You've probably already done this but have you tried shaking up your exercise routine? Do you always do the same weight exercises? Do you always run for the same pace for the same amount of time? Maybe try some different cross training exercises such as swimming or cycling to see if it gives your weight loss a kick?
I find that if I shake my routine up then it stops the plateau. It's the same with food - if I find myself always eating the same things then I'll change what I'm having for breakfast or just try and generally shake things up to make my body pay attention and wake up!
If that doesn't work then maybe a few days of eating maintenance calories and then reducing them, just so it gets that metabolism wakened!
I think I would do better with longer periods of running and shorter periods of walking so maybe run 10/walk 2 would be a good idea - I find that once I get into a rhythm I find it a lot easier and once I start walking it's hard to get back running again!
My main problem is keeping my speed constant, I start off slowly and get faster and faster and then have to slow down again! I know that when I run slowly at a constant speed I can keep going for longer!
Hiya, I've been running for a couple of weeks, following my mum's beginners running course plan which is basically walk 10 minutes, jog 10 minutes, walk/jog another 10 minutes. I do 10 minutes walk, then I can run for another 10-15 (depends what sort of day I'm having!) and then take walking breaks when I need them and jog when I can.
My question is - should I just carry on as I am and just keep increasing the amount of time I'm running for or will using the 8 week walk/run plan on this website be better for building stamina and better for improvement? There seems to be so many running schedules, I just don't know which one is best!
Ok I've only recently started running. I was only on the second week of the beginner's plan when my knee started hurting after a run. I rested it for 10 days until it felt alright and then as soon as I started running, it hurt again!
It's in my left knee and it hurts when I run, when I walk up stairs and when I try and extend my leg out fully it hurts just before it's straight. Otherwise it's fine when I walk normally.
Is it possible that I land differently on my left foot or something which could be causing this? If I go to a doctor will they actually be able to help me with it since it's hard to explain exactly where the pain is and it doesn't hurt when pressed on? I think it's on the inner middle-bottom of the knee.
Thank you and sorry to add to the hoardes of other knee questions!
I'm just starting running for exercise and my running technique seems to be fine, but i'm having trouble with my breathing rhythm. The minute i speed up slightly from a walk, my breathing goes out of the window! A few years ago when we had to run in school, people gave me breathing tips and they were all different, so i'm completely lost!
How should i be breathing so that i don't end up out of breath with a stitch after 5 minutes? And how can i focus on it so that i don't lose the rhythm quickly?