I have decided that on Wednesdays I will be doing this training and on Mondays and Fridays I will do my normal 4k run, gradually increasing this again in a cyclical manner. For the next three Wednesdays I will increase my round by ten seconds so that by March 4th I will be doing the full round of 1 minute and 30 seconds. My contingency plan, should I fail to be able to do this is that I will simply increase by five seconds instead of ten. It may take longer to reach my goal but at least I know I will get there.
By the way, to explain what I've been doing with all this running - I don't have the time nor money to train properly so I'm just doing what I can at the moment with what I have. I'm starting with running for two reasons. Firstly I need to have better stamina, as this is one of the reasons I had to retire in my fight. Secondly, I want to get into the habit of running every morning and going on previous attempts, starting is half the battle. If I can keep it up for a few months I will most probably keep it up and be able to gradually increase it to running every day rather than every other day. Anaerobic stamina is the thing I hate training the most and as a result, I've got really shit anaerobic stamina. Once I have an established routine where I am running at least 4k twice a week and doing interval training which is representative of fight conditioning I will be moving onto increasing my all over power/strength. I know the two works have different meanings in terms of what reps/weights you do but I'll be researching that in the coming weeks so that I'm not wasting my time and potentially doing damage to my body.
Finally - If anyone is actually reading this and knows anything about breathing when running then comment or get in touch. I don't know if I should be trying to regulate my breathing or breathing faster as I run faster. If you have any advice then let me know. Neither seems to feel any different as I've tried both while running but I'm certain I should really be doing one, the problem is I can't remember which one!
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