So let me introduce myself, my name is Barry and I initially started running back in February 2010, when I first started I used the couchto5k plan which is popular plan amongst beginners.
It wasn't easy at the beginning as I suffered from awful painful shin splints but I kept on going and eventually they went away.
As time progressed I stopped using the couchto5k plan and just started to run non-stop instead of constant start - stopping which the plan looks for you today, as time progressed I upped to trying for a 10km run and it nearly killed the first time I did it.
However I've kept at it and competed my first half marathon in September 2010 and have since gone on to two numerous other half-marathons as well as the Cork, Dublin and Connemara Marathon.
I hope to document my progression finally in a blog instead of just using my garmin, so here goes...