Wife and I went out for the first time today. Both early 40s, neither of us done any kind of running since education other than a panicky run to get a plane a few years ago and are almost the living embodiment of sedentary.
We figured we will try the C25K programme but build in a week before week one to get used to doing some exercise, perhaps just 30 minutes walking with very occasional 30s-1m slow jogs.
Today the bad news is we couldn't quite manage the full 30 minutes - the good news is we did manage to work in a bit more jogging than anticipated (may have proved our downfall actually) so we know we are capable of doing 60s without stopping at least!
Wife wheezing a bit but we have seen other posts on here that suggests that may well go with practice - so we are going to put in at least a further week before embarking on the actual week 1...so today was our first pre-pre week 1 'run'. I think I'll call it w-2r1!
Starting stats which will hopefully be painfully embarrassing by the time we finish.
mass - 100kg
leg one - (walking) - 0.52km, time 6m04s pace 11m42s/km (to end of road)
leg two - (jogging 3 x 60s + 90s walking intervals) 0.54km 6m00s pace 11.0mins/km (retn)
Leg three - 0.57km time 7m17s pace 12m46s/km - more walking in the local area
total activity - 3m jogging 16m 21s walking, distance 1.63km, speed 5.05 km/h or 3.14 mph in real terms.