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  • Posted:
    Hi everyone
    
    My name is phil and i am 28 years old.  I am absoloutley just starting out in my running life.  I am wanting to make a complete life change and have set myself what i would consider to be quite achievable targets, but to be honest i would love to exceed them.  At the moment i am weighing in at 19st 13lb.  not a small lad then!  if there is any advice at all out there that you think could be of any benefit to me, i would love to hear it.  Anything from what type of running exercises to do to what supplements i should be using and definately some dieting advice.  I look forward to hearing from you all. 
     
    Hi everyone
    
    My name is phil and i am 28 years old.  I am absoloutley just starting out in my running life.  I am wanting to make a complete life change and have set myself what i would consider to be quite achievable targets, but to be honest i would love to exceed them.  At the moment i am weighing in at 19st 13lb.  not a small lad then!  if there is any advice at all out there that you think could be of any benefit to me, i would love to hear it.  Anything from what type of running exercises to do to what supplements i should be using and definately some dieting advice.  I look forward to hearing from you all.
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  • Posted:
    Hi Phil,
    
    What targets have you set yourself?
    As far as advice goes, make sure you get some good shoes, start slowly and what ever happens, PERSEVERE!!!
    Do plenty of stretching, not just at the beginning, but always.
    As far as diet goes you´ll probably find your body will demand different foods as you increase your training. Might sound strange, but it happens.
    All the best,
    Phil 
     
    Hi Phil,
    
    What targets have you set yourself?
    As far as advice goes, make sure you get some good shoes, start slowly and what ever happens, PERSEVERE!!!
    Do plenty of stretching, not just at the beginning, but always.
    As far as diet goes you´ll probably find your body will demand different foods as you increase your training. Might sound strange, but it happens.
    All the best,
    Phil
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    two weeks off took its toll! That was a tough 10k!!
    Posted:
    Hey Phil,
     The best piece of advice I can offer is be patient, don't try to run too far too soon as you will soon lose motivation and running will seem like a chore.  Try running and walking in stages, time yourself walking a mile then use that as your mile PB, you have a target then, once you are running a mile comfortably you could give yourself a couple of months to maybe train for a 5k, as long as you get through the early stages you will become one of us weirdo's who lives for not only his family but a good run after work! Good luck and keep us posted 
     
    Hey Phil,
     The best piece of advice I can offer is be patient, don't try to run too far too soon as you will soon lose motivation and running will seem like a chore.  Try running and walking in stages, time yourself walking a mile then use that as your mile PB, you have a target then, once you are running a mile comfortably you could give yourself a couple of months to maybe train for a 5k, as long as you get through the early stages you will become one of us weirdo's who lives for not only his family but a good run after work! Good luck and keep us posted
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