Sunday, September 20, 2009

The one mistake many of us make

The surprising mistake running beginners make is going too fast. We break into a run and leap off as if we're trying to catch the last camel out of Sodom or Gomorra. No wonder we run out of breath and think to ourselves "I'll never do this again".

This week, work with the 500 meter thing. Keep your workout 30 mins long though. Walk for 5 mins and use your nike+ if you want, to know how far 0,5 km is. Slow down the pace but keep running. If you're a beginner, running 500 meters might take you up to 5 mins. It's a good thing to pick a song of about that length so you can tell yourself : I'll run til this song is over.

Deeper and deeper with Madonna worked for me. It's 5 mins and 33 seconds.


  1. Is there a challenge page for us to sign onto on the Nike+ website to track our progress? Just wondering...

  2. What a great reminder. I've been putting running off for ages, so thanks for motivating me to step into it (and not collapse after the first half mile by going too fast!). Last night I ran two km for the first time in as long as I can remember and still feel so happy about it. Thanks!


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