I second (or third or fourth) the injury, I've just broken my arm ( don't ask) playing 5 a side kissball as a form of cross training
I hate geting out in the rain, but really love it when I get going. It feels even better afterwards if you made the effort to go when you could have had an excuse not to
I cant do the maths but I started out at 20 stone 2lb and 15 minute miles.
build up really slowly, a 1 hour 10k in 16 weeks may be pushing it but a 10k in16 weeks is definetely doable, then you have a target to aim at.
I agree about the shoes and the different surfaces, the other thing i find is that niggley pains go away if you slow down and get worse if you try to grin and bear it.
now 15 stone and 9 minute miles (racing 5ks) If i can do it anyone can.
Go for it slow and steady
well done, main tip is to enjoy it,
slow and steady, Dont go flat out every time.
Vary where you run so you dont get bored, i have learned much more adout the area around my house since i started running.
Try entering a race, even if you are slow (and i should know) they are great. If you dont want anything formal you could try a parkrun if there is one near you..
Keep a record of what you do so you can look at it and feel good
Make sure your shoes are right.
If you have any queries ask on the forums
I am sure others will come up with others but these are what worked for me
I'm coming back after injury and dont want to push myself for a time (which i know i would do on the road). Its 13 weeks to go and just about to start RW 2.15 scedule. Any one out there want to virtually train with me?
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