for absolute beginners
I loved reading this thread too. It's reassuing to know that there are other people out there having similar problems - we all have our personal struggles which over time we'll overcome - besides we all have to start out somewhere. Iam three stones overwieght and decided to get my backside into gear once and for all and opt'd for the couch to 5k. I train on the treadmill as I have a few body insecurities but that's me - and at the moment, the treadmill works for me. I am on week three at the moment and looking at next weeks schedule (running for 9 mins) fills me with dread but I'll get there....
Oh, I live in Bradford and I got my shoes from sports unlimited. I had a gait test which is something that I would recommend and they werent that expensive either. I'd recommend them.
This is an awesome thread!
Right now, the thought of me running a mile is actually laughable, but I'm sure I'll get there eventually!
I'm upping my run/walk times today to 2 mins running, 1 min walking! Also going to cycle tomorrow and go swimming on Saturday
Jade2606 wrote (see)
This is an awesome thread! Right now, the thought of me running a mile is actually laughable, but I'm sure I'll get there eventually! I'm upping my run/walk times today to 2 mins running, 1 min walking! Also going to cycle tomorrow and go swimming on Saturday
Yup. That was me, and not very many weeks ago. I ran for 20 minutes in a row on Monday, and have just about stopped grinning!! Seriously, if I can do it, anybody can. (Only 3 stone? I think I may top that, but only for now, LOL).
I love this thread. It's brilliant. I like you am very overweight but "try"to run. You've really inspired me. Keep up the excellent work.
Andrea, 2 things the
first of which are you sure it's set on km and not miles?
the second is if it is km why not try 4 mins at 6 or 7k an hour, then walk for 1 - 2 mins (4 - 5 k an hour) recovery and then go for another 4 mins at the 6 or 7k ?
Congratulations to all !
Nothing is impossible. Two years ago i started running. I couldnt do more than 15 minutes on the treadmill, and then very slowly.
Next weekend i will be doing the Trionium half marathon of 16 miles, at Ultra level.
Keep on believing, and there will be no limits as to how far you can go.
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