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i am 50 and just trying to take up the sport any hints or tips would be welcome.
DONT DO IT!!
only joking, if you go to the home page of this website they have lots of beginners articles which I found very useful. Biggest tip I found was don't run before you can walk, start slowly don't think you should have to run marathons immedialty and theres nothing wrong with having to start off doing run/walk combinations.
I started 'running' in April, doing 1 minute of running followed by 4 minutes of walking and repeated this 4 times. I found that quite challenging enough! Now I'm up to running for 30 minutes continuously 3 times a week. Take it slowly & don't be worried that you're not doing much - I never thought I'd get to where I am today. My initial goal was to be able to run for 10 minutes by the end of the Summer! If you push yourself too hard you end up feeling like a failure & not wanting to carry on with it. I increased my time running really slowly so that I always felt I could handle it and was achieving something. I can honestly say I'm so glad I took those first steps to try it, I can't imagine not running now!
Best of luck with it!
thanks for all the tips
Where are you at health- and fitness-wise now, Kenneth?
yEP, WALKING IS FINE-i'VE JUST DONE A MARATHON AND WALKED AT LEAST HALF OF IT!!
kEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
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