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So ive been doing around 3 -4 mile runs for a few weeks now with a 5k race done in 26 mins and onto a 10k race next month before the half marathon in October.
I've been going ok with a bit of soreness in the legs and knees but nothing major and a bit of a cough this week which is annoying. Anyway im desperate to increase my speed as I still feel quite sluggish when running. Today I decided to do an hours run with a 10 min walm up followed by fartlkek training. I was going to do 10 min walm up then 4 mins quick, 1 min slow and carry that on for 40 mins. I was going ok but even at just 10km an hour i was finding it tough. Then i decided 4 mins of "sprinting" each time was too much so I did one min on one min off.
Anyway I had to cut my run short after 40 mins and 3 miles as I felt my right hip almost lock up and a fairly sharp pain in my right glute. Im really frustrated as Im worried I just wont get the speed, any thoughts?
Im 11 and a half stone, a bit overweight and 29 soon, i dont seem to be losing weight yet either which is annoying!!!