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By way of introduction, I'm a 25 year old guy, about five stone overweight. I quit smoking six months ago and now that that hurdle's out of the way my weight is next. Before the summer I took to regular gymming and lost about half a stone, but then summer happened!
In the pre-summer optimism, I entered the Great South 5K at the end of October. Last week I had a sudden realisation that I'm woefully underprepared! I've reached week four of the couch to 5k programme, but until today had only really done treadmill running. Today (with my brand new Brooks GTS13 support shoes) I went out for a road/trail run. I did 5k, but I did it in 44 minutes which I'm not very proud of - I might as well have just walked! Actually, I did walk a lot of the way!!
So I'm looking for some tips, advice and maybe a little hope. How can a chubby guy get himself in shape in just under four weeks to get a decent time in a 5k. Heck, not even a decent time, I'd just like to be able to run the whole thing with maybe a few walking breaks rather than walking with the odd run thrown in.
Thanks in advance!!