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    Re: Running

    It gets easier the more you do. Ideally you should be taking (roughly) a breath for every 4 steps (i.e. 4 steps on the inhale, 3-4 on the exhale) for a comfortable pace. Every 3 is a moderate distance pace and every 2 if you're going fast. You might find it hard to maintain steady breathing at first, but as you run more it'll even out. You shouldn't need to concentrate too hard, your body will do what's best automatically (more or less).

    I'd say run at the slowest pace you can comfortably maintain and work from there. Don't try to start off fast, you're looking for a pace a little above a fast walk.

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    Re: Running

    My only advice regarding distance targets is - Don't.
    Aim primarily to keep running for X amount of time. As you repeat this, you'll find yourself getting faster and running further in that time.

    If you really want a distance target, against which to periodically check - Get your endurance up to manage 5 mile runs. Along the way, start with a target of managing a mile and a half in 11 minutes. Then get that down to 10 minutes. Then start working toward the magical 4-minute mile.

    A decent book on the subject, IMO, would be Fighting Fit by Adrian Weale.

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    Re: Running

    Duplicate post.

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    Re: Running

    What Butcher said. It's better to do, say 3-5k every day for a week than 8-10k twice a week. Start off slowly, and you're way less likely to get injured.

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