Have you tried intervals? Intervals are a great way to increase your endurance. Try walking for a few minutes and then running for a few minutes. SP has some 5K training plans that use intervals to help you build up to running a 5K.
Try these links: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/train ing-program.asp?p=6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/train ing-program.asp?p=5
Let me know how your 5K goes!
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You need to do something a little different to get past the plateau. For instance, have you considered splitting your running sessions in two during a day. You could also try Pilates when you first wake up to waken your body. Then, before your 2nd run, add some Pilates again. If you have never done Pilates before, try You Tube Pilates for beginners. Let me know how this work for you.
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Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere
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Fitness Minutes: (2,318) Posts: 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 consistently, 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?
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