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2007-09-04 3:43 PM
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Wow I'd almost forgotten this thread was here!  We need to recruit some more slow buggers!

Glad to hear you're running again Sappho! 

As for me, I've been running A LOT (well at least by my standards)!  3-4 times/week every week and I am finally starting to see some improvement.  I'm still slow, but I'm getting consistantly in the 11's now.  Even better though, I'm actually running!  Before I was doing run/walk intervals but I couldn't run for longer than a minute or so....partly b/c of my shins, partly b/c of crappy running fitness.  I seem to finally be getting it together though and can run a mile and a half w/out any walking.  I'm thinking I could probably even do more, and am hoping to do my 5k this weekend without walking.  It seems like it's finally clicking for me after months of working on it! 



2007-09-04 3:55 PM
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that is such brilliant news lil i confess part of the reason i got back into the running was to help with the weight loss. slow as buggery today but just need to build up slowly and look after my legs.

 

good luck on your 5k 

2007-09-28 8:18 AM
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Finally a club where I fit in....So I just started running(actually run/walking intervals with more walking than running right now), and my average for 5k is about a 14 mm. I haven't actually signed up for my first 5k yet, but I'm thinking I will soon. I also signed myself up for the October challenge to force myself to practice and log the miles. Running is my least favorite part, but maybe if I do it enough, I'll drop some weight and it will become enjoyable...
Yay slow buggers!!!
2007-09-28 2:05 PM
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Hey, this is where I belong! I usually train at about 13min/mi. Which means it takes for freaking ever to do anything. My first marathon is Disney in January.
2007-09-28 2:50 PM
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sign up for the running challenge am hoping to have a slow buggers team
2007-09-28 5:12 PM
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Already there my friend! Can't wait to start getting those miles in.


2007-09-29 11:37 PM
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i'd love to get faster!!
well. i AM faster than i WAS when i started, but i'm not under that 10mm yet. at least not consistantly. i seem to be all over the place. i JUST started a training log on this site, but i have one on another site, and sometimes i'm flying along at 9mm. other times, i get done, check my watch, and i'm running like 13mm. so i don't know. there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. but i'm in. i have no goals set for the winter months, i just joined the october challenge, and pledged 40 miles, so that's all that i'm doing right now.
2007-10-09 7:53 AM
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This is the club for me.  I think I can walk faster than I can run at this point and that's not saying much.  I too am doing the Oct run challenge and I notice two of my Poison Apple teammates are here.

My avg is in the 13's right now, so 10 is no where is site for me at the moment.

2007-10-09 11:59 PM
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Oh... I haven't been to Challenge Me in a while, and I completely missed this thread!  Woot!

I'm slow, but getting faster... slowly.  Today's Z1/2 run was just under 13 min/mile.   That's an improvement over the 15 min/mile I was doing a year ago.

2007-10-20 8:12 AM
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I may have to get into this group.  If nothing else just to keep the thread going.  Can;t let Sappho and Misscullen slack off.
2007-10-20 2:52 PM
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saling4 - 2007-10-20 7:12 AM I may have to get into this group.  If nothing else just to keep the thread going.  Can;t let Sappho and Misscullen slack off.

You mean you didn't come to visit me?



2007-10-21 8:39 PM
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Well, thanks to the October running challenge I seem to be getting faster. I did a training run in the solid 12's rather than 13's. I'm still keeping my long runs slow, and that's hard. I mean, I already run slow, but forcing myself to run slower for the long runs feels kind of defeating. Anybody else feel that way? I have a 5k race next weekend, can't wait to see how all this training pays off.
2007-10-21 11:43 PM
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Atlantia - 2007-10-21 7:39 PM Well, thanks to the October running challenge I seem to be getting faster. I did a training run in the solid 12's rather than 13's. I'm still keeping my long runs slow, and that's hard. I mean, I already run slow, but forcing myself to run slower for the long runs feels kind of defeating. Anybody else feel that way? I have a 5k race next weekend, can't wait to see how all this training pays off.

It always sounds strange to explain, but I've found that I run faster the slower I go.  But my problem is that I always start to hard and wear myself out and then I can't keep up the pace over a distance...even a short distance like a 5k.  If I start at a good pace though I can keep it up longer and overall go faster.  All my mantras when I run revolve around telling myself to go slow.  It's really strange but it works for me.  It seems that no matter how slow I think I'm going, I always end up going too fast.  So yea, I don't like the idea of telling myself to go slower when I'm already so slow, but in the long run I think getting used to the slow pace helps a lot.  Or maybe I'm just really backwards....that could be it too.

2007-10-22 10:18 AM
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Today I used 4 min run/1 min walk intervals. I felt like I was going faster during the running portions, but I really wasn't. I also felt fresher at the end of the run. Over the course of 3 miles, I lost about 3 minutes, which makes sense, since I walk so slow. Anyway, I don't think I'll be employing this technique during any shorter races, but I will certainly use it during training. I feel a lot less wiped than I usually do.
2008-03-26 5:37 PM
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Since new seasons bring new people wanting to try a tri, but may feel intimidated that they are not fast enough, I felt it appropriate to revive this thread.  This is season 2 for me and while I have had flashes of greatness (<10m/mile), I find myself firmly entrenched in the SLOW BUGGERS RUNNING CLUB!! Simply put, Slow Buggers average greater than 10 min per mile (not my definition, I just piggybacked on here).  I am currently trying Mike Ricci's 8 min run Z1/walk 2 min method, which will hopefully have me being excommunicated from this group, but not yet.  So, SLOW BUGGERS, lets hear from you!!
2008-03-26 5:49 PM
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Regular to the slow buggers club reporting....

I have gotten to the point now that I can run <10 min./mile on any run 1.5 miles or less.  Not much, but big progress for me!  Granted the fact that I am now running at close to 0 elevation when I'm used to running at a mile high may have something to do with it, but i'll take my successes where I can!



2008-04-02 9:16 PM
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I'm a slow bugger!  Although my new mantra is that 'slow is the new fast'

How does this work? 

2008-04-06 8:21 PM
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I definitely qualify for the slow buggers club. Gosh, just LOOK at my training log!!! I can hit the "high 9s" on hill workouts, but for long runs, running at 11mm and taking regular walk breaks puts me squarely in the double digits.
2008-04-07 10:49 AM
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count me in as slow...11.30 mm is what I run consistenly
2008-04-07 3:22 PM
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Hey ... I'm pretty slow ... although trying to be faster ... run around 11 min mile, I think ... usually measure in kilometers, but that sounds right. ;-)
2008-04-07 3:33 PM
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Wow, I need to shave off a few minutes per mile to bump up to slow...I guess I'm currently at a snails pace about 13 mm.  On my last run, I only walked 3 short (maybe 1 min) times...why am I still so slow???


2008-04-07 3:50 PM
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carlacrews - 2008-04-07 3:33 PM Wow, I need to shave off a few minutes per mile to bump up to slow...I guess I'm currently at a snails pace about 13 mm. On my last run, I only walked 3 short (maybe 1 min) times...why am I still so slow???

if you figure it out, can you let me know?  I'm in the same boat your are  

2008-04-08 8:38 AM
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This is definitely the place for me. I volunteered at our local half marathon last weekend and it was inspiring watching all those fast runners coming in at under 2 hours; right now that seems like an unachieveable pipe dream. A short term goal would be to break 30 minutes on a 5K (pr is 32)!

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2008-04-08 5:27 PM
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Hey Wow, we have our own Sticky!!  I thought I was alone and I find this thread and there are many of you out there.. I did a 5k 2 weeks ago and averaged 10:30min/mile, so I am still a Slow Bugger!

One method I am trying is Mike Ricci's 8/2 plan, where you run/jog 8 mins then walk 2 mins and repeat.  The 8min run should be at Z1 pace.  I was doing about 11:45-12:15 mile with this mthod before my 5K, so we'll see what happens come my next race.

Tim

2008-04-10 10:11 AM
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I am so in!  I just ran a 5k in 30:41 - however that was all out and my training runs vary from 10 minute miles - 12 minute miles.  I want to go sub 10 this year and this is the group for me!

I am soooo relieved to see that I am not alone! 

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