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Oct
13
comment What current race distance and time should I use for creating a workout plan?
I'm not looking for training advice. I honestly don't care if you run a half marathon plan all year or not. I'm specifically asking what I put in the first two lines on the form for my plan generator.
Oct
13
comment What current race distance and time should I use for creating a workout plan?
@JohnP How does it invalidate any other answer? I'm looking for an answer that clearly explains why I can't/shouldn't use my half marathon time to generate a 5k plan, a 10k plan, a 15k plan, or a half plan? I just want to know what the best option to put into the first two boxes (recent race time and distance) are, generically. So far, I have two answers that don't answer my question.
Oct
13
comment What current race distance and time should I use for creating a workout plan?
@JohnP That comment makes more sense than your answer. You use the time for the distance that you are training for, is what you're saying. So if I generate up a 5k training plan, I should use my 9:04/mile for a 5k. If I generate up a half marathon training plan, I should use my 11:50/mile half marathon pace. But what if I don't have an appropriate pace? For example, if I generate a 15k plan, I don't have a 15k time. Should I use my 10k pace or my half pace?
Oct
13
comment What current race distance and time should I use for creating a workout plan?
I'm still not entirely sure that this answers my question. I'm specifically asking "what time to I plug into the recent race time". I don't intend to train for a half marathon all year. For example, I intend to use a 10k or 15k plan through early January, then revisit and recompute a new plan. I just want this answer to be extremely clear - even though I'm not creating and following a half marathon plan, should I use my half marathon time? If so, is that just because it's my most recent race?
Oct
13
comment What current race distance and time should I use for creating a workout plan?
@JohnP I've edited the question. If this changes your answer, please consider editing.
Oct
13
comment What current race distance and time should I use for creating a workout plan?
@speedyGonzales The generator allows for it. I just enter a 5k time into the box and select my race distance as half marathon and I get a plan to get me to a half marathon race.
Oct
13
comment What current race distance and time should I use for creating a workout plan?
OK - that wasn't very clear from the answer wording. To me, "plan" refers to the distance that I'm training for, the intensity of the training, and the duration of the training. not the time of a recent run that is one input used to generate the plan. I could very easily generate a half marathon training plan based on a 5k time.
Oct
13
comment What current race distance and time should I use for creating a workout plan?
I'm not asking about what plan to use.I'm asking about what race time I should input as the initial baseline from my races this year - a 5k with a 9:20/mile, a 5k with a 9:04/mile, a 10k with an 11:15 mile, or a half with an 11:50/mile. Regardless of the plan (a race distance, an intensity, a miles/week, and a race date), I need to enter a recent race time and distance. I'm not sure what race time and distance I should enter, out of the 4 I completed this year.
Dec
15
comment How should I train for multiple running races simultaneously?
Although this is a good answer, it really doesn't explicitly answer the question I asked. Of the four training plans I presented, which one (or an alternative training plan) is the best? It sounds like you are in favor of the first option - train for each race in the time leading up to that race. If so, could you make that explicit and perhaps state why the other ones (primarily the fourth option I present in my question, which was my leading choice going into it) aren't necessarily the best?
Jul
21
comment If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?
If you log the activity, you don't need to count steps manually. If you use the mobile app or website to record the start time, the duration, and the distance walked, the steps will populate accordingly based on your stride length (assuming you entered at least your height on the settings, if not a custom stride length). See the technique presented in the accepted answer.
Jul
16
comment What types of hip exercises are best suited for a runner?
@BackInShapeBuddy Could you add that as an answer?
Jul
15
comment What types of hip exercises are best suited for a runner?
Thanks for the clarification. I'm going to give it a little longer before I accept, but this answer pretty much covers everything. Could you just incorporate parts of that comment into the answer just so it's more readily visible? Thanks, again.
Jul
15
comment What types of hip exercises are best suited for a runner?
Given that I tend to run longer distances, would you still suggest extensors, flexors, adductors, and abductors in that order? Given the middle paragraph, it seems like extensors and abductors are more prevalent in longer distance runs (my normal runs are more than 5k, and I am planning on getting up to half marathon distances), followed by flexors and adductors.
Jul
15
comment What types of hip exercises are best suited for a runner?
I read an article earlier about lower reps at higher weights (3-4 reps at 85-90% of max) and how they say more significant gains than higher reps at lower weights (3 sets of 10 reps, 70% of max). However, my goal is general fitness and not necessarily amazing running times (although I am planning on a distance medley next year - a 5K, a 10K, and a half marathon over 5 months), so I'm leaning toward keeping my current routine, but with more appropriate hip exercises.
Feb
11
comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
If you could edit that 10-15 minute runs the week leading into the race into the answer, I think it would make it stronger. I did +1, though. Thanks for your suggestions.
Feb
11
comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
I'm curious as to the downvote on this. I didn't, but I'm not sure what in this post is wrong or not helpful. If someone could point out why this may not be helpful to me, that would help me learn. Thanks.
Feb
11
comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
Also, you suggest adding additional days of running, which I suppose I could do. I could replace the elliptical time with ~15 minutes of a fast jog or running (perhaps on an incline if I'm on a treadmill?). Do you suggest reducing the running frequency, distance, and/or time closer to the race, though? Or maintaining a greater run frequency throughout?
Feb
11
comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
I'm actually completing at least a 5k during my running times, in terms of distance, usually about 3.3-3.5 miles though. My runs are ~30 minutes, with a ~5 minute cooldown of light jogging transitioning into walking. I'll edit that into my question for clarity, as well. I don't know if that changes your answer at all or not.
Dec
1
comment If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?
@IvoFlipse There is an altimeter in the FitBit One that equates one flight of stairs to an elevation increase of about 10 feet. I think that's the only thing it's used for, though.
Dec
1
comment If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?
@IvoFlipse I mentioned in my title that I have a FitBit One. Based on Kate's answer, it appears that the One and the Ultra behave the same, so I'm not entirely sure the model is relevant to how the website deals with data being entered through it (or an app) and from a device sync.