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There's probably a thousand threads like this on the site already but wanted to 'introduce' myself a bit and ask for some advice.
I'm a 30 year old, slightly overweight guy, just started running in the last couple of months. At the moment I'm just running/walking on the treadmill at the gym. I'm running for 800m, then walking for 400m for 5k in total increasing the speed at which I'm running each lot of 800m's. I'm completing 5k in about 35 minutes.
Is this the best way to start off or should I be aiming to run for the whole time at a lower pace?
I'm wearing really cheap training shoes. At my low level should I be getting a decent pair to prevent injury or will I be alright?
Finally, should I be moving outside instead of a treadmill? I plan to move to outdoor running once I'm running constantly for 5k+ but is there much benefit to running outside to a treadmill?
Cheers for any answers in advance