please someone help me to understand this:
as some of you might remember, I've been running for two months now
and I'm 24 (nearly 25).
when I run at what's called the "correct form" (180 per minute), I can
keep it for a maximum of 20-23 minutes (covering around 5 or slightly
more kilometers), then I have to slow down because I get tired.
when I run at a slower pace, I can keep that up for 45 minutes at
around 11-12km per hour, covering a distance of 9.8 km or something
like that (I haven't tried more than that as yet, because everytime
I'm doing that I'm with a friend and he wants to stop after a while..
I think I could run more than 45 minutes at that pace... well, that's
what my body thinks).
So... I'd like to get to at least a 16min/5k, but I don't know where
to start from... especially because I've been running a couple of
weeks with the "correct form" but couldn't see any improvement (I
can't run more that those 20-23 minutes mentioned earlier and I know
that I'm not doing more than 5k during that period of time). Does it
mean that running seriously maybe is not my sport or that, even if I'm
still 25, it takes time to get some results?
today... well, something happened that made me think. I was running at
CF (let's call CF the correct form otherwise it'll take me forever to
write this message) and after 22 minutes I saw this guy who was at
least double my age... probably 50 or even something more... well, I
decided to start running after him and see if I could overtake him.
Well, I kept my CF (maybe a bit faster) and was slowly, very very
slowly getting closer to him. But after 2 minutes of getting closer
and closer... well, I decided to slow down because I couldn't keep
running at that pace longer than that!!! WHAT! HE WAS DOUBLE MY AGE! I
was shocked. So... I realized I still have a long way to go