What is your Running Routine?

Wasupcutler

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Hi guys,

Come in and share your running routine, and what are the goals you are looking to achieve?
For me, sometimes I do short runs up to 4km and try to beat the clock.
Sometimes, I will do slow jog up to around 8km.
 

gosu_smurf

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My running goal is simply to hit and maintain the ippt gold timing :D

It usually involves much speed training and mixtures of sprint and jog. Doing interval training of sprinting and jogging is by far the most effective way you can improve ur stamina for a short run like the 2.4km ippt test.
 

Wasupcutler

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My running goal is simply to hit and maintain the ippt gold timing :D

It usually involves much speed training and mixtures of sprint and jog. Doing interval training of sprinting and jogging is by far the most effective way you can improve ur stamina for a short run like the 2.4km ippt test.
hi Gosu_smurf,

Can share more about it? Interested to know the details of your routine.
Like how many sets you do, how you do the interval training etc.
 

gosu_smurf

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Wasupcutler

i'm currently following this routine: Article - Tabata Sprints

have been using it for a few months. but only working at it once to twice a week. on a non gym day.

The routine in that link above involves 8 sets of sprints. however i can only go up to 4-5 sets doing them well. Then have to "cheat" for the rest of the remaining sets. It brutally difficult to perform well through all 8 sets.
 

luXy

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i hardly run anymore. if i do (which is usually twice a month), it'll be a 5km slow jog around my estate :)
 

msnangersme

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Thats gonna be one of the toughest routine!!!
With less than 15mins and you are done!!!
Yeah man it sounds really good and convienient. But it is really tough. the 10seconds break time is reallllly short. by the time u slow down from the "sprint phrase", 3-4 seconds probably passed. Actually resting time is probably less then 5 seconds. The transition phrase between running and jogging is way too fast. Ur fitness needs to be of a certain level in order to perform well for many sets hahha.
 

pndep

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i just tried tabatas. did about 6 sets then had to rest for a few mins before completing 3 more. lack of oxygen. ):
 
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Wasupcutler

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pndep, Well done, at least u completed 6 sets.

I need to get my normal running routine in place before trying this out.
For a start, maybe we can extend the rest time to perhaps 20 seconds? and as we gets more conditoned, slowly decrease the rest time.
 

clan_NEt

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i just tried tabatas. did about 6 sets then had to rest for a few mins before completing 3 more. lack of oxygen. ):
so fit siol, 6 sets.
pndep, Well done, at least u completed 6 sets.

I need to get my normal running routine in place before trying this out.
For a start, maybe we can extend the rest time to perhaps 20 seconds? and as we gets more conditoned, slowly decrease the rest time.
Changing it to 30 seconds sprints and 60 seconds jog can be an alternative on the path to train for the full 8 sets. Also i think we can alternate the routines between 30/60 and 20/10. Keep things fresh and prevents the body from conditioning too much to the training.
 

roflolmao

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meeh u guys have such interesting routines. lol im just doing 5km runs every weekend. Just to keep the heart in shape hahha. 5km runs in 25-26mins depending on fatigue level.
 
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Wasupcutler

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Sometimes i do 7..4km run, slow run in about 40 mins. Sometimes i do 3.7km run, try my best to run as fast as possible. Trying to train up for 2.4km. Some times i will add in intervals training after my jog. Dash 100m, walk 100m, den dash 100m. Repeat this for as many times as i can. Normally by the 4th set, i cant run at 100% anymore.
 

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My running goal is simply to hit and maintain the ippt gold timing :D

It usually involves much speed training and mixtures of sprint and jog. Doing interval training of sprinting and jogging is by far the most effective way you can improve ur stamina for a short run like the 2.4km ippt test.
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shutupandplay

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My running routine is to hit the park connector whenever I manage to force myself to do so and when all necessary conditions are right lol; which is once a fortnight lol.
 

beechbone

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one technique that works for me for years is during the last 30% of the run (irregardless or distance) u just hit the accelerator and sprint all the way haha. the distance must be substantial enough to tire u out but with the end sprint u just go panting like a dog.
 

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I love running because of its tremendous benefits because for it the finest way to get strength and stamina without going to gym or being into any sport.This is the thing which takes our fitness to the next level.I run about 4 km's on daily basis which pretty suits me.