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I started the C25K training program again today and I have to say that after losing 2 stone I found it easier than I did last time I tried it! I am hoping for a place with Leukemia & Lymphoma Research in the Reading Half next year so I have about 6 months to get running properly. I have spent the last 6 months using my elliptical trainer and rowing machine, circuit training and losing weight, so I am reasonably fit now.
Running I know is hard work and challenging as it is a totally self propelling exercise, but I am keen to do it properly and work up gradually.
I have finally invested in some good Nike running shoes which definately support my feet and ankles much better than my old trainers ever did. I have read loads of articles on good running technique too, which I was consentrating on today, so that I run properly and don't end up having to correct bad habits!
After I have completed the 9 week C25K program I am not really sure what to do though, so any advice on getting from 5km to 13.2 miles in about 4 months would be appreciated! Or do you think I have bitten off more than I can chew?
This is a great site, and I love all the articles and advice. May be I will even meet some of you at the Reading Half if I am lucky enough to get a place!