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Ive promised my little boy I will run 2 miles with him - i am sooooooo unfit

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kizzie Mon 26-Feb-07 13:00:31

Any tips to get started?

Its a little charity thing at the end of May.

Seriously I am so unfit.

Kizziex

mateychops Mon 26-Feb-07 13:04:21

Run a bit, walk a bit, and enjoy. There's some good sites like www.runnersworld.co.uk, which has a good beginners section.

kizzie Mon 26-Feb-07 13:05:46

Oooh lovely - thankyou I'll look there. x

UniSarah Mon 26-Feb-07 13:30:17

run sloooowly. its really easy to start too fast and then have to stop soon coz you hurt. To start with- if you can still talk (just about) your going slow enough. Can't talk, slow down.
Oh and- wear a sports bra. your boobs can bounce up to 9cm a step! which apparently adds up to some thing huge like 135m a mile. and all that bouncing as well as being uncomfy leads to saggyness.

kizzie Mon 26-Feb-07 14:20:00

good tip - my boobs really dont need anything going against them! x

speedymama Mon 26-Feb-07 14:45:20

BUPA has an excellent guide for the total beginner. I used this when I started running a couple of years ago and within 6 months I had completed a 5k and a 10k race.

kizzie Mon 26-Feb-07 17:00:49

Brilliant - thankyou!!!!

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