If you are keen to do it and the GP says you don't have any particular problems then I'd go for it. Agree with Katalyah, start slowly and make sure your shoes are ok. If you ran the LM last year and are heavier you may want to get your gait checked again at a decent running shop.
Other than that get out there and enjoy it and good luck.
a. you were fit enough to run a mara 9 months ago
b.you have only been away 6 months
c. you have kept up cardio work
d. you are only 2 stone heavier
I would have thought you'd be fine to start again, as long as you ease into it gently and listen to your body.
remember me from pixie's thread..... get out there I am sure if you start slow you will be fine just get out there and test the water you may surprise yourself.
As the weight drops off you will improve dramatically. Sounds like you are looking for an excuse not to run.
Get your boots on and get out there!!!
If you have to stop after 2 mins at least you made the effort and did it, which is more than most! If you don't keep going! (It is suprising how many new takeaways you find on a good run!) BONUS! LOL
Achieve todays small, short term goal and tomorrows long term goal will follow naturally!
Of course you will again if you want to. Don't be shy about posting there are plenty on the marathon threads who are on the bench for one reason or another.
Why don't you enter a 10k later on in the year to give yourself a target.
I to am overweight (16st 8lb at the moment) and have started a run/walk program I currently upto 2 min walk and 5 min run/jog x 3 at 3-4 times a week, I wear knee supports when I out running just to protect my knees while training and I plan to get rid of them once I feel my weight has decreased enough that I dont damage my joints. To be honest Im not sure this is ideal but its better than hurting myself and not being able to run at all.
keep with it and good luck.
I was in your situation 2 years ago,but i hadn't done any excercise for 15 years and i was 18 stone.I took up running and ran a half mile circular route from my house with a break half way to catch my breath.It wasn't far but i couldn't manage to get round the whole route without stopping.But each time i went out i aimed to get a little further before i had to stop for a rest until one day i got the whole way around.I felt like i'd won a gold medal in the Olympics.I didn't have any issues with being able to run due to my weight.Yes my muscles ached sometimes and i was out of breath when i finished,but on each run i felt a little stronger and could go a little further and a little faster.I also enjoy my food and i am not the type of person that can cut my food right down,but i made an effort to seek out healthy food that was tasty,and i cut down my portion sizes and stopped snacking between meals,but i also made sure i still had just enough junk food to keep me happy as a reward for my hard work.I love kebabs which are just so unhealthy,but i still have one now and then and i enjoy it all the more as a special treat knowing i've earnt it.2 years on i have lost 4.5 stone and weigh 13.5 st and have run races up to 10k and i'm training for my first marathon.2 years ago i couldn't walk up the stairs without feeling light headed and breathless.And although my legs ache sometimes i have never had any problem physically running,and as the weight comes off it gets easier.
Good luck with your running and getting fit.You can do it, and i'm sure you have a marathon in you if want it.
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