I started doing a bit of running in summer of 2009, just 5k runs once a week through June-September but never stuck it out.Also in a typical week I'd go to the gym and do weights and also play rugby on Saturdays and attend rugby training twice a week.
Since then I had put on a stone and a half and got injuries which meant I've not been playing rugby or training.
Wanting to focus on getting fit and not being able to lift weights I'm pretty much limited to running and swimming (which isn't a bad thing!)
I just want to get the 'bug' as you call it.
Over the past few weeks I've dug my trainers out to join a gym and run in the warm and swim a bit. With the bonus of lovely sauna and jacuzzi.
Week1 I eased back into things with 2 x 3.5k runs on the treadmill (30 mins with inclines).Week2 stretched it to 4k run on treadmill in 30 minutes with inclines.This week I did a bit of road running (mad in this weather) and did 5k with some friends on Monday, agreed to go witha friend for the first time and did 9k. I'd never run that far before in my life! It felt great, got tired about half waythen gained some energy but legs and shoulder started aching 3/4 of the way through. Finished off quite well though at a good pace (for me).Took 50 minutes for the 9k.
I've recorded my weight loss over the past few weeks too, from 16st3 to 15st6. That should be an incentive too.(However I'm sure that's to do with my muscle mass decreasing too?)
What's a realistic time for me to do a 10k run in May? I'm currently 198kg/15 and a half stone.
Anyway I just wanted to see if anyone had any hints/tips for 'sticking at it' and getting the running bug whilst losing a stone and a half!!! The only problem with me is getting out there and doing it... plus I find the treadmill pretty boring.
Chhers all and I'll keep mooching round the site for more info