My race date is 2 Oct, but my current timing is still around 50 minutes. Is it realistic to get before sub 40?
Just a little of myself, i am an ex-soldier, and have sub 20 for 5km before. But on march this year, i had an open heart surgery, and the doctor only cleared me for running in late July. Since than, i have been doing at least 5 to 8 km walk/jog daily, and sometime i will do a trekking into the woods just to break away from the boredom.
My greatest restriction is, i cannot do the 80% heart beat rating interval, as my new blood vain may burst (or so the doctor say).
Since April, i have started with 3km walk and now increase to 5-8m, sometime hiting 10km a day of walk and job. I wanted to add weight to increase the intensity, but my therapist strongly disagreed. Any other has opinion?
Please help me to complete this in a fun and challenging thing. i know i am not young, nor am i doing it for military sake anymore.