new runner needs help

new runner needs help

Post by T. L » Sun, 11 Jul 1999 04:00:00


> Hi,

> I am a 21 year old male, who recently decided to start jogging to
> increase my endurance.  I have let myself grow overweight and can only
> run for about 3 and a half minutes before I have to start walking.

> What I would like to know is if there are any tips that anyone can give
> me to gain the stamina that I would like.

> Any help would be appreciated :)

Maybe slowing down your pace so that you run longer rather than
tearing up the ground all at once? I am three weeks into being a
runner, and joined a group that meets once a week and offers
training and assistance for new runners...this was the first
thing they told me, after "get some running shoes". It's made all
the difference. I thought I couldn't run at all until someone
showed me how to pace myself, THEN work up to speed after you
have a decent distance going.
Hope you get some help.
Enjoy the run,

new runner needs help

Post by Steve Danah » Mon, 12 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I would recommend just running until you are tired, then walk for a
few minutes.  Do this repeatedly, until you are very tired.  Everyday
you will improve noticeably, and in about1 to 2 months, you will be
able to run very well.  Just make sure you practice atleast 2 times a
week.  Once a week won't do much.  And try to enjoy yourself.
Steve Danaher