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    Re: 30 min run. worth it or no

    Quote Originally Posted by Inov-8 Insider View Post
    Or you could try a barefoot run. You definatly dont need to go for more than 15/30 mins at the start.....and the benifits are amazing
    True. And I've been following the barefoot thread with interest.

    Trouble is my Teesdale farming neighbours think fellrunning is for nutters already, and the sight of me sans trainers might just confirm their prejudices and get me sectioned. S'pose I could just try it in the dark!

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    Re: 30 min run. worth it or no

    Best bet is to try barefooting is a golf course or park which isn't the local dog toilet

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    Re: 30 min run. worth it or no

    Quote Originally Posted by Mossdog View Post
    Any road, it's a scientifically proven fact that running for less that 40 mins has no training effect what-so-ever. So put a brew on, sit-back and reach for the Digestives".
    I did a 15:10 5km off 40 min training runs - was doing about 40 miles a week but all of it was quick so that's not true in any way, shape or form.

    As a slightly older fatty now, I'm struggling to beat 19 mins even though my average training run is closer to an hour now.

    Edit: I think you may be getting confused with fat-burning?
    Last edited by TheHeathens; 07-09-2009 at 09:39 AM. Reason: Afterthought

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    Re: 30 min run. worth it or no

    Have a look at the Tabata Training protocol thread.

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    Re: 30 min run. worth it or no

    I was like you, if I couldn’t go out for an hours run or longer I didn’t bother.

    I have recently started to do more sub 30 min runs which I find easier to fit in during a working day. Since I started i have noticed a difference in my fitness levels.

    A few weeks after I started doing the shorter runs I managed to knock 2min 8 sec of my previous PB for the Trunce although this could be partially due to the length of my sub 30 min runs been similar to the length of the Trunce race route

    If nothing else I feel it keeps the legs loose and prevents them from stiffening up as my legs tend to do if I haven’t run for 2 or 3 days

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    Re: 30 min run. worth it or no

    Quote Originally Posted by Datt View Post
    A few weeks after I started doing the shorter runs I managed to knock 2min 8 sec of my previous PB for the Trunce
    Will expect the same of you tonight Datt!

    Short runs do help as they help with speed and count towards your weekly mileage. All helps to makes your running stronger!

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    Re: 30 min run. worth it or no

    Quote Originally Posted by jodg View Post
    Will expect the same of you tonight Datt!

    Short runs do help as they help with speed and count towards your weekly mileage. All helps to makes your running stronger!
    I will try my best tonight

    Ps. Jodg, It was you who got me in to doing the shorter runs

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    Re: 30 min run. worth it or no

    Quote Originally Posted by Datt View Post
    Ps. Jodg, It was you who got me in to doing the shorter runs
    Found it useful when chasing the wife upstairs to the bedroom....


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    Re: 30 min run. worth it or no

    I think 30-40 minute 'speed sessions' are brilliant for CV fitness and for training for longer races. I struggle to get out in the hills much, so I get my fitness up by doing short, intense speed sessions / hill reps.

    It's worked for the ALs I've done: by compensating probably for lack of (for that read 'no') time and distance in the hills. Both is obviously the ideal but I wouldn't give up the short fast stuff if I did live in the Lakes or summat - I'd just do it in the hills instead of the flat.

    Don't marathon runners say that 10k runs are the perfect distance for their 'short' training runs? I reckon if you have an AL coming up, you can do a lot worse than run a 5k or 10k hilly run as fast as you can - very painful, but that's the idea. Probably better than jogging very slowly round the hills for 2-3 hours.

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    Re: 30 min run. worth it or no

    Quote Originally Posted by jodg View Post
    Found it useful when chasing the wife upstairs to the bedroom....


    who ....yours or DATT's

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