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Hi all. Recentley, after having a lengthy discussion with a friend i work with who does half marathons a few times a year, i have decided to take up running to zap some flab and increase my overall fitness.
I have read the beginners training guide which gives a rough schedule and also the gear advice page.
Some background. I'm male, 31, currently around 17.5 stone, and around 3 stone-ish overweight. I used to play amateur Rugby and also was a heavy manual labourer ( hence my size).
I live in North East Flintshire in North wales as well, so any advice on good places to start running and places i can progress through would be much appreciated. Currently im thinking of starting along the towpath along the River Dee.
I am looking to regain control of my body and turn my fitness level back on.
I should also mention that due to the discussion with my work colleague, i have agreed to try and get in shape for next year, when we will be attempting the CHester and Liverpool half marathons in Aid of cancer research, in honour of his child who sadly passed away from cancer just before the new year.
Anyone got some hints for me on how to make good, solid progress or any random tips?
Also, i'm looking for nutrition advice as well, so i can make it a solid and well rounded feature of my life.
Thanks for any advice you can supply.