I have run short distances intermittently for many years now. I have never ran a distance over 5K and don’t particularly have any desire to. I used to play football twice or three times a week, now I only play once a week and running comes as a handy substitute to my favourite sporting pastime.
“There goes Juantorena down the back straight, opening his legs and showing his class.” – David Coleman
Do I enjoy running? I wouldn’t say I do but what I do thrive on is the feeling of achievement and satisfaction afterwards. I run at a slow, steady pace and I have completed a few 5K parkrun’s and probably average a time of 28-29 minutes.
My aim for the future is to carry on running these short distances and more frequently. I aim to keep on top of my general fitness in order to run around and play sports with my two young sons. Their health and enjoyment of sport is of the upmost importance to me.