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I'm 22, 5.6" and quite overweight. I lost over two stone last year and go in to a really good routine of exercising regularly. It's slipped in the last two month and I've finally made a decision to throw myself back in to it. I love spinning, that's where I really push myself. But my Dad is a hardcore triathlete with many many many races & ironmans under his belt, so I have agreed to run my first 10K with him this year.
I am using the 'coach to 5k' app on my phone initially because running has never been something I have particularly liked doing. I've done my first week and have been out come despite the gail force wind and heavy rain. I'm feeling positive about it but it has been quite hard.
I am determined to be able to run the 10k by October (Is this realistic given I have never run before?), it would be a great achievement for me but I have found the first week hard. I'm VERY slow - does that matter? Even on the 1 minute runs, i'm sometimes completely out of breath before the end.
I'm wondering am I still okay to do 1 or 2 other exercise sessions in the week so I can still fit in a spin class?
In my first week, I have been running outdoors, how much of a difference will it make if I train on a treadmill? Should I alternate? - from a previous attempt to start running a few years back, I think I prefer running on a treadmill.
Any advice or pearls of wisdom for a beginner?!