for absolute beginners
your timing is immaculate! i'm overweight, and trying to do couch to 5k., and you're right, it IS hard.
I'm taking it a day at a time, and have managed the first day of week 3; never thought I'd be able to run for 3 minutes.
It's nice to know that you have made such an improvement, and I find that really encouraging. I look forward to the time when I can jog for 1 1/2 miles !
Hi guys, good for you! . As Trailroad said, we've all been there and it is hard at first!
I was in exactly the same position 3 years ago.......could barely manage to run between 2 lamp posts without collapsing.......I've now completed 4 half marathons.
Keep at it and enjoy!!
well done and welcome to the newbies.. we all start somewhere. It's not the where that's important, it's the starting.
Enough cheese for one day.
Start with small goals.... the marathons and ironmans will follow.
Great stuff - for what it's worth, I started running in November last year. I was officially 3 stone overweight, and my plan, from "The Beginning Runner's Handbook" started at run 30 seconds, walk 4:30 and repeat five times. I thought I might die. I hated PE, especially running, and have spent the first 39 years of my life working out a mutual arrangement with a variety of sofas which has always gone well. Snack food may have been involved.
Six months on, and I finished my first proper 10k race on Sunday gone,about 2/3rds of the way down the field, and I'm dead chuffed with myself. The moral of my story is "stick at it" - it can only get easier, thought you will have good and bad days. As sdf76 says, every step counts.
I'm now only one and a half stone overweight, officially.
I've entered the Kielder Marathon in October. I suspect I shall probably die on the route. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Go on Paul! Get to a running shop and get yourself checked for a decent pair of shoes and the world will be your oyster (or oyster mushroom if you don't like seafood).
Remember to start off easy, build up, and be sure to tell us all about it. We love a good tale.
This was me 1 year ago.........now I'm 3.5 stone lighter and entered into a half mara. I struggled with the first week of c25k, i couldn't manage the 60 secs 8 times.......infact the first time I think I managed 40 secs 5 times and then gave up. Keep at it and you will get there.
Not an area I know so well - but there's an Up & Runnig in Leeds if that's any good?
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