ok so i am trying to get back into the same shape i was in when i played baseball in high school and could run a 10 minute mile.
i am just starting back out doing walk runs right now. what is the best kind of schedule to go on? right now i generally run tuesday-saturday with sometimes taking saturday off. do i need to do more? i have never run like this before as i was always training for sports by doing sprints and never distance running to try to build endurance. right now i am doing a couple of minutes warm up then i will run about an 1/8th of a mile and then walk for a few more minutes and then go for another 1/8th and then do about a 5 minute cool down. i know that that is pretty lame but i run at a pretty brisk pace and hey you gotta start somewhere right? any tips? best way to get more endurance so i can go farther?
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The advice to "slow down, run farther" is pretty good advice. The idea is you want to lengthen the time you spend running and shorten the time you spend walking. Try to have at least 20 minutes of your run/walk wedged in between the cool up/down for 30 total minutes.
I am having motivational issues. Been trying to ger back into running for the past month, and have gotten up & done it a couple of times, but haven't stuck to the schedule yet.
Even so, I still managed to bang out a 6:45 mile last week, now trying to stretch out to do 3 miles for a 5k in mid July.
Monday is my target day to start working. I was in terrific shape last year just doing 2 miles a morning on Monday/Wednesday/Friday......
I'd say that's a great start. If you're just starting out 3 times a week is good. The problem that new runners, um, run into is that they're gung ho when they start and go too hard too soon. Which leaves them sore for a few days and that's when the motivation to run deserts them.
When you're starting out you just want to form that habit first of going out and being on your feet. The run walk thing is great. Keep doing what you're doing, but say after two weeks start mixing in a slow jog.
Your cycle now is: walk, run, walk, run.
Maybe change it to: walk, run, slow jog, run, walk, run, slow jog, walk
Keep it up!!
on a side note, i can't stand you people who like running. but yet, i wish i was one of you people who like running lol.
My sons school is holding a 5k so I decided to give it a shot. This will be my first 5k/competitive run. I have been running steadily 2x a week for over a year now.
When I played Rugby I would run/jog for conditioning this seems different. My goal is to come in under 28 minutes. My problem will be keeping my competitive nature in check and not trying to keep up with the "runners". OTOH, I might suprise by trying to keep up with the runners.
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It's miles two and three that get to me. So I'm trying to stretch myself out. Run 3 minutes, walk three, and so on. I'll do that this week, then bump to 4 minutes/2, 5/1, then 6/0 (or straight running). If I can get there, my 5K test run will be on July 12th, a day before the 5K......
Why is this happening?
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