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bit of a intro i am 38yrs of age weigh around 100kg 5ft 8ish do a lot of gym work ie powerlifting/strongman type training lifts bench 140kg,squat 205kg,deadlift 230kg all natural not one of these roid heads far far from it.
the reason of this post is i carry abit of a belly lol and want to get a hell of a lot fitter so i said right lets do a few runs for motivational pruposes and to get me fitter, and maybe loose a few pound in the progress.
so i decided on doing the middlesbrough 10k in sept, ive done it before 2 yrs ago but weighing around 88kg at that time, i was'nt running fit but was gym fit and did the run in 58.03mins which i was really happy with, ive also done two middlesbrough 5k runs in the last 3 years times, 27mins 1st time, 26mins 2nd time couldn't do it this year due to working away.
so the plan is on getting a better time than the last 10k and also i am doing it for charity so a little more rides on it, so on the run up to the Boro 10k i am doing the Edinburgh 10k in a few weeks time just to give me a rough idea of the run and time etc i know the Edinburgh is a little tougher than the Boro one but still an indicator, then in november i am doing the 'survival of the fittest' in manchester for a bit of fun but still want to be fit to do it.
current training still doing my gym stuff so 3 nights a week going heavy.which is push,pull,legs
CV wise the last few weeks ive mixed it up a little and done short 2-3mile runs, 1min walk, 1min run type of runs, also abit of cycling 7 miles here n there
on saturday i did a 3.36mile run in 36mins but felt like i could of done alot more (just dont wanna kill myself just yet) but slowered the pace from usual, the previous runs have been approx 2.5miles in 22-24mins,
also i wear proper running trainers brooks bought them from up n running
any advice would be great