I know myself well enough to know that I need a running partner to get fit and stay fit -- if I don't have someone who gives me the occasional push, I just can't get myself out the door regularly!
With that in mind, I'm looking for someone who lives near Larcomar and would like to meet there or nearby and go running on the Malecon at least 3 times a week (the minimum amount, I've read, to make progress and stay fit).
Here's the essential info:
I'm a guy in my mid-thirties (would need someone around my age, 10 years plus or minus, so we could run at the same pace), and I'm a native English speaker but fluent in Spanish and Italian and decent in French (so those languages would work for communication).
I'm totally out of shape right now (but I'm just a little overweight -- to give an idea of the running pace I'm looking for), so would need to start from square one with any program. I know of a great easy running program that results in being able to run consecutively for 20 mins after 10 weeks of training, then 30 mins consecutively after 10 more weeks, meaning that one would be aerobically fit by then (ref: "The Runner's Handbook" by Bob Glover). I've done it before, and it's pain-free, if done with patience and regularity.
As for times, my work allows for a fair amount of flexibility, though I would prefer early mornings on weekdays and late afternoons on weekends.
Just want to stress that I need someone who's serious about getting fit. Feel free to pass this message on to friends who are complaining about needing exercise!
Would also appreciate any pointers about runner's clubs here in Lima that have beginner running programs, or any other groups that people know about already.
Thanks a lot!