what's the best way to start jogging/running?

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  1. Curegrrl

    Curegrrl New Member

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    i started going for 3 mile walk/run/jogging whatever...and most of the 3 miles i walk...but i'd like to eventually be able to run at least a mile...hell...a half mile without breathing heavy and feeling like i'm going to kill over....i guess my question is what is the best way to learn to run?
     
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    you're just lazy and out of shape. once you eliminate those two components, you will "learn" how to run
     
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    keep running/jogging. it will take awhile to build up your endurance
     
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    Just fucking do it and when you want to stop... keep running.. and then repeat.
     
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    Keep going. Your endurance will build, it will just take a while. Walk at a faster pace and continue increasing the pace so that you push yourself. Before you know it, running a mile won't be shit. I remember back in the day when I thought running a mile was incredible, now its barely even a warm up. You will get there, stay determined.
     
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    Walking and running in intervals is also good for building up to regular running. Walk 5 minutes, run/job 5 minutes, for the duration of your walk. In a week or two, make it 10 minutes each. Eventually, it'll be a 5 minute walking warm-up and the remainder of the 3 miles at a jog/run.
     
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    post pics... that should help
     
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    or run a 1/4 mile, powerwalk a 1/4 mile, run a 1/4, powerwalk 1/4 and just build you way up. thats how I did it. 270lbs running an 7.5min mile aint too bad
     
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    Be consistent and you will reach your goal. Just push yourself.
     
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    Lean forward, as you start to fall stick on foot out. Repeat with increasing speed, alternating feet.
     
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    better breathing technique!
     
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    Every time i try to get into running, my shins start hurting so bad that i have to quit. They even hurt when I play tennis and stuff. Shin splints ftl.
     
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    Have you tried any shin stretching/strengthening exercises? I used to get shin splints when running, but I don't get them anymore. If you don't know of any I'll post some.
     
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    Post 'em up.
     
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    if you're having shin/foot problems try learning to run barefoot. We're designed to do it, it just takes awhile to get used to it
     
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    put some socks n shoes on... move body in forward motion with legs
     
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    basically what everybody here is getting at is that there is not real "technique" to starting to run. Its a function that is as natural as breathing, which today's lifestyle has unfortunately hindered. Just get out there and move, you will soon build up enough muscle, strength all of your tendons, and be able to open up your lungs emore. Its not a short road, so dont expect to be able to run a 10K in a matter of weeks. It takes persistance and dedication, but the effects are second to none. You will feel unbelievable after a good run, and even better when you walk out onto the beach. You will all and all feel more comfortable with yourself and therefore be a happier person... Trust me, I have been through it..
     
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    nike free running shoes are pretty good to simulate this, i've found
     
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    also, as was mentioned before, start slow... if you feel like you're going to die from running 5 minutes, run slower...
    i've got the problem of having no patience, so i have to consciously slow myself down if i'm taking a long run and want to be able to finish it... it's the sprinter's mentality in me :wiggle:
     
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    My advice would be to jog slow. Remember, running burns the same amount of calories per mile, no matter how fast your pace is. So just jog at a leisurely pace, and set a distance goal for yourself. Start with a mile (or a half mile), and work your way up, maybe jog a quarter-mile longer each week.
    If you have access to a treadmill, you can play around with different paces and find which pace works the best for you.
     
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    running a mile burns the same amount of calories regardless of pace? :ugh2:
     
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    thats not 100% true. If you run hard, you will burn more calories per mile than if you walked. The difference can get dramatic as your skills become "better" but for most joggers the difference is somewhat negligable. Trust me, if you run 5 miles at 8 miles an hour as opposed to walking, you will indeed burn more calories..
     
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    that's not true either. once your heart rate gets over a certain level, you burn less calories and get more of a cardiovascular effect from the workout.
     
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