If I can do it, anyone can do it. I did play sports in highschool and managed to stay mostly fit. But I went to college, put on 40 lbs and didn’t run unless I had to weeze my way around the bases in softball. When I picked up running about 6 years ago, I struggled with jogging at a 5mph pace. Now i typically start at 7mph to warm up and will usually finish the last mile at 8.5 or 9mph. (That’s like a 7.5 or 7 minute mile)
I attribute this to treadmill work during the winter and boosting my cardio with cross country skiing. Which I picked up 5 years ago. Anyone can do it, with some commitment of course. Using the treadmill helped me to see my progress from month to month. Then I’ll map routes in the summer and challenge myself to complete it in a certain time.
@aircircle There’s truly something to that runner’s high. I doubt I’ll ever do long distance races but there’s something therapeutic to knocking out 4 or 5 miles. Although, you couldn’t force me to do it with a group. Running is my time and I purposefully avoid interaction because I like to listen to music and get in a zone that’s almost meditative.
Different strokes for different folks. I hope you like it!