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I'm in the same boat as you, I've decided at the ripe old age of 38 to give running/jogging a go. Its some thing I always wanted to have a go at. I gave up smoking about 16 weeks ago and have been power walking to keep the weight gain to a minimum.
I found through this site (C25k team I think) and coolrunnings, podcasts which I downloaded to my mobile phone. They go from week 1 to week 9. They talk you through the walk/run, telling you when to run and when to walk at a brisk pace. I tried it for the 1st time tonight and have to say it was really good, a lot better than I expected. Although I think the guy made the last two running intervals longer than 90 seconds I jumped in at week two cause I had already been trying without success to run further than 200 metres. Have to say I think the podcasts will prove invaluable.
Hope this has helped
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
to the Team!
I highly recommend a program, like the C25K you can get on www.coolrunning.com or check out spark peoples running page, they have a bunch of programs there too!
I've desided to learn to run. I have never been any good at running in general, so this will be a challenge. I started today with walking/running around the yard, I lasted a whole 10 minutes until I thought I was going to pass out from not being able to breath good. Tomorrow I will try again, but not go quite so hard so hopefully I can make it to 15 minutes. It's a slow start but atleast it is a start!