Any advice on how i could increase the duration of my jog?


i havent done jogging for quite a while and now i cant even last for 5 mins without feeling some discomfort in my legs,it aches quite a bit after several minutes, how do i solve this



Answers:

How to run faster?

Unfortunately, the only way to increase the length of your runs is to practice, practice, practice. You may feel discomfort in your legs after a relatively short run now, but it will pass. Trust me.

For the time being, you may wish to slowly increase the distance that you run. For example, try running 0.5 mile during your runs for the first week, 0.75 miles, the second week, 1.0 miles, the third week, etc. By incrementally increasing the distance that you run, your legs will slowly build up the strength and endurance to run whatever distance you wish.

Another approach to decrease your pace, even if you feel that it is too slow. What often happens with new runners is that they tire out too quickly, so they are not able to make it for the entire distance. Start off slow. If you have the energy at the end, then you can increase your pace. Remember: victory is not to the swift, but to those who keep moving.

Finally, if your legs ache during your runs, it may be that you did not stretch them properly. Which muscles you should stretch depends on where they ache, but you should try some common ones. A link showing leg stretches is below.

Good luck.

How can i improve my mile time... and not knock over the high jump bar.?

I guess the only way would be to just take a few short jogs every day. Or you might consider jogging with a friend. I find that jogging with someone makes it much easier to jog longer distances. Hope that helps.

Whats the best way to train for a 2 mile?

Heres what you need to do. When you get so tired/slow that you're barely walking, then just start walking. After a few minutes you'll feel better so start jogging agian. Then when you get tired start walking. Jog again. etc. When you get REALLY tired, then stop. But I mean REALLY tired. Try doing the run walk run cycle at least 3-4 times before you call it quits.

Have plenty of water nearby.

If that doesn't work, go to the gym and do leg workouts. Or even at home. Do squats and lunges. At the gym do hamstring curls, squats lunges, leg presses, calf raises, etc.

It also could be stretching. Are you stretching before you run?

Do a warm up lap or even just a warm up 100m jog. Then get down and do all the stretchs, hamstrings, quads, calfs, groin, and glutes.

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