It took me about 9 months before !\I could run more than 1/10 of a mile without stopping. Why? because I did not know how to run. Then I came across some podcasts that coached me while running: runningmatemedia.com/podcast/
Todd Lange is the coach and he is what got me running. I have since ran a couple of half marathons, but I still use these podcasts when training. He chimes in at just the right moment that I often feel like I have him running right beside me. Check it out and maybe that will get you past that 2 mile mark
Fitness Minutes: (327,356)
19,113 6/16/13 9:25 P
Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!
I'd say not to make your goal more than you can do now and be glad u can run 25 minutes as that is much more than most people can do.
Fitness Minutes: (2,318)
4 6/16/13 1:45 P
I'm training for a 5k in July. I played softball all of my life and volleyball for a few years, but towards the end of high school I stopped playing sports and put on some weight. I've now lost almost all of the weight, and feel great. In April I decided with a group of friends to run a 5k. We are all about at the same fitness level so we thought it would be fun to do together. I never really ran long distances before, so it's been a struggle. In April I couldn't even run a mile without stopping. I'm now at two miles constantly, but I've hit a plateau. I can't seem to get past the two mile mark. On the treadmill I've been able to run for 25 minutes straight, but can't seem to make it to 30 minutes. I really want to be able to run the 5k without walking. Any advice?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.