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    Improve running time

    Post by HighSchool runner on Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:07 am

    I'm a high school freshman, 14 years old and a girl. I want to get into the running team next semester. My mile time is 6:15 but the fastest girl is almost 5 min. I'm wondering if anyone could give me some advice. My percent body fat is 20~30%. Should I focus on loosing fat? before starting training?
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    Re: Improve running time

    Post by Running With Scissors on Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:26 am

    Just start a base now and build it through out the winter and the weight should come off.
    Good mile time btw.


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    Post by runner_dude on Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:01 pm

    +1. Start running more miles, but make them easy, and don't increase too fast. And keep the pace slooow. Watch what you eat (you don't have to be too diligent, but don't pig out) and you'll lose weight.
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    Re: Improve running time

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:21 pm

    Run consistantly, don't ever take more than 3 days off in a row during base unless you are injured. Increase mileage, and add A LITTLE speedwork at the end of the winter.


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    Re: Improve running time

    Post by running_violet on Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:46 pm

    +1 on what everyone else said.
    try not to increase milage more than 10% a week.
    and runner_dude is right, make them easy miles during the winter.
    then come spring you'll be adding speed work and do great.

    you could even throw in some core work 3 days a week if you wanted to

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    Re: Improve running time

    Post by calrunner on Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:30 pm

    Body fat percent shouldn't impact your performance too much unless you have over 30%. And don't worry too much about making the team, coaches realize that not everyone will start off fast in the beginning of the season.
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    Post by eternally_running on Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:21 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:Run consistantly, don't ever take more than 3 days off in a row during base unless you are injured. Increase mileage, and add A LITTLE speedwork at the end of the winter.

    + 1 I agree. work on speed at the end of your base training. Also, have confidence that you can make it. 6:15 is what i was running frshman year before track and at the end of the season i had my time town to almost 5 minutes. Stay mentally strong and work hard! good luck happy
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    Post by FinishingKick on Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:37 pm

    eternally_running wrote:
    AudienceOfOne wrote:Run consistantly, don't ever take more than 3 days off in a row during base unless you are injured. Increase mileage, and add A LITTLE speedwork at the end of the winter.

    + 1 I agree. work on speed at the end of your base training. Also, have confidence that you can make it. 6:15 is what i was running frshman year before track and at the end of the season i had my time town to almost 5 minutes. Stay mentally strong and work hard! good luck happy
    I didn't know you were that fast.
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    Post by eternally_running on Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:14 pm

    FinishingKick wrote:
    eternally_running wrote:
    AudienceOfOne wrote:Run consistantly, don't ever take more than 3 days off in a row during base unless you are injured. Increase mileage, and add A LITTLE speedwork at the end of the winter.

    + 1 I agree. work on speed at the end of your base training. Also, have confidence that you can make it. 6:15 is what i was running frshman year before track and at the end of the season i had my time town to almost 5 minutes. Stay mentally strong and work hard! good luck happy
    I didn't know you were that fast.

    Me? lol, i run a 5:50 mile... Smile I am so excited for this years track season because i am with a higher division, and i hope to lower my time a lot. Sophmore year track was sucky Rolling Eyes i hardly got my time down.
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    Post by FinishingKick on Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:11 pm

    eternally_running wrote:
    FinishingKick wrote:
    eternally_running wrote:
    AudienceOfOne wrote:Run consistantly, don't ever take more than 3 days off in a row during base unless you are injured. Increase mileage, and add A LITTLE speedwork at the end of the winter.

    + 1 I agree. work on speed at the end of your base training. Also, have confidence that you can make it. 6:15 is what i was running frshman year before track and at the end of the season i had my time town to almost 5 minutes. Stay mentally strong and work hard! good luck happy
    I didn't know you were that fast.

    Me? lol, i run a 5:50 mile... Smile I am so excited for this years track season because i am with a higher division, and i hope to lower my time a lot. Sophmore year track was sucky Rolling Eyes i hardly got my time down.
    Oh. 5:50 isn't almost a 5:00 mile.
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    Post by eternally_running on Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:01 pm

    oops 😊i didnt mean to say that(...cause i dont lie.) Wow, i feel really stupid. I meant to say that it was exciting getting my time down in the 5's. ya, now i see why you said "i didnt know you were that fast." lol, im not that fast. wish i were though! sorry! Razz

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    Re: Improve running time

    Post by HighSchool runner on Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:58 am

    Thanks for your help:D
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    Post by Phuckduck on Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:48 am

    HighSchool runner wrote:I'm a high school freshman, 14 years old and a girl. I want to get into the running team next semester. My mile time is 6:15 but the fastest girl is almost 5 min. I'm wondering if anyone could give me some advice. My percent body fat is 20~30%. Should I focus on loosing fat? before starting training?

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