I have a friend who is training for the same race I am running in March. She was asking me, how I get through the first part of my run. She was complaining about shin splits and low motivation. I told her to get out there slowly and warm up. I said there was nothing with walking, especially to warm up for the run. I then told her of a tip I read somewhere. I go for my run and after 10 minutes, if I do not feel like continuing, stop. I have yet to stop.
I also told her just to get out there a few days this week. She needs to keep her motivation up. The hardest part of any run is the start. After running a few days in a week and then a few weeks of running, it will start to feel more like it is part of your lifestyle.
What do you think?