@runforest As I said I started 3 weeks ago and when I completed my first 5k run I went for GAIT analysis and walked (ran) out with a new pair of running shoes! So that now counts as my motivation to keep going.
As far as training gear goes I picked up some long sleeve running shirts from sporsdirect at £2.50 each and so far can't fault them.
@RunningBella, I agree I cannot wear too much in this mild winter weather at the moment. Long sleeve running shirt and shorts, don't know how people can run in gloves or warm hats. As a conservative almost 40 year old male I'm not wearing any of the tight fitting clothes - I started with tracksuit bottoms but heated up to quickly.
I just never imagined I could enjoy running as much as I do at the moment.
Hi everyone, I've never ran before in my life, but used to be very active with other sports. The last 7 years I have not done any excercise at all and finally realised it is time I do something. I started running just before Christmas and did my 9th workout yesterday.
I do try and stretch before and after runs, but everything I do is what I remember from rugby practice in the eighties and I just do not feel like I am stretching all the muscle groups properly. I've also noticed roadRunner76 mentioning dynamic and static stretching. Can anyone point me to somewhere where this is explained including some examples of how to stretch properly?