Question for joggers.... new to starting a routine

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  1. CitznFish

    CitznFish Don't live life by a single sentence OT Supporter

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    Just have a simple question. If you can remember when you started jogging, how long was it before you could start increasing the distance you ran? I started a few weeks ago and try to jog 4 times a week.

    Apparently I am pretty out of shape because I can barely make it around my neighborhood and that's with alternating between jogging and walking, with jogging taking up 75%+ of the distance.

    I feel like I'm pushing myself each time but it doesn't seem like I am making it any farther. Is 3 weeks too soon to see an increase in the distance? I don't jog on Sat or Sun, could taking 2 days off in a row be a problem? Am I just expecting too much too soon? :dunno:
     
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    prolly took me 1 month of 4 days a week before I could do a mile without my knees shitting out. then I could up milage every few months. got to 10 and backed it back down. I don't do more than 3 now.
     
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    are you following the Couch to 5K program?
     
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    http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

    When I started I did the same thing. Jog/walk until I could get up to 2 miles without stopping. Then slowly add distance, 1/2 mile to a mile a week.
     
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    nope, never heard of it. just starting doing it on my own....
     
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    I am up to 5 mile runs and am more focused on speed than more distance at the moment, but the thing I figured out is that a 2 mile run still isn't easy, just easier than a 5 mile run. I moved forward when I realized that my short run wasn't going to get any better and that you just learn to deal with the discomfort.

    That being said, until you can run an entire distance, don't increase. You should go into all your runs with the attitude that by the end of it you don't want to have left anything out there. Just run and don't stop for shit.
     
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