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I am slow. What can I do?

by Ron
(USA)

I am now fifty years old and have been back in training for almost a year.
I ran regularly in my early 30's after starting a family. Suffered some tendinitis in my left foot which caused me to stop, along with some non-running issues.






Progress with my injury has been slow, but it is improving (it hurts less). I have run two 10k-races and two halfs.

But my cadence and pace is slow!
I looked up a half marathon time from 20 years ago and I am now over an hour slower!
I know as my weight drops (currently 220) I might speed up but I think I need to improve my cadence and my pace. What do you think?

Thanks for the tips on your website. It is a cool site. I wish I had found it sooner.

Ron


Answer by Dominique:


Hi Ron,

Thanks for your reaction.

After having been out of running for a longer time, you need to re-establish your base.
More than your running cadence it is your base that needs improving.

The e-book I give away with a subscription to the Best Running Tips Newsletter is a really interesting read.
It is basically a string of thoughts from a trainer called Hadd which he once put on a running forum.
It is an entertaining read. And he describes a great method which is very helpful when (re-) establishing a good running base.

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Good luck with your running.
Cheers,
Dominique

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That e-book really is good
by: Jonathan

Dominique,
I am a fan of your website.
I had the same problem as the guy who was asking the question. It had been a while since I last ran and was very, very slow.

I took the gamble and subscribed to your newsletter. You do not seem to send it out very often, but I do like that free e-book that you give away with it.

It is very, very interesting to see how this guy goes about improving someone's base and as a result, create faster runners. I have been following the method (although I had to adjust the mileage I run a bit to my abilities) and after having tested myself twice so far I can already tell you that I have really improved.

Thanks so much for that e-book and the education on the site. And for those who read this: give the newsletter subscription a try. The e-book alone is more than worth it.

Regards,
Jonathan

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