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Hi, I am James from Hitchin and 34 years old and very overweight (17st when i started running in Sept)
Started running 20th September this year after myself and a friend decided to get ourselves a challenging hobby we can both spar each other with and settled on running.
I managed a 5k at a time of 41 m (my first time running since High school and that time I 'borrowed' a garden gnome from a front garden) since then I have been doing training on a treadmil -
Monday easy run 2mi
Wednesday 3.11mi (5k)
Friday 4mi (going to 5mi this coming week)
I am trying to slowly increase my speed which I can manage a 5k in 33mins 42s now on the treadmill. Today I did a 3.6mi village race in Harlington in 37min 42secs and am looking to do a 5k next month in Whitstable (coastal run) second week of November with my friend.
On the dietary side about 2 months ago I basically gave up everything unhelpful, Drink, junk food, pop etc and have lost just over 1stone since I started running on September 20th. I have the eating under control for now and so I was wondering what I can do to best increase my time between now and then as beating the pants off my 5 years younger and skinnier friend would be lovely.
I think my main enemies from todays little race was judging my pace and the 2 steep hill climbs one was over half a km and decimated me to the point I was on the verge of stopping and honestly might of had it not been for the fact some people were behind me.