Cheers MS, the plodding is coming along. I'm more pleased with the frequency than the distance. I was aiming to run on avg every other day, and I got 15 runs in during Sept, so a small victory for consistent plodding
I've set my target for October at 20 runs, which I think should be achieveable. I am, however, starting the month with a killer hangover after catching up with an old mate last night, so no running today.
Assuming I manage 20 runs, the total monthly distance should be about 150miles I reckon. We'll see what happens.
JR - let us know how you get on with your new running club. I'd like to join my local club, but I wonder how often i'll actually make it along, as I tend to squeeze in runs as and when I can, often to or from work, so not sure whether I'd be committed enough to make it along to a club run regularly. Although you never know, I might enjoy it.
I reckon "most" healthy adults, who don't have an underlying physical impediment could achieve a GFA, with sufficient training and time. It would obviously be easier for some than others. Depends on a lot of factors, not least resiliance to injury.
I should point out that I'm quite a way off GFA time, but am hopeful that if I can continue to improve, by increments,
Continuing to plod my way through september, although i actually managed what could (perhaps generously) be described as an interval session, in as much as I ran a couple of miles at ~90% of max effort. Other than that, just plod plod plod around 9-10min/miles.
Went out for a lunchtime 7.5 miles round victoria park and back, making it 107 for Sept and 803 for the year.
I've also joined Strava, on the suggestion of my boss at work, although I suspect partly so he can see how long i'm sneaking off for at lunchtime for a run, or when i knock off earlier than normal to run home.