Hi All. I'm doing race for life for third year running but running it for the first time. It's 5K. Was thinking of getting out tomorrow to get my training started. Can anyone suggest best way to start? Distance and if should jog before running? Appreciate any help.
I'm going to start new running season tomorrow, too. I think about 1.5 km early morning. Don't rush at the beginning and don't forget to warm-up before. The real combine running for 6 km on hills in a month maybe...
I jogged a couple of years ago to train for race for life first time. So not been out jogging since. So would you suggest jog first and lead up to running?
I'm not sure where your fitness level is at, so if you are just starting out, try jogging for a minute then walking for a minute for 20-30 min. If this is too easy, try 1 min jog and 30 sec walk. Build up till you can jog for 30 min without walking. Once you are comfortable with that, try increasing your pace. When I run, on my way back I try to beat my time that it took to run there. That way you will have to maintain/increase your speed for the second half of your run.
Thanks. That's really helpful. I went back to gym few weeks ago. So hopefully that's helped to strengthen my muscles. I'll give your tips a try tomorrow Natasha! I reckon if start gradually and continue with gym too.
I really recommend the C25k its preparing you from zero and builds for you a full workout routine for the week.
afterwards there's C210k and 21.1 and even a marathon if you'd like haha..