem to come off that pace at all! I can't even run faster than that on a short run or a 5K. Weird thing is that when I run with a group, I can run faster, but when I run by myself (which is 85% of the time), I just can't go faster....legs feel slow, heavy, can't go faster.

I run long runs with a group on Saturdays and so far my best pace is about 13 min/mile (for our longest run of 12 miles last week). My best pace by myself was a recent 3 mile run at 12:45 min/mile.

Does anyone know why I seem to have this physical/mental block?

I'm still running though....I hope to break through this barrier someday soon.



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