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I come to you with a question, I picked up running about 4 months ago now and have seen rapid improvments in how I feel and my actual running ability.
I started from nothing, not even being able to run 100 meters without getting out of breath, and now I am sub 30 on my weekly parkruns.
I would like to know, if you think it is possible for me to achieve a level of fitness where I could be a top contender in my local races and also to achieve greater things beyond that. And also how long you think is a realistic time goal for me to achieve that.
I am willing to work my butt off, 7 days a week if thats what is needed. My life is not busy, I am working part time and still have time to train any day I please for any amount of time.
I know this probably looks like another "I will make it to the olympics in 4 years time" thread, and I know I am not kidding myself. It will be a long road, but I want to achieve my goals. I'm not aiming that high, as thats silly. I would have needed to start way younger or have been a child prodigy.
I am still relatively young (19) so I guess my body could take a beating and still be ok.
What resources would I need if I where to undergo this journey? Off the top of my head is probably a coach and regular visits to a track?
My aim is to race 5000m and 10000m simply because I feel that those are the most realistic distances for me to become "semi-elite" in.
I appreciate any advice given, from anyone, I just hope tht people don't come in and say "you can;t do that" because I can.