Your 3km time trial??

rocker_oz33

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my 3 km trial used to be around 13 mins,when l was running on a regular bias that was 2 years ago,l started running again today l;m starting of running 1.5km for the first few days to see how l go l did my 1.5k in 8 mins by next week l'll do 1.5k X 2
 

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Does anyone find easier to run on a treadmill then out in the open on a bike track, field, etc.

I don't know but i have always found it easier to run 3km on a treadmill, which i can do without stopping but when i try and run 3km in the open i found it harder, and i have to stop until i build up a bigger fitness base.

I also find it easier to run with someone else. Obviously it has something to do with pacing yourself against the other person.
 

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Does anyone find easier to run on a treadmill then out in the open on a bike track, field, etc.

I don't know but i have always found it easier to run 3km on a treadmill, which i can do without stopping but when i try and run 3km in the open i found it harder, and i have to stop until i build up a bigger fitness base.

I also find it easier to run with someone else. Obviously it has something to do with pacing yourself against the other person.
yeah running on a treadmill is piss easy. my uninformed guess would be because you are not propelling yourself forwards with your strides. and running with a mate (of similar fitness) is always good. gives you someone to pace off and talk to. help keep your mind off the burn
 

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Does anyone find easier to run on a treadmill then out in the open on a bike track, field, etc.

I don't know but i have always found it easier to run 3km on a treadmill, which i can do without stopping but when i try and run 3km in the open i found it harder, and i have to stop until i build up a bigger fitness base.

I also find it easier to run with someone else. Obviously it has something to do with pacing yourself against the other person.
l like the open over the`treadmill l like the open air easier to breath than a stuffy gym and l can change my pace as l feel fit
 

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my uninformed guess would be because you are not propelling yourself forwards with your strides.
Yeah, that's exactly it. With those electic treadmills you could get off and they'd still move, they're doing a lot of the work for your legs so you get less tired.

Usually there's an incline you can use on those treadmills and if you set it to about 3% it should even out.
 

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Hi everyone, i'm 18 at the moment, took this year off footy to study at tafe, looking at getting back into it for the start of next pre-season which is end of november/ early december. i ran 3km in 11:44 the other day. I was wondering what would be a good running program to do so i can improve my 3km times before footy starts.
 

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still been focusing on longer distances so i'm at 17:10 for my 3km part..

I might run a straight 3km soon and see what I get..
 

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ran a 12:02 last night fairly comfortable should be able to shave 30 seconds off that
will be wrapped if i can get that under 11 pretty soon
 

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A question I do laps of the Tan (4.4k) the thing I find is I can speedwalk it in around 30 min but I find if I tried to run it I have no tank and finish up walking two thirds is there a way to improve the tank?
 

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A question I do laps of the Tan (4.4k) the thing I find is I can speedwalk it in around 30 min but I find if I tried to run it I have no tank and finish up walking two thirds is there a way to improve the tank?
Melbourne Tan track = 3.827 kms- that's actually signposted. You must be parked 600 odd metres away to get your measurements (or running another "tan" track in another city:confused:).

Baby steps Bombermania. It's a tricky run (esp. the Anderson St. hill) and maybe you're trying to run too fast and achieve results too soon. Get comfortable. Speedwalk the hills and jog the downhills and flats. Improving the tank is going to happen slowly and steadily, with repeated and consistent exercise. As the distances are marked, set yourself some distance targets (IE 750 jog, 250 speedwalk or 500 jog, 250 walk etc etc) and slowly reduce the time spent recovering from the jog. Don't think about making the distance in an alloted time, just make the f$^king distance. The aerobic fitness and then the speed will come. Be patient.

Good luck.:thumbsu:
 

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been running around 3 and half to 4km nearly every day for the last 5 weeks, i'll work out 3km and time myself tomorrow:thumbsu:
 

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Melbourne Tan track = 3.827 kms- that's actually signposted. You must be parked 600 odd metres away to get your measurements (or running another "tan" track in another city:confused:).

Baby steps Bombermania. It's a tricky run (esp. the Anderson St. hill) and maybe you're trying to run too fast and achieve results too soon. Get comfortable. Speedwalk the hills and jog the downhills and flats. Improving the tank is going to happen slowly and steadily, with repeated and consistent exercise. As the distances are marked, set yourself some distance targets (IE 750 jog, 250 speedwalk or 500 jog, 250 walk etc etc) and slowly reduce the time spent recovering from the jog. Don't think about making the distance in an alloted time, just make the f$^king distance. The aerobic fitness and then the speed will come. Be patient.

Good luck.:thumbsu:
Thanks for that!

I have no idea why I thought it was 4.4K.
 

Darcy S

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Last night did a 3km time trial for the first time in my life. Did it in 11 min 12 secs which I was pretty happy with. Is trying to get it down to about 10 and a half minutes by the start of the season at all realistic?
 

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Last night did a 3km time trial for the first time in my life. Did it in 11 min 12 secs which I was pretty happy with. Is trying to get it down to about 10 and a half minutes by the start of the season at all realistic?
Age/Height/Weight?? Need some info

Ran 11:25 yesterday which is my PB now for a 3km run. Hoping to crack the 11 minute mark before footy starts, which is in April.
 

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16 years old. About 180cm and about 80-85 kilos I would say.
Very good time for that build. Seems like you're solidly built already for a 16 year old and to run a 11:12 is very impressive. If you keep running you'll improve over time and eventually crack 11 minutes.
 

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