Thought I'd drop by and say hello!
My name is Mark and I'm 25. Starting out on the c25k this week.
A question firstly...
Where I plan to run is off road, away from paved ares. It is over grown with tress etc but it a lovely and peaceful place. I can only see my self safely running in boots. CAT boots to honest.
Any one have any experience of this? Is it a bad move? Will I have to adjust the c25k plan in any way??
Have you hiked the area? Are there trails? With trails, it would be OK. But you will find it harder/slower than running on the roads. The run/walk concept is most important to a gradual introduction to running. It can be done as well on trails as on the road. Without trails, I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner. Boots? You probably don't need boots, unless you're trying to protect your lower legs against something like snakebite. A good pair of trail running shoes should provide adequate support.
I do a lot of hiking as well as running, and I'd hesitate to do a run, even on rough terrain, in hiking boots. They'd provide plenty of ankle support and traction, but it would also be the equivalent of running with ankle weights, and would put a lot of extra stress on your lower leg joints. Not to mention that they'd also keep your feet and ankles from flexing normally during a run.
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