I'm doing a lot of cardio now. Trying to get into decent running shape for a 5K in May or June. My 30 something niece and nephew run in 5K to half marathons and I told them find a 5K in May and I'll run it with them. My nephew said something about, "No shame in walking when you get tired during a race. A lot of guys your age do it." In my youth I could string 5 minute miles together but those days are gone forever. I just hope I can string 3 seven minute miles at my age and hope to have him sucking wind behind me.
Don't you find that hard runs kill your strength especially in your legs? A runner who lifts told me that you can't be a good strength athlete and a good endurance athlete. He said in effect, Use light to moderate weight and push your muscular endurance limit and you will find yourself ripped. You're not going to run 5 miles and do hard intervals expecting a max single in the deadlift the day after.
Thanks for the reply. I have always struggled trying to do both running and lifting. It's give and take so to speak. For me, lifting going great means running stinks. Running going fantastic then lifting stinks. Just a few times have both gone well with me. It's either one or the other.
you can't expect to get good results from both at the same time because they use different energy systems, and that's why i didn't really train my legs so hard at the time, coz i knew that it was pointless
i remember getting my bench shirt sent to the gym where i was doing my personal fitness training at that time, and some of the other trainers got a hold of the shirt before i did, so they wrote on the outside of the package something like "to dj, the bench press specialist, fotomodel, runner extraordinaire, the fella who does it all" lol that shit was funny as hell i gotta admit
and by the way, i'm damn impressed that you could clip out 5 min miles
that's damn, damn good, so PROPS man
i'm sure that you'll be able to clip out three 7 min miles, and in fact i bet that you could probably get them do to 6 min miles if you put the time and effort into the training
the key is... when the running gets harder, you just clamp down on that shit and run even harder