So ive been doing around 3 -4 mile runs for a few weeks now with a 5k race done in 26 mins and onto a 10k race next month before the half marathon in October.
I've been going ok with a bit of soreness in the legs and knees but nothing major and a bit of a cough this week which is annoying. Anyway im desperate to increase my speed as I still feel quite sluggish when running. Today I decided to do an hours run with a 10 min walm up followed by fartlkek training. I was going to do 10 min walm up then 4 mins quick, 1 min slow and carry that on for 40 mins. I was going ok but even at just 10km an hour i was finding it tough. Then i decided 4 mins of "sprinting" each time was too much so I did one min on one min off.
Anyway I had to cut my run short after 40 mins and 3 miles as I felt my right hip almost lock up and a fairly sharp pain in my right glute. Im really frustrated as Im worried I just wont get the speed, any thoughts?
Im 11 and a half stone, a bit overweight and 29 soon, i dont seem to be losing weight yet either which is annoying!!!
Thanks thats great info. I am struggling to see where to fit the spin and strength in there. I have heard its very important for running so maybe I could do it after the tempo run or on the same day as the recovery run
How do people fit strength and marathon training in??
So maybe 2 easy runs a hard run and a long run totalling 35+? At first do I just need to do the miles as I'm worried I won't get much speed on the longer runs? Is it just about clocking up the miles at first and should I just go at a slow pace?