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Hey everyone. I've always enjoyed running/jogging when I could get the chance, but I have been unable to do it for nearly a year due to having a back injury & having to have physio sessions.
I have started running again over the past 2 weeks. I have had two 5k runs and have done two swimming sessions at 30 mins - 1 hour a time. I have lost 5lb so far due to combining this with dieting. It was my main aim to lose weight in the first place, but thankfully, I am getting back intop it nicely and now look forward to my next run, which will be tonight.
I still consider myself new to running and am always looking for tips to make things easier. I read the magazine (Runners world uk), and do online research. I mainly look for tips for eating post running. I usually run in the evening as due to my working hours, I am unable to run in the morning, and it's nice and cool at night, so I enjoy it more.
My father also enjoys running and goes regulary when he can. Usually a 5k about twice a week. Later this year there will be a half marathon in Cardiff, which he asked if I would like to try. It got me thinking that I would love to be able to say that I have accomplished something like that and hopefully to gain a medal!
With that in mind, I have about 7 months to train, if I can keep at it!
Could anyone recommend, or point me in the right direction of some starting tips, and so that I can do this correctly? How often should I run a week? At the moment, I seem to be alternating between running and swimming. I do each, once a week so I can work different parts.
Also, what drink do you find is best to run with? At the moment, I feel that I cannot run 5k without the need for a drink, so I either run with water, or sometimes a lucozade. Is that a bad idea? What about lucozade sport?
Last week I managed my 5k in around 32 minutes. Not the best, but hey, I'm starting again and hope to beat it tonight. I'll let you know.
I think thats it for now! Thanks guys, and I hope to stick around to get to know you, and hopefully feed off of some motivation!