- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
I am not a runner. I usually run for 10 mins then get puffed out and switch to other machines in the gym, or do a spinning class or something other than the treadmill.
Anyway – my Fiance is a very strong short distance runner but he’s currently training for a half marathon, and this week decided to run for 50 mins in the gym. I got on the treadmill next to him to do my usual 10 mins, but decided to challenge myself and see how far I could push myself – I couldn’t believe it when I managed to do 50 minutes myself! I went back today and ran for an hour – I’m not fast at all, I covered 9k in an hour today.
Anyway, now I am thinking that running might be a good way to tone up and lose weight before the wedding, but I have no clue what to do or how to train and improve.
Part of me wonders if I should sign up for the half too – is that crazy? It’s in October…would I have time to build up to it? I imagine I would just work on pushing for longer each time and stick at my current speed…
Or should I aim for something smaller first like a 10k and work on improving my time and getting fitter?
Or is there an alternative I haven’t thought of?
How did you start out running?