I have never been a runner and only took it up in April of this year as I was beginning to feel that 48 is one of those forks in the road where you can either choose to get quite fit and healthy or see walk around fitness degrade to very low levels if you're not careful. I did the Garmin 0-5k training plan with Jeff Galloway and after a few 5ks after that ran a PB of 29:03 yesterday. I'm really happy with this as it felt like an achievement to run even half of one kilometre back in April!
During my PB yesterday, according to Garmin/Strava 47.8% of my run was Anaerobic and 34.4% was in Threshold. Only 1.4% was aerobic!
I think it's time to start forgetting PBs and build an aerobic base by upping my miles and running slowly.
A friend bought me 'Road Racing for Serious Runners' and I just cannot understand the plans as the mileage does not add up in the table. The first week of the base training shows two long runs of 4 miles. The weekly total is 15 miles. What am I missing? I've read the chapters in full and to the best of my knowledge there is no other instruction about warm up/ cool down miles, which is the only logical thing that might be missing? I write in the hope someone might be really familiar with his plans.
Thanks for reading and for any explanations in advance!
48 year old beginner running since April 2020