Getting into Running

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Jul 21, 2013 5:35am
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I have to run for Cheerleading. We run a mile at every practice. And I would really like to enjoy it because I know it helps me get in shape. But it's just so painful! My chest hurts.y hearts pounding. Labored, unstable breathing. It's just never a good experience for me. And they say it gets easier every time you do it but it never gets easier for me. Any suggestions?
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Jul 21, 2013 5:53am
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What I'd do is work on building up to it, go for power walks and jogs and ease in to running a quarter mile, then a half a mile, free quarter mile a s do ally a mile. And I think it could help to do a lot of cardio to strengthen your legs and core. Good luck! (:
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Jul 21, 2013 11:43am
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Jumping jacks and jump roping are good training exercises for running. Lightweight and comfortable shoes are a must as well.
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Jul 21, 2013 3:18pm
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Thanks you guys:) I will definitely try those and let you know how it worked:) Just wish it wasn't so hot!
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Jul 21, 2013 3:19pm
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Well I don't really have a choice in shoes. When I'm at cheer we have to wear our specific cheer shoes. And they are comfortable and all but they aren't meant for running.
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Jul 21, 2013 3:49pm
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I'm preparing for cheer season too- doing cardio exercises will really help on your running. Try doing jumping jacks for about a minute before running  it will boost your heart rate up. And when u run, take turns running, walking, then jogging.
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Jul 31, 2013 3:09am
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I run cross crountry. At first I had briething  problems too and I would be so exhausted afterwards. What my couch taught me is to always have your head straight ahead and keep your arms up at around 90 degrees. Keeping your head straight helps you exhale and inhale (you can't breath properly if your heads down or to high) & keeping your arms up gives you sort of a "push". Also do cardio workouts. It helps your body get used to the heavy breathing and your heart pumping and what ever you do- keep on running! It will get  easier. :) If you still breath to eratically, contact your doctor.
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Aug 4, 2013 5:26am
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Try to cut down the unhealthy fats you eat and do more cardio after your cheer leading practice

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Aug 4, 2013 6:26am
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I did start running about 2 years ago. Almost 50 years old. It took about 1 year until i did like it! Most important is to build up. My coach was and is micoach from adidas. You canfond it on the net.  I did notice that i did overwhelm myself all time before when i did tryto run and did get the same problems you're writing about each time. You'll manage it! ! I'm sure!

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