There seems to suddenly be a lot more running in this week..
8 weeks ago I was a smoking, overweight couch potato.
I just landed in week 8 and did my first 30 min run today. Woohoo! However, I've noticed that I jogg rather than run. I do about 4K in 30 mins and if I run faster I would not make it to the end of the 30 mins. My goal is to run a half marathon in may 2011 and I don't care how long it takes me, I just want to finish it, without having to walk parts of it.
My questions (considering the next step):
Should I train towards a bit more speed (since my pace seems to be very slow compared to others) before I go for endurance or should I train towards increasing the amount of time I spend running?
The programme speaks of three times a week. Should/can I increase that once I have finished the final week? What about having that one day of rest inbetween?
Hi, I am following the schedule. I finished week seven, but since week six my knees are hurting after I finish running.
I started resting for two days instead of one, but still the knees hurt for an entire day after I run. Is this normal? I am using running shoes
I've decided to do this at 2 weeks each time.
Now onto week 3 and this almost killed me today, but guess run one in week two did the same and then by the 6th run of that period, I was fine. So hopefully this 2 weeks will be the same.
I have just started the beginners plan today and I'm feeling sooo tired! Im 23 and ive never run before in my life, but my dad is a marathon runner and he encouraged me to start that sport..Im really motivated now, but just worried that as the weeks go by it gets tougher and I will give up...
Fingers crossed I won't!
and good luck to all the beginner!! )
Hi i have decided that i need to start running to aid my wieght loss (lost 3st for my wedding July 2009 and have put on 2 stone since) and to ensure i stay yummy for hubby.
I do have one question, i am recovering from swine flu (just returned to work) when should i start this programme.
Good luck to you Blu Lagoon fingers crossed too!
I didn't really time myself tonight when i started running again just ran for one track on my MP3 then wlked one.
hope that is helpfull.
My first run after 6 months went really well but know suffering achey butt and thighs now. Any tips on how to improve on this?
I'm pretty new to this! I go to the gym a lot and always active, so have a fairly good level of fitness. I really want to be a runner though! I have started on about week 8, I did 2x8 & 1x10 mins yesterday, then 2x8 & 1x1 mins today. Going to have a break tomorrow and then run on Sunday - what should I run? Any reccomendations? (I know I am doing this alittle off plan!)
My ultimate goal this year is to do the Great North run, 1/2 Marathon in September...hope I have long enough to train!
I am planning on starting this program on monday. I was just wondering becasue you only run every other day during the week, what other exercise could/should i do to get fit faster??
i've been following this program and am currently at week 5.
Things were going good these past few weeks, and i could see my stamina increase dramatically by following this routine. FYI I'm 24, male and weigh 74 KG.
However, now, at week 5, My legs hurt after 14-16 minutes and i start to get exhausted.
All the other weeks were good (initially hard, but manageable and unlike this week).
Is there any modification i could do to my food intake that would help ?
can somebody point me to some exercises (streching before or after) that would probably help in my situation here ?
Appreaciate you experienced folks' help
P.S. i'm a vegetarian.
I'm currently on week 1.
I'm not sure if I'm "doing it wrong", because I'm joggin and not, you know, running. Still much faster than walking but yeah, just wandering if i'm doing it right.
So far I've done the running sessions on 3 consequtive days, gonna take a break tomorrow and do one more on saturday before moving onto week 2.
Just a question, is it bad if i take over 90s break if i do some of the running intervals up hill?
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