Just wanted to say hello to you all and introduce myself.
I went out for the first time on Tuesday and, although I struggled a bit (especially the last couple of runs), I did complete it much to my surprise! I think my biggest problem will be breathing properly - does anyone have any tips on how to get enough oxygen into your lungs? By the end although my legs felt OK it was my lack of breath that would have stopped me getting much further. Hopefully things will improve with practice, including my running style - I'm doing a pretty good impression of a lame cart-horse plodding along the pavement at the moment!
Although my legs felt OK at the end, and felt surprisingly pain-free (if a bit tired) yesterday, I have very sore shins and aching thighs this morning (Thursday), which is a worry as it's time for the 2nd run tonight! Just have to take it even steadier I guess.
Anyway, sorry to waffle but am keen to share experiences and tips (when I have any) - it's a bit of a solitary experience otherwise, especially as I'm extremely self-conscious when out running - bring on the dark evenings soon when I can flounder about, beetroot-faced and sweaty, in relative annonymity! Good luck to you all with your efforts.