I'm going to start the C25K today and was just looking for a couple of pointers. I was at least 6 stone overweight about 18 months ago and changed my eating habits and started cycling. I've lost about 4 1/2 stone but am now looking to shift the rest. I've some underlying health issues and one of them is Gout. I have this all the time but it is reasonably well controlled with daily medication. I've been reading posts on here about overweight people (I'm including myself there) starting C25K and suffering from things like shin splints. Apart from recently starting cycling I've done NO exercise since school, i'm now 47. I normally cycle at least 100 miles per week and was wondering if this might save me from Shin Splints? I would say my legs are quite muscular it's the rest of me that's a shambles!! I was also wondering what shoes i should wear for best cushioning. I don't have a local sports shop so will be buying online. Sorry for the long post but I'm wanting to try and make this a success and don't want to get off to a bad start. Thanks in anticipation
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