I'm a 49 year old (just turned) male who hasn't done much exercise in recent years but did a lot of sport in my 20's and 30's. In the face of worsening physical conditioning I decided to start running again. I have plotted out a route that is just a fraction over 5k and is pretty much flat but with several twists and turns. I have done this route 4 times now over the last 3 weeks and timed the last 3. Naturally these have improved each time but today's gain just blew me away, especially as I had a few beers last night watching the football.
Today - 24 mins 44 seconds
Last week - 26 mins 46 seconds
Week before - around 30 minutes (didn't have my stopwatch)
I'm wondering what I could possibly achieve if I ran more and laid off the beers (I drink most days). Not only the times but I'm hoping the pursuit of lower times will lead to a reduced desire to drink. Thanks for reading.