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I haven't done any running since I was at school. I'm 27 now so that was quite a few years ago! I was never any good at running then.
I'm not particularly fit. I've done no exercise, well, ever, but I do walk everywhere (Probably clock up somewhere around 10 miles a week these days, used to walk 4 miles a day 5 days a week for 4 years but have since changed jobs)
I recently started walking more with the aim of getting fit and I feel it's helping but I think that running would be a significant step forward in improving my overall fitness.
As a possible overview of my current fitness level: This evening I walked 6.44 miles in 1 hour 39 minutes (stats from an app i downloaded) which is about 15 mins/mile but it doesn't get me out of breath and doesn't make me feel worn out so other than burning calories I'm not sure it's really doing me that much good.
I figured I'd be able to start running as I'm walking what I'd consider "fairly fast" without it wearing me out at all. However, as soon as I start to run, I get out of breath in minutes, if that.
Is it a technique problem? Is there something I need to do that I'm not? Maybe it is just my poor overall fitness level. I'm really not sure. What's the best way for me to begin running?
I'd be grateful of any tips!