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Anyone know what could cause a former runner to not make any progress at all?

I used to run a lot and I would improve FAST. I could run almost 3 miles, full sprint, without stopping, and I would gain an extra 1/10th of a mile maybe every week (meaning if I could run 2.5 miles one week, then I could run 2.6 the next). I never measured it so that’s a guess, but the point is, I never reached a plateau.

Well I stopped running for about six months and suddenly, surprise surprise, I have a short-notice physical fitness test coming up for a job I applied for. So I’ve been running like hell, and somehow, I’m not improving AT ALL. It’s been about two and a half weeks that I’ve been practicing and I haven’t seen ANY change. Actually I’m so bad rn that I’m [b]off the charts[/b] in the fitness model that my job is using.

Help? Lol
muffinman · 61-69, M
just off top of my head … [i]"you used to"[/i] means back 7-8 years ago? your body changes and matures. what was easy back then is a bit more difficult now?

might try joining a couple special interest forums:
ask questions … am sure there's enough knowledge to spread around. share the same data that you posted here.
InvaderNice · 22-25, M
[@562847,muffinman] Nah I mean like six months ago. But I’ll check out those links, thanks.
5thApprentice · 26-30, M
Damn Im not too knowledgable on all that but GL in getting back to some decent form.
InvaderNice · 22-25, M
[@352419,5thApprentice] Thanks 🙏
TheDevilYouNeed · 51-55, M
They stopped taking performance enhancing drugs.

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