Posted: 29/06/2015 at 00:01
Is this the place for front row forwards? Yes - there are many.
Typically fitter than many give credit for. Scrummaging and running requires fitness, it is easy to lie on the floor after the scrum but we got up (past tense) and ran after the stupid ball.
You will have an engine (albeit maybe in idle for a while) it just needs retasking. If you could run for 80-minutes whilst scrummaging in the middle then think about running without driving a pack of 8 back first.
Build up slowly, lose weight, avoid injury. Simples. Biking will likely be your friend, low on impact, and a good use of strong legs. Plus allows more sessions per week without fatigue.
The nice thing about starting out is PBs come quickly.
Played at 16.10, peaked at 19.7, got down to 15.10, now a bit bigger.
It's a job for a grafter.