I'm new to the forum and think its great - youre all so friendly and helpful!
I want to talk about fitness walking - not run/walk- does anyone do it?
I started 5 weeks ago - I used to run in phases but have not run properly for 5 or 6 years - and Im very out of shape and about 3 stone over my 'running weght'. Initially I'd logged on to another site to look at beginners schedules and read that veterans should forget running and walk for the first 4-6 weeks. I set myself some targets 5x 20, then 25 then 30 mins a week and I can see some improvement feel fitter and have lost 1/2 stone. It doesnt hurt my 39 yr old joints so much but it is strengthening my legs and I feel much less stiff. I can still do time challenges and am working at getting my mile times down just like when I used to run.
I have set myself some running targets - a run on the golf course at xmas or new year, and then my 40th birtday present to myself is to RUN a Race for Life next june- I walked it last year.
I'd be really interested to know if theres anyone out there whos into fitness walking as I feel a bit of an oddbod with all you committed runners!