I have recently realized that, contrary to what I have been telling myself all my life, I CAN run. A few months back I started jogging/running for the first time in my life. And wonder above all wonders, I happen to LIKE it!
Miracles still happen apparently.
Now, I don't run often, about twice per week, and don't plan to do much more than that, since I lift weights the other days. The running is for my "off" days.
I thought I was rocking this running thing, but I have realized that perhaps not so much. My dh had the audacity to laugh at me when I told him I run a km in 7 minutes. He said that is "sooooo slow". Well, I said, it sure is a lot
faster than YOU run it as long you stay put on the couch in front of the telly. :hrmpf:
But my pride was hurt nonetheless.... and so last week I tried to speed up my km time. I got down to about 6 min per km. But I don't think I can run much faster without dying.
Another issue I have, is that my endurance sucks - after about half an hour to 40 min I have to give in because my knees hurt. This is less of a problem, since I don't want to run MUCH longer than that, but I would LIKE to get 5 km in at that time and not the "measly" three that I do now.
So, to all you runners/joggers out there.... I have two questions:
1. How should I try to increase my running speed gradually?
2. How to build up endurance so that my knees won't start hurting...? (I have the BEST running shoes out there, so that's not the problem.)
Ladies and gents, let's talk running.