TR Running Thread 2021

Interesting. Shouldn’t be as taxing.

Are you new to running or you are a seasoned runner?

Brand new. Part of me thinks it’s maybe a bit to do with cycling motivation, maybe a combination of both. The running I’m really motivated for though.

You probably have a good aerobic base due to your very good cycling background, but your musculoskeletal system isn’t used to the different loads running puts on your body.

My advice is to keep doing what your doing and it should get easier.

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Thank you, that’s the plan, just need to solve how best to keep as much cycling performance as possible.

What @jmdcovas said.

Running uses different muscles.
You will be tired because you are not used to it.
But give it a solid month or month an a half and it will become second nature. You will be doing 10 miles and not even thinking about it!

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@Joelrivera Your tips on running many posts before answered my question. Just finished a sprint this past sunday and as typical run was a mess 30:12 for the 5k. This was off a Sprint Plan LV with some health things to sort out sprinkled in between. Every time I ask how can I run faster and there it was on your post: volume…I guess 150-200 miles a year wont do it :). BTW - since you enjoy swimming so much you should go look at my race report swim portion on the short course thread :slight_smile: .

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First of all… great job! That was an outstanding swim on rough conditions. The fact that you were able to help a swimmer in need and still finished not even close to last, show that your swimming is very strong.

Now, That swim should have been cancelled. They were extremly irresposable. Those are not great swimming condiutions and they are lucky no one drawned.
I would haven’t even started…
too dangerous.

200 miles per year!?
haha NOPE!

I am not even close to where I want to be, and I am running about 30 miles per week at the moment. I wish I had the time to do about 40 -45. I could, but its hard to make the time to do so.

Thanks! It was a tough swim and I do know the Race Director did regret having the swim - I know him, This is his second year running it, so learning. They do a very good job otherwise.

AS far as running - that is what I thought. Of course you cover more distance with your speed than I do! So for my next race in 2 weeks I’m doing Olympic Aquabike :slight_smile: ! No run! Sorry runners on this thread. I am thinking on taking a pause from the swim as the weather will cool down and I will close my pool and do a solid run block and intersperse easy riding to break up the runs. And see what happens.

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Did Brighton Marathon last Sunday, no specific marathon training but been training all year 25% more than last year…didn’t get the result I’d hoped for but I did have a great time. It was strange, like Covid never happened really, a sunny day but the beach with cheering crowds. Strange but nice. I detonated at 25km, and hobbled my way around the remaining 18km because the course had been incorrectly measured…so I’m an ultra marathoner now :slight_smile:


Brighton Marathon have admitted their mistake so I’ve got a 5h flat marathon, not bad off 10k and olympic triathlon training I suppose.

Laps Time Cumulative Time Distance Avg Pace Avg HR Max HR Total Ascent Total Descent Avg Run Cadence Avg Stride Length Calories Avg Temperature Best Pace Max Run Cadence Moving Time Avg Moving Pace
1 5:37.5 5:37.5 1.00 5:37 144 155 31 0 180 0.99 79 25.0 5:05 185 5:37 5:37
2 4:51.7 10:29 1.00 4:52 149 155 1 27 183 1.13 72 23.0 4:25 186 4:51.7 4:52
3 5:14.0 15:43 1.00 5:14 146 150 1 14 181 1.06 74 24.0 4:58 185 5:14.0 5:14
4 5:20.7 21:04 1.00 5:21 148 154 2 3 180 1.04 77 25.0 5:12 185 5:20 5:20
5 5:45.5 26:49 1.00 5:46 147 155 4 5 171 1.01 79 25.0 5:19 183 5:45.5 5:46
6 5:22.8 32:12 1.00 5:23 152 158 6 1 181 1.03 79 25.0 4:54 185 5:22 5:22
7 5:36.6 37:49 1.00 5:37 151 162 14 19 180 0.99 79 25.0 5:15 186 5:36.6 5:37
8 5:36.0 43:25 1.00 5:36 149 152 1 5 181 0.99 76 25.0 5:12 185 5:36.0 5:36
9 5:50.3 49:15 1.00 5:50 153 157 13 6 175 0.98 82 25.0 5:08 189 5:50 5:50
10 5:27.9 54:43 1.00 5:28 154 157 1 1 181 1.01 78 27.0 5:10 185 5:27.9 5:28
11 5:37.9 1:00:21 1.00 5:38 157 161 11 1 180 0.99 82 27.0 5:24 184 5:37.9 5:38
12 5:33.7 1:05:55 1.00 5:34 156 161 6 7 177 1.01 79 27.0 5:18 184 5:32 5:32
13 5:33.8 1:11:28 1.00 5:34 155 159 1 13 181 0.99 79 26.0 5:11 184 5:33.8 5:34
14 5:52.7 1:17:21 1.00 5:53 155 159 15 2 178 0.95 81 25.0 5:17 183 5:52.7 5:53
15 5:35.4 1:22:56 1.00 5:35 156 161 6 13 179 1.00 78 25.0 5:06 185 5:35 5:35
16 5:35.3 1:28:32 1.00 5:35 159 162 6 12 178 1.00 79 26.0 4:55 188 5:35.3 5:35
17 5:41.0 1:34:13 1.00 5:41 159 161 9 5 181 0.97 81 25.0 5:05 183 5:41 5:41
18 5:48.8 1:40:02 1.00 5:49 160 162 3 5 176 0.98 82 25.0 5:23 183 5:48 5:48
19 5:35.0 1:45:37 1.00 5:35 158 161 4 10 182 0.99 80 25.0 5:27 186 5:35.0 5:35
20 5:44.3 1:51:21 1.00 5:44 159 162 4 5 181 0.96 81 25.0 5:29 183 5:44.3 5:44
21 5:56.7 1:57:18 1.00 5:57 157 159 3 17 171 0.99 76 24.0 5:17 187 5:46 5:46
22 5:55.9 2:03:13 1.00 5:56 159 162 9 5 179 0.94 80 24.0 5:27 183 5:55.9 5:56
23 5:55.8 2:09:09 1.00 5:56 159 160 1 3 180 0.94 81 24.0 5:49 183 5:55.8 5:56
24 6:23.9 2:15:33 1.00 6:24 158 161 6 1 178 0.88 81 25.0 5:51 183 6:23.9 6:24
25 7:15.2 2:22:48 1.00 7:15 149 157 2 4 164 0.84 76 26.0 5:57 187 7:15 7:15
26 9:17.0 2:32:05 1.00 9:17 133 147 6 1 135 0.80 77 26.0 6:01 187 9:17 9:17
27 10:20 2:42:25 1.00 10:20 124 138 4 1

Pretty much exactly the same thing as my first marathon in 2019 at the same venue :exploding_head:. I don’t really trust gps watches too much on race day, so although my watch was showing much faster than my expected 5:43/km I had put my faith in the 4 hour pacers who seemed to be going faster than 5:20/km at times (3h45 pace). My heart rate looks high to me, maybe 10bpm higher than I would expect for the pace, 25C is also high. I took two little cups of water at each of the water stations at 2.5 miles, 7.5 and started on gels at mile 10 and decided to back off the 4hr guys and go at my own pace. I rolled my ankle in a pothole at mile 9 but there was no damage done. Mile 12 I stopped to hug with the family. 13.1 miles in 2h02 about the right pace imo as it’s a hilly first half and flat for the second. 14miles I was not feeling good. Looking at the 16mile marker I was thinking “This is going to be a long walk!” :sweat_smile:

I could’ve paced it easier at the start, had more water and gels, but I can’t imagine that alone would’ve kept me going the full distance so back to the drawing board. At least I have a medal and happy memories :+1: 🏃🏻‍♂ :medal_sports:

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