Unfortunately I can't help as I am just starting out, but i'm sure there is someone here to offer some advice to help you.
Sending some Cyber Motivation your way x
It's really hard at first, but it does get better, honest . If you can run 12 minutes already before you start to struggle, it sounds like you're doing really well!
If you're struggling with breathing, you're probably trying to run too fast. It takes a while to build up aerobically, so just slow it down a bit and you'll probablt find you cn keep going for longer. Also, if you start struggling just walk for a bit then try running again after a while. A lot of people build up this way and I certainly did.
At the start it's time on your feet that's important, not the speed....that will improve with time.
Good luck, keep at it and keep coming back for encouragement
i'm three stone overweight. the weight doesnt help but it doesnt prevent you doing it.i could prob do 12 mins tops(next week on my programme) i'm doing the great south run in oct. it is a great focus. i can tell you know i'll be walking at least a part of it.
i'm the same rachel. i have some friends who are keen and then i mention to them that i love to go out at 5am. then it goes quiet........
Angela, I can ony repeat what saffy said. It is hard at the beginning. If you go a bit slower you will be able to go further.
are there any race for lifes near you that still have spaces? Loads of people walk these, so you could run or walk or a mixture of the two.
if you eat sensibly as well as sticking at the running then the weight will start to shift, and you will find it easier as you lose weight
nah follow a programme and ignore hubby. walking important part of the training
I started C25K in Nov after losing 2.5 stone with WW and have lost another 1.5 stone since. C25K is a walk/jog programme that builds up your stamina and now I can run an amazing 7 miles (gobsmackingly amazing as I hadnt run since school and then only when I really really couldnt wriggle out of games lessons!). I am doing a 10k in June. not ambitious in terms of time (the only "race" I have done is a parkrun when I was coming to the end of the C25K programme) but it has really helped me focus. I downloaded a training plan from this site which I have stuck to religiously as I dont want to make a total prat of myself when I do that 10k - dreading it being hot tho!
Do you have a Parkrun near you? I have just started going along (second one tomo) and they are great for beginners. Really helps with motivation and gives you a goal at the end of the week.
I don't have any specific training advice as I am just starting out myself but keep going whatever you do!
Was just going to suggest you look at the park runs.........a free 5k run every saturday morning at 9am across the country.............
they really are beginner friendly.........you do have the fast runners there but also down to kids and people walking it.......its for everyone......
I would advise everyone starting out to habe a look at the parkrun website.......you will not regret it........
it really helps motivates you and you might meet others in your area with similar aims and goals.......
good luck and enjoy
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