Well I'm back to running after a 4 year hiatus of me telling myself I "don't have time". Reality check! So I'm building back up slowly, 2-3 miles at a time. I'm doing 3 runs a week plus a couple of days of long walks. One of my run days is intervals.
Now I'm really proud of myself, because the first few times I did these interval sessions, I couldn't complete them. I was puffed out, stitch in my side, sick at my stomach etc. Now, 2 months later, I can do them and finish breathing strongly but feeling good, not sick and faint and telling myself I should take up golf. The problem is my legs get very tired, heavy and tight, even though I'm not out of breath.
I take this to mean my cardiovascular health has improved, but my strength is lacking. Am I reading it right? Does this mean some strength training would help?
Thanks for the encouragement, Scruffy and Poorly Feet! My knees are killing now, due to all the pavement, but I still feel great.
The marshals did offer to mail me a shirt, but I didn't want to be any trouble (I already made them wait ages for me to finish) so I said no thanks. Maybe I'll change my mind and email Ron? A bit silly that they drove off with the rest of the t-shirts when they knew they still had people running...
By the way, Giallorossi, I saw ya, easy to pick out because that was on the back of your shirt! I'm the slowpoke who said, I'll just get out of your way, and you gave an exhausted wave--looked like you were doing fine!
Was just wondering the same, Slackdad. I know I passed a few people walking but somehow still managed to come in DEAD LAST!!!!! I thought I would have to crawl into a hole and hide, but I suppose, in the end, I did it, I didn't give up and walk or worse not finish (as I feared), and had time to have a joke with the marshals here and there, who were absolutely wonderfully encouraging. I have to remind myself that I told myself I'd be happy if I finished in under 3:30, and I did, so....hurrah?
T-shirts were all gone by the time I got in, though :(