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Sep 23rd '20, 11:52 AM  
Freckles
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Running help

I’ve just started running. I run until I can’t and walk until I feel I can survive another go lol

Any other runners? How did you start? Will persistence improve my running time? Have you any tips for beginners?

I am running for weight loss!

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Sep 28th '20, 12:39 PM  
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Persistence is definitely the key and yes your endurance will increase slowly. I tested my endurance weekly by doing 1 specific challenge because constant run walk job sprints didn’t really measure the progress because it takes times ... 5 seconds time is a success. Anyway I found some steps under a bridge near mind there were 4 flights of x many steps and I ran up and down 10 times timing it, I repeated weekly and my target was 5 minutes, I did it slowly but I loved even 2 seconds slower. A challenge keeps me motivated and determined.

I did 5k mostly but got bored so I started doing sprints and I much prefer them. I have a route where first half no markers so I jog lightly to the coastal path then I sprint die walk then I get to a part on the coastal path where it has printed markers on footpaths (walking person icon) and I spring to 1 walk to next repeat then when more energetic I sprint 2 walk 1 OR to be honest mix it up as I feel, I find some days I’m more sluggish and don’t give myself a hard time.

Do your pace listen to your body. Last time I did really well at the frequency of running I lost a lot of weight, I find now I don’t have the same time to dedicate its slower so I’m convinced it helps. I also do strength training.

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Oct 7th '20, 11:45 AM  
Freckles
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Thanks Wobbles!

Thanks for sharing your experience, I love the challenge idea, I wonder if I can find something like that. Are you still doing it? Sounds like a last thing but I see you are trying to motivate yourself again?
 
 
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