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IMO - try different things out and see what works for you!
2 years ago, when I was running 5 times a week, i ran slowly and barely above a shuffle so i could go the distance ... I ended up with a stress fracture, going to quickly to hard.
Now ... im only at 3 miles in a month. I started walking to get back into shape 3 months ago, 2 months ago, was running walking 3 times a week only a mile. A month ago, I was running one mile and have increased to 3 miles just this last saturday.
Slow and steady for me. Quiet feet, and pulling my shoulders back (this is the big one) to open my airways and helps immensely with breathing.
But again, thats me. Try different routes, times of day, different foods before you eat for your pre workout meal. Clothing and shoes as well ...
find what fits you. So you can enjoy it as long as possible.
-Warrior Dash 3.18 miles 9/11/10 (46 mins)
- Warrior Dash 3.18 miles
9/11/11 (goal 35 mins)
Welcome! The links section at the top of the team page has a lot of good information. In terms of heat, run as early as possible. Wearing a hat with a brim helps a lot too if you have to run in the sun, even if it's early in the morning or later in the afternoon.
Kay from Tennessee
HI! Welcome. I am reading a good book right now about running by John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield called Running for Mortals. Lots of running info in there. I also love the chi running videos on you tube. I am recovering from an injury to my knee and plan to run in that form when it's over. Not doing so is sure what I think caused this injury. I was running in very poor form. As far as running comfortably in heat. I'm the wrong person to help you there....I live in South Texas and when heat hits the only way to be comfortable is in the shade, in the water. I have sat in our above ground pool till my body temps lowers some, then go exercise wet and that helps...am sure going to try it running in this coming summers heat.
Hi all! I used to jog/run in college but since I moved 4 years ago and started law school, I totally fell out of the habit. I walk a lot but I'd really like to get in the habit of running, since I get sick of cardio machines and enjoy being outside. I was never a serious runner so I know nothing about proper form or building up endurance... so if anyone wants to share tips I'd be grateful! Also, if anyone has tips about staying motivated/comfortable while running outside in the summer heat, that would be great, too!