is anyone training for a marathon or perhaps the chicago marathon?
I have been motivated by the members on this site and friends to start running myself and run a 5k and possibly the chicago marathon. I know others on the site are training to improve their endurance but is anyone training specifically for a longer run?
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I am hoping to do a 5k in the next few months.
Honestly, just make sure you aren't running back to back days as you start out your training (just like you should work same muscle groups back to back with weights). Each run will become easier and easier. When it becomes uncomfortable (not painful, but not easy) just ease up on your pace a bit. Say you run an 11 minute mile and you struggle to get to 2 miles. Make it a point to ease up on your first mile so you can keep a steady pace for a bit longer. As you continue to run and get comfortable, listen to some fast paced music that will motivate you to run at higher paces for short periods of time. Interval training has proven to be very effective in weight loss and cardiovascular training (high intensity followed by low intensity at short 30-45 second intervals).
Date Added : Jul 18, 2009