On the first run, see how far you can run before you are not able to run any further ... put real effort into this first run so that you can discover your beginning potential distance. Do three of these kinds of runs in the first week .... if you have a track available, the track is a good place to do your first three runs because you can know the specific distance you have run on a track, and also, a track surface is not as rigid of a surface as a roadway, and it will adjust your feet and legs to the rigors of running since you have never run before.
These first three runs will give you an idea of what distance goal to set for the second week of running. For example, if you discovered that you could run 1 mile ( 1.609 km) on each of your first three runs, set a goal of going to 1.5 miles (1.662 km)by the end of the second week. Then set a goal of going to 2 miles (3.218 km) at the end of the third week. And progress yourself an additional 1/2 mile each week. By the end of the 6th week, if you have been diligent, you will begin to see very significant results. I recommend that you only run every other day at least for the first 6 weeks.
Get started and don't let yourself down .... or the rest of us for taking the time to respond to your post.
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