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Hello all , just stumbled upon this forum , loads of great advice on here.
I have recently started running ,to make me stick at it I have entered a 10k race in may.
Ive been training for about a month now by doing interval training on the treadmill , have also jogged outside . The problem I have is that despite training every other night I cant get past jogging for about 2 minutes , i've reduced my pace and go really slow now but just feel like my legs are gonna buckle and i'm gonna collapse, my calves feel really painful as well. Is this all normal ? Will I suddenly be able to go much further ?
 
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Tor said:
Hello all , just stumbled upon this forum , loads of great advice on here.
I have recently started running ,to make me stick at it I have entered a 10k race in may.
Ive been training for about a month now by doing interval training on the treadmill , have also jogged outside . The problem I have is that despite training every other night I cant get past jogging for about 2 minutes , i've reduced my pace and go really slow now but just feel like my legs are gonna buckle and i'm gonna collapse, my calves feel really painful as well. Is this all normal ? Will I suddenly be able to go much further ?
Hello Tor,

I'd start off run / walking on the roads and trails until you build up to a constant run without any walking. Your legs feel weak as your muscles probably aren't used to running but be patient, you will get there. Your calves will feel tight as their muscles too haven't had to deal with the exertion that they're being given. It's perfectly normal. Give it time and remember to stretch.

Oh and ditch the treadmill. They're no substitute for running on constantly changing surfaces, speeds, weather conditions and temperatures.
 

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Welcome to the forum Tor try a run walk system ie run for 2 mins at a steady pace then jog/walk for 2mins gradually over the weeks build up the amount of running and reduce the amount of walking You'll be running in no time stick with it. A gradual build up is the way to go to avoid injury

stick with it don't be afraid to ask for advice we all started some where!

GOOD LUCK AND KEEP US POSTED OF YOUR PROGRESS

Take it easy

Cheriton;)
 

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Welcome to RF

Good luck with your 10k training, just one thing have you been fitted for running trainers if not get to a specialist running shop, they are essential.

Keep us posted on your progress.

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Hi all , many thanks for your tips . I had a gait analysis and was told I overpronate , I have some Asics Kayano's now which i find really comfy . I'll keep you posted on my progress
 

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Ooooh, you must be keen if you splashed out on some Kayano's! Nice shoe mind... my current and last shoe were Kayano's, but I don't know if i'll pay as much for some again!
 

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Progress !

Jogged for 1.6 miles today without stopping !!! Woohoo ! Jogged really slow and was able to go much further than previously :d
 

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10k

I completed the 10k in 1hour 11 minutes , managed to jog all the way :d never in a million years thought i'd be able to do that !! Right ... half marathon next !
 

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I am quite a new member and this is the first time I've seen your thread, but as I've just read from your first post where you were starting at 2min jog, to 1.6mile, to today a 10k contstant, I got big feeling of pride for you come over me!..... managed in just over 2mth as well, brilliant!
Well done bet you are buzzing from reaching your goal!:d
 

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Great result Tor well done :d

1/2 marathon good for you have you thought about which one?

:d
 

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Will I suddenly be able to go much further ?
Hi Tor and hi all like you I am new on the forum and almost new as runner (I started only in January 2008) my first reason to start run was loose weight, after a couple of weeks running on the street and sometime on the treadmill my passion for this sport start to grow and grow every day more and now after almost 5 months i can't live without, so for now I am going out 4 times a week for a total of more or less 43 km.


My weight when i start was more or less 231 pounds (105 kg) now my weight is more or less 213 pounds (97 kg) my goal for 2008 is try to arrive at 190 pounds and trust me is really hard run with so much weight on. My first weeks running were a tragedy, after few minutes i was completly gone, pain everywhere and all negative thoughts were in my mind but my desire to succeed was stronger then the pain, so today I am happy for all improvemnets i did, i can run 9 miles without so much problem and I can cover 10K almost in one our (I am working on it).

In few words what i want say is that with sacrifice everything is possible for everyone, there isn't nothing that we are not able to do on this earth, just put always passion and all good results with time will arrive. My advice is just start slow don't do more then your body is able to do because first could be dangerous and second is useless.

I think run is one of few sports where you can see improvements day after day, if today you can run 5 minutes only, you will see that tomorrow you are able to run 6 minutes and so on...often the limit is in our mind not in our body!

I hope my words make sense for you and for all people wants start this wonderful experience......

Sorry for my English I know is bad (I am Italian) but what is important at the is is the feeling!!!
;)

aerun
 

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Hello Tor,
well done for finishing the 10k and not stopping. I always find that it seems longer than 6.2 miles during a race compared to training runs. Good luck with your half marathon training too . Keep us posted:)
 

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Great effort Tor.

What`s next.........??
 

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aerun said:
Hi Tor and hi all like you I am new on the forum and almost new as runner (I started only in January 2008) my first reason to start run was loose weight, after a couple of weeks running on the street and sometime on the treadmill my passion for this sport start to grow and grow every day more and now after almost 5 months i can't live without, so for now I am going out 4 times a week for a total of more or less 43 km.


My weight when i start was more or less 231 pounds (105 kg) now my weight is more or less 213 pounds (97 kg) my goal for 2008 is try to arrive at 190 pounds and trust me is really hard run with so much weight on. My first weeks running were a tragedy, after few minutes i was completly gone, pain everywhere and all negative thoughts were in my mind but my desire to succeed was stronger then the pain, so today I am happy for all improvemnets i did, i can run 9 miles without so much problem and I can cover 10K almost in one our (I am working on it).

In few words what i want say is that with sacrifice everything is possible for everyone, there isn't nothing that we are not able to do on this earth, just put always passion and all good results with time will arrive. My advice is just start slow don't do more then your body is able to do because first could be dangerous and second is useless.

I think run is one of few sports where you can see improvements day after day, if today you can run 5 minutes only, you will see that tomorrow you are able to run 6 minutes and so on...often the limit is in our mind not in our body!

I hope my words make sense for you and for all people wants start this wonderful experience......

Sorry for my English I know is bad (I am Italian) but what is important at the is is the feeling!!!
;)

aerun
You put your point(s) across very well, aerun. :d
Don't think there'd be many runners on here could've done it in Italian! ;)
Keep on enjoying your running. View attachment 460
 
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