I remember pushing around the 20 min mark the year before last and finding it psychologically tough as well as physical.
I still want it but not sure how much I can push it.
When I was doing these times I was much thinner but an hip injury meant I had to join a gym to strength train (on advice from the surgeons).
Ended up bulking up with muscle (not ridiculously so) and hence being heavier, but looked better (well I did before covid stopped all exercise and I piled the pounds on and lost the muscle).
I was a bit thin and sinnowy back then.
A nice 10k - to half at a decent pace and a nice soundtrack can be blissful.
Thanks mate. It’s all reversing now tbf. Few months of the gym (& my strength levels are better than before lockdown /covid) & a about 6 runs are getting me back in shape.Indeed mate. Glad I got one recorded but not quite as memorable as I expected it to be. I had run faster before, during the duration of longer races so maybe that took the gloss of a little.
Agree about the 10k. I would add a few stunning views, few rays of sunshine, plus the music and it’s a perfect day.
Once you hit your stride running. the weight will drop off. I am not sure of your age, I think from memory in your 30s, but as I have hit my 40s doing resistance and weight training has become more essential to fight off injuries. The gym is not my favourite bedfellow so I primarily use a pack of resistance bands from decathlon and a few videos from youtube, focusing on knee/glutes strengthening, has kept me injury free this year.
Good luck and keep us posted.
I get that.Went back to the hill training today after several months of the Maffetone type runs, supplemented with 5 a side twice a week.
Felt fine doing them but feel absolutely fucked now. Yawning every few minutes and that "heavy" feeling in my head.
Probably need a day off from activity tomorrow.
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