I started running in early August. I am 48 and have at least a stone to loose. A friend downloaded the 0-10k(Apple) in ten weeks for me. When you look at it you think that it won't work, but it really does. The key is to build up slowly and never run without a rest day inbetween.
I did my first 10k two weeks ago. Had to walk about 1/4 of it. A bit of a hip problem that is now going away.I am now running two shortish runs, 30 mins twice a week and then a 5-6 mileat the weekend, can now do this without stopping. In all honesty haven't lost much weight as such, 2Kilo, but clothes are getting looser especially around my middle. Next 10k planned for the 1st December.
Thats me back in and relaxing with a cold beer. Change of tempo today. Dog minding a Westie for a week. Wasn't too sure about the whole running with the dog thing, albeit had the expandable lead. Well not a bit of it, he went like a rocket for two miles, then a further two of more sedate pace.
With me and my new found running up a hill abilities, I manged to keep up no bother. Now collapsed in front of the fire (the dog not me)
Good fun, great weather & another week of cold and sunny according to XC weather. So good for after work runs.
Have a lovely weekend; It;s good to read about all your progress.
Hi Stevie, You are doing great. Keep going with any exercise that leads to moderate exertion x 3 times a week, eventually building up to x 5 per weeks. This is easy to define dosen't have to be a certain pulse rate etc. moderate exertion is that if you are holding a coversationwhilst exercising you can complete sentences, only just. Try it when walking so that you become aware of how you feel, breathing etc. Also was wondering if you have considered swimming. Will really help with increasing stamina, burning calories and no aches and pains afterwards?
Dear B2B thanks for advice on clothing. Dear HRHB, Nairn turkey trot sound like great fun.
Had a lovely run yesterday, 5.3 miles in the Bays of Harris, light north easterly wind to keep me cool.
Someone gave me a tip about going uphill. Short strides, no going at it like a bull in a china shop, take your time. Don't think about what your doing, chip in and you'll get there. So a 3/4mile steep hill. Did it. Shocked myself really, didn't hink I was capable. This running lark seems to be about having confidence in your ability as much as physical fitness. Thats me just ten weeks in and loving it. Again thanks for your encouragement.