Running tips and advice

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Jun 3, 2013 11:47pm
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Hi, im new to running but thought would give it a try as feel like something different, im not looking to run like marathons jus for general fitness and to tone my legs and bum. but wanted to know if there any tips or advice people can give so i achieve my best. Thankyou
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Jun 4, 2013 12:05am
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Hello, I'm new as well to this app. I used to exercise, but then stopped because of some issues and gained about 10lbs, so I just started exercising again. Anyways,  before I gained the weight back I would run/walk an hour which may equal 3miles or so maybe that can help because my legs were getting hardee.

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Jun 4, 2013 12:56am
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I ran and walked 1 mile and slowly added more miles.  Then at the end of every mile I ran,  I would power walk for 15 to 30 seconds.  During this power walk,  I would take a sip of water.   Breathing timing is important as well...  While running,  I breath in for 3 to 4 steps,  then breath out for 3 to 4 steps.  Once you get your rhythm going,  it will get easier.  Include some weight training,  mainly squats,  lunges,  etc.  This will build endurance also.  I can now run up to 13.5 miles at one time under 2 hours   Hope this helps and good luck!

12 Jun
Oh ok thankyou thats really helped:) yea i did run the other day and didnt manage to run for long! Bt like you said i will just have to work my up
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Jun 4, 2013 1:05am
via Android

Thank you, yes that helps because I'm having a hard time loosing the weight again. It sucks, but ill get there. Is there anything for energy?

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Jun 4, 2013 1:13am
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About 15 minutes before your run,  eat a banana for energy.  Also,  you can buy packets of hammer gel or Gu gel packs.  These packs are good for longer runs - something that is longer than 60 minutes of running.   Today,  I purchased Mio Fit and added to my water for my run today.  It wasn't bad.  They also have Mio Energy,  but I didn't buy that. 

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Jun 4, 2013 1:33am
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Shan, what level are you at?  Can you run a mile?  How far?  Etc.
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Jun 4, 2013 2:19am
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I didn't know a banana would help. Your tips are greatly appreciated.

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129 Posts
Jun 4, 2013 3:07am
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You're welcome

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