thanks so much for the replies guys. tricia- you're very right, yes, that will be my plan thank you.
daeve, thanks for the heads up, yes it's march this year! yes, quitting the booze and eating healthily will of course be a huge help. will look into specialist running shops, i hear "sweat shop" is a good one. only ones near me are ipswich and cambridge though...anyone know of a similar style place in norwich?
i'm 5f 10 and 86kg, so...overweight. your advice to start slowly is a good one. every time i have tried to run i've gone out it like a bat out of hell and hated it. makes perfect sense to take it easy and learn to enjoy it slowly.
your achievements are great mate, should be really proud.
you regulars must get tired of all the new-year newbies, doomed to fail in february but here's one that's hoping not to.
i'm a 36 year old guy living in norfolk. i'm overweight, i drink far too much and i haven't been looking after myself. however, i've had enough of this. my brother runs a lot and has taken part in the local "trowse 10k" near norwich. this year it's in april and yep, i've just signed up to it. really want to get fit, healthier and prove to myself that i can do something like this.
have been looking at hal higdon's training programmes. do you guys like them? anyones better?
what about first time running shoes? any good suggestions...i obviously want a good pair but nothing too expensive.
slightly concerned about my body shape. i'm a stocky guy, used to play a lot of rugby, very broad-shouldered. i'm slightly concerned about the hammering me ankles might take. any words of advice about this?
i'll leave it here for now. looking forward to hearing from anyone out there.