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Hi guys,
To be honest I'm completely new to running, recently decided I need to lose some weight and improve my fitness.
I'm 33, I'm not massively overweight but could certainly lose a few Kg, and I have a fairly physical job/hobbies so in terms of strength and general health I'm not perfect but not too bad..
However after trying to go for a run I've found out I'm surprisingly unfit.. :( now I'm sure many of you guys are seasoned pros, and hopefully I'll get there, but I'm not there yet so wanted some advice on starting up.
I can run at an OK jogging pace for about 5 minutes, that's all. Now I can't help but wonder if thats really worth doing, should I do a brisk walk for say half an hour or continue with the jogging increasing the time as I'm able to?
Will 5 minutes jogging really help me or should I change the way I approach this?
I've recently changed eating habits too so hopefully that should also help.
I have no intention of giving up, just after some advice on how best to achieve my goal :)
Sorry for the long post, hopefully you will get what I'm going for.
Thanks for the time.
James

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I highly suggest don't do things abruptly as you would strain yourself. I think that brisk walking would help and eating the right kind of food is absolutely the best tip.
 

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Hi James I think most people start by walking and running. Have you looked at the c25k ? If that does not interest you carry on walk running and your time running will soon improve. Don't try to increase to quickly and run slowly . Endurance and speed will soon follow.
Good luck and welcome to the forum.
 

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Hi James, I would also really recommend C25K. Then there is a follow-on program to take you to 10K.
 

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Hi guys,
To be honest I'm completely new to running, recently decided I need to lose some weight and improve my fitness.
I'm 33, I'm not massively overweight but could certainly lose a few Kg, and I have a fairly physical job/hobbies so in terms of strength and general health I'm not perfect but not too bad..
However after trying to go for a run I've found out I'm surprisingly unfit.. :( now I'm sure many of you guys are seasoned pros, and hopefully I'll get there, but I'm not there yet so wanted some advice on starting up.
I can run at an OK jogging pace for about 5 minutes, that's all. Now I can't help but wonder if thats really worth doing, should I do a brisk walk for say half an hour or continue with the jogging increasing the time as I'm able to?
Will 5 minutes jogging really help me or should I change the way I approach this?
I've recently changed eating habits too so hopefully that should also help.
I have no intention of giving up, just after some advice on how best to achieve my goal :)
Sorry for the long post, hopefully you will get what I'm going for.
Thanks for the time.
James

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First, well done for making the decision to take up health enhancing exercise activities.
Jogging pace is perfectly fine, and most people to start with do a run/walk combination. That's ok too. Build up the distance that you can run continuously.
If you fancy, you can check out your local parkrun - an organised weekly 5k group run.
 

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walk/jog is what I used when i started. I just did a few 2-3 mile walk/runs, i.e ran a bit, walked a bit, ran a bit. Over days/weeks I just gradually cut out the walking bits. For me everything ached at first, so take it easy and listen to your body, if it hurts ease off or stop.
 

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I echo what has already been said.


C25K
 

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How about starting out on treadmill? When I started out, I ran on treadmill for about a month. Then treadmill started to get boring, so I jumped out of the gym and into the nature!
 
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