I am very new to this running, I have always been fairly active, mostly MTB and more recently road cycling, but I haven't run since I was at school, which was a long (very long!) time ago.
The combination of typical English pear shape figure and knock knees does not lend itself to running, or so I have told myself for years, worried that I would get my legs in a tangle before I got 10 feet : )
I started out two weeks ago without a clue, just decided a route, jogged as far as I could, then walked to recover, then jogged, walked, jogged, walked ...... you get the picture. Was very relieved to find legs still tangle free after 20 mins.
My husband found the C25K online and I started using the podcasts at the start of my 2nd week. After reading various posts I decided to start with the week 1 podcast, even though it was my 4th run, thinking the more positive the experience the more likely I'd be to continue.
Amazingly I actually enjoyed it, it is so much easier to have someone telling you when to run and walk and the music also helps, very inspiring and much more fun than counting paces, though I gave up trying to stay on the beat as it was too slow except when I was running uphill.
I found the warm up and warm down periods helped a lot, on my own I was not spending enough time, particularly on the warm up, and found that one of my calves was aching while I was running, a decent warm up seems to have solved that.
It went well enough that I moved up to the week 2 podcast for my next outing. Today is New Years Day and I have just completed my 2nd week, running in the sunshine for the first time : )
Looking forward to week 3.