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    I'm attending a 7.5 mile run on May 3rd and I need to shape up fast, lol! Thankfully it's not a serious race or anything but I'd still like to get a decent time. So far I can run 3 miles at around 35 minutes without dying. Any advice on how to improve my time would be awesome.
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    Are you doing Bloomsday? I did it for years, it's a blast.

    As far as improving your fitness between now and then, I don't think a ton of progress is possible as you've got barely over two weeks. What I would do is just keep up with the three-milers and try to do a 7 or so over the weekend to get a feel for what's ahead of you. If you're doing Bloomsday, I would also try getting a few hills in. That last hill is a doozy. The best advice I can give beyond that is try not to get sick or hurt between now and then. Keep your diet clean and maintain your current level of fitness. Ideally, training for a 7.5-miler should start 6-8 weeks out so you can build properly and rest right before the run.

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    Good shoes! Most important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaula View Post
    I'm attending a 7.5 mile run on May 3rd and I need to shape up fast, lol! Thankfully it's not a serious race or anything but I'd still like to get a decent time. So far I can run 3 miles at around 35 minutes without dying. Any advice on how to improve my time would be awesome.

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    Get an airmask too.. unless you want to torture your lungs..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey_Peltast View Post
    Get an airmask too.. unless you want to torture your lungs..
    Are you running in Mexico City?

    I will agree fully, good shoes, I only wear New Balance and Pearl iZumi, both are great for me but go to a local running store and see what feels best.

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    Throw some fartlek/intervals/sprints in, junk runs are good exercise but won't decrease your time

    Get fitted for shoes, go to a place like fleet feet and someone will watch you run/tell you what works best

    Break up runs with other types of exercise... like swimming... swim aerobics the week before a run is a good bet.... cycling... whatever you like... just make sure you keep your heart rate up for an amount of time that is close to the amount of time you will be running. For marathon training, we started with 2hr and ended the season with 4hr workout sessions/assignments, but it's also very important to stay within a healthy HR range while doing this... one coach used to tell us the workout is of no benefit if your heart rate gets too high... the max i think... i don't even know if they wanted us hitting our max too often. It also builds up your glycogen stores so that the wall comes a little later in the race.

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    Start doing an exaggerated version of power walking at medium running speed and convince yourself that you're going at a regular pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juggernaut View Post
    Are you doing Bloomsday? I did it for years, it's a blast.
    Running and "it's a blast" should never, ever be in a single sentence. EVER. :P

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