Unfortunately, no matter how “fit” you are, if you haven’t been running it is important for injury prevention (and comfort of your body!) that you follow a slow progression from walking to running. This gives your joints time to adjust to the impact of the sport. This 8-week progression is a simple way to progress from walking to running. There are some great events coming up in the Spring/ Summer and this will get you to the starting line ready to run (and still smiling)! Take a look. Happy Running!
If you’re thinking the 12-week program (a slightly slower progression) to 5k is a better fit feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d be delighted to send it to you!