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  • Quote: Urban, You need to run a hard race. Somewhere in the 5-10K range to get an accurate prediction of your training paces and possible half marathon time.

    This calculator
    is excellent.
    I used the link, the last 5k I ran was 31'46. The link says I should run the half at an 11'13... which to me seems really slow, I could go out tomorrow and run that and not be tired.
  • Quote: I used the link, the last 5k I ran was 31'46. The link says I should run the half at an 11'13... which to me seems really slow, I could go out tomorrow and run that and not be tired.
    How long ago was the 5k? As you're still new to running, you will see a great deal of improvement in a short time. (Won't last forever)
    This is one of the reasons I like training by heart rate-you run at the same rate and your pace will speed up on it's own as your fitness improves.

    A half marathon pace will feel easy through the first part of the run. Feeling good at 6 doesn't mean you'll feel that way at 13.1.
  • Quote: How long ago was the 5k? As you're still new to running, you will see a great deal of improvement in a short time. (Won't last forever)
    This is one of the reasons I like training by heart rate-you run at the same rate and your pace will speed up on it's own as your fitness improves.

    A half marathon pace will feel easy through the first part of the run. Feeling good at 6 doesn't mean you'll feel that way at 13.1.
    My last 5k (race) was in the summer... I didn't really start running again until about 2 months ago. I probably couldn't do a half tomorrow, but at the pacing it says I feel like I'm doing a brisk walk/easy jog (i'm 6'4 mostly legs) so I'll just keep going at what feels right and use the guide as a suggestion
  • If your pace feels good, stick with it.

    Run a 10K late Feb/early March-you'll get a better idea of your fitness and can get a good estimate of your half mara. time.
  • 2 mile run tonight in 19:15
  • Quote: 2 mile run tonight in 19:15
    Lookin' good!
  • Parents went to bed and I wasn't tired so I went for a run. 8.1 miles in 1:27:34... started out strong but at mile 6.5 I slowed down drastically. Still okay with the time and distance though since it's been my longest for both so far.
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    New Year.... New Goals
  • Hooray New Year!

    I dropped about 45 pounds and went from 34%BF to 26%BF in a year

    Now looking to drop another 30 and get to around 15%BF
  • Quote: Hooray New Year!

    I dropped about 45 pounds and went from 34%BF to 26%BF in a year

    Now looking to drop another 30 and get to around 15%BF

    That's wonderful . I see good things for you in 2012

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