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I've been running for 3 weeks and already wishing I was so much better...I'm setting an average pace of about 6:30 mins for every 1k and running around 3k - 4k in anything between 20 and 30 mins! But then I am ridiculously overweight (14st 10lbs and 5"11) and haven't really tried physical exercise since I was maybe 23 year old! I've just bought some New Balance 1080v3 as apparently I strike with my forefoot and don't ever make contact with my heel - some nice cushioned areas to help with my high arches and very, very slight under-pronation too. Pain in my lower legs was pretty bad before that and my shins felt the brunt.
I currently run 3k - 4k every other night with weight training on 'off' nights.
Breathing seems to be a problem and I need a better cardio-vascular routine I feel (maybe even a better breathing technique?) I've tried knocking alcohol on the head and have been eating much more healthily.
Any tips greatly welcomed!