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I'm almost finished with my beginner runner program. Now what?

I'm closing in on the end of my couch to 10k running program, and I'm a little unsure how to proceed next. I'd like to improve my pace, but I'm not sure what the best way to do that is, and the internet seems to have lots of conflicting advice. Plus I really liked having a program and an app that told me what to do. Is there anything out there for the no longer a couch potato but still a beginner runner? What's worked for other people? Should I try designing my own training program, and if so, how do I do that? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Jan 10, 2014 - 13 answers

 

Training for a big relay race: help me stay injury free!

A friend signed me up for her company's Hood to Coast team. I have about 30 days to ramp up from running 3 miles a day, 4 days a week, to running about 14 miles in a 24 hour period. How can I train for this and not injure myself? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket on Jul 18, 2013 - 5 answers

Marathon training: class vs. solo

Should I sign up for a class to train for my first marathon or train by myself? [more inside]
posted by Terriniski on Jul 15, 2013 - 8 answers

Long vs. short distance running - in need of guidance on what's next

I've been running since 2007, and since then I've run three half marathons and several 10 milers/10k/5ks and what have you. Over the years my speed and abilities have increased, but boredom has set in and my motivation is lacking, especially when it comes to long distance running. I think I want to transition to doing short distances and speedwork, but I'm not sure what I should focus on. [more inside]
posted by cristinacristinacristina on May 9, 2013 - 8 answers

2.5 km to 10km in a month?

Hello. I am signed up to run the Manchester 10 k on 26 May. I have never run any kind of race in my life before, and am REALLY „not sporty“ though I am used to hiking/cycling. I have not, to put it mildly, trained as much as I should. By now I can jog for 2.5 – 3 km in half an hour, and have mostly „trained“ on the treadmill rather than outdoors (I strained a muscle running outdoors and feel like it’s my muscles and joints that are most struggling with the running rather than anything „cardio“ related as such. So my actual question: is it still possible to get myself into a condition where I can get round the route without walking it and without injuring myself (too badly) in the remaining time? [more inside]
posted by runincircles on Apr 25, 2013 - 16 answers

0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days!

0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days! [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Aug 20, 2012 - 6 answers

running = weight loss?

Previously. Now I'm running 20 miles a week. Now what? [more inside]
posted by buck:fuller on Jun 15, 2012 - 17 answers

Advice for the undertrained?

Am I going to badly regret running a half-marathon this weekend with minimal training? [more inside]
posted by Pomo on May 2, 2012 - 17 answers

I never want to run again.

How to recover and get back into running after a half marathon? [more inside]
posted by superquail on Mar 29, 2012 - 9 answers

What should the voice in my head say?

Help me be ok with not giving 100% to running every day. [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Feb 26, 2012 - 16 answers

Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner ?

Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Feb 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Any pointers about running with Pointers?

My dog is very active. I like to jog long distances. When we run on the lead he pulls and gets distracted by wildlife. Is there a better lead solution? Personal electric fence? How can I get him to run by my side? Must he be condemned to a mostly sedentary lifestyle? He is a Pointer.
posted by zaebiz on Dec 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Next goal after C25K?

What to do after finishing Couch to 5K? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Aug 16, 2011 - 12 answers

Obstacle course training help.

Okay, so when I turned 40 last year I wasn't super-psyched about the direction my body was going. I started exercising a bit, and this year decided to set a goal. I decided to do this stupid "Warrior Dash" thing. Possibly because it looked more fun than a standard race, possibly because I'm an idiot. [more inside]
posted by lumpenprole on May 23, 2011 - 12 answers

How does a not-couch-potato start running?

I'm looking for a beginner running program that's geared to someone with good initial fitness and isn't quite as beginner as Couch-to-5k. Any recommendations of a good program or any experiences you have to share? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Jan 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Newbie needs tips for training beyond a 10K to a half-marathon

My friend and I are in the middle of C25K and want to go all the way to a half-marathon. She would like to get to a full marathon. We are getting conflicting advice on how to do this. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Dec 27, 2010 - 15 answers

How can I as a new runner start slow when I feel like I have a running start?

I'm new to running, but am already very fit and active (cardio workouts 5-7 times a week.) New runners are warned to take it slowly and not push themselves, but how does this apply to someone who's not coming off a couch towards a goal of 5k? [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Dec 15, 2010 - 28 answers

I'm a little thicker, make me quicker

Decided to run my second marathon--AZ Rock 'n Roll Marathon. Would appreciate some advice about my unique situation... [more inside]
posted by jdlugo on Oct 9, 2010 - 4 answers

How to pick up my marathon training after 2 weeks of not running?

I'm training for a marathon that is taking place in just over 5 weeks. I haven't been able to run for 2 weeks due to illness and injuries. I took a week off to nurse some hip bursitis and then I came down with a flu like bug. The longest training run I've done so far has been 14 miles, and that was two weeks ago. This weekend, I am supposed to do 18 miles. To you runners out there - what do you think the best way is for me to get back on track and finish the race successfully over the next 5 weeks? My pace is around 11 minutes/mile.
posted by emily37 on Sep 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Fitting in working, exercising and sleeping - if I eat after I can't sleep.

I've got a problem fitting in working, exercising and sleeping. Some activities are in the evening, and I eat after, then I can't sleep. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Forrest can't run.

Why can't I run anymore? [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua on May 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Supplements that work?

What workout supplements do you have experience with and have worked for you? Looking for strength/endurance supplements. [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on May 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Nicotine gum for a light smoker shortly before his first marathon?

Light smoking, nicotine gum, and marathon training: I smoke 3 cigarettes a day, and am very set in this habit so it's hard to cut back. I'm training for a marathon that is soon. I want to use nicotine gum to cut back on my cigarette smoking ahead of the race. Is it okay to combine the gum + cigarettes at very low doses? What else should I know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Overtraining a plate of beans?

I have one month to train for a relay race. This is my first race ever, and I'm completely new to the idea of training for an event. I run regularly, but never fast or far. Help me get ready. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Apr 4, 2010 - 4 answers

26.2 x 1

I'm looking for a marathon training program that focuses primarily on intervals. [more inside]
posted by chrchr on Mar 7, 2010 - 8 answers

What tips do you have for a new winter runner?

What tips do you have for a new winter runner? [more inside]
posted by gocubbies on Dec 29, 2009 - 12 answers

How to train for a 5K in two weeks

What can I do to improve my 5K with very little time to train? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Dec 15, 2009 - 15 answers

Can I still stick with my very active weekday activities while keeping a half marathon training schedule?

I play group sports and do strength training almost every weekday, should I still keep this up when I start my half marathon training? [more inside]
posted by spacesbetween on Oct 30, 2009 - 16 answers

Marathon training clerical error

runningfilter: I just found an extra week in my marathon training schedule (because I started a week early)-- help me decide how best to use it. [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Aug 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Shin pain when running - on the outside of the shin bone - help!

I know you are not my doctors and we will be visiting Dr M. The Doctor Who Runs, but in the meantime, any suggestions/experience would be most welcome. Mr LyzzyBee wanted to start a running programme with me. As he was doing 3 mile walks once or twice a day for a total of 3 or 4 a week, and an hour on a Sunday on the cross-trainer/rower/bike combo, we started a bit more than a "couch to 5k" We did the below training. He complained of running out of steam on the Sunday, and today he got shin pains. On the OUTSIDE not the inside of the shin bone, and he got a little lump by each shin bone (yuck) as he ran. Stopped as soon as (I noticed) he was in pain. Running quite slowly, we're averaging 4.9-5 mph. I have a feeling I've pushed him too hard. What do you guys and gals think? [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee on Apr 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Running Longer and Longer Distances

What do I need to know/buy/wear to run longer and longer distances? [more inside]
posted by yeti on Mar 23, 2009 - 17 answers

Getting back to training after mid-plan overtraining symptoms?

Marathon training filter: How long has it taken you to recover from the symptoms of overuse and get back to your training plan? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Aug 20, 2008 - 3 answers

What happened to my knee, and how can I exercise around it?

Should I seek additional physical therapy for my mysteriously injured knee, and how can I continue to work out in spite of it? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on May 22, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I train for a marathon?

How do I train for a (half-)marathon? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on May 17, 2008 - 16 answers

Marathon training in SF?

Can someone recommend a good beginner's marathon training group in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by whir on Feb 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Help Me Train for a 300 Meter and 1.5 Mile Run

What is the best training plan to improve my performance in a 300 meter and 1.5 mile run in 6 weeks? [more inside]
posted by metawabbit on Nov 6, 2007 - 7 answers

What is this wall? This is not supposed to be here!

My first marathon is five weeks away and the training is taking its toll on my body. The last thing I want is to have to give up this late in the game because of an injury. What's my best plan of attack? [more inside]
posted by jetskiaccidents on Sep 1, 2007 - 19 answers

Help me run in a 10K next weekend.

What can I do in a week to train for a 10K race? [more inside]
posted by wabash on Apr 21, 2007 - 25 answers

As a non-runner I want to run a half marathon

I just bought my first ever pair of running shoes. I want to run a half marathon. How soon can I do it and how should I train for it? [more inside]
posted by sveskemus on Feb 21, 2007 - 17 answers

If only I had the time to run...

With a large amount of time per day (say capped at 4 or 5 hours), what improvement could you expect to see over 6 months in running 800/1500m, starting with somewhere between a 4:45 & 5 minute mile? What would the workouts look like?
posted by devilsbrigade on Dec 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Running without, y'know, running

I’m not a runner, but I want to run a 5K once, for my 40th birthday, in 2 months. I need to train, but I don’t like running, and want to do as little of it as possible. [more inside]
posted by Failure31 on Aug 12, 2006 - 26 answers

Training for a marathon in one month

Can you train for a marathon in one month? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on May 4, 2006 - 27 answers

How do I run faster?

How do I train to run faster, over distance? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Apr 26, 2006 - 14 answers

Training / running in smog - should I even run?

Training / running in smog - should I even run? [more inside]
posted by arrowhead on Mar 29, 2006 - 8 answers

indoor/outdoor

I need a good reason why my friend, who is in training for a half marathon, should be doing some of his training runs outdoors. [more inside]
posted by ohio on Feb 16, 2006 - 15 answers

What are the pros and cons of Team in Training?

Anyone have any experience with Team in Training? (more inside...) [more inside]
posted by dicaxpuella on May 21, 2004 - 1 answer

Training for a 1/2 Marathon

I am running in my first half marathon in 3 and a half weeks time, and in my tradition of leaving things to the last minute, I didn't start serious training until last week. Any advice to make the whole thing go smoothly? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by chill on Apr 6, 2004 - 8 answers

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