I went to our local running club for the first time last week, having been told they catered for beginners. I enjoyed their walk/run group though it was on the edge of what I could manage - I was doing fine until the last run (uphill), when I needed an unscheduled walk in the middle. I wasn't sure whether to go this evening - I've had a cough and a combination of work and family stuff have been very tiring and stressful, but in the end I went. I could have gone with the same group as last week but this week they had an extra group and I went with that - we walked quite a bit but really briskly and when we were jogging the group leader was getting us to look out for particular things to improve our running action, like making sure our arms went backwards and forwards, not across our chests, and throwing in a few exercises like exaggerated knee raising. We did short blasts up hills too, and carefully controlled downhill jogs. I was so glad I'd gone - I got such a lot out of it.
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