Find The Enjoyment of Running

I love running because it gives me a moment some solitude. Some people like running in groups for the social aspect of it but that’s not the reason I run personally.

I use running as a reason to get outside and feel like I did something today. We spend so much of our lives indoors and stagnate, running gives me some release from that.

If you want to be one of those people that listen to podcasts, audiobooks, or music while they run, that’s great. Personally, I find enjoyment in unplugging and just enjoying my surroundings. I notice a lot of new things in the world that way.

Running is a form of exercise that’s cheap and you can take it with you anywhere. Whenever I travel to a new city, one of the first things I like to do is go on a run to see the surroundings. I feel like it gives me a good sense of direction of where I want to go.

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  • Run 2 minutes | Walk 2 minutes x 5

Neither of these workouts should talk longer than 20 minutes. 20 minutes a day with consistency will get you a long way. A lot of people try to do too much when they start and end up burning themselves out declaring “I am not meant to be a runner!”

Run Your First Mile

After doing this consistently (4x a week) for about a month, try to run a mile without stopping. This will give you a great confidence boost that you can run a mile and you’re ready to start tackling greater distances.

With each workout, try to go slightly more. Even if it’s 1% further, you did better than the day before that. This is about making progress towards your goal of becoming a runner.


 

 

 

Find The Enjoyment of Running

I love running because it gives me a moment some solitude. Some people like running in groups for the social aspect of it but that’s not the reason I run personally.

I use running as a reason to get outside and feel like I did something today. We spend so much of our lives indoors and stagnate, running gives me some release from that.

If you want to be one of those people that listen to podcasts, audiobooks, or music while they run, that’s great. Personally, I find enjoyment in unplugging and just enjoying my surroundings. I notice a lot of new things in the world that way.

Running is a form of exercise that’s cheap and you can take it with you anywhere. Whenever I travel to a new city, one of the first things I like to do is go on a run to see the surroundings. I feel like it gives me a good sense of direction of where I want to go.

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  • Run 1/4 mile | Walk for 5 minutes x 4

or

  • Run 1 minute | Walk 3 minutes x 5

As you start to gain some strength after doing these workouts a few times, start to scale it up. You may already be fit enough to do this with ease. Phase II would look like this:

  • Run 1/2 mile | Walk for 5 minutes x 3

or

  • Run 2 minutes | Walk 2 minutes x 5

Neither of these workouts should talk longer than 20 minutes. 20 minutes a day with consistency will get you a long way. A lot of people try to do too much when they start and end up burning themselves out declaring “I am not meant to be a runner!”

Run Your First Mile

After doing this consistently (4x a week) for about a month, try to run a mile without stopping. This will give you a great confidence boost that you can run a mile and you’re ready to start tackling greater distances.

With each workout, try to go slightly more. Even if it’s 1% further, you did better than the day before that. This is about making progress towards your goal of becoming a runner.


 

 

 

Find The Enjoyment of Running

I love running because it gives me a moment some solitude. Some people like running in groups for the social aspect of it but that’s not the reason I run personally.

I use running as a reason to get outside and feel like I did something today. We spend so much of our lives indoors and stagnate, running gives me some release from that.

If you want to be one of those people that listen to podcasts, audiobooks, or music while they run, that’s great. Personally, I find enjoyment in unplugging and just enjoying my surroundings. I notice a lot of new things in the world that way.

Running is a form of exercise that’s cheap and you can take it with you anywhere. Whenever I travel to a new city, one of the first things I like to do is go on a run to see the surroundings. I feel like it gives me a good sense of direction of where I want to go.

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Do you struggle to run down the block without stopping?

Do you want to be a runner but do not find enjoyment in it because you can’t get into it?

I’m going to break down some steps to take to go from barely being able to run a 1/4 mile to running a 5K. After you are able to run a 5K, this post is no longer relevant to you.

Start Small

If you cannot run 1/4 mile at once, you are running too fast and trying to go too far. Slow down. Start off running slow in intervals. Try to keep your heart rate below 150 (or 70–80% of your max heart rate) as you are running.

Start your first workout as a walk/run in intervals. If you have an interval app or timer that works great! Do intervals like these after you warm up:

  • Run 1/4 mile | Walk for 5 minutes x 4

or

  • Run 1 minute | Walk 3 minutes x 5

As you start to gain some strength after doing these workouts a few times, start to scale it up. You may already be fit enough to do this with ease. Phase II would look like this:

  • Run 1/2 mile | Walk for 5 minutes x 3

or

  • Run 2 minutes | Walk 2 minutes x 5

Neither of these workouts should talk longer than 20 minutes. 20 minutes a day with consistency will get you a long way. A lot of people try to do too much when they start and end up burning themselves out declaring “I am not meant to be a runner!”

Run Your First Mile

After doing this consistently (4x a week) for about a month, try to run a mile without stopping. This will give you a great confidence boost that you can run a mile and you’re ready to start tackling greater distances.

With each workout, try to go slightly more. Even if it’s 1% further, you did better than the day before that. This is about making progress towards your goal of becoming a runner.


 

 

 

Find The Enjoyment of Running

I love running because it gives me a moment some solitude. Some people like running in groups for the social aspect of it but that’s not the reason I run personally.

I use running as a reason to get outside and feel like I did something today. We spend so much of our lives indoors and stagnate, running gives me some release from that.

If you want to be one of those people that listen to podcasts, audiobooks, or music while they run, that’s great. Personally, I find enjoyment in unplugging and just enjoying my surroundings. I notice a lot of new things in the world that way.

Running is a form of exercise that’s cheap and you can take it with you anywhere. Whenever I travel to a new city, one of the first things I like to do is go on a run to see the surroundings. I feel like it gives me a good sense of direction of where I want to go.