So, I wanted to ask some advice on the best thing to do to improve my running. I started c25k in Jan, and found it hard but have managed to make it to running 5k 3x a week for the past couple of months. Still not in 30 mins but more like 40. But it's good progress from where I started.
I knew I was much much heavier than I used to be, but was still rather in denial, having studiously refused to weigh myself for about 2 years now.
Since Jan I have improved my fitness massively, and know I have lost some weight and toned up as my clothes fit differently. Now I realised I must tackle what I eat as well, and actually weighed myself this week, to have a very nasty surprise. I am even heavier than I feared, and would still qualify as clinically obese. Rather a shock as I would have said I was 'plump' it seems my bmi disagrees.
Has anyone out there managed to run more than 5k while still very overweight? Should I stop trying to increase my running distance until I have managed to get my weight down, or should I keep going with my plan of working up to 10k at the same time as dieting?
I am not suggesting I would stop running, just wondering if I should stick at 5k for now until my weight comes down some more or keep working (slowly) on increasing my distance?
I don't need diet advice, that's simple, I need to eat less calories. (It's not the theory, just doing it that's the problem). Just looking for advice on the running side. Thanks.