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Poster: Grizz Man
Subject: Making a comeback to running.
Hi, guys. I'm a newbie to these message boards, but not to the sport of running. I'm here for motivation, advice, to increase my knowledge, etc. Let me give you my background. I ran from 7th grade in high school to my sophmore year in college. I wasn't great by any means, but I was good enough to run at a small DII university. My PRs were 28:28 for 8K (I HATE 8Ks!), 16:56 for 5K and 4:45 for 1600m. During my sophmore year me and my coach at my university seemed to butt heads often. Long story short, I was tired of it and decided to step down from the team. I don't regret quitting, beacuse my coach was, quite frankly, a freaking moron and did not care about any of his runners. I do, however, regret quitting running. After I stepped down I completely stopped running and was more concerned with partying and living the generic college life.
I am 6'2 1/2 tall and my race shape weight was roughly around 160-170. After taking almost 2 years off and being a complete idiot I now weigh 210. I hate myself for it. There is not a day that goes by that I don't look down on myself or think that I am a complete failure.
I decided this week that no matter what I am going to start back running. I actually started today and ran 3 miles at roughly 7:30 pace. Some people would be ecstatic for a result like that. Me? Not so much, but I am HIGHLY motivated and I plan to get back in shape. I have wrote out a 10 week plan to jump start me off. Weekly mileage looks like this: 12, 14, 16, 12, 18, 20, 22, 15, 24, and 25. 95% of these weeks are running every other day.
I guess what I am trying to say is I am a 21 year old out of shape dude, who is trying to get back to my old lifestyle, shave pounds off, and one day running fast again. I would appreciate anything you have to offer and I am all ears. Again, I'm new to these boards and looking forward to using this as I embark on my journey.
Thanks for your time,
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