New To Forum - 10km Running
Posted 10 September 2010 - 03:08 PM
I am new to the forum and very new to running. Please excuse what are probably very obvious answers so just humour me!
I had a baby 6 months ago and took up the Bridge to Brisbane 3 month challenge (ex cyclist) in order to lose my baby weight (still 5kg to go) I started with the sub 85 min people so it took a while to get over the Bridge but I was really happy to do sub 53 mins! My hubby now thinks I should take it a bit more seriously. I would like to run the Toowoomba 10km in Oct and see what "real time" I can do.
Where do I go from here I currently do 5 runs a week but just run do not do anything else within the run.
Any help would be appreciated
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 03:23 PM
Welcome to CR and congrats on the new addition. Your questions are valid and you could do worse than giving the Toowoomba meet a go.
Just keep running. At these early stages of your progress you'll probably be best to keep running your 5 runs a week than to start mucking around with too much variety unless you wanted to keep going with your running post Toowoomba. But I'd suggest you try and inch one of your runs out each week as a long run. It will definately help with the longer and slightly elevated last few Km's of the Toowoomba course.
Overall I'd suggest that Toowoomba might be a slightly quicker course than B2B (length debates aside) if that helps too - mainly due to less volume on the road.
All the best
Posted 13 October 2010 - 04:44 PM
Although given you are new to running perhaps start with some 500's and eventually work your way up to the 1k's.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 07:22 AM
Just keep running your 5 runs a week.
Leave the intervals and hill work for while longer.
Your body is still adjusting only being 6 months after having a baby so adding intensity too soon can lead quickly to injuries.
Because you are an ex cyclist you should have good endurance but please take your time building up you dont want to get injured.
Good luck with the running and new baby.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:30 AM
Congrats on your efforts so far keep it up.