What are your personal barriers to improvement?

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kittenkat    pirate
12/09/2013 at 06:53

The answers can range from weight/diet, lifestyle, health issues, work, family, age, motivation, mental approach etc...

to, I'm quite happy where I am and don't want to get faster/improve.

12/09/2013 at 07:23

Ale, Wine, Age and a little self doubt although I have beat two pbs in the last month. So maybe I'm not drinking or doubting enough.unfortunately I am continuing to get older .

 
12/09/2013 at 07:25

Whilst I'm still quite young my goals are endless. 

But striving to improve is a great goal. The best satisfaction is when it pays off 

12/09/2013 at 07:53

My wife

12/09/2013 at 08:00

I'm to f***ing slow.

12/09/2013 at 08:12

family committments.

eg need my daughter to lose the stabilisers then I can turn 'taking kid to park' into a recovery jog

Edited: 12/09/2013 at 08:12
12/09/2013 at 08:15
My weight. I wouldn't say I'm overweight but compared to the people getting the times I want I'm probably carrying an extra stone.
12/09/2013 at 08:15

My body and my mind.

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
12/09/2013 at 08:48

People posting negative comments on websites crush my self esteem

12/09/2013 at 08:58

Weight - Its coming down but not fast enough for my liking.

12/09/2013 at 09:03

Age/HR. I used to run a lot (Army for 20yrs), but it was required and not enjoyable. Now in my late 50's, I love running, but a constant check on the HRM is required. I can still run the Army fitness test faster than I ever did though. 

I feel fresh any not tired at all running close to my MHR, but I am aware of the risks and my age, so I try and keep it slower. 10:15 min/mile for a marathon pace is the best I can average.

12/09/2013 at 09:18

Inertia.

And the fact that I am not good at pushing myself.

12/09/2013 at 09:18

aptitude.

12/09/2013 at 09:21

At the moment weight but generally not applying myself enough. I have grand ideas but don't follow them through. Compared to others on this forum, my training is pretty patchy.

12/09/2013 at 11:49

Usually it's being knocked back by injuries. I'm injury free since April but I maintain that I'm currently between injuries. 

12/09/2013 at 13:03

advancing years

having to work all day

not training hard enough

12/09/2013 at 13:11

Injury/illness has put a temporary halt on any running or much walking for the time being and because of this I am now putting on a lot of weight. 

Have started dabbling with open water swimming as an alternative and my OH is teaching me to do proper front crawl with my face in the water.  Also looking at starting cycling when I can get my bike fixed - hopefully this will build up my other muscles and help with the joint recovery so I can run again. 

12/09/2013 at 13:41

Good for you beth - I switched to mostly swimming for about a year and found my fitness much improved by the time I returned to running.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
12/09/2013 at 13:51

Realising that it actually doesn't really matter. 

 

12/09/2013 at 13:59

Having to go to work. 

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