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Hi everyone - 5 weeks ago I decided to try my hand at running and I'm surprised how much I'm enjoying it and how much I have improved.
Could only run for 5 minutes on the first attempt so then I found this site and decided to do it properly! On Sunday I ran 10k in 1 hr 8 which was better then I expected. I'm now a bit stumped as the best way to continue. I would like to be able to run faster 5 and 10ks and at some point in the future do a 10k trail run.
Should I stick at running 30 minutes 2 or 3 times a week with a longer run at the weekend and eventually build in some speed work/ hills? Is it worth me building up my distance, not sure if this will help me to be faster? I'm guessing if I eventually want to run off road I need to increase my muscle power
By the way I'm 45 but have a fairly good level of basic fitness
Thanks for any tips