Welcome to the world of running! As you're just starting out I would try a walk/run technique to build up your endurance. Try running for two minutes and walking for one minute over a mile to begin with. As you build up your endurance you can increase the amount of time you spend running (e.g. 2:30 mins run to 30 seconds walk). Set yourself an aim of eventually running for say 10 mins without stopping. As your fitness increases you can cut out the walking periods and just go for 10, 20 or 30 minute runs.littlestarter said:hiya all, is it best to start off running like 60seconds then a few mins walking or to do like 5 mins of slow running through out the day? if i miss a day does it matter?
If you have not done a race before a half marathon will be a challenge but it can be done. Folowing the schedules in the book you have sounds like a sound plan.littlestarter said:no i havent done a race before. im running on a tredmill cos i dont like to go running in the countryside by myself and i dont know of any clubs round my way or any one to go running with. yeah i have a book from the library dont know if u heard of it before, running made easy, and they have some schedules in there. today i did, about 24mins with one min walking and 2 mins running, do u think thats ok? no this one isnt in sheffield im going to try for. im going to try having massages to try and not have an injury and doing pilates from a dvd on the other days that im not running. do u think thats all ok then?
littlestarter said:theres a half marathon in May and i havent done very much running at the moment but i if tried, do u think it could be possible? for a half marathon do u have to run all the way?
My first race ever was a half marathon and I did it 5 month after I started running. When I started I could only manage to run 3 min walk for 3, run again then walk. I managed to get round my half in just under 2h.littlestarter said:theres a half marathon in May and i havent done very much running at the moment but i if tried, do u think it could be possible?