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comment Build leg strength while training for 10 mile run
Great advice, Evan. Thank you!
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comment Always running out of energy when running
This is a fantastic answer Kaz. Thanks so much. I suspect you're right on many counts here. I was going out everyday truing to beat the lowest time I got on the day before. Good call. I had a great run yesterday — 6k (my first time) and I took it nice and slow the whole way. My time was way off, but I felt better at the end than I had before. I probably could have run 7k. Seems like my problem lies in pacing and not eating. Interestingly, on that note, I know that yesterday I didn't run with enough food in me. Just an even pace made all the difference. Thanks Kaz.
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comment Always running out of energy when running
Thanks @Sarge! How long should it take me to build to 10k do you think? [In the evenings after a good meal] I can run two 15min sections — doing 5k in about 28 mins. Should building to 10k take me 4 weeks? 8? 6?
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Thanks @xpda. I think I'm going to run on the gym track today just to see. It might give me a good baseline, and b/c there's no hills, it should help with pacing.
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comment Always running out of energy when running
I suspect you're right, Eric. Some combination of the hills I come up to at around 12mins and the 'sugar crash' could be the ticket. I run much, much, much better at night after supper, so proper pacing + a good meal must be the ticket for me.
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comment Always running out of energy when running
Thanks Jesper. I'd never thought about it in terms of sugars before. YOu're likely right. I very often have a bagel+peanut butter, a granola bar, a banana, etc, before I run. All of which is really just sugar, I guess. I suspect hitting my 'red line' on the hills that I run into at about 12 minutes in, in combination with having a sugar crash could be my two issues. Thanks for the tips!
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comment Always running out of energy when running
Update: It's pace. Ran the exact same route again today and discovered that it's most definitely pace. I ate more than enough food to keep me going, and found that I ran out of gas at exactly the same spot as last time — right after a good, steady hilly area. The route looks like this: 1-12mins: Flat 12-15mins: hills 15-> die! So if I can conquer my pace on the hill part, I should be good to go.
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comment Always running out of energy when running
I might also give a bit of broader background — I'm a designer, sitting at a desk all day. My BMR must be reasonably high b/c I eat a bagel with peanut butter most mornings, an apple and banana at coffee time and am usually fairly hungry for lunch — that's often after just sitting at at a desk for 3-4 hours. Calibrating the 'right' amt of food has been really tricky: when I eat too much I feel terrible, and when I eat too little, I feel like passing out.
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comment Always running out of energy when running
Thanks guys! As for the questions — I'm not actually sure what my pace per mile is — I generally run for 15mins, walk for 1min then run the rest. My time is typically around 28mins. Interestingly, my last run (where I almost passed out) was my first good attempt at a nice, slow pace. I was 'conversational' the entire way. As for temperature difference— this isn't much of a factor I don't think— the two days I've completely run out of gas have both been cool (just like the nights).