I would like some simple suggestions... v.running/jogging

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  1. Left

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    Okay. I'm way out of shape, haven't really done anything like running or cardio in a few years. I'm not fat or anything, I'm 5'11" and 175-180lbs, but that's certainly not muscle.

    I've decided I feel really out of shape and I'm going to start doing some jogging/running. I have a "track" in my backyard that's square, it takes 26 laps to make one mile.

    Today I started with the goal of trying to jog 1/2 mile or 13 laps. I started going and did more of a solid run, not a sprint, but a run. I got 11 laps into it and felt like my chest was on fire so I walked another 11 laps and called it a quits for today.

    My question is, what should my routine be. Give it a break tomorrow and then try the same again Monday, or maybe walk a mile around the track tomorrow? How many times a week should I do this?

    My goal isn't to look like a CK underwear model or anything, although I wouldn't complain, I just want to feel better about myself and not die after only a few laps. :(

    Any simple suggestions you guys can make would be great, thanks.
     
  2. From my experience, running frequently no matter what the distance helped a lot. I used to not be able to run a block without breathing hard/slowing down and now I am running a mile 3 times a week without stopping. Rest if your legs are in PAIN but if they are just a little sore try it again. If you can't keep running after some amount of laps, slow it down to a jog for a few laps or whatever you need but keep moving. This is what works for me. Also instead of doing little laps run to a landmark you know is __ miles or part of a mile away so then you HAVE to run a certain distance to get back home. Otherwise you can just puss out and be like ok last lap then I'm done. I usually pick somewhere a mile away and run to it and then run back so its 2 miles.
     
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    Also start doing things like taking the stairs instead of an elevator, parking further away from the store/friends house/school so u walk more. Just little things would add up.

    I started playing catch (football) with some friends, and I do alot of sprinting catches which also gives u a good workout and its actually fun.
     
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    Lift weights.
     
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    Try learning POSE running and find a path outside of your backyard. Monotony is the devil when running. For now you can run as often as your body can handle - I'd say a max of 3 on 1 off until you become profficient. But realize in the long run, a routine that only involves long slow distance cardio will work against you. If you want to get 'healthy' you'll need to lift.
     
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    Fuck the track son, you will get bored as shit.
     
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    And fuck 1/26th of a mile? You're probably making your self dizzy running in those little circles.
     
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    I had a running coach who used to say "start slow, then taper". Basically, take it easy on yourself until you are fit enough to push yourself hard. Ther shouldn't be a rush to get fit cuz it'll burn you out. Have a goal if it helps you be consistent but a love of running or working out will benefit you much more in the long run (pardon the pun).
     
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    I'd have to agree not to push yourself so hard that you start to hate it.... but you may also want to try maybe walking a lap, running two laps, walking a lap, running two, etc. (not sure, depends on how comfortable you feel.)

    I know that I'd get bored running in that many circles seeing the same thing over & over again. :)
     
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    Best advice yet.

    If you can, make it fun.
     
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    sprints > jogging
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys. Few counter points. It's not as small or as boring as you might imagine running around the track. I used to do it alot getting ready for basketball season when I was younger. On that same point, I used to play basketball about 3 times a week for about two hours running almost non-stop. I'm just trying to get back into running shape so I can do that again. At this point, I don't think I'd make it up and down a full size court more than about 5 times before dying. :sad2:
     
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    Here's what I tired today and it worked alot better. I didn't feel like dying afterward.

    5 laps running
    5 laps walking

    5 laps running
    5 laps walking

    3 laps running
    3 laps walking

    2 laps running
    2 laps walking

    1 lap running
    1 lap walking

    ~5 more laps walked until my timer said 20 minutes since I started the whole thing

    I'm going to try to do this every other day for a week or two, see how I feel and then amend it as needed after that.
     
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    lower intensity and more consistency will help your running particularly when just starting out. I've made a lot of progess by jogging as slowly as possible, slower than I can walk, just to maintain a consistent jog

    work on getting some time/distance in before you up the intensity, once you've got a base then turn on the sprints

    btw shorter intervals burn more fat due to higher intensity 9-12 second sprints (or in your case jogs) are better than 30 seconds. So maybe alternate single laps. Either way mix it up and try different things
     
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