I am slow. What can I do?
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.
RonAnswer by Dominique:
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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