Beginner needs a few tips

Beginner needs a few tips

Post by sarahleff.. » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 03:01:05


I am just beginning to run on a treadmill at the gym.  I've never ran and
would like a few tips to get started and to build up endurance.  Right now
I'm running a lap, walking a lap and I do this for about 2 miles.  I get
splints in my right shin right away and I'm sort of having problems with the
pounding.  I've never done any kind of exercise with running or jumping
before.  Any tips for me?  Thanks.

Sarah

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Post by Jule » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 03:58:38

As a fellow beginner who's actually begun several times, I can only advise:
change your shoes.  It's made the world of difference to me, and I think
many more experienced runners would echo that. And maybe you're just
overdoing it. Slow down a bit, perhaps? What do you think, chaps?

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Post by KK » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 04:15:16

Yes - definitely shoes. Go to a running specialty store in your town (not
the mall) and find someone to fit you.
Also, check out the beginner's running guide on www.runnersworld.com for
tips.  I'd say not to do more than 2 miles per day, 10 per week for now,
increasing 10% a week once you are comfortable. Work your way up to a base
of running 2 miles non-stop then take your running outside.  Good luck to
you...

It will get easier.  Consistency is the key.


Quote:
> I am just beginning to run on a treadmill at the gym.  I've never ran and
> would like a few tips to get started and to build up endurance.  Right now
> I'm running a lap, walking a lap and I do this for about 2 miles.  I get
> splints in my right shin right away and I'm sort of having problems with
the
> pounding.  I've never done any kind of exercise with running or jumping
> before.  Any tips for me?  Thanks.

> Sarah

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Post by dawsons_.. » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 04:27:46

I just started running as well, and have found that the proper shoes
made a big difference. I run on a treadmill as well, and am up to 4.5
miles a day. When I was first starting, I found that increasing and
decreasing the speed by .2 or .3 every two minutes really helped
increase my endurance. So, run at 4.0 for 2 minutes, then 4.2 for 2
minutes, then back down to 4.0. It also gives you something to keep
track of when you're staring at a blank wall...

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Post by All-Star- » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 06:41:22

Quote:
>So, run at 4.0 for 2 minutes

is this possible?  I Dont want to ***on anyone...but can you really run at
4.0?

     s*th
"When you got a sure thing....your sure to *** it up...its a fact!"  (Vandals)

 
 
 

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Post by David Olse » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 07:47:49

Quote:

> >So, run at 4.0 for 2 minutes

> is this possible?  I Dont want to ***on anyone...but can you really run at
> 4.0?

I am sure that they mean 4.0 mph (though a few treadmills can do 4 min/mile).

David Olsen

 
 
 

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Post by dawsons_.. » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 08:01:03

Oh, trust me, it didn't happen overnight. I started out slow, no more
than maybe 2.5 or so, and have been really surprised at how quickly you
can bump it up. I find the incremental increases really helped me,
because I certainly wasn't burning up the track, but I was getting a
little faster over time. I've been running for about 4 months now, and
my goal is a five mile run.

I was most certainly unathletic to start, and I'm not a roaring hell
now, but I feel much better. The sense of accomplishment is almost as
good as the increased energy.

Stay with it. You'll be surprised how you progress.

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Post by dawsons_.. » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 08:39:51



Quote:


> > >So, run at 4.0 for 2 minutes

> > is this possible?  I Dont want to ***on anyone...but can you
really run at
> > 4.0?

> I am sure that they mean 4.0 mph (though a few treadmills can do 4
min/mile).

> David Olsen

Bingo, that's what I meant. 4 minute miles are not in my lifetime.

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Post by SwStudi » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 09:25:00

Read the rec.running beginner's FAQ. Ozzie posted it
this morning, you have good timing!

--

David (in Hamilton, Ont)

--

Quote:
> I am just beginning to run on a treadmill at the gym.  I've never ran and
> would like a few tips to get started and to build up endurance.  Right now
> I'm running a lap, walking a lap and I do this for about 2 miles.  I get
> splints in my right shin right away and I'm sort of having problems with
the
> pounding.  I've never done any kind of exercise with running or jumping
> before.  Any tips for me?  Thanks.

> Sarah

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Post by All-Star- » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 12:47:26

Quote:
> I Dont want to ***on anyone...but can you
>really run at
>> > 4.0?

>> I am sure that they mean 4.0 mph (though a few treadmills can do 4
>min/mile).

Yea...i know, but 4.0 is like an avg. walk...or thats what my treadmill at
school is like..I dont understand how someone could run at this pace without
falling down or something...i dunno, whatevers clever...

     s*th
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Post by LizB » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 17:28:30

Yep, you can.  A nice, slow jog.


Quote:
> >So, run at 4.0 for 2 minutes

> is this possible?  I Dont want to ***on anyone...but can you really run
at
> 4.0?

>      s*th
> "When you got a sure thing....your sure to *** it up...its a fact!"

(Vandals)
 
 
 

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Post by Jule » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 21:02:05

Ah! You're young. probably slim and fit too. 4.0 is actually a brisk walk
for most people unless you have eight-foot legs.

 > Yea...i know, but 4.0 is like an avg. walk...or thats what my treadmill
at

Quote:
> school is like..

 
 
 

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Post by Jule » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 21:00:49


Quote:
> Yep, you can.  A nice, slow jog.

Show off!  :o)  Funny thing is - I can actually walk faster than I can 'run'
(you'd understand the quotation marks if you saw me).
But I'm sticking at it, I joggled (far better word) for two and a half
minutes today without stopping!!!
 
 
 

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Post by Robert Grumbi » Fri, 09 Feb 2001 23:04:09


Quote:

>Show off!  :o)  Funny thing is - I can actually walk faster than I can 'run'
>(you'd understand the quotation marks if you saw me).

  Same thing for a friend.  On the other hand, she can walk very quickly.

Quote:
>But I'm sticking at it, I joggled (far better word) for two and a half
>minutes today without stopping!!!

  Joggle is taken -- it means to juggle while jogging.  Now if
you can do that, two and a half minutes at a shot is pretty good.
(I do joggle sometimes myself, 30 seconds to a minute before I
drop and have to chase.)

--
Robert Grumbine http://www.radix.net/~bobg/ Science faqs and amateur activities notes and links.
Sagredo (Galileo Galilei) "You present these recondite matters with too much
evidence and ease; this great facility makes them less appreciated than they
would be had they been presented in a more abstruse manner." Two New Sciences

 
 
 

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Post by ibm.. » Sat, 10 Feb 2001 01:20:41

Ive got the solution!

Get off the treadmill and get outside!
Treadmill running is boring and Im sure you cant run properly on one of
those contraptions!
Get out in the wind and the rain and the fresh air it far more
interesting and you cant just press stop and get off!! You have to run
home!!!

Oh and dont forget.......

If its not raining, its not training!

Micky



Quote:
> Read the rec.running beginner's FAQ. Ozzie posted it
> this morning, you have good timing!

> --

> David (in Hamilton, Ont)

> --


> > I am just beginning to run on a treadmill at the gym.  I've never
ran and
> > would like a few tips to get started and to build up endurance.
Right now
> > I'm running a lap, walking a lap and I do this for about 2 miles.
I get
> > splints in my right shin right away and I'm sort of having problems
with
> the
> > pounding.  I've never done any kind of exercise with running or
jumping
> > before.  Any tips for me?  Thanks.

> > Sarah

> > Sent via Deja.com
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