no I'm sticking to the same pace, i know this from my little app i have on my phone, 10 minutes a mile.. no other excercise involved, just running at the mo, 3 times a week.
i feel like my body is giving up on me... before i've felt quite energised, like i could have carried on but last two times, Ive felt that what was an easy last 10 minutes is a real struggle, chest starts burning, legs get heavy etc!
When i first started running i was eating more, as i read lots about eating pasta and toast and all the stuff i tried to cut out previously. But then I found i was putting on weight (not good when id been dieting for a year and lost a stone and a half) so i thought, ok, go back to my normal eating - Alpan for breakfast, salad for lunch with a snack and an apple, then on run days, an hour and a half before the run i had a protein ball from the health food shop. do you think its that - that i've cut back on the food again?
ha ha ha thanks guys!! no wooden leg as yet, however John, you may be able to advise. I seem to be struggling a little, my training plan advises a run Tues, Thurs and Sundays, so i'll been trying to extend my time, just by a little each time. The best i've done so far is 37 minutes quite comfortably, however last sunday i struggled getting to 20 minutes! and last night i managed 20 mintues just about but the last 10 minutes killed me!!!! I'm worried that im going to get to the event on the 30th for the 5k and struggle all the way through when i know ive been comfortable before!!
I do have that sofa to 5k plan, which was so helpful, Ive tried to gather as much info as i can from everywhere and think I'm going ok, I've been out saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, last night and will be out again Sunday. aiming for 3 nights a week now.. currently I can run jog steadily 30mins non stop, at the moment im not sure how far this is as Ive literally been going round my block. Thanks for the offer of meeting up, Finsbury park is a little bit further from me, but i have found a park run in ally pally which is very close to me, so i may give that one a go next saturday! thats a 5k which is currently what i'm aiming for...
Thanks John, i guess I just feel like its gonna take me ages to be able to get to a half marathon i cant even contemplate it at the moment, but i think im doing well so far.. I've going to do the Rabbit Run Regent Park 30th March, then i want to do Race for Life 10k in June...
Thanks again everyone for your support and encouragement! Really helping! xx