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SCTK519 Posts: 2,085
3/14/12 12:13 P

I've been running for 5-1/2 years and this happens to me all the time. I start running and the first part of the running seems terrible, but I hit a stride at some point and it's okay.

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (151,670)
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3/14/12 10:52 A

No, just accept that the first part of most runs are going to suck. Run VERY slowly to start and speed up a bit more.

PATTIMET Posts: 654
3/14/12 10:14 A

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Thanks.

Should I take another 5 to 10 on the elliptical for a better warm up right before the treadmill?


ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (151,670)
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3/14/12 10:08 A

Most people take 1-3 miles to warm up completely.

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (34,368)
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3/14/12 9:49 A

I feel the same way sometimes and I've been running for close to a year! I think that once my legs get used to moving fast enough to run it feels easier and I get into the swing of it and it just flows. It's a really great feeling :)

PATTIMET Posts: 654
3/14/12 9:04 A

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About a month ago I wanted to change up my routine - I normally do the elliptical for my workout. I have tried running before but never stuck with it. So I started running on the treadmill - or a combo of walkling running. I get 3 days in the gym and try to make the most of them so I do both cardio and strength training. I start with 10-15 minutes on the elliptical, then I do strenth training (upper body - if I'm doing treadmill) for 30-45 minutes. Then I get on the treadmill, I walk for a minute, then run for a minute and alternate at a 5% incline and walking pace of 4mph and running at 5mph. The first 10-15 minutes are killer - I feel like I can't do this - but if I push through by minutes 20-30 - its all very natural - why is it that the second half seems so much easier - even though I'm starting to tire by this point?

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