I have been running since beginning October 2018. At first I struggled to run 400m without stopping. By end of October I could run 3k without stopping Currently I run 10k per week, either 10k in one go or 2 days of 5k. My time for 10k remains at 1h5m. Not been able to better this. So my problems. 1) the first 2k I really struggle to breathe, lots of heavy breathing but this eases the more I run. I cough a lot and get tight chest if I do not have scarf and take fishermen friend before I run. I often get a lot of calf pain in one leg, not sure if it's the soleus. I am having physio done for weak ankle ligaments and right hip muscle weakness. I sometimes struggle to have the will power to run more than 3k, can give up quite easily if I am not careful. I took up running due to bad cholesterol levels. Some stats.
I am male, 30yrs old. Best 10k time is 52m which I achieved when I was 18. My weight fluctuates between 100-105kg.
Hope to take part in many 10k races, even if its virtual races.