Like many people I started running at the beginning of January. I am late 50s, female, carrying a bit of excess weight round the middle, and a 'low impact' exerciser (swimming, Aqua) who has never previously run. I am amazed to find I am progressing without any real problems other than a bit of pain in a previous injury site. I have completed W4R2 and am doing 2 runs per week outside and 1 in the gym. Combined with my existing exercise, I have reduced my waist a bit already, and also improved my blood pressure. I do find my running is slow - not quite reaching 7k per hour when measured on the treadmill. But I am coping with the elapsed time and recovering well after each run. Heart rate is going up but coming down pretty quickly. Based on what everyone seems to be saying I should trust in the programme and carry on. I am trying to resist advice from 'helpful' people who want me to run faster, longer, sign up for this and that.
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