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    • cnoelj
    • By cnoelj 24th Apr 14, 7:59 AM
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    The All New MSE Running Club.
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    • 24th Apr 14, 7:59 AM
    The All New MSE Running Club. 24th Apr 14 at 7:59 AM
    Hello everyone!

    This is a message to all MSE runners - and I know that there are many of us. You may be a seasoned veteran with many Marathons under your belt, a club runner, a lone runner, a newbie or someone thinking about taking the plunge into running. Doesn't matter this is for you.

    If you have been around for a while you may remember the MSE Running Club which was active for a number of years and was originally set up by Pania. This was an online space to meet up as runners, to receive support and encouragement, to state our goals, to share our running triumphs and frustrations, to seek accountability, ask all those questions we have been afraid to ask and to chat.

    Well I have been in the running wilderness for a couple of years (for reasons that I will explain in another post) but as a result of gaining inspiration from the recent London Marathon I have made a commitment to enter it again in 2015.

    Chatting on facebook I find that Pania has made a similar commitment and we made an agreement to hold each other accountable to that. From there it just felt good to relaunch the running club and to interact with others who have running goals and are wanting to reach out to others for mutual support.

    So whatever your running experience and whatever it is you wish to derive from running, you are welcome to join us. If the previous running club is anything to go by, it will be fun

    Must go. Time for a run!

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    • Seabiscuit
    • By Seabiscuit 5th Mar 17, 6:06 AM
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    Just stumbled across this thread and thought I'd say hi.

    I started running last May in an attempt to lose the baby weight following the birth of my son. I'm trying to get out 3 times a week. I've got my first 10k race today and first half in 4 weeks - beginning to wonder what I've let myself in for!
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 5th Mar 17, 6:19 PM
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    Just seen this as I was racing a cross country today.
    How did your race go Seabiscuit?
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    • barbarawright
    • By barbarawright 6th Mar 17, 10:10 PM
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    To get to an HM is less than a year is great progress! Hope your 10k went OK, Seabiscuit
    • stepuptothepl8
    • By stepuptothepl8 11th Mar 17, 9:35 AM
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    Bath Half tomorrow nerves beginning to set in now! Off to the hotel this afternoon, and then for a recce to the start and runners village. Good luck to anyone else running anywhere this weekend x
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 11th Mar 17, 1:47 PM
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    Good luck stepuptothepl8. I do enjoy a good half marathon.

    Gentle day for me, jog to parkrun then jog home. Easy miles although it does add up forgot that its 6 miles to parkrun lol. Nice day in the rain on the north york moors tomorrow for me. Should bring my weeks mileage up to around 55 miles and a first full training week since Jan.
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    • barbarawright
    • By barbarawright 13th Mar 17, 9:42 PM
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    Bath Half tomorrow nerves beginning to set in now! Off to the hotel this afternoon, and then for a recce to the start and runners village. Good luck to anyone else running anywhere this weekend x
    Originally posted by stepuptothepl8
    How did you get on?
    • WJN222
    • By WJN222 14th Mar 17, 11:46 AM
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    Hi all, hope you don't mind me joining. I am trying to get back into running after a couple of years off.
    Have signed up to a 10K to give me something to aim for. I have been training since the new year and can comfortably do 5K now, though breaking through the 5K barrier seems to be difficult!
    Any advice?
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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 14th Mar 17, 11:59 AM
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    Welcome
    I am getting back into it after injury. I was following a 5k to 10k plan when I damaged a tendon which put me out for a couple of months. I did my 3rd outing since recovering last night - a slow and steady 4.1 miles.
    I was struggling trying to beat my PB for 5k and getting no quicker so I have changed tack and accepted that I am slow and will try and increase the distance instead - improved speed over 5k may come out of being able to run 10k in the end.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 14th Mar 17, 12:40 PM
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    Have signed up to a 10K to give me something to aim for. I have been training since the new year and can comfortably do 5K now, though breaking through the 5K barrier seems to be difficult!
    Any advice?
    Originally posted by WJN222
    What is the problem with going further than 5k? If you run 5k comfortably currently then slowly adding distance shouldn't be too problematic. Are you running the 5k flat out?
    I don't know anyone that can comfortably run 5k not be able to do 5.5k .. 6k .. 7k etc overtime.

    I was struggling trying to beat my PB for 5k and getting no quicker so I have changed tack and accepted that I am slow and will try and increase the distance instead - improved speed over 5k may come out of being able to run 10k in the end.
    Originally posted by MallyGirl
    Once you were comfortably doing the distances then did you start to throw in intervals, hill work etc. You normally speed up if you are running intervals faster than your target pace.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 14th Mar 17, 1:10 PM
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    Going to be doing my longest run at the weekend. Can honestly say that it is the first run that I am actually nervous about doing as it is point to point. So not chance of bugging out half way lol.
    Hopefully it will be nice weather like the weekend just gone. It was lovely running on the moors in the sunshine.
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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 14th Mar 17, 3:01 PM
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    Once you were comfortably doing the distances then did you start to throw in intervals, hill work etc. You normally speed up if you are running intervals faster than your target pace.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    There are hills on my route but I had only done a couple of runs with elements of sprint/jog/sprint and then I got injured. This sort of technique advice is why I am looking to go along to the local running club - hopefully tomorrow.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 14th Mar 17, 3:13 PM
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    There are hills on my route but I had only done a couple of runs with elements of sprint/jog/sprint and then I got injured. This sort of technique advice is why I am looking to go along to the local running club - hopefully tomorrow.
    Originally posted by MallyGirl
    Clubs are great for things like that. We do a club run on a Wed that i use more as a social event. However, we do speed training / technique on a Monday where being in a group of people allows you to push hard on intervals and hills.

    For instance last night we did 8 x 2 mins intervals with 1 min recovery. I ran each one at the same pace, whereas if I try it on my own my pace drops off over the intervals because I don't have people pushing me on.

    Its also nice having the coach know you and your targets.
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    • mrsp1987
    • By mrsp1987 14th Mar 17, 6:13 PM
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    I find that my club runs are a tempo run for me. Usually whatever we do is at a pace that is faster than I usually run when I'm on my own so it's been really good at pushing me out of my comfort zone
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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 14th Mar 17, 6:32 PM
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    I am hoping to give the local one a try tomorrow but have a poorly DD at home at the moment. Will see if she's better tomorrow
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 14th Mar 17, 8:10 PM
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    I find that my club runs are a tempo run for me. Usually whatever we do is at a pace that is faster than I usually run when I'm on my own so it's been really good at pushing me out of my comfort zone
    Originally posted by mrsp1987
    We have different paces and distances at ours. Last week I joined a slower group and ran a slow recovery run (About 8:30/mile) tomorrow I will be doing it more as a tempo run, around 7:00/mile. Nice thing with clubs, options.
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    • stepuptothepl8
    • By stepuptothepl8 17th Mar 17, 8:13 PM
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    How did you get on?
    Originally posted by barbarawright
    Finished in one piece although 2 mins off a PB.. Missed out on the medals as I was so slow; they'd underestimated the number of runners. As way of recompense, they've offered me a free place in next year's, so I'm down for next year already
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 18th Mar 17, 12:08 PM
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    Finished in one piece although 2 mins off a PB.. Missed out on the medals as I was so slow; they'd underestimated the number of runners. As way of recompense, they've offered me a free place in next year's, so I'm down for next year already
    Originally posted by stepuptothepl8
    Well done on finishing and bonus on the free entry for next year.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 19th Mar 17, 7:58 PM
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    Tough run today in a 40 mph wind! Next time i go and do that run it is going to be on a still day! 20 miles into a headwind = knackered!
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    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 20th Mar 17, 11:23 AM
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    It was our local half marathon yesterday - I really felt for them in the howling gale we had going.
    DH decided to come for a run with me which was good as he is faster/stronger so I had to up my normal pace a bit. We did 4.5 miles (7.1km) in 52 minutes giving me an 11:30 mile pace which is a whole min per mile faster than the previous run. I will try and go again this week. I didn't make run club due to poorly DD and it may not be worth it now as it is looking like I might be having eye surgery soon. I will keep on going on my own till everything is sorted.
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 20th Mar 17, 12:02 PM
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    It was our local half marathon yesterday - I really felt for them in the howling gale we had going.
    DH decided to come for a run with me which was good as he is faster/stronger so I had to up my normal pace a bit. We did 4.5 miles (7.1km) in 52 minutes giving me an 11:30 mile pace which is a whole min per mile faster than the previous run. I will try and go again this week. I didn't make run club due to poorly DD and it may not be worth it now as it is looking like I might be having eye surgery soon. I will keep on going on my own till everything is sorted.
    Originally posted by MallyGirl
    Was that the Reading half?

    Well done on upping your pace - I run with a faster friend and she does make me push myself when I am in the mood (else she just goes off and waits for me to finish)
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