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Why do I never get pbs anymore?

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Jan 2014
12:13pm, 20 Jan 2014
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becky f
Can I just ask on rest days is it ok to walk a few miles or should it be a total rest day? I find if I'm not running I walk for miles instead.
Jan 2014
12:19pm, 20 Jan 2014
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I'm sort of ambivalent about PBs these days - and without sounding too pompous about it, whilst I try to enjoy races for a) the scenery, b) the vibe, c) the value for money, and d) the challenge in terms of new distances, I try to keep in mind (for sub-mara distances) a goal to not get a new PW.
Jan 2014
12:20pm, 20 Jan 2014
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Say No To Pork Sausages
I ran 2 pb's last year, on aged 49, one aged 50, bearing in mind I only started running when I was 40-odd. I found, beiggest improments came with:-

1 increased mileage
2 smarter training (tempo's intervlas, longer runs, rather than just going for a run)
3 joining aclub and realising just how much more I could do.
Jan 2014
12:22pm, 20 Jan 2014
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I got a PB in everything last year. I have accepted the fact that I will never do that again :-) First mara this year so guaranteed one and that will do me.
Jan 2014
12:28pm, 20 Jan 2014
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Walking (or cycling, swimming, weight training) are forms of cross training, and provide a break for your running muscles and from the pounding effect of running. So yes, you can do them on rest days. One minor note of caution - if you are walking 10 or 12 miles, or cycling hard for 2 hours, then it's not really a rest day.

You should probably have one day a week where you do nothing more strenuous than an hour or so's walk. Or at least once a fortnight.
Jan 2014
1:35pm, 20 Jan 2014
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Every so often you need a total rest day
Jan 2014
1:58pm, 20 Jan 2014
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How many times a week are you training?
Jan 2014
6:27pm, 20 Jan 2014
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becky f
I run a 3 mile general run on a Tuesday, Wednesday yoga and weights , Thursday a 6 or 7 mile either a tempo run or intervals ( warm up 1-2 miles and 1 mile cool down and a Friday a slow 3 mile recovery run
Jan 2014
6:28pm, 20 Jan 2014
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becky f
I forgot I also run on a Sunday I'm up to nine miles increase Sundays run by 1 mile per week
Jan 2014
8:21pm, 23 Jan 2014
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I would say - Get yourself to a parkrun - it worked for me, not just the 3 mile tempo run, but also the social and competitive side with other runners. Good way of sussing out which of the local running clubs would be the best fit for you as well.

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