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33 yo Male in Surrey here.
Just started running earlier this week.
I tried starting about a year and a half ago after quitting smoking for a few months but found it very difficult; was making less than 200m before I was out of breath. Also found it hard on my legs, my calves felt like they were burning and my shins and ankles got very painful. Unfortunately I didn't keep up with it then.
Since then I've lost 2.2 stone, mainly through cutting out a lot of junk food but unfortunately at the sametime started smoking again.
My first run earlier this week was a bit of a surprise as I managed a to run non-stop for 15 mins, though it was a less than blistering speed and I only managed about a 12min mile.
2nd run this morning was similar though I actually ended up running non-stop for less time. I think I might have pushed a little too hard initially.
I'm guessing endurance will come as I carry on running, but was wondering will my pace improve at all or do I have ot specifically train for that?