Coach Nancy and Running Peeps, I also have a similar problem. I have never been a runner but I recently completed the Virtual 5K. I did the interval walk/run because I am still trying to incorporate running into my walks and I used my treadmill at home (1% incline). After the challenge, I managed to run a mile without stopping several times (with varying speeds, always under 5mphs - told you I am still in the early stages haha). However, in the last two weeks my endurance seemed to go back to where it was in the beginning. I am more out of breath and tire easily. 30 seconds on the treadmill are torturous but I force myself to go further. Last time, I dropped the incline to 0% and managed to run more. Is this normal? I do not get any aches and nothing else has changed
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So does this mean you are just coming back to running after your race in March?
If so, much of this has to do with detraining. Even though the body has run before does not necessarily make it any easier now, however, you may see that you advance much more quickly once you begin your training program.
What makes it difficult for many new runners to understand and that is, our body's cardio-respiratory system responds quite quickly to the stressor of running, but the bones, joints, connective tissue, even muscles can take a SOLID year of consistent running to adapt to the rigors of the sport.
Be patient and allow for a good 48 hour recovery between runs so that your body fully recovers from the stress. And if you live where it is quite warm right now, that may have something to do with your running as well. My pace can easily be a minute per mile slower once the temps hit above 80 degrees.
Yesterday was my shins, but mostly its like my legs tire out so much easier than they use to. I started back slow, like 3 min running/1 min walking trying to build back up, but it seems that I'm stuck at 6 min running/1-2 min walking.
that I'm struggling with my running after year and a half of doing so? I had my longest race (a 10k) back at the end of March and ever since then I can't run more than 6 minutes without having to slow down to walk. I was up to running 3 miles twice a week and 5 miles once a week. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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