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new run plan

Discussion in 'Health' started by ckeeton, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. ckeeton

    ckeeton [OP] Bazinga

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    so was wondering if this run planned seemed like it would work or not.
    i want to be able to do a 4 mile run in less than 30 minutes before school starts up in the fall.
    so i was gonna start by the first week just running one mile.
    every week after i was going to increase it by .25 miles.

    so the second week would be 1.25 miles
    third would be 2.5
    fourth 2.75
    fith 3.
    and so on.

    you think that would be a healthy way to build it up or is it moving to fast?
     
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    ckeeton [OP] Bazinga

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    awesome thanks
     
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    When I was an avid runner I started out running 2 to 3 miles a day and within 3 months I was up to 15 miles. Having the right shoes helps out a lot.
     
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    that would be awesome if i could swing that.
    might try and push more once i get three miles down
     
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    You just trying to get into shape or is it for school?
     
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    going to a military school in the fall and commissioning for army while there.
    im in shape sorta now just not military shape
     
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    Totally understand that, that's the main reason I started running, so I could get ready for boot camp and get in better shape.
     
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    yep, just trying to make it suck less haha
     
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    Haha well if your in somewhat good shape you should have a good start.
     
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    yeah i mean i can pass PT already.
    think my two mile is at like 15 min on average. but it kinda skips somtimes its shorter sometimes i would fail it. so i just wanna get it consistent and more distance
     
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    Yeah I was looking to improve my time in the mile and I found that the more races I ran either 5k's or 10k's my time improved every time. During the summer I was running some kind of race just about every weekend. My fastest mile was a 7:03 but that's good for me being 6ft and 215lbs. When I first started running I was pretty darn slow around an 8 minute mile. And now that ive gotten into running I started doing tri-athalons which I would have never thought of doing.
     
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    thats awesome, i dont think i could do races haha. i was running a lot first semester this year, got my mile time down to 6 min. but i stopped and of course it fell back to a 8 min. so now i trying to work my way back down to it.
     
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    Dang 6 min is pretty fast. Maybe one day ill break a 7 min mile lol but I just need to be able to run 1.5 miles in under 12:51 for our PT test. As long as I can make that ill be fine. How far were you running last semester?
     
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    oh you should be able to get that without any problems.
    last semester i could do two normally. sometimes could push out three.
    i had a fast time because i played ultimate everyday. which caused me to sprint a lot, and it just made me faster
     
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    Nice, yeah I never really did dprinting stuff just ran long distance so I kept a constant time. Lately I've been trying to sprint a mile and jog a mile but that sprinting is killin me.
     
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    i remember when training with my buddy for army basic training the book said a good way to get your mile time down is to sprint for one mintue, walk/jog for 30 seconds. and repeat for however long you can last.

    i think sprinting is the fastest and better way to get your mile time down.
     
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    Yeah sprinting has helped ouy alot.
     
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    yeah, might just start sprinting everytime at the end of my runs.
     
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    So what military school are you going to?
     
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