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How to get motivated and go running?

Asked by nailpolishfanatic (6612points) March 12th, 2010

I was thinking of going running after my taekwondo practise, but I don‘t know if I’ll be tired or not…
Should I go running?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Yes.Just try it and see how you feel :)

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

ok ;D But what do you suggest me to have with me? water, ipod…or is it going to make things heavier?

Cruiser's avatar

Trying running before your TKD practice it would be a great warm up for you.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Lots of tips for beginners here.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

@Cruiser , but then I think I’ll be too tired…

Cruiser's avatar

@Thesexier and then how do you think you will feel about running after TKD practice?? We used to run a mile before class as a group and get right down to it. Try it you will get used to it real quick.

semblance's avatar

If you are not in runnng shape you should really start with mostly walking, interspersed with short distances where you run. Your wind will likely get stronger faster than your legs. Many people get started running and after getting to the point of being to run for the first mile they feel great and start piling up mileage too fast. This often leads to knee and other problems, probably because the muscles are not ready for it.

My running experience: 30+ years steady plus endurance riding on horseback.

tranquilsea's avatar

You could run on your off days. I started running just this past December after a 20 year hiatus. I followed a very gentle programme from Kickrunners.com. Basically you interval train 3 times a week until you can run for 30 minutes straight.

I have a compression problem with my anterior tibialis that has impeded my progress, but other than that the programme has been wonderful.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

I am in good shape @semblance , I’ts just that it’s been a long time since I ran outside

p.s I’m in taekwondo mondays-wednesdays-fridays and sometimes saturdays if I can wake up early….

on tuesday and thursday there are extra practices like if you want.

I cant go on thursdays because I train football.

nikipedia's avatar

Yes! Go low and slow—don’t push yourself if you’ve already had a workout.

I don’t think you need to carry water unless you’re planning on going more than five or six miles. But definitely bring your ipod.

Remember to warm up and stretch.

And have fun!

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

I am definetly goin running :Dafterwads

chamelopotamus's avatar

My friend goes to taekwondo in the evening, works out at night, and runs after he works out. Then he long-distance cycles (lance armstrong style) and plays baseball on weekends. And he does all this in between school and work (he already has a bachelors degree after 3 years of schooling). And he’s not tired. lol

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

omg wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he good;D

rainboots's avatar

Justin Timberlake. He’s singing to you..:)

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

@rainboots , what do you mean justin timberlake is singing to me?

rainboots's avatar

When I go running I joke that JT is singing to me and it somehow helps me to keep at it.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

hahhaha ;D lucky you :D

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