My husband needs to lose some weight and get active. My children are healthy weight and reasonably active but not sporty. As they get older and playing no longer involves running around like mad things, I can see their activity levels tailing off. I am a keen runner, running 5 times a week, racing often and other strength/flexibility sessions around improving my running.
I was thinking that we could do Couch to 5k together. There's a local 5k run on Good Friday that we could aim for.
When my husband has tried to run in the past (IMO) he tries to do too much too soon and has to stop because of painful knees etc. I thought doing it with the kids would make him stick to the programme!
So, my questions are:
- Is it sensible for boys aged 10 & 12 to follow such a programme?
- How would doing that, in addition to my regular schedule, affect my running?
Any tips for selling it to the children would be appreciated. Husband is quite keen, children not so much. I'm hoping to podcasts might do it - they usually have very limited access to electronic gadgets but realise I may be clutching at straws!