WELCOME to the........... 2013...A BRAND NEW ROAD AHEAD TEAM
You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.
Hi! First, welcome to Spark! I hope you find it as useful as I have over the past year. As far as running goes, I started with the Couch to 5K plan (http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/1 81.shtml). The key with this plan is to not be afraid to repeat weeks until you feel you are comfortable with the intervals. I started on the treadmill, but last Spring I took to running outside, which I must say I enjoy much more. Key tips: Don't skimp on the shoes. You will need a good pair with good support. It is worth the money to protect your joints. Don't be afraid to walk when you need to and listen to your body. I developed tendinitis in my heel within the first two months of running, but after rest and proper heel cushioning, I haven't experienced the same pain. Good luck! 1372 days ago