In this series, I will be writing about how I will be getting myself back into my prime fitness level, through running and other exercises.
I went for my first real run since competing in the Stirling Marathon in May 2017 today, and it showed how much I had dropped of in running. I ran 3 miles in 24 minutes which isn’t bad really but, back when I was younger and ran more often, I was doing 3 miles in 21 minutes. My pace dropping to 8 miles per hour hurting as I used to be in the lower 7s at one point. Obviously. as I get older, I will lose pace, however, I still have time to prolong that pace.
After New Years, I plan to cut down my drinking amount, eat healthier where I can and start going to the gym again (Along with get a 6 pack). I have also signed up to the Race at your Pace challenge, to do the minimum amount of 25 miles over the January period because I love a free medal and t shirt like every runner. With the use of the Nike app to record my runs to see where I need to improve and Kim Carnes’ Bette Davis Eyes as entertaining music so I do not get bored. I am also going to go back to reading Charles Bronson’s Solitary Fitness, as he focuses on staying fit without fancy gym equipment, when I cannot get to gym.
Hopefully, they will be a lot more posts in this running with life series as I continue to go running and improve my fitness.