Posted: 07/05/2013 at 22:22
First off - MANY thanks for the kind tips and comments. And, I'll try to answer as much as possible.
When I say i'm new to running, I mean it in the sense of knowing all that you guys do: as far as running is concerned I have tried running over the past 4 years: I just never know what I'm doing. When on holiday last summer, I used to do a very sweaty mountainous 10k in the heat (time ranged initally from 1hr30 to 55mins) - I did it over the course of the summer and was just doing this path which i found and measured at 10k (with phone app) - so my target then was time.
Now instead: i basically run around the sports campus of the university - I have managed to set myself a track which is 5km. Ie: go round twice for 10k and so on...
What do I want from this? - I know i can't lose 2 stone as some weight will transfer as muscle etc. I just want to tone up i suppose and, be able to fit into the 3 trousers and t-shirts and shirts which I can no longer fit into!
As regards eating: obviously i'll stop eating the junk in between meals and so forth: I will try to eat healthily; however, Im not really up for completely chaning my diet: I don't live alone and it is unpratical to do so - What i CAN do is not eat crips/sweets etc and not eat TOO much.
However, i realise the question of someone to set me a programme is weird as you, i presume, are all doing running as a sport; where as I intend to run as a method of calory burning. SO, my theory was that I knew that when I was able to do the 10k during summer I was fairly toned.
As a few have mentioned it is better to mix up my training...do you suggest running every other day, and use of cardio machines the even days? and if so, to what extent? (an hour of each machine etc?)
FInally: ok, i know i wont lose two stone, but aim high and at least ill be better (and more confident and happy!) than where i am now!