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.
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 .
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
I'm to f***ing slow.
eg need my daughter to lose the stabilisers then I can turn 'taking kid to park' into a recovery jog
My body and my mind.
People posting negative comments on websites crush my self esteem
Weight - Its coming down but not fast enough for my liking.
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.
And the fact that I am not good at pushing myself.
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.
Usually it's being knocked back by injuries. I'm injury free since April but I maintain that I'm currently between injuries.
having to work all day
not training hard enough
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.
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.
Realising that it actually doesn't really matter.
Having to go to work.
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