You may have read and known from people that distance running promotes good health, is fun, and can be a source of popularity if you have a talent for long races. There are other good reasons for training to be a distance runner. The reality though is that distance running is hard.
The first hurdle is your mind. An untrained body will resist any exercise. Breathing is hard, the muscles ache. You get tired. All reasons are there for you to stop. With a tough mental attitude, you can continue and overcome them.
The Secret? Start Slow
You may find your lungs will complain at first. But as you continue, the breathing eases up. The stiff and sore muscles eventually relax. This is the ‘second wind’. Keep the pace slow at first. You are not just training, but building your muscle strenght as well.