Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread
Just keep running. The more you do it, the more the body adapts. I started close to a 11 minute mile some time ago and continue to break that mile team each week (train the actual mile timed run once a week). I started off struggling to even make it through a workout. Running at a steady rate of 5.5 MPH for 2 minutes was challenging. There were many times I wanted to quit, but today, I can say I'm thankful I didn't. The same tasks I struggled with are becoming easier and easier. I'm not even an avid runner. In fact, I've hated running for quite some time.
Stick with it, track progress, and make a plan. You can do it.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald