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9/15/15 10:34 P

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You have background fitness already, enjoy training for higher goals !!
I love the variation of running workouts, I remember when I first started running, I thought after a while it would get boring, not so, there are programs with ever increasing long runs, hills training, stairs training, sprint repeats, x400 or x800 and more plus an endless variation of different routes and scenery.


My anemia was detected by the Red Cross when I went to give blood as well, they don't accept donations under 125 Hemoglobin and mine was 122, then when the doctor tested the ferritin, it was way low and I stopped donating blood, I haven't gone back to donating blood yet. My sister has a blood disease that requires a blood transfusion every 2 weeks, she has a different blood type than me, but I gave blood just to help those who need it. Not any more for a while.

This team's leaders are very experienced and knowledgeable about the Jeff Galloway running method, hopefully they will add some information to this thread.

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 9/15/2015 (22:40)
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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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9/15/15 11:56 A

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These are not new KMs for me. I understand what you are saying, just know I completed a sprint tri, several looong rides, etc etc.. and it's the reason I am seriously considering 1:1s because that would be the base of how to get 'er done, right? :) (I have been cleared by my physio to sign up with conditions that my goal is to finish and not set a PR)

My ferritin was 5 and HGB was 109. My HGB is now 129 but she didn't test ferritin again, which was odd. I was donating blood every 59 days or whatever it is and was told to stop, so I did. I also started taking l-glutmamine and seeing a naturopath because there is absolutely no dietary reason for me to be anemic. I want to avoid putting "I want" and "colonoscopy" in the same sentence.

I guess I will try some different intervals, too.. No reason to stop after the HM in November, right?

Thanks!
Corinna





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9/15/15 11:03 A

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The books are good, you can get them at the library

Also the website has a lot of information and training plans

www.jeffgalloway.com

Starting in September to train for a November HM seems a little ambitious, be careful.

Jeff has a focus on not getting injured and has a book " Running Until You're 100"



We have a few things in common. I am also Canadian, I started running with a Running Room 5k clinic, they encourage 10:1 running intervals, the first time I was introduced to intervals, before my goal was always to be able to run the whole distance. Running Room told me to run 3x a week for 30 minutes for a year before moving on to a next goal, which was great advice, it strengthened my joints and impact-facillitating-cushioning muscles. After that I followed a Jeff Galloway training plan, the to finish goals, before the time goal programs. The Jeff Galloway magic mile as a training tool and race time finish predictor worked really well for me. Also the variety of run:walk intervals for different situations were great. I tried out different ones and for me, for example, running 2 minutes and walking 30 seconds is my usual training interval, if it is hot, I decrease the running interval time. For 5k races, 90:30 works best, for HMs 4min:1min works best, that's just for me. Some runners like smaller intervals, Jeff himself does intervals like 40:20 and encourages smaller intervals as runners get older.

Also in common with you, I had anemia last year, 9 ug/L ferratin and 122 g/L hemoglobin which I have built up with iron supplements to 63 ug/L ferratin and 134 g/L hemoglobin. My doctor is happy with this, I would like to have a ferratin over 100.
What were you numbers like and what are you comfortable with as ideal for numbers?



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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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9/15/15 9:06 A

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Good morning,

I'm Canadian (as per my user name!), so when I learned to run, I worked my way up to 10:1s. I led running clinics for 3 years and the goal at that running store was to run non-stop.. which was fine.. I led the LTR or 5K running clinics and would still often do 10:1s for my personal long runs (ran a marathon and a few HMs).

I have never been good at stretching or doing mobility work. I have been 40-70lbs overweight my entire running career. I was in a car accident August 2013 which set me further off course. Not a bad accident, but it made moving more difficult when you add it with my never stretching or doing mobility work.

After not being allowed to run for 8 months (car accident compounded by FINALLY going to physio 5 months after.. my physiotherapist thinks I'm a spaz merely because I fell 3 times in the first 10 days I knew him and once was off of my bike on its stationary trainer so he wouldn't let me run until all ice was long gone).. I started running in May.. (and started soccer again).. ran the 6.5 portion of a sprint triathlon in a reasonable time for someone who had only run a few times (other than soccer).. ran a few 5Ks (at the end of triathlons) and started training for a HM. My time got slower and slower and slower.. I couldn't figure it out! I tore my achilles (ahhh, soccer!) Feb 27 of this year. Found out I was severely anemic, which explained the running. I swear I felt like I was trying to keep my slippers on while I ran..

I was cleared to run again June 7th (very slow, very flat).. My triathlon times were actually about the same on the run, which was fine.

I started training for my HM coming up November 15th on September 7th. I had run 5K thrice since Feb and decided to try 10K doing 1:1s. It was 43c out (109.4F).. It was a good run! I did 12K this past Sunday and again, I did well.. sooooo much better than when I was anemic. I am still recovering from a torn achilles, so I am grateful for this program. I am not allowed to sprint, do fartleks or run up hills.. I am not anemic that I know of.. Don't feel like I'm trying to keep slippers on and I'm not sleeping well..

Anyway.. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do with this program. I need to run a magic mile and then figure things out. I haven't bought the book.. I should see if it's at the library..




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