It's the hardest thing to remember to slow down. I think we look at running and think that we NEED to go fast to A) make it worthwhile and B) be any good at it. But that simply isn't true. But, it is hard to learn.
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Yes, I have learned that I have to slow down! I used to sprint alot when I was young so I have to stop that urge! I have a HRM and at the end of my walk/run it says I'm out of range too much or too high so I have to learn to slow down.
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The best advice I got when I started was to slow down. When you are out of breath, it is because you are going too fast. I often feel like a broken record because I say that so much - but it is really true. Speed can come later.
Hi i am new to this team and would like to run outdoors for the coming spring without feeling tight in my chest or short of breath.Please help me with any advice or tips on how to reach my goal of becoming a runner.
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I'm also a beginner. I tried the couch to 5k once. I have been using this program: www.runningplanet.com/training/begin ni ng-runner-program.html It's a little different. It isn't a 5k program. It is simply a way to get to running 2miles regularly. Then from there climb up to a 5k. But, easy and slow. Listen to your body. If it wants rest, give it rest. And crosstrain one day a week. Whether its a nice walk, or some strength training, bike ride. Give your body something different.
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Welcome! I am in a similar situation and so I started the couch to 5k program which is on coolrunnings.com and there are podcasts on iTunes that are free that I use, so that you dont have to time yourself with walking xmin/jogging xmin. It starts out slow like running/jogging 60 seconds and walking for 90 seconds, repeat...
Good shoes are vital, endurance is more important than speed when starting out and STRETCH!
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And the best advice I got when I started ... slow down!!
Week 1: Run 2 minutes, walk 4. Complete 5 cycles Week 2: Run 3, walk 3. Complete 5 cycles Week 3: Run 5, walk 2.5. Complete 4 cycles Week 4: Run 7, walk 3. Complete 3 cycles Week 5: Run 8, walk 2. Complete 3 cycles Week 6: Run 9, walk 2. Complete 2 cycles, then run 8 mins. Week 7: Run 9, walk 2. Complete 3 cycles Week 8: Run 13, walk 2. Complete 2 cycles Week 9: Run 14, walk 1. Complete 2 cycles Note: After completing week 9 if you feel tired, repeat this week of training before moving on to week 10. Week 10: Run 30 mins.
Thanks Shirley! I'm definitely interested in the program you used. The last time i even attempted running was when I played volleyball in high school, which was over 10 years ago. So I probably need all the help I can get! Thank you!
I'd encourage you to start slowly with walking/running intervals. Good shoes are worth the investment. And don't increase your speed and/or distance too much at one time or you are asking for an injury!
I have a program that will get you to running 30 minutes straight in 10 weeks - if you are interested. It worked for me ... and I'm old AND fat. So, I'm assuming just about anyone could do it.
Hi everyone! My name is Courtney. I'm 28 and I have a 16 month old little boy. I'm (still) trying to lose the baby weight, and I'm really interested in taking up running. I've never really been a runner, I've always preferred walking, but the walking just doesn't seem to be cutting it anymore. So, I'm going to step it up and try running!
Got any tips/advice for a beginner so that I don't hurt myself? =)
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