My three week lock down challenge

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So, for my three week lock down challenge I am challenging myself to get my fitness back to what it was prior to my knee injury, which was being able to run for a total of 13 miles without stopping and to do it in a time of around 1:50, roughly 8:30 minutes per mile. I can currently run for 5 miles at that speed before I have to stop so it'll be quite a challenge.

This challenge will be getting me ready for my first half marathon which I am aiming to finish in 1:30 which has been postponed to August at the very earliest. I will be posting my running results below at further dates.
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So, for my three week lock down challenge I am challenging myself to get my fitness back to what it was prior to my knee injury, which was being able to run for a total of 13 miles without stopping and to do it in a time of around 1:50, roughly 8:30 minutes per mile. I can currently run for 5 miles at that speed before I have to stop so it'll be quite a challenge.

This challenge will be getting me ready for my first half marathon which I am aiming to finish in 1:30 which has been postponed to August at the very earliest. I will be posting my running results below at further dates.
That sounds good! At least you’re keeping yourself busy during lockdown
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That sounds good! At least you’re keeping yourself busy during lockdown
Yeah I am joining my areas local running club when this is over so I want to be decent for it
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Good luck!
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Day one is under way.

I am currently getting ready for my morning run, I was to do it with a friend but she isn't responding.

My aim is to run 10 miles/ 16km within a time of 1:30 to - 1:40. Back in my fitter days the fastest I got for 16km was 1:20 but that isn't me currently, so anything under 1:40 I'll be happy with.

I'll be posting my run regardless of if I succeed or fail. Note, I do have a bad leg so if it's one of those days where I have to stop after a couple of miles because of my leg hurting too much and not wanting to risk injury then I won't bother posting and you will know why.

Wish me luck.
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(Original post by SilenceOfTheLamb)
So, for my three week lock down challenge I am challenging myself to get my fitness back to what it was prior to my knee injury, which was being able to run for a total of 13 miles without stopping and to do it in a time of around 1:50, roughly 8:30 minutes per mile. I can currently run for 5 miles at that speed before I have to stop so it'll be quite a challenge.

This challenge will be getting me ready for my first half marathon which I am aiming to finish in 1:30 which has been postponed to August at the very earliest. I will be posting my running results below at further dates.
Good luck, go easy on yourself
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So I failed my run ): It was just too hot out, I gave up after 10km. However, I was smashing it time wise, running each mile faster by 30 seconds. I really want to see if I can hang on in there for the remaining 6km when it isn't such crappy weather for running. But yeah, putting excuses aside the result is I failed.

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I'm going to stick at 8 minutes per mile and soon drop to 7:30 when I am fit enough to. If I had kept on going today and kept at my speed I would have crossed the planned 16km mark at 1:20, a much faster speed then the 1:30 - 1:40 I aimed for.

I am going to go for a light jog later to shake things off and then get back on my A game tomorrow, my plan will be to run a slow 16km and not worry about my time, a slow and stress less run just to prove to myself I can run 16km. But from then on I am keeping at 8 mins per mile.
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So I failed my run ): It was just too hot out, I gave up after 10km. However, I was smashing it time wise, running each mile faster by 30 seconds. I really want to see if I can hang on in there for the remaining 6km when it isn't such crappy weather for running. But yeah, putting excuses aside the result is I failed.

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I'm going to stick at 8 minutes per mile and soon drop to 7:30 when I am fit enough to. If I had kept on going today and kept at my speed I would have crossed the planned 16km mark at 1:20, a much faster speed then the 1:30 - 1:40 I aimed for.

I am going to go for a light jog later to shake things off and then get back on my A game tomorrow, my plan will be to run a slow 16km and not worry about my time, a slow and stress less run just to prove to myself I can run 16km. But from then on I am keeping at 8 mins per mile.
tbf I failed at doing the 1h of exercise from Monday - Thursday so u know, life happens
U got this! Hopefully you will smash it next time:rave:
Rooting for you yay! :ahee:
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So I failed my run ): It was just too hot out, I gave up after 10km. However, I was smashing it time wise, running each mile faster by 30 seconds. I really want to see if I can hang on in there for the remaining 6km when it isn't such crappy weather for running. But yeah, putting excuses aside the result is I failed.

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I'm going to stick at 8 minutes per mile and soon drop to 7:30 when I am fit enough to. If I had kept on going today and kept at my speed I would have crossed the planned 16km mark at 1:20, a much faster speed then the 1:30 - 1:40 I aimed for.

I am going to go for a light jog later to shake things off and then get back on my A game tomorrow, my plan will be to run a slow 16km and not worry about my time, a slow and stress less run just to prove to myself I can run 16km. But from then on I am keeping at 8 mins per mile.
This is still pretty awesome and a really good time, how has your running been going? Getting any closer to your 13 mile target?
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