I remember Samir posting as a newby on the magnificent thread (removed) Team GB.
Yes, he gave all the patter as some delusional kid who was convinced he was fast, based on his pavement pb's.
When finally he was forced into actually doing a race, he ran something like sub 27 minutes for 5 miles?
VDOT52 wrote (see)
How long are your legs?
One's 3 foot six, the other two are...
Yup. You're busted.
I did the same once. It took 6 months for the pains in my shins to stop hurting just walking down stairs, and another year before the sore spots to disappear.
Good job I wasn't much interested in being a runner. That took another five years to manifest.
The injuries are simply overuse/overload. It's common for new runners. One reason why the opening salvos of running training (from a start point of zero exercise) need to be carefully managed.
Those who have come from a background of 'much' football playing are at a distinct advantage.
Where do you start? Well if I'm on the case, I start with 5 minutes of jogging about the house, then leave it a couple of days. Most 'app monsters' start with the 'couch to 5k' jobby.
This HM business. When I started running, It seemed a very long way. The sheer distance was the problem.
Later I read somewhere that the HM was more like an elongated 10k, and that speed was the vital component. All the author suggested for endurance was one run per fortnight lasting 90 minutes.
I operated in this area for quite a while.
Now it's looking like a long way again..
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