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running not improving?

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Jan 2014
3:33pm, 8 Jan 2014
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Craig_
The current weather can't help too much either...
Jan 2014
4:38pm, 8 Jan 2014
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callumf
I live in telford Shropshire,my mum has been running for 7 years but wasn't sure what millage I should increase to as im only young
Jan 2014
5:00pm, 8 Jan 2014
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Hackett
Great base speed. Just vary training ... A lot is to be said about your "running mojo" which is just enjoying your running.

Try variation. Do longer runs 5miles at steady pace. Do interval sessions and fartleks. If you want to run faster do tempo and interval work. Tough but helps.
Jan 2014
8:40pm, 8 Jan 2014
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Johnny Panic
If you're interested in running as a competitive sport then this lot will sort you out: telfordathleticclub.co.uk
Jan 2014
3:13pm, 9 Jan 2014
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callumf
Thanks everyone,im going to slow my pace down on general runs and add some tempo runs/intervals into my training.What pace should I run slow runs at? and what pace for tempo and 800m intervals?
Jan 2014
3:21pm, 9 Jan 2014
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Gobi
You dont need the speedwork just run slower and more often to improve the aerobic engine

even if you run Tue 5 miles @8mm Wed 3 miles @ 7.30 and Thursday 5 miles @ 8mm you will improve

More volume would do even more good and still would not need intervals
Jan 2014
3:22pm, 9 Jan 2014
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Gobi
ps. being 16 and naturally fit is a real bonus

Do you play other sports at school?
Jan 2014
5:14pm, 9 Jan 2014
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callumf
yes I play football and circuit training
Jan 2014
5:25pm, 9 Jan 2014
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Pizza Boy
Hi Callum welcome to Fetch.

As others have said do not underestimate the power of the aerobic system, it's almost always the limiting factor in all athletes 800m + It can be improved through more time on your feet, which generally means more miles but not necessarily all at a fast pace. I run low 7s to 7.40 for my steady running and so would guess your staple runs are a touch fast.
Jan 2014
5:28pm, 9 Jan 2014
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Gobi
Drop the speedwork anf go jogging

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