well done for restarting tho eh, and none of us here are talking about it without doing it youre right everyday is a new day but im the sort of person who needs structure otherwise ill quickly go back to just running junk miles as before and end up injured again ive looked at the Strava half marathon training plan and am going to use it loosely and adapt it to suit myself but with a rough plan of doing differant sessions a week with one longer run and plenty of walking rest days so breaking up just doing runs and runs without a goal at the end........my running buddy wants to train for a half again so that'll help her out too hopefully........patience patience patience not my strongest attribute
thanks mike i think i need to be patient youre right i am basically starting from the beginning again..... i have been running three sessions a week and tomorrow is my last session on this training plan haven't done any walking for the last couple of weeks so i think i will get concentrating on doing longer distance once a week revert back to the intervals session midweek and do one other maybe a hillier shorter run to try and ring the changes but yes basically i need to build my endurance all over and train once a week on distance....its very reassuring to know im not the only person struggling along this road after health issues and i have the understanding that it will be a long road to get back to anything like i was doing before but i just need to keep at it and enjoy it as pushing will lead me back down the health issue route again........
also am i exclusive to an interesting phenomenon?
my comfortable running pace perfectly matches my weight !!!!!!
so at weight now of 12st 3 my comfy pace is 12:30 when my weight was 11st my pace was 11 min mile, when i was 10st it was 10 min mile my best pace was at 9st 7lbs yes thats right i ran 9:30 min mile is this just me or is there some physiological explanation
hi i was previously a keen runner trained and run a marathon but had a few healthissues and now after a break of 3 years am embarking again i am hideously over weight (BMI 30) so am finding it very difficult . i have just finished a running for weight loss training prog of 8 weeks and after running walking have lost 8lbs im very pleased but also a little deflated as however hard i try my pace has not improved i mean i run very slowly like 12:30 min mile is my average pace per training session of roughly 3.5 miles. id like to get faster but i just blow up i have a very low resting heart rate of 46 and my max is 176 when i try and run at 145 HR my pace is even slower 13:30 min mile.....also as the miles tick by im unable to keep my heartrate low inside the training zone........my aim to run longer would mean me walking probably to keep my heart rate low for endurance training........ i already walk for days inbetween running as i try to ensure i do 10000 steps of activity to help with weight loss and at weekends a long hike of 15 miles sometimes ......any ideas or tips on what im doing wrong would be welcome or am i just being impatient i am 57 this year so wonder if my expectation of getting back to my nice easy 9:30 min mile again is beyond my reach.... i suppose i was 3st lighter then!
the supermarket lidls often do a week when they have running gear for sale......i bought running tights very very cheap but perfectly durable about 5 or 6 quid. they even had a bit of reflector on and a very small non zipped pocket, anyway i lost a pair to my daughter so bought another pair for myself .......great for running around the countryside as i frequently ladder mine on brambles etc while out so have had to stop buying expensive models. they did mens version too
getting along good at the moment will have a review in december so will see what they say ...thats good advice about the guy on caridacathletes website thanks for that will do if they decide that i need one. symptoms have improved quite a lot i have reduced training quite a bit as i also had a knee injury from a fall and realise i feel better for not pushing myself so much. im not so dizzy and dont feel so tired either. there is my answer partly i think.....
hope you got on ok dave and maybe think about cutting down training for a bit see if your symptoms improve also