Post # 1
So FI is a runner and is super excited about me agreeing to do a 5k with him. I started yesterday, got some good running shoes, and am looking for tips on how to continue. I’m a little sore, but overall, my problem is that I get bored after 20 minutes. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
I downloaded an app called 5k runner (it’s free) and its designed to gradually increase your endurance by alternating between running and walking. I’m a new runner myself, so I can’t really offer you expert advice. I would also suggest creating a play list of upbeat songs to run to.
Post # 4
Are you running outside or on a treadmill?
Outside I listen to music.
Indoors I watch Netflix on my phone (I got throough 6 seasons of Supernatural that way!)
Post # 5
@Mrs_Hammer: go different places so you are not looking at the same scenery all the time. try trail running, or do you normal route in the opposite direction.
Post # 6
I did the couch 2 5k app, I’m not sure if running is your issue or the boredum lol but download some fun upbeat music, maybe stuff you haven’t listened to in a while…and change your scenery as much as you can!
Post # 7
Get yourself a kicka** playlist and head out the door. I find treadmill running so dull!
Post # 8
Ditto to the music! I look forward to running because for 30 minutes during the workday, I get to have music blaring in my ears. When my earbuds broke last week, I was not very happy.
Also, set goals for yourself. I use an app that tracks my speed and distance. I like to always try to do better every run.
Eventually, you will start to feel a runners high and that will motivate you to get outside. But it took me awhile to get to that. And seeing the weight just melt off your body (if that is your goal) will be a BIG motivation. No other cardio could help me lose the weight I wanted to but with running, I have to force myself to eat more or I become too skinny.
Post # 9
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Trail running is SO fun! If there are any nice trails near you (like gravel / dirt, not paved), you have to try that out. Ones that are a little hilly and have a variety of views make the time fly.
i like listening to podcasts, books on tape, and even (dork alert) my phone’s NPR app while I run.
The first 3 weeks or so will feel hard and foreign, so don’t give up. Take it nice and easy and slowly increase your distance / speed. Hopefully you’ll learn to really love it!
Post # 10
@Mrs_Hammer: I downloaded some wicked songs on my ipod and use the Nike Fitness app when I run that lets me know how far I have run while playing my music. Running outside is also way more exciting…I running on the treadmill unless it is winter or the weather is crappy out
Post # 11
Yes, yes, yes I agree 100% with music! I use pandora or i heart radio when I go out. I also like running outside much more than on the treadmill. I would agree that finding a trail to run might be a good idea because you’ll get some great views! Since your FI is already a runner he probably knows some good local trails for the 2 of you to try out!
Post # 12
trail runs! i said omg no way i’ll never do it…it’s too hard. It’s so rewarding! I wish my dang foot would recover so I could get back at it. 🙂