Which is the best app I can get on my iPod touch to help me start running? I'm very overweight and have thought before about running but have been so put off by the idea of running out in public. But I have just been given a treadmill which we're going to set up in our garage, so I really want to give this a go now. I want to try one of the couch to 5k ones but there are just so many to choose from. Thanks.
I don't know about apps, but if you are worried about running in public, can I reccomend Parkrun. I was mildly overweight, have now definitely slimmed down. There's a group of good runners, but there's also a group of people like you/me trying to becoming healthier. Most people will start off walking- in fact that's practically a must first time- and, if you're like me, work up to jogging. No one cares what you look like there.
www.active.com/mobile/c25k Hi snozzlemaid I use the Coolrunning c25k plan to take beginners running. So I don't use the app myself, because I am busy shouting at them when to start and stop, but some of them use it for the runs they do on their own. I hope that makes sense!!
The first week is always hard, as your body gets used to running. Make sure you stretch! You will soon get into it I'm sure, and there's a great sense of achievement when you run for 30 minutes for the first time.
Once you've got yourself going do have a look to see if there are groups to run with in your area - RunEngland's site for example will list groups run through them. There are loads of beginners groups and it does make it easier running with other people. And more fun and more sociable too!
terribly sorry for slight hijack there snozzlemaid If it makes it up to you, can always rely on me to be enthusiastic about running, can talk about it for hours so if you want someone to witter about trainers or paces etc to, I'm your woman!
Hi! How about Streetquest? Really funny app for runners, its a bit game-like. Im using it for a while and i can tell that is good with rising up my motivation, plenty of achievements are making running exiting.