Posted: 05/11/2014 at 13:17
Hi all, is there room in this thread for another? Been reading up on the thread and some of your times are phenomenal!
I'm Matt, 6'4", I'm turning 32 on Monday and I'm 14st 8lbs at present. I'm from Yeovil in Somerset and I am the Event Director at the Yeovil Montacute parkrun, and I am a member of Yeovil Town Road Running Club.
I was previously posting in the Sub 50m 10k/Sub 1.50 HM thread and they pointed me over here after my times took "Golds" over there hope you don't mind me joining the thread?
A bit of backstory, I used to be 22 stone, got that down to about 17st before starting running 2 years ago. Its only in the last 11 months that I've seen significant improvements in my running, Training for the Paris Marathon I shed a bunch of additional weight, trained more, with greater consistently to this year run Paris in 3.59.36 at a weight of 15st5 (My only Marathon, therefore a PB) in April.
An increased mileage and decent sessions including structured speedwork has gotten my times down to the following.
5k: 20:46, 10k: 43:36, 10m: 1:10:27, HM: 1:35:57
I have some slack in my 5k and 10k times to cut out, and my goals for the end of this year are sub 20/42 respectively which i hope to get. I'm running about 40-50 miles per week across six runs a week.
I've found the forum to be really helpful in gaining and giving advice and sharing experiences has really been a motivator. It has the additional benefit of letting me talk to other people when my missus gets bored of me banging on about running!
My goals for next spring are to go sub 90 for HM (Targeting Reading for that), Sub 3.20 for the Marathon (Manchester) and then sharpen up my 5 and 10k after that. I also want to lose some more weight in the lead up to Manchester to reach 12st13lbs which will help me achieve those goals.
I have no real distance preferences, I just love to run and just want to keep steadily improving.
Hope I can contribute here