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Firstly, Hello to all.
I recently just started running my local Parkrun, and after 6 runs I've got my PB down to 28:37 from 31:33. I have big ideas of running sub 25:00 (or at the very least getting my age grading to above 50% i.e. just under 26:00 for SM30-24).
I’ve mainly been a (very) occasional rugby player for the last few years and had never done any distance running until my first Parkrun last month; I’m finding the running on the day, and pursuit of a PB perversely addictive but I don’t currently do any running specific training, and I’m not sure I want to!
My exercise regime over a week currently consists of:
2 x 45min squash
3 x 11min HIIT sessions
1 x Rest day
1 x 5k Parkrun
In general terms are my goals achievable without building a running specific element into my training? Also, I’m fishing for specific advice regarding nutrition and hydration on the day before, and morning of the run. I have a lot of muscle soreness from my squash and HIIT, is there anything I could be doing on my rest day to alleviate this?
Hopefully losing the extra 30lb I’m carrying will carry me part of the way, diet starts today!