Sep 3, 2013 2:41am
A good way to build running stamina is to start with run/walk cycles. You could start, for example, by running 2 minutes then walk 2 minutes and repeat the cycle 4 or 5 times. As you start to feel stronger with running you can slowly start to increase the run/walk cycles (run 3 mins, walk 3 mins... Then run 4 mins, walk 4 mins). Then you can start to increase the run times and decrease the walk (run 5, walk 2... Run 10, walk 1, etc). Eventually you will be able to just run 30 mins and so on. It takes a little time and you need to ease into it, best thing is to find a beginners running program here or online that is comfortable for you.
Running of course is cardio, and depending on your workouts you may or may not be getting a cardio workout as well. Even if you are getting some cardio from your workouts, the best way to improve your running is by doing a training program specifically for running.
Hope this helps, running is fantastic, I love it, so I hope you find a training program that works for you. You can do it!