I've bitten off more than I can chew...
I need some help. I'm trying to start running an "open mic" music night for teenagers in my area, a venture I'm, passionate about. In order to fund the equipment required I need to raise a fair few bob, and have agreed to do a sponsored run, right around Portsmouth harbour...roughly 14.6 miles(the adidas half marathon is 13.1 miles)!
I smoke, I'm a 20-a-day man, and I like a beer. I get out of breath walking up stairs. If I am going to pull this off its going to be one of those extreme make over thingies. I start stopping smoking tomorrow, and go on my first jog.
Its dawning on me how much of a task this is, and I know the slightest thing about running (one foot in front of the other). I need to learn diet, warm-up, how far should I start running i.e realistic targets and expected progress. I'm desperate for advice as the cause is something I believe in, and I am determined to pull it off, so if there is anyone on the other end of this network that could spare me some wisdom, or even a few comforting words it would be much appreciated.
What have I got myself into?
Sounds like a fun few weeks for you!
Keep going as it can only get easier and with the cold nights and days turning warmer, hope is ahead.
All the best.
:lol: :lol: try walk / jog intervals, to start with M8, if you have electric poles where you train, say, start by doing a quick walk to the first, then jog to the second, and so on, then as you progress, start to increase the jogging, and cut down on the walking, does`nt have to be electric poles, any marker will do, best of luck M8 :lol: :lol:
it's all about doing small chunks of distance. Don't think about the total distance. Break it into bits and it will seem much more manageable!
and get some comfy shoes - this makeover thing doesn't seem too bad an idea though....got to be good for you in the long run... long run.... hahahah! Best of luck to you!
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