Cardio Guru's: Need to start endurance training...

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  1. JeffMerr

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    Looks like I'm going into the academy in March, I've been bulking for a show in May so I am in horrible shape cardio-wise. I haven't done cardio for years. In the academy I will be running 3-5 miles daily. What is the best way to start training? I don't want to jump right in and get shin splints and risk injury etc., should I start off with intervals? Oh and I don't need 20 posts from people who don't know what they are talking about, I believe there was a girl on here that ran races and shit, anyone else have some educated advice I would appreciate it, thanks.
     
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    Cardio? wat is that?
     
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    Sounds pretty hard, not running at all for 3 years, to running 6 miles a day in 9 weeks. I think I might break it into 18 weeks.
     
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    Just run 3-4 times a week starting with 1 mile each time and increasing the distance 1/2 mile each week. Also make sure you are getting enough carbs on running days.

    I used to run cross-country back in high school and would use that method to get back in shape after taking some time off. I wasn't extremely fast but I managed a 5k in 18:30.
     
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    It's spanish brah.
     
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    That's 3.85 miles for you americans.
     
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    :ugh: 5K is actually 3.1 miles. 1K = .62 miles :mamoru:

    To the origianl poster, follow a begiiners program for 10K racing.
     
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    This is a good link if you plan on racing: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/index.shtml

    You should start out the first couple weeks really easy, just getting out the door and getting your legs used to the running. Eventually it will get easier, then you'll have to push yourself harder.
     
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    when I went into university I wanted to tryout for the football team but my conditioning sucked. I used an interval type template. Run 30sec, walk 1min, run 30, walk 1min, etc. As I went on, I'd reduce the walk and increase the run. By the end of the summer, I could run a fair distance without having to walk

    depending on yourself, you might have to rest a bit more, say 1.5min at the start
     
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    DAMN IT. lol
     
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    what kind of academy are you going to?
     
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