Life is too short to wait. Live Today!

Life is too short to wait. Live Today!
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How to run your first 5km



How to Run Half an Hour Continuously 

Guide for the clueless 

Run Forest, Run!




Do you want to be a runner but every attempt you have done exhausted you? It makes sense. It needs brains, not effort. In addition, running needs moderation, so the logic “go for it” will lead you to injuries with a mathematical precision.



You must begin running slowly to ensure that the body will gradually adjust to these conditions.
But in the end you will do it! You will be bale to run for half an hour!!!

Equipment



    asics gt-1000 3
  1. Running Shoes. 

  2. You are about to start something that is basically painful. Don’t make it worse by running with All-Stars. Invest in a pair of running shoes investing the money you will save from visiting an orthopedic in the funute.  (In my first 2 years of running I used Asics GT-1000 3 and I was very happy. (bought mine from here in the sales as I do with most of my equipment)
  3. Hand clock that has a timer or counter timer. Necessary to count the minutes of running and the needed break of waking before getting back into running! Purchase a digital one. (And maybe some day treat your self with a modern watch with heart rate capabilities or even GPS)




Training program for the clueless


There is an excellent article in Runner's World for people who want to start running but don’t dare to try or don’t know how to do it. Because is it easy to wear your sports shoes and go out on the road or in the track and start running, but if you don’t know and what to do, it is most likely to get tired, disappointed and give up. And if pain and suffering is all you remember, you will soon give up any effort! Isn’t it a shame not to do it more effectively?


The following program is for everyone who is about to start running now and have no clue how to do it. It is consisted of 4 three-week training sessions per week of mixed walking and running.


For example, the first week starts with a minute run, two minutes of walking. Repeat this ten times. As the weeks of training will pass, walking will be reduced and the running time will be increased until you will be able to run half an hour in the end! And depending on your rhythm, you will be able to cover four, four and a half or even five kilometers.


Here is the 30-minute walking program with increasing running time as RunnersWorld.com suggests:

http://m.runnersworld.com/getting-started/the-8-week-beginners-program?page=single





WEEK 1
WkMonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
1Run & Walk
Run 1 min
Walk 2 min
Repeat 10X
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 1 min
Walk 2 min
Repeat 10X
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 1 min
Walk 2 min
Repeat 10X
Run & Walk
Run 1 min
Walk 2 min
Repeat 10X
Rest



WEEK 2
WkMonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
2Run & Walk
Run 2 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 10X
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 3 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 7X
Run 2 min
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 4 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 6X
Run & Walk
Run 4 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 6X
Rest





WEEK 3
WkMonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
3Run & Walk
Run 5 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 5X
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 5 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 5X
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run6 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 4X
Run 2 min
Run & Walk
Run 6 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 4X
Run 2 min
Rest



WEEK 4
WkMonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
4Run & Walk
Run 8 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 3X
Run 3 min
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 9 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 3X
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 10 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 2X
Run 8 min
Run & Walk
Run 11 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 2X
Run 6 min
Rest



WEEK 5
WkMonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
5Run & Walk
Run 12 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 2X
Run 4 min
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 13 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 2X
Run 2 min
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 14 min
Walk 1 min
Repeat 2X
Run & Walk
Run 15 min
Walk 1 min
Run 14 min




WEEK 6
WkMonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
6Run & Walk
Run 16 min
Walk 1 min
Run 13 min
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 17 min
Walk 1 min
Run 12 min
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 18 min
Walk 1 min
Run 11 min
Run & Walk
Run 19 min
Walk 1 min
Run 10 min



WEEK 7
WkMonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
7Run & Walk
Run 20 min
Walk 1 min
Run 9 min
Run & Walk
Run 20 min
Walk 1 min
Run 9 min
Run & Walk
Run 22 min
Walk 1 min
Run 7 min
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 24 min
Walk 1 min
Run 5 min
Run & Walk
Run 26 min
Walk 1 min
Run 3 min
Rest




WEEK 8
WkMonTuesWedsThursFriSatSun
8Run & Walk
Run 27 min
Walk 1 min
Run 2 min
Walk
Run 20 min
Walk 1 min
Run 9 min
Run & Walk
Run 28 min
Walk 1 min
Run 1 min
Walk
Walk easy 30 min
Run & Walk
Run 29 min
Walk 1 min
Run & Walk
Run 30 min
Rest


Can you do it?


Of course you can! Think about it, focus and DO it !









This is a clip from my preparation on AlmiraMan 70.3 long triathlon.




Advice - Best tips





1. Programming 
The mind needs a preparation to get into this process. You can’t wait until the last half hour to see if you will have the desire to go or not to workout. You will go. And to go running you MUST have a program. Specifically, plan exactly what time of day you intend to go running.

The tactic I followed in this case was to write in diary of my mobile application all the 8 week workout, together with the corresponding running minutes in detail. So, watching the program in the coming weeks, I could that there was workout between work and important events.

Specifically I had to do 5 minutes of running – then 1 minute walking and repeat this five times. That is, five 5-minute iterations of a run with a 1 minute walking break. The mind saw it, processed it, got used of it as an idea, and eventually, when I went to the track I was able to do it.


2. Warming up 
Don’t just hurry to run. A four-minute fast walk will warm you up well before you start.


3. Rehabilitation after running 
A simple round of walk around the track to reduce the pulses naturally is absolutely necessary.


5. Ice! 
Certainly a stretching routine will help you develop the elasticity the body needs. Coach Nicole shows us such a routine in her clip.


4. Stretching.
Apply ice to muscles, joints, knees, and ankles before bathing at home. (Some just apply cold water in their bathroom, I prefer ice).



This is my favorite streching routine and I try to follow it always after a run to decrease the chances for a wound.


ANNEX 

(I followed the above program in my attempt to learn to run so I can take part in a triathlon race in the spring of 2015)


How and why I started running.

Everything can happen under some conditions of course, with the creation of appropriate reasons and motivations that make you think and act differently.

After a successful plan not to use the car, the motorcycle or the bicycle unless it was an emergency and instead use my legs –this outdated mean of transportation since the invention of wheel-, and after I realised that I wouldn’t dying of fatigue by walking, I decided at Easter of 2015 that It's time to take a little on the run. On a trial basis of course.

I had been torturing the idea of running in my mind for a long time. I had started a fast walk in 2009 with a colleague, but I quickly gave up when the pains, cramps and disturbances on the muscles began.

On the other hand the cycling which I started later had a clearly more tourist interest than seeing a stadium for forty minutes like I did with running. With the bike you move, you see sceneries, landscapes, things. And in a little while you're by sea.


So I decided to engage in running, which I never expect to start and I didn’t even plan to try, especially since 2003 and on, when my pounds took off.
It all started when in the summer of 2014 I found out that I could swim about one kilometer in half an hour without stopping. And this, even after 30 km of cycling. And then I wondered: "Since I can cycle, I can manage swimming, if I ran too, would not that be a triathlon if that was going on consecutively?"

The winter came and I didn’t go any further with swimming, only cycling, until I read that article for those who want but don’t dare to try or dare but do not know how to start.

I started this program and everything was fine until I started having pains on the third week of training. The pains were unbearable; in the legs and in the front muscles that join the ankle with knee. Not the calves. The calves were well since the first day because of cycling. But the pains in the legs were a torture that I couldn’t walk, and even some simple walking was martyrdom, let alone attempting to run or do simple jogging. The solution was given by my trainer. Ice. Ice on the knees, legs and ankles EVERY time after each workout. And the next day after the training, too.


Stretching and ice. And walking for recovery the next day of the training.
That's it. From week 5 on, the pains were gone and everything was under control. The only thing I cared about was whether to run continuously 20, 21, 22 or 23 minutes before the one minute break.
The 8th week arrived and with it I managed to run 5 km in half an hour. Goal achieved!
I am alive and I now have new sports goals. Ole!



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George Kontogiannis