I thought I would add to my motivation by publicly stating that I am starting running again after 13 years away. I finally decided that I needed more than the odd game of five-a-side football and a bit of hiking and needed a healthier lifestyle than spending the week recovering from a heavy night out.
Anyway, has anyone got particular advice for someone who was a reasonably good runner as a teenager but who now has a mid-thirties spread?
I have made some half attempts in the past to get going again but it takes a while to get used to the fact that I can barely run half a mile at the pace I used to be able to run a 1/2 marathon and whilst my heart and lungs respond quickly to exercise, my legs and joints have not been so happy.
My plan is to target a certain level of fitness - say 5k inside 23 minutes and then join a club. Is this sensible?