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I am totally new to this, and have suddenly got hooked.

When from not running at all, to running 15 mins per day :confused:

What do you guys do?
 

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Sounds like good progress Spy, well done. Make sure you gradually build up to more, so you don't risk injury and hope you carry on having fun :d
 

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Welcome Spy.

If you are going to stay with this,take Goslows advice and build up gradually.

It is also important to make sure you are wearing the right shoes.Go to a specialist running shop and get them to advise you.

Good luck with it.
 

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welcome to the forum Spy, keep it up. Have you thought about entering a race to give you a challenge perhaps a 10k?

It varies greatly on here from what people run, I will run mid week about 40 - 50 mins, but having problems with my back at the moment so not running at all :(
 

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Welcome Spy :)
You do that... build up gently to the half-hour. By then you'll see it's too late to go back and you will never stop running :)
 

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Thanks everyone!

Ok, so half hour is what I should aim for, great!

I race bikes so not really up for more racingh, just relaxing - if you can call it that!
 

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For some years I took part in introducing to running different "Beginners" in the blind runners' team.
It was amazing... It was always the same pattern.
Most beginners would take a (relative) long time to manage 25/30 minutes non-stop. But from there, within 1 or 2 weeks they would be comfortably running 50min to 1 hour.
So when you get to 30 minutes ran comfortably, you should be able to, easiliy, go well beyond that.
 

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Spy said:
I am totally new to this, and have suddenly got hooked.

When from not running at all, to running 15 mins per day :confused:

What do you guys do?
If you have a real deep delve into this forum and all of its previous posts and threads, you'll notice just how many different approaches there are to running. You'll not fail to pick up handy tips along the way. Basically you'll end up learning from your own experiences; but I'll echo what others have said here... don't let your early enthusiasm get the better of you and be tempted to do too much too soon. Also, make sure you have decent running shoes (bought, if possible, from a specialist running shop where you'll get good advice as to which shoe best suits your needs).
 

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Welcome to the forum Spy.

Keep up the good work :)
 

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Welcome Spy,

As others have said, don't overdo it too soon but gradually keep on increasing the distance and before you know it you'll be running longer than you'd ever have imagined.
 

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When I first started running I found it hard to run 3 miles. I wasn't unfit at the time. I had done some serious cycling for a year and wasn't overweight. it was just that I was using new muscles. I didn't run regularly in the early days so my body didn't get used to it. It was only when I made a concerted effort to run regularly and build up did I learn to love running and become good at it. Now a 3 mile run is like a warm-up for me. I run 20-30 miles a week regularly (sometimes 40). Try to get out at least 4 times a week (long runs on weekends and short runs during the week). It's amazing how quickly your body gets used to running and performance improves. I have been really lucky (touch wood) that I have never had an injury. Not even a minor one. It's a miracle considering I don't really warm up or warm down properly, but that's not something I would recommend.
 
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