As an effort to help my mum lose weight/get fit she's agreed to take place in the Edinburgh Marathon relay with me. She will be given one of the shortest legs so around 5 miles.
Could someone please recommend a beginner-friendly training plan that I can give to her, around 5 miles -10k. I'm regular runner but don't use training plans myself so don't really know a good one from a bad!
At the moment the only exercise she does is walking the dog & she is very nervous about doing the race so would need one to break her in slowly to build up her confidence.
I know a lot of people don't rate it but personally I think the Running Made Easy book is good for absolute beginners... it's also got lots of motivating personal stories of people who have lost weight/got fit through running, which might inspire her, and as I said is very beginner-friendly, starting with 3 min walk/1 min run and building up gradually from there.
It won't take her up to 5 miles but might be good as a starting point.
Thanks guys, really appreciate your suggestions. I'll work out with her which is the best for her.
Sheri, I've actually got that book myself. Bought it when I started out, and found it very good for beginners. A bit of light reading for her to get her into running I think!
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