Its amazing what our bodies are capable of even when we are past our 'peak'.
I can relate to pp, I wasnt sporty at school and I wish i had been. I think a combination of being a bit lazy and cr*ppy pe teachers who only encouraged the ones that were already 'winners' were to blame. I finished 9th female at my park run this week, ive knocked 3 mins off my time since i first ran it 2 years ago. Its a slow process.
Im also sport mad now, i work out 5-6 days a week and i love every minute. My friends think im superwoman lol.
Cant wait for Reading HM next weekend, am hoping for a sub 1:50, a new pb. When i started running i didnt realise it would take so long to get faster but in a way its nice as its great to see the gradual pb's every month. I love always having a goal and as soon as ive reached it theres a new one appeared!
Im approaching 40 and have only really got into running in the last 2 years. Im gradually getting faster which im very pleased with.
What ive noticed is that it seems like all the fast older runners in the club i run with were sporty and runners when they were younger ie teenagers. They then had some time out in their 20s and have come back to running in their 30s or 40s. Their bodies must have some kind of muscle memory because they find it easier to get very fast again.
I didnt do sport as a child, im still scarred by memories of being picked last in PE!
Just wondering if there are any stories out there of people who found running later in life and started out doing a half marathon in 2 hours but have managed to get their time down to say sub 1h40m ?