I just completed my first run this morning which was a 1.5 mile jog along side the river at 8.30am. I was a little disappointed that I stopped is couple of itmes towards the end for about 10 secs. I think next time I will do the same route at the same speed but try not to stop at all.
Does anyone know at running apps that work on pre OS 5 iPhones mine is a bit old and broken so I can't update it.
Does anyone have any tips for a beginner?
Look at the Couch to 5K (C25K) App - there are numerous websites relaying the same information - and also on the NHS website.
There is nothing wrong with walking as a beginner. However if you are able to do 1.5 miles straight off the bat - then are you already doing pretty well.
When I first started I couldn't run half a mile continuously, let alone 1.5 miles.
Build up your distance speed slowly. A treadmill has been very useful for me to pace myself and gradually improve. Set yourself targets. When you first start running you will make massive improvements, which helps your motivation.
Thanks for your replies. At the moment I don't have any way of measuring distance (iphone wont download a running app) so I'm using mapped out routes that I find online (so I know the distance) and then timing it.
I use a website call Mapmyrun (http://www.mapmyrun.com)
You can use its route creation tools to map out a route and it will tell you the total distance covered.
Went a run to today along the same route except I missed the footpath and continued straight along the river (the route goes along a foot path, drops down alongside the river, then the foot path moves slightly away from the river) so I think I managed to do a very slightly longer route (am going to check with map my run). I was thrilled that I managed to jog all the way this time without stopping.
I use Runkeeper on my android phone, it tracks distance via GPS and timings etc, there may be on the Apple Store?
Well done on your first trot! .+1 for runkeeper, it is the best freebie app by miles/ km lol
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