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Hi All,

My name is Claire and I am a newbe to the forum and pretty new to running. I started "seriously" running last spring and so far have competed in quite a few 5k's, one 10k and one 10 miler. I joined this forum in the hopes of getting some tips/advice about how to improve my running and get "unstuck" from the rut that I am currently in. :(

I run a 9:30 to 10 minute mile but really don't have any type of training plan. I don't even know where to start. I have read a lot about different types of training schedules, but I find them all very confusing and would like some help figuring out what I should be doing on a weekly basis. My goal is to have a routine that I could follow and figure out how to improve my time and distance on a gradual basis.

Help pleeese! :D

Thanks
Claire

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What does your schedule look like now?

How much are you running each week?

How much time can you commit to running each week?

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some general rules...
1. if you are looking to increase mileage use the 10% rule.
If you run 10 miles a week, next week, run 11, and so on...

2. if you do long runs...have that equal about 1/3 of your total mileage

3. schedule a two or three rest days a week.

to get any more specific...you'll need to answer the question ph posted.
:wavey: Welcome to the forums.
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Currently I am running only about 15m per week. I don't really have any rhyme or reason to my runs, I really just try to get out and run whenever I can. I used to do long runs on the weekends, but lately I haven't been running as consistantly as I would like, so I just try to fit anything in on the weekends.

Claire
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Forgot to answer part of your question. I can commit more time than I am currently giving, that is for sure. I think that if I had more of a structured plan, then I would be more willing to stick to it!

Thanks!
Claire
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welcome phillycat!

i know that entering a longer distance organized run will really motivate me to train on a regular basis....maybe work on upping your mileage to 20MPW and look at entering a half marathon, maybe 6 months out. i've trained for two and it seems they put me on a roll with my running and keeping a fairly regular weekly base (26 - 30). after i'd done the longer runs, i wanted to keep myself at that fitness level. set goals.

good luck.
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