Those of you who read my most pathetic of all blogs know that I broke my ankle earlier this winter. On top of already being out of shape from having a baby last year, this has dropped me to the position of newbie to the fitness world. Once I'm off crutches, I'll be at square one where I was 15yrs ago.
That being said, I'm now in my late 30s and in close to the worst shape of my life. Was it really just 2yrs ago that I did my third half ironman? I was never a fast runner, and have gotten slower in the past few years. Is it unrealistic to try and return to running at a faster speed? I mean, normally you'd run at the aerobic rate that works for you and improve from there. But, let's presume that I'm going to have to work to even run a 5K. Is there any reason that instead of starting by running 2miles (for example) at 11min/mi, I should make my first runs at a 9min/mi even if it means I can only run 1mi to start and then build from there?
If you were me, where would you start?