In the 1973 Grand National the one Red Rum won his race (you tube it) some of you old enough may remember the horse crisp. This is me, what I mean, is it is now 9 months since I first started to run again, not since a young lad in my teens & early twenties did I last run and only then as a sprinter. I graduated in the April of this year and run weekly in my local Park run and a few other races over the summer. My point is this, when I look at my segment times in my Park run, whilst I have brought the time down from my first run of 29:52 to 25:32 I do not feel for the effort I have put in I have made any real significant gains in speed. In can only only match my segment times that I was doing in May at the Park run even now. I ran the Strava 200k challenge in September and completed some 10 mile sessions, thinking this would improve my stamina for the hills. Am I unrealistic to expect gains more than I have in 9 months? I use the analogy of Crisp, because in Yesterday's Park run I set off fast and was with the leading group up until around half a mile after that point I faded and started going backwards and it just reminded me of what happened to crisp. What should my expectations be? Opinions would be appreciated. I#m not seeking pats on the back, just curious what others think.
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