- Which order ride/run/weights
In order to get the ‘STW’ body I have signed up for two races. The fist race is May 6K the second is October half marathon.
I have all the gear eg proper trainers (OMG feels like heaven ) proper weights and my trusty Kona bendy bike. Which order do people exercise in ? I have weight to shift and speed to gain (also need to be able to run more than 10 seconds)
Thank youPosted 3 years agoopusoneMember
I used to be a middlingly serious runner and my advice would be to find places that you like to run and then run in those places as often as you can. Start out running shorter routes, then build up the distance and the speed will follow.
Lots of people go for things like hill sprints or intervals, which I guess have their place but if you don’t enjoy doing them, I wouldn’t bother. I used to do hill sprints because I enjoyed them, but hated intervals so I didn’t do them. I’ve spoken to a lot of people, most of them much better runners than I ever was, who have told me that though they did fartleks, intervals, whatever, they found that simply building up to doing more miles a week was the thing that made a big difference.
I happen to enjoy running uphill off-road, and I’m lucky enough to live somewhere where there’s plenty of that on my doorstep. If it wasn’t for that, I’d never put on my running shoes.Posted 3 years agodovebikerMember
Running is a lot about muscle adaptation, so you need to run a fair bit to get used to it, but it’ll probably hurt a bit at the beginning, so leave time for recovery and rest. The bike can help in terms of cardio-vascular fitness but weights won’t do much, however a regime of stretching and core strength exercises will help immensely.Posted 3 years agoDufferMember
To start with, just take it really slowly. My personal mantra is ‘if it feels like hard work, then you’re working too hard’. I just run (slowly) becuase i enjoy it.
You’ll be fine with 6k in may, as long as you put some miles in between now and then. With a bit of training you’ll be able to crack 10 miles without any worry.Posted 3 years ago
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