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So I am very achey today but pleased with myself as yesterday I completed my first ever 10k at the Army organised Tidworth 10k. It was really hard even though I have been training off road there was a HUGE hill I had to walk up and lots of rocky terrain. I completed in 1hr 10mins which I was pleased with. I managed to run all the way (about 5k) to the huge hill walked that, then ran again and only had to walk for a few paces 2k from home as I had a really bad stitch I just couldn't shift.
So I would love some tips please from more experienced runners so I can improve on my time...
I find it really hard to breath out stitch and as I have asthma I get it quite alot when I reach around the 7k marker
How do I step up my pace without also burning out? I find I can run at a slow steady pace and find it quite comfortable but when I try to step it up a little with a bigger stride this also brings on stitch
How do I stop shoulder pain? I get a real tight knot in the right shoulder and it's v annoying, is this due to bad posture?... Should I move my arms more?...
Sorry lots of questions but I want to improve my next aim is probs another 5k and try to improve on my time from earlier this year