I wanna get into running and lead a healthier lifestyle. Am i better off running for 15 mins every day or for an hour a week on a single day, say every thursday for example?
You are better off changing up your running routine.
One week do 15 minutes every day, the next week do an hour once. the next week work on running as fast as possible. like do a mile every day and cut a few seconds every day. The following week work on distance, add an extra half kilometer every day.
The following week do a 10k. The following week do 3 5ks
1 hour a week? What would be better maybe is 30 minutes every other day. 1 day rest in between
My current schedule is once a week I do a big 8 mile run and then in between my next big run I do a 4 mile. So I only jog twice a week. I sometimes up the big run to 10 miles if the weeks been pretty unhealthy
I'm 5ft 10 and 146lbs - is this good?
>you will probably be slow as fuck
OP doesn't want to race, OP wants to feel better.
Pic is a good starting point.
Running every day will get you bored quite quickly.
1 hour a week is a good pace if you jog for fun.
When I first started I was up to 3 miles after 1 month. Which at the time took me at least 30 minutes.
Jogging as it should be, which is a slow run should just keep you on the edge of shortness of breath. So unless you're running, you shouldn't ever really be out of breath and can go until your muscles are aching or you feel a severe lack of energy. 20 minutes is easy life for jogging
A few years ago someone challenge fit to a 5km race. No training everyone just got up, did a run and posted their times. I hadn't done any running since gym class in high school and managed to do the 5km in about 35 minutes. A slow time, but respectful considering my lack of training.
This thread motivated me finally gave me the kick today. Came home from work and went straight out. Did first day of C25K. Shins kind of hurt and it feels like my stomach's gonna come out. Other than that, I feel quite proud.
I also don't have a diet plan at the moment, so any ideas on where I can start?
Such thing as "speed" does not exist, just run like a retard.
Long time runner and lifter here.
You are much better off doing 10 minutes of hard running, where you are really pushing yourself, than doing 20+ min of just jogging along at a simple pace. it's the push that burns fat, makes you stronger, and strengthens your cardio system.
I only 6 miles a week. But I run at a 6:30 pace. So I do 2 miles 3x per week. Its quick its simple, and it's a killer burn.
Running has actually made my legs stronger than much of my lifting has. But I try to throw in hills to get that build up from there too.
You gotta be fucking kidding me.
When I was 21 my exgf convinced me to start running. She was super fit, I was never doing anything, I was always the worst in PE classes back in school and despite riding my bike to work, I never did anything beside that.
Still, on my first fucking run basically of my life I ran for 5 km straight. Granted, I felt like shit afterwards, had massive DOMS in my legs and ass, but I did it.
I don't know how much less fit you can be than me back then, but running is often more about discipline and finding an appropriate tempo. No honestly, I think by far most people who are in their 20s who are not fat as fuck can manage to run for 20 minutes physically.
>calling slow jog a"run"
keep deluding yourself
>fat burning start after 30mins
Depends on % of max heart rate. If people are running like pussies it'll take 30 minutes.
Are you 300 pounds?
Starting at a later stage doesn't mean starting late into an exercise session.
Depending on intensity, you pass the glycogen depletion quicker than someone at a low intensity. It really shouldn't take 30 minutes unless someone is running like a pussy.