I've just started running again after a few years of laziness and weight gain.
To challenge myself I have taken a bet on with friends I can't go sub 20 mins before October 7th.
My most recent run was 3k at 5.20 pace. I finished strong but was completely done, I had pushed myself hard.
So early signs arent promising it would seem.
However 4 years ago i was running 5k in sub 24mins according to Map my Run. All i did then was play 5 a side weekly. No training at all. I also drank and smoked then.
I'm 15 kilos heavier than I was so I have a a fair amount of timber to shift but I no longer drink or smoke. I have a resting heart rate of sub 50 and I used to be very fit in my youth when I boxed. So there are some positives and negatives.
I have a training plan which starts Monday via Garmin Coach.
Any thought or suggestions gratefully received.
But I'm more interested in if people think it is possible. Although this may be how long is a piece of string.....