I'm Paul (friends call me Pabs). Like Jon I'm an adult onset runner. I had always hated running when I was younger especially laps of the pitches during training. 40 years old, three young kids.
I've only been running 3 to 4 years with a lot of different races and I completed my first marathon just over a month ago. Finished a little disappointed at myself by going out too fast and giving myself a tough last 8 miles even when I knew not to.
I'm now determined to go again and improve my 4:38 time. I'd welcome advice on how to improve. I used the run walk method during early training and progressed to constant running. I love running long and getting away from it all, not thinking about anything.
I'm currently trying to improve my pace over longer distances using tempo runs and Fartlek but for some reason I seem to be getting slower. I'd welcome any suggestions of training plans to follow or general tips of how to keep the love when trying to improve?
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