I've cut from 301 lbs to 251 in recent months (I'm 6'3). Goal weight is 205 - 210 lbs.
Been running quite a bit lately, and am really starting to appreciate it and it is becoming addicting. My buddy, who is about the same size as me but a few lbs lighter has been running consistently for a few months now. Last night he ran 3 miles in 19:20, and I ran it in 25:01 (I know, I know - but Im relatively new to running)
ANYWAYS, he explained before the run that when it starts to suck - and you want to stop - that you SHOULD push through that barrier and things will get easier. Sure enough, I pushed through the pain and I started to feel numb, and felt like I could keep pace for awhile, even at mile 3.
Is this good to push through like this? Is this the whole point? Part of me thinks my body is trying to tell me to stop, but part of me thinks that this is my body's way to help me keep going? Is there a science to this? Will I have to 'push through' each time I run, or will it get easier over time?
My goal is run 4 miles in 27 min. or less, and eventually be able to complete a 14 mile run in sand at a ~8:00 min. pace.
Thanks for your input, guys