- It is wise to avoid weighing yourself too often (once a week, early in the morning after micturition is sufficient). Ensure that the weight loss linked to running is not too drastic.
Marathon runners aren't made overnight! Years of running experience are necessary for the body to get accustomed to the constraints on muscles and tendons. You must have patience and adopt a routine: that's the price of learning true endu
As regards increasing the running distance:
- Gradual progression remains the watchword to reduce the risk of causing injury (no more than a 20% increase from one week to the next).
- Keeping a training diary will allow you to keep track of exactly the number of kilometres run each week and ensure that no potentially harmful ache or persistent fatigue takes hold.
- Bear in mind the fact that seated sports (cycling, stationary cycling) and swimming contribute to improving cardiovascular condition and are a remarkable complement to running for overweight beginners.
You'll have to get over the apprehension of the stethoscope!It is always advisable to visit your GP before starting to run on a regular basis. Whether you are overweight or not. Some tests may go beyond simple auscultation and checking blood pressure:
- Effort test (on mat or bike).
- Blood tests.
Running benefits from being practised as a group. Especially at the beginning. Bear in mind that advice from more experienced runners can be priceless.