Slow your pace down (at this stage, it is more important to get used to the motion of running, rather than worrying about speed), and don't be afraid to repeat a week if you feel you have to - it's not failure, it's given your body more time to adapt to the impact of running, and that's just smart.
Feeling a 'burn' in the legs isn't really a reliable indicator of how hard you should be pushing yourself.
Edited by: MOTIVATED@LAST at: 9/28/2013 (21:21)
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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9/28/13 8:34 P
I had walked on the track with my cousin for the usual 3+ miles. Once I got to 3 miles I was done, but he asked why I don't push myself to run more(I only ran one lap out of 12). I really do wish I could run more, but I never know if I will push too hard so I don't push myself at all really. How hard should you push yourself when it comes to running. I always stop when I feel a burn in my legs, but I'm not sure if that's a good or bad sign.
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