Hi Samantha!! I'm new to running too.. I haven't run since middle school. I also know what you are talking about with the whole hard on the bones thing.. Arthritis runs in my family so I'm running into problems now that it is getting colder. I've taken 2 minutes off my time and I'm down to a 17 min. mile. I started with small bursts of jogging to get my heart rate up. Ultimately your body will tell u if you are ready for it or not. I would walk 5 min. to warm up then jog 15 sec. walk 5 jog 15... so on till I was able to do it with ease.. Then I work up to 20 sec. bursts. Now I alternate it so I'll walk 5 min. jog 45 sec.. Walk 4 min. jog 15 sec. walk 3 min. jog 45 sec. so on just to keep your body on its toes. Also I read that you should give your body a day to recuperate in between. So I jog one day then go for a shorter walk the next.. I also do strength training on the off days. Start slow, you start to feel the adrenaline rush after the first week when you start to see the improvement. Maybe instead of 10 sec runs you can do 15!! Stick with it, I'm working on week 2! Let me know if you need a cheerleader! Go Samantha go!!
Hi my name is Samantha. I've NEVER been a runner. I'm very overweight still, but I know I want to run. I'm just getting started with working towards running. I'm beginning to walk on an incline of 3-5, according to my trainer this will build endurance in my bones. Any other ideas to get started would be great. I don't have a trainer for working out, just someone that takes my measurements. LOL So advice would be very welcome from anyone! Support would be nice too. I live in WA state and I have two boys, they are 2.5 and 3.5. I am a full time student and plan to start this on Monday the 22nd.
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