Get Ready to Run!
Make all the excuses you want. Then get on with it! Keep track of your progress in a diary. Keep at it, even if you miss
the odd planned workout - remember the progress you have already made. Find a fitness friend to support (not compete) with you
or join with Partick Trinity Running club on Mondays.
Pass on the extra carbs - a two mile run will only burn around 200 calories so don't eat extra.
Drink water - but only when you are thirsty. Unless you are training for a marathon you don't need sports drinks.
Eat real food - simple unprocessed natural foods are as good as all the advertised suppliments.
If you want to lose weight, reduce your food intake. Running could build muscle, increasing your weight.
Stretch after you run, not before. Research says stretching before doesn't help. Stretching afterwards will reduce later
Expect a little tenderness - occasional aches and pains are normal and wont lead to long-term damage. You're not
(almost certainly) going to die - runners and other highly fit individuals have a 50 per cent lower risk.
Wear the right shoes - start with regular trainers but when you're ready, go to a specialist running store. Expect to pay
£50 - £80. Much more and you are paying for a brand. Wear polyester - you won't regret the cash you spend on breathable sock, shirts and shorts.
Forget about gadgets: all you need to get going is a cheap stopwatch (less than £10) to help keep track of intervals between
walking and running.
A beginners training schedule can be found here
Before the race...
Runners can leave their belongings at the registration tent and do so at their own risk. Partick Trinity / Kelvin 5K Fun Run can not be held responsible for any items lost, damaged or stolen.
Toilets can be found at the Kelvingrove Museum and at the band stand. See map for details.