It pains me to run but it pains me much more to stop.
After my elliptical broke a couple years ago, I ran for a few months after to stay in shape, but I always had a lot of trouble running outside.
I can run a treadmill or elliptical for an hour and only suffer from achy legs. When I run outside, be it on a track or through the desert, I get winded incredibly fast. My chest tightens up and I can hardly breathe even if I force myself to breathe harder.
I don't understand why that happens, and it seemed no matter how long I ran, it got no better. I want to start running again, to get back in shape and for the sake of running for enjoyment, but that's a major obstacle in my way. Any ideas?
I want to get 12.1 on the shuttle run/beep test, my current best is around 10.1, recommendations?
Just earned a medal at a track and field invitational for getting top 6 in the frosh/soph 200m. Even though I got 5th it still feels good.
I haven't worded it the best way but you get the gist. I can run for hours on a treadmill at relatively high speeds and not get tired or winded at all, but my God when I try running outside, I get my ass handed to me.
Also, guys, a question: I've started jogging and I got a good pair of jogging shoes, but the problem is I'm so self-conscious about jogging. I'm really out of shape so I get tired quickly and I get embarrassed jogging in front of other people.
Are there any tips or hints to get over this? I man up most of the time and just get the fuck out there and jog, but I can't help but feel self conscious. I live in the city as well so I can only really jog in parks (which are usually quite busy).
Also, any tips in general for a guy who has just started jogging? (I'm 19).
I can do a Mile in 8mins and 2 miles in 20mins but I run up Hill... for some strange reason.
First track meet of the year, sucky mile (5:36:32)
Look at me running at the Stanford Invitational, doing an event for the first time and almost dying just to pass the finish line.
How long should I be waiting after eating to go for a run?
Also, how do you cut down on cramps? I usually get them in the abdominal regions.
Yay, finally got around to running. Jogging 4.4 kilometers around the park every day, feels good man.
Just ran an open 100m at a track and field invitational and almost broke the meet record (11.47), but was off by .07 seconds. Also set a new personal best of 41.55 in the 300m hurdles, which is my primary event.
Any of you guys try tough mudder? I think I'm gonna sign up for the Twin Cities one on may 20th. Gonna go in my man thong and try and win least clothing award.
Oh snap I think that's me at the 10 sec mark in the yellow jersey and compression shorts. dat booty
Finally running again after a month of being lazy. Yesterday, I was only gonna go 3 miles, but I missed and turn, and I never turn around, so I fucked it and went 5 miles instead.
Got some new shoes 'Adidas Climacool Rides', Cant wait to run these :D
Your lead arm needs to be tight and moving in an up-and-down motion. Right now, it's moving so lateral that your whole body posture isn't straight while you go over the hurdle. By the time you landed, you were completely off balance. See how that lead arm just flings back after you clear the hurdle? That's a massive loss of acceleration.
Your lead leg must be fixed. Right now, your hurdle approach is a hip-snaps-up method. That means your whole leg is snapping up and then snapping down. This is incorrect thinking and will severely hinder your speed. Look at the top hurdlers in the world, ex. Dayron Robles. His knee comes up first and then the rest of his leg opens up. No need for a powerful thrust from your hip. Your knee generates enough force and your leg just merely opens up.
Your trail leg must also become tighter. It's not moving parallel to the floor, it's going up-and-down, primarily because you need to improve technique and partly because of fatigue. By the time you got to the last hurdle, your form completely fell into pieces and you could not even pull your trail leg through at the end. As a result, you lost a lot of speed and fell to 17-stepping. To fix this, I would usually do 2 - 4 miles of straight running on the track with random hurdles, focusing on form while tired.
Though I know the distance hurdles are very much a speed-oriented race than a technique-oriented race, you cannot hurdle with poor form. Before practice or before your workout, go over a few high hurdles various times, focusing on the things you need to work on, one at a time. I stopped doing isolation drills as it didn't really teach me on combining all of the hurdling form. Now, I just focus on going over the hurdle repeatedly, focusing on one aspect of my form.
This is track and field related so imma post in here.
Currently a top ranked shot put/ discus thrower. However, if I can throw what I throw in practice I would be ranked 5th in the nation for shot put and in the upper 30's for discus. Just want to vent becuz it's frustrating not being able to throw with a pulled groin.
I just came back from a track meet, I got fourth in the 100m dash, and about 3rd or so on shot.
Another one of my teammates wiped out like bad on the hurdles as well, it's weird too, since another one of my teammates wiped out on the last track meet as well, and I wiped out in last week's track meet as well.
But anyway, I want to improve my running skills, and have a faster time than 14.58 on the 100m. Any tips?
ATG Squats, Powercleans, Sprints. Sprinting is all power. The guy who is top 2 or 1 in Illinois is 6'1 and 240lbs.
My fatass can actually do a 100m or 55 decently, because all I focus on is power. I can run about a 12.5 second 100 @ 270lbs.
wow, I never noticed this thread. I've recently started exercising after not doing any for about half a year, today I did 4.2k in 30 minutes. I was really impressed with that time until I saw why you guys can do, I guess it's time to do more exercise
I'm ashamed. It's been 6 months since I've ran and I'm doing 4k in ~27 minutes but it's killing me, I used to be MUCH faster than that. Time to train I guess
Whelp, I ended my high school track and field career with a dramatic pulled hamstring during the 100m county finals. Much tears were had. I've been on the edge wondering whether or not I should run during college, but this has encouraged me to keep on going for sure. Definitely can't stop after something like that.
Hey guys, is this a reasonable run to keep my legs felling good? I haven't been getting a great amount of walking time and it has started to wear my down energy wise.
Hey guys looking to build up to running 2.4km (1.5 miles) with ease, never really done running at all but have very legs from cycling. Any advice on building up to it or decent plans to follow?
3km tomorrow. This summer I'm gonna try to run at least 3 times a week.
Ran at 13:44, it's an improvement.
Start off with a pace that would last you 1-2 miles(1.6 - 3.2 km) where you'll be tired but not exhausted at the end. Usually, people start at a slower-than-capable pace since multiple miles sounds abit intimidating. To fix that, you have to keep running every day, at the same time, so that you'll develop a habit. 1-2 miles is extremely short for runners, but i'm just trying to start you off. Keep running that distance Mon-Fri, it'll only be less than 30 minutes of exercise.
Then the next week, you build up the mileage to, say, 3-4 miles a day. Mileage is an important aspect for runners. It is believed that higher mileage leads to a larger aerobic capacity(the maximum effort your body can use while consuming oxygen). Larger aerobic capacity means you can run longer, your recovery between workouts is shorter, you get tired less, etc. The general rule for building mileage is about 10% increase a week so that your body can slowly adapt to the increase. If a runner spiked in mileage from like 10 miles a week to, say, 30 miles a week, he'll probably experience injury and might not even finish a workout.
So yeah, that's a start for you. Seeing that you cycle, 1-2 miles is probably too easy for you so you might want to start out at 3-4 miles a day. Running is slightly more boring than cycling since you move a lot slower but i guarantee the runs are worth it. Sometimes it'll be difficult and some days you won't want to even want to run but as long as you can push yourself out that door, you're good. Good luck! Come back after a week of mileage and tell us how you're holding up.
I want to be able to do 5 miles in 35 minutes by the end of summer.... so far I can only do 3 and a half miles in 35 minutes :x.
3.5 miles in 35 minutes = 10 min/mile
You have a long way to go but seeing as you say "so far" you're well on your way to reaching that goal! Stay motivated and run smart(don't get injured)!