I was 21 stone and started to look towards running to get down. I started by looking after a friends dog in the mornings by taking her for a walk. I aimed for 5 out of 5 but was happy with 3. I also did some gym work. Remember though when doing the gym you should be looking for weight training that gets weight off and builds strength so low weights high reps. It is worth speaking to your GP first just to check a few things out, but also if you have a check on blood pressure etc you'll have a base point to see if you improve (which you will). It is hard all this and it hurts from time to time. I have had a year off having got down to 110KG - not voluntarily - am now 124 kg but have entered the Liverpool Marathon for October 14th this year. I was running the other day - on my own and at one point it all felt right - was a great feeling and it keeps me going !! Try to get involved with a club. I used to run with a friend, much faster than me but kind enough to do 2 slow runs a week with me and a long run too. Unfortunately, he is now injured and whilst recuperating he got me to go to a club and it has a marked effect on my running Good luck.
I have the 405 which i had for a good couple of years but it has now packed up. I found it very difficult at first but got used to it and it works fine - obviously prior to packing up. I am now thinking of either the 405cx as i like the idea of the one unit gps solution of the garmin. However i have been looking at the others available in particular the Suunto's with the GPS pod, but it seems a cumbersome product with a battery pod and all the other add on's to make it the same as the Garmin. Any thoughts and any more up to date reviews since the last one here 09. Cheers
I have a 405 and am thinking of getting a footpod as due to the weather i have started back at a gym. I then noticed a small feedback on Amazon to say that the footpod will not work with the HRM. Does anyone know if that is right with the 405. The footpod is generic and the reviewer owned a 50 hence my question.