onrail wrote: »
Given the exploits of latecomers to the sport of running, are there any indications of 'true' potential of novice runners, should they (slowly) increase and improve training to a high-achiever or elite level?
Like everyone, I'd love to know what I'm capable of, should I increase training to a higher quantity and standard.
e.g. I tend to run/train continuously for periods of about 6-12 months before getting injured (mainly due to terrible form and muscle imbalances, but that's another story), take 6mths+ off, rinse and repeat. Each time, I get to about 18:00-18:30 5ks, 1:28HM after about 2-3 months of training with a local (very casual) club - covering maybe 20-40k per week over 3-4 runs.
I'd love to know roughly what sort of times might be possible for us should injuries stay away - guessing there may be some gains, but nothing massive? Any stories here of response to increasing/improving their training regime?
ultrapercy wrote: »
The first thing zid not is if you are running 18 5k you should be sub 1.25 at least for HM. This suggests your endurance is weak probably because of running too low a volume at too fast a pace and this may be the root of your injury problems Its very hard to achieve potential if your training is regularly being interrupted by injury or anything else.