I've always wanted to run but have never been able to. Now I am trying again....ran eight minutes last night with a 60 second break in the middle. I don't go very fast but once I can do 15 minutes I will work on speed...after that I will need to start using the incline on my treadmill because it is so hilly where I live - if I want to do this outside, hills are going to be part of it!
I'm new to running. Training for a 5k in June - thru my health insurance. It's something that I've long to do... started and stopped a few times. Prayerfully, I'll catch on and stick to it. I look forward to the accomplishment of it all. Nothing beats a FAILURE but a TRY! Congrats to all who run and to those who try.
Thanks for the article, which taught me a few things.
I transitioned from running on the treadmill to running outdoors with a group, and it's been fabulous. I'm now at a point where I can run 10 miles, and working out with the group has combined the best of social aspects with the best of solitude.
i love running as well. I am not very good at it, and I cant run consistently for very long, but im great at the run/walk/run method.. I joined the Galloway Method of training in December and now the farthest I've run so far is 6 miles. I'm training for my first EVER half marathon in March. Also, Ive never run a 5k and my first 5k is Feb. 9th!!!! crazy, how far ive come! Good luck to everyone who is trying to run. you will love it, no matter how you do it!
thank you for sharing... its true we have to make the time to workout... and i do love running but i cant seem to get past the two miles anymore at 4mph after slipping a disc... yeah i know.... it takes time but i am ready just not pushing hard enough... thanks again!!!!
5/17/2012 10:20:16 AM
yay you! I just started yesterday and I cannot run very far at all yet but gotta start somewhere..good luck!..*S*
3/18/2011 1:51:02 PM
I love running. I think it's so natural as far as exercise, and I love that (for me) it's solitary. Usually, I run on the treadmill - but outside is nice too.
I did a 5km when I started, then a 10K, then a half marathon. I learned I hate races though... I like the solitary aspect of running, so running with a heard kind of defeated the purpose.
Wow sparkpeople.com, good timing yet again. I've started on Sunday. I do a 5-min unit of running, 5 min walking, 5 min running... I try to go up 1 unit a week for the first month. My goal is to run 30 min straight some day. I am not giving myself a date as to when I have to achieve that, as this would stress me out, but I want to run at least twice a week no excuses! I did it on Sunday and Wednesday (2 units of 5 min) and the second time around I was much faster. Will see how it goes today... I am using runkeeper to track my progress (Username is Maruca)
I have been working out for a while now and I have always HATED running! But here lately my husband has started running and so I have been trying to get into it! And today I finally reached my goal and ran 1mile without walking!! And I got the runner high that my husband talks about! I can't wait to run tomorrow now!! I'm so glad I read this on this same day!!
Great article! Came at the right time too. I went out and did 2 miles today, 6 segments of running and 8 of walking. I actually enjoyed the running for the first time - I think because my legs are stronger and my lungs more fit, due to the aerobic DVDs I've been using. Thanks for detailing the benefits - this will motivate me to do it again and again!
I like this "Problems and thoughts that might have been swirling around your mind disappear when you’re deep in the rhythm of your footsteps—you might even discover the perfect solution when you’re done with your workout". Sounds like a 2-in-1 shampoo - get a good therapy AND health benefits, too!
Running really depends on my mood. I have read though that experts suggest jogging or fast running is better for the body since it puts less stress on the legs and knees. It also burns around the same amount of calories. I think both worlds are just as good. Nice article!
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