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Hello, i'm not new to fitness I do and have done resistance training 4 days a week for quite some time however I am new to running and have decided that during my cut it would do me good to get my Cardio outside as opposed to on a treadmill staring at myself in one of them oppressive full length mirrors they seem to like putting in front of cardio equipment.
I have also fancied having a go at one of the 'tough mudder' type events. so on Saturday I laced up my trainers and went for a run to try and assess my capability, my target was not speed just simply to reach fatigue, in 40mins I had covered 5.5km and my legs had had enough. now this is more than I had expected to complete given that i'm not built like a runner and i don't 'do' cardio exercises and i'm Asthmatic but my cardio system was happy to carry on, my legs however were done.
I'm not sure where to progress from here, I want to run Wednesday and Saturdays with my weight training being M,T,T,F (legs on Monday to allow some rest period.
I'm thinking tomorrow being my first mid week run I should aim for a 2k at a decent pace, is this the right chain of thought? or should I go for the 5k route again? my 'goal' to be able to complete 10k by the start of the new year so that I can happily enter some events next year.