Ok thanks everyone. lol, it just shows how class olympians are tbh - it's really quite humbling to think daley thompson could bash out a 4:20 1500m off no training for it at all. Also, I can't hold the marathon WR pace for any longer than 700m. When you look at it like that, what those guys do doesn't even seem possible.
Ok, it's looking like I've got this totally wrong. Philpub - I am doing this for personal satisfaction, not for bragging to my mates. seren nos - don't worry mate, I do talk to people...I just exercise too. It looks like all the advice is to back off then. Ok, I'll do that. What should I do instead, in order to meet these goals, in order from most important to least important:
1: Improving my running ability
2: Improve my general fitness - I want to be able to do things other than run decently, which in this case is weightlifting
3: Take up a second sport seriously
4: In general test my limits and see how good I can be at both running and weightlifting
5: looking good.
When I said bragging rights earlier, I didn't mean to my mates, I meant to fellow runners in the "what do you do", or "how's your training going" conversations. Basically, I don't like saying I run a 32 mile week when I'm talking to someone just 2 years older than me who runs over 100. I don't want to do that much, but I want to do more than I am. I apologize if i come across as clueless, so I'll hand it over to the experts: What should I be doing
PS: Thank you to everyone who replied, I appreciate it.
Oh and believe me i did NOT intend to faint in the gym - I had no previous experience of it so I just worked bloody hard, figuring I could handle it off my running fitness, then very suddenly I went down and stayed there. It WASN'T meant to happen, like i seem to have accidentally implied, and rather was a mistake. I plan on being far more careful from now on.
Sorry everyone, i forgot to include what I already do. I am currently doing 32 miles a week of good, strong running, including 4 quality sessions - a fartlek, a track interval session, a hill or mile reps session, and a fast 8.5 miler, combined with 2 days of easy stuff. I do my own weights, and go to the gym whenever my dad does (I have to be with him cause I'm not 16 yet.) Looking back at my post, yes it looks ridiculous as it looks like I have no exercise background. I have been running since age 11. Also, when I said "tank" I did mean the look, but also the ability to exercise far past what most people can do. Also, I realise the sport may not go together, but I will not become a good runner - I love it, but have very little talent. I figured I might as well weightlift and see how that goes, look good, and still run for the sheer love of it.
When my summer holidays start, I will have just left secondary school and will be bored out of my mind. I am thinking of trying to become a tank before 6th form, and having a go at this:
50 miles of running a week, including a tempo run, 2 track interval sessions, and either a hill session or mile repeats.
1.5-2 hours in the gym every day, including very hard stationary cycling
Some type of abs workout daily (lifted from bruce lee)
I will try to train 14 times a week., including 7 sessions of running. I confess this is partly for bragging rights and vanity, but 95% to see how good I can be. My question is, should I have a go? If I get injured, at least I can say I gave it my best shot rather than falling short of my potential, but many users of this thread will probably think I'm an idiot for that. I have had some knee trouble recently, but it should clear up soon enough. Also last time I did the gym I worked too hard and passed out, but the doctor said he deosn't think it's anything to worry about. I will be 16 when I try this.