Run fat boy.... The diary of an over weight runner!

in Sports Talk Social2 months ago

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Getting back in to running is like trying to get back in to a nightclub after he bouncer has kicked you out for being too drunk.... Its difficult, but not impossible!!

I've never been, what you might call an elite level runner, but for a gentleman of larger stature, I can shift.

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Over the past 12 to 18months I've let my running slip, and along with turning fourty (I know I do t look it) these factors have lead my larger than average frame to increase exponentially.

Well I'm back out, and back out running regularly. I haven't posted much about it since I tried to kick start my running last November, in what I called my #5430challenge where I ran 5km everyday for 30 days. I'm making a concerted effort to get out more and more often now, I'm 2/2 this week so far after running today and yesterday.

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I have been pushing hard and making a conscious effort to "make every run count". I often find myself blowing out my arse towards the end, but always enjoy the feeling of finishing like I've achieved something. The way I look at it, if you're not working hard and blowing by the end of it, was it really worth goi g in the first place??

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My heart rate tells me that I'm definitely working hard, and if I can maintain this level of intensity, my breathing, heart rate and stamina should increase quickly over the next few weeks.

Hopefully, if I keep working at it, my times should remain constant but my heart rate should rem3lower and I should spend more time in the cardio zone... This will tell me that it's beginning to pay off, and at that point will I push on and increase the distance and pace I'm running. Managing and maintaining a good heart rate and cardio zone will mean I can work for longer with out risk of harm and damaging my self.

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Well done. In my village walking and running was never so popular as in 2020. You know why.

I am 70 kg ( no it is 69 kg) but must exercise more too. Only biking twice week. Ans some small walks.

I'm just under 108kg, so keeping active is a must for me at the moment. Even though I've had covid-19, being over weight is a massive factor in contributing to death.

Good for you pal. That's a pretty good pace for a big fella. It's good to see people trying to improve their health!

Thanks for continuing to make Hive awesome.