Well, the nights are drawing in again, and so I intend to have another try at ‘learning to run’. As hilarious as it may be, I like to run in the cover of darkness so no one can see me as I make my first embarrassing efforts. Once I can run a reasonable distance I’ll be fine running in the daylight, but until then my tendency towards being very self-conscious will rule.
I recently discovered the Couch to 5K program – I’ve looked this up on the net, and it seems a good way forward, and also seems to have worked for many people. The gradual introduction of the stresses of running to the body via the use of intervals seems good. Being a big lad – 6’2” and 225lb, running isn’t the easiest thing to do for me, and I struggle to adapt to it.
I’ve downloaded some of the podcasts with the intervals on them to help me (that way I don’t have to keep checking my watch!). Am I looking forward to it? Kind of, though I know I’ll struggle in the beginning. I know it’s been successful for people a lot less fit than myself, so there’s no reason it won’t work for me if I put the effort in.
Hopefully I’ll get a run in tonight – we’ll see…