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901 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2008 3:01 PM by Iontach
Issawiem Rookie 2 posts since
Jan 24, 2008
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Jan 24, 2008 1:34 PM

Please help new runner!!!





   I am a new runner.  I have peaked at running 1.5miles in 30min. 3 times a week.  I due elliptical after my run and 2 other dyas during the week for 20-30min.  I want to do a 5K in June this year.  I walk 1/4 mile then run 1.5 miles then slow down with a 1/4 walk.  I struggle with breathing and try to focus on regular breathing.  I was wheezing initially, but since I started using an inhaler 1/2 hr prior to the run I feel better.  How can I prepare for the 5K.  I seem stuck at time trying to add that extra lap.  Please help!!!



      Thank you,






  • 1to1 Amateur 74 posts since
    Dec 17, 2007
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    1. Jan 25, 2008 9:10 AM (in response to Issawiem)
    Re: Please help new runner!!!


    Bumping for someone with more experience to answer.



    Did you do the Couch to 5K?  Check around for another program to follow if you have.






  • alcesalces Rookie 189 posts since
    Jan 4, 2008
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    2. Jan 25, 2008 9:21 AM (in response to Issawiem)
    Re: Please help new runner!!!

    if your race isn't until June I would definately try the couch to 5k. It gradually works you up, and is very good to help your breathing catch up. Give it a shot.

  • Michael. Community Moderator 516 posts since
    Nov 9, 2007
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    3. Jan 25, 2008 9:33 AM (in response to alcesalces)
    Re: Please help new runner!!!

    I think most people on this forum have used C25K to get their start. Honestly, I find it the best and most painless way to reach a 5K goal. I had already began running when I found C25K and I joined at the two week mark because that was about where I was at. If you had already started running find what week you are doing now and put yourself in that week. I seriously recommend finding a thread of runners like yourself who are doing the same week. The motivation and support you get is fantastic.



  • Iontach Rookie 1,340 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    5. Jan 25, 2008 3:01 PM (in response to Issawiem)
    Re: Please help new runner!!!

    If you're getting out of breath, slow down to a pace that allows you to talk out loud.  You'll be amazed at the difference it makes.

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