Short Round Stan

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Just signed up for the Reading Half 2013 with no running experience at all-HELP

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 11:55

thanks all,seems all bit scary to be honest but there's no backing out now(and that's why I've done it) any more advice will be gratefully welcomed,also I'll keep you up dated

Just signed up for the Reading Half 2013 with no running experience at all-HELP

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 18:27

so having dropped a fair bit of wieght (3stone and counting) I've signed up for the Reading Half,I need something to aim at or I'll just stay on the couch-I've been to Sweatshop and got decent running shoes and some proper shorts and T shirts and I'm looking to start a couch to 5K then just extend the range,is this a good enough plan?

When I say I've no running experience I really mean it but I've got until March 17th next year so I think I have time,just not a clue.

Is there such a thing as a "pre" couch to 5K plan?

I will finnish this,even if I have to crawl round on my hands and knees,but I want to enjoy it,not be put off for life.

So please any advice for a clueless newbe?

Very new guy needs advice

Posted: 04/03/2012 at 19:57
just been to a sports physiotherapist and he has given me some stretches to do daily for my (his words)very tight calves,so 6 weeks of that and my planned run walk schedule and I should be good to go!

Very new guy needs advice

Posted: 28/02/2012 at 02:24

Hello all

My name is Short Round Stan,and I don't want to be round no more.I'm 42 in April and sick to death of being over weight so as I'm starting a new job so I thought  I'd start exercising as it will help me relax after learning a new job(and help me lose this weight)

I'm about 4 stone overweight,so I know I'm going to start off slow.I'm going to do 2 weeks walking 3 times for 30 minutes before starting a couch to 5k plan.I've started weight watchers on line so thats the diet sorted,and I'm off to the sweatshop in Reading to sort out some shoes.So down to the questions

1) I've got very tight hamstrings from playing rugby for years-any advice on how to deal with this?

2) Sometimes a get pains in my shins if I do alot of walking at speed(although this doesn't hapen all the time) any advice for dealing with this please?

Any other advice you guys think I need? I have started other types of exercise and never followed it up,this can't be allowed to happen this time,this weight needs to come off,and I want to open up new opportunities for myself and this seems a good way.

Thanks in advance 

Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: 14/01/2012 at 16:23

Hi Looking to start this ASAP but I've got a question, on the plan on the first page do you do 3 runs a week?

I'm a 41 year 17 stone 7 ex rugby player needing do something to get back to some sort of fitness,always wanted to run and always started plans and neve finnished so I'm going to have a good go at this and get there this time!

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