Posted by Laura on June 24, 1999 at 20:13:59:
In Reply to: Running posted by John Sczykutowicz on June 04, 1999 at 12:00:38:
: In high school and college I was known for having plenty of indurance. I was able to run a the mile in 4:40 and the two mile in 10:30. Now it is five years and I don't run as much, but I want to start. What kind of program should I start off with without killing myself?
Is there a track near you? Run on that. however, I only run on a track at track practise and track meets because it is very monotonous. I run in the country becuase that's where I live. But if you're confident enough you can run on the highway. Or rather, on the side of it. Just remember the exercises you did in track and continue. I am a sprinter and a hurdler. I run two miles by spritning for two minutes and walking for one, alternating. But that's to build speed AND indurance. If you only want endurance just run long distances. Depending how out of shape you are depends on how to start, and you probably know to alternate your days of heavy work-out then light work-out to let yoiur muscles recoup. If you're really out of shape, walk a mile or two one day, then jog it the next. and keep that up. If you're a little better off jog then run. Finally, build up to run or jog 5 miles one day, sprint 2 the next, etc.
Just remember, if you can push yourself to run, say a mile or more a day, it will stop hurting in a week or maybe two if you're in really bad shape. Just push. and remember to stretch before!!!!
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