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    Theroux

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    Breaking 5

    Post by Theroux on Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:49 pm

    So I ran my first mile in a race yesterday and hit 5:05. 800m in I was on pace but after that my time slipped. Tomorrow I have another shot at getting under in a 4x1600. Any advice on running the mile would be appreciated.

    Btw first post =]
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    amherst_xc
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    Re: Breaking 5

    Post by amherst_xc on Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:11 am

    run faster on the 3rd and 4th lap
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    running_violet
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    Re: Breaking 5

    Post by running_violet on Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:59 pm

    Very Happy welcome to RT!
    here's a thread that we talked about the mile
    http://runnerstrail.forumakers.com/general-running-talk-f1/the-mile-baby-t2044.htm

    good luck!

    hxc
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    Re: Breaking 5

    Post by hxc on Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:02 pm

    Why are you running 2 races in 3 days?
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    Lindgren Runner
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    Re: Breaking 5

    Post by Lindgren Runner on Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:01 am

    Go hard in the beginning. Its really hard to even or negatively split.
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    hannah
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    Re: Breaking 5

    Post by hannah on Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:11 am

    Lindgren Runner wrote:Go hard in the beginning. Its really hard to even or negatively split.
    the reason why it's so hard to even or negatively split is because you go too hard in the beginning, for whatever reason, and then fall off the pace. running the last 800 on tired and lactic-acid filled legs while trying to hang on is going to be a hell of a lot harder than trying to pick up the pace when you feel okay.

    theroux- it sounds like the slipping up was a mental thing; the third lap is the hardest because you're tired and you doubt yourself. i think with a few more races/experience you'll learn how to push through it. it usually helps me to focus on my form on the 3rd lap, it's supposed to help to speed up when you want to slow down. 5:05 is really good for a for a first race, so congrats and good luck on your race!
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    runner_dude
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    Re: Breaking 5

    Post by runner_dude on Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:28 am

    Lindgren Runner wrote:Go hard in the beginning. Its really hard to even or negatively split.

    It takes patience and discipline young padawan.
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    FinishingKick
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    Re: Breaking 5

    Post by FinishingKick on Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:58 am

    hxc wrote:Why are you running 2 races in 3 days?
    He probably doesn't have a choice, though I agree 3 events in 3 days this early in the season is a bad idea.
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    Running With Scissors
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    Re: Breaking 5

    Post by Running With Scissors on Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:33 pm

    Best thing to do is to find a guy slightly faster than your goal and stick with him as long as possible.


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