What to do after Couch to 5k? My current 5k time is 30 minutes @ 6mph. Should I work on speed or start training for 10k if my goal is weight loss/general health?
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>describing running speed in mph
>confirmed for never having run anything except your mouth
Do sprints 3 times a week for training and then run a 5k on saturday.
Ex. Sprint 6 laps on a track with a 1-2 min break between laps. If sprinting 6 is too much at first then do 4 and work up to it.
I noticed this. After 12 minutes or so my brain/body just went sorta numb and the rest of the run got really easy.
Do you know of any plans to slowly build up miles like couch to 5k?
Alright thanks for the help Anon, I'll check it out.
I finished c25k, then did this:
>One long slow run per week.
I went for time, started at 30 minutes, added 5 minutes every week. Make sure to go at a slow pace, the point is to build the physical and mental endurance to just keep going. I'm at 80 minutes now and have not had a problems with progressing yet.
>2 interval runs
Multiple possibilities. 1/4 mile sprints as another anon suggested are good. I prefer to run trails than tracks so I do 60/120's and 30/60's instead.
>1 moderate pace run (optional)
2-3 miles, shoot for a decent pace but not necessarily a PR time.
Your 5k time sucks. Work on speed and when you reach a decent time, then go for longer distances if you want. I don't know anything about you, so you have to find out a decent target time for yourself.
Just run a little farther every week and ignore the haters, they hate because they can't run, don't lift, and generally don't do shit -- except try to drag everyone else down to their level so they're not feeling like the irrelevant foreveralones that they know they are. Keep up the good work, OP, I used to be where you are.
So does C25K work for most everyone? I weightlift, but my endurance sucks. I can run a mile in about 10-11 minutes,but I am winded afterwards so thinking of trying it.
6'2, 245 by the way if it makes a difference.
It's a perfectly reasonable beginners' running program, yes. I'd also recommend building your calves up too, specifically with 3-4 sets of 20-30 reps, to start building muscular endurance; calves are very important in running, I've discovered.
aerobic training will cause adaptations much like resistance training. It MAY help to lose some bulk but eventually you'll make type 1 muscle fiber adaptations with a progressive aerobic training regime (at the cost of gains)
Don't listen to this guy >>35689390
Just start running. It will improve your quality of life. On the long run ( above the age 50 ) you'll be gratefull to your current self that you started running.
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Shoes are very important. They really can make all the difference. There's of course the chance that you can order some random shoe that looks good to you online, and it's a good match, but it probably won't be. Go to an actual shop that has people working there that can help you. It tried on five different pairs of shoes before I found the pair I'm using atm. So do yourself the favour and go to a shop and talk to someone who knows his stuff. Otherwise you'll end up with shitty shoes.
it works for everyone. dont be afraid to repeat a day if you need too. as long as you are consistent, you will improve.