I'm currently going through this transition too. How I do it is I will run at 6.0 mph for 1 minute and then speed walk for 2 minutes at 4.0 mph. I usually then slow the speed and add incline- upping the incline every minute until I hit '10'. Then I do a 1 minute cool down w/ no incline until I re-start all over again (back to the light run at 6.0 mph). I'm combining interval w/ working up to running, and keeping my heartrate up through the whole workout. Hopefully, I'll be able to increase my run times soon.
current weight: 149.0
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I did it outside first, and then was able to do the couch to 5k type thing inside on the treadmill. I would run form one telephone pole to the next and then from one pole, past one to the next...working up the distance. I don't go fast, but I can go a whole 2 miles now:)
I'm sure there will be better answers, but you might check the fitness articles for going from "couch potato to 5K;" there's also a thread for people who are on the program, which is designed to get you up to 5K shape in several weeks -- I'm going longer, since I'm older and heavier than many, and I want to feel comfortable with what I'm doing.
In a nutshell, I run (jog) for a minute, then walk for 4, and repeat the sequence 4 times for a total of 20 min; and do this 3 x weekly. The next week (or time to change up), I run (jog) for 2 min, then walk for 3, and repeat the sequence 4 times. The next change up is to do the sequence 5 times, and I forget what I'm to do next, since I'm sorta stuck here, but you get the general idea.
I've been walking on the treadmill at my gym for the last 3 weeks (4-5 times a week, 60 minutes each), and I would like to start running (obviously to burn more calories). What's the best way to get started? Any advice, anyone?
Edited by: EMATTHEWS37 at: 3/19/2008 (15:32)
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