Advice on improving

looking for advice on what to do next

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10/05/2014 at 21:03

Hi I am a 38 year old women. Having never been physically active I have had 3 periods of serious illness over the past three winters. I realised that I needed to make some lifestyle changes and started c25k 3 months ago. I have also improved my diet and lost 2 stone and can now run for 35 minutes, 3 times per week. This has been hard but I am feeling the mental and physical benefits. I still need to loose 1.5 stones to be in the healthy bmi. In the 35 minutes I cover about 3.8k. What can I do next to continue to improve? How many days a week should I train?

10/05/2014 at 21:15

Well done on what you have achieved so far  

Depends what your ultimate goals are. If you have a parkrun near you you could go along on Saturdays - it is timed free 5k run/walk and try to build up to 5k.

I think there may be a plan somewhere that takes you from 5k to 10k, but you could try extending one of your runs a little bit each week, keeping the other 2 the same. I wouldn't bother doing any speed work yet, it  makes you more vulnerable to injury

Don't try to do too much too soon as you will end up injured and frustrated

10/05/2014 at 21:17

What do you mean by "improve"?  Run faster?  Run for longer?  Run further?  One thing I would suggest in by a decent book about running.


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