How do you run?

#1
I know this sounds stupid but ive been told i dont run properly, i did my first 1 1/2 today and hit 12 mins as ive never run i think thats not bad.
any tips on running style and breathing?
thank you
 
#2
if you start a chant in ur head that will help.

like this; "left foot, right foot, left foot,right foot,left foot, right foot, left foot,right foot,left foot, right foot, left foot,right foot,left foot, right foot, left foot,right foot,left foot, right foot, left foot,right foot,left foot, right foot, left foot,right foot,"
 
#3
Not bad at all if you have never run before.

if it is comfy, keep doing what you are doing.
 
#4
With exception of pace I had always assumed, perhaps wrongly, that the basic mechanics of running (for the average non-Olympic punter) was fairly instinctive.

I mean 'tick-tocking' across a parade square is one thing.... but surely there is no running equivalent?

So presume it is a matter of breathing.... May need 'fine tuning' a bit - initial time certainly isn't disastrous.
 
#5
listen to some dance music on your MP3 player, can help as you get used to running, also keep going out everyday, not necceary to do the mile & half but for a 3-5 mile jog
 
#7
Watch what your arms do. Watch someone else running to see what I mean. don't waste energy and remember to breath.

As for how do I run? er, I get someone else to do it these days.
 
#8
jay2o said:
if you start getting a stitch, exhail on the opposite foot to the side u have a the stich
I read this in one of the army training things, it doesn't really make any sense to me. I don't breath in and out as often as my legs move, I breathe much slower and deeper. I found this didn't really help lol.
 
#9
FP, don't over complicate this, it's very similar to walking, but a bit faster.
 
#11
YesSirMasterChief said:
jay2o said:
if you start getting a stitch, exhail on the opposite foot to the side u have a the stich
I read this in one of the army training things, it doesn't really make any sense to me. I don't breath in and out as often as my legs move, I breathe much slower and deeper. I found this didn't really help lol.
yeah ever4 6 or 8 steps breath out
 
#12
Dunno if my advice is any good or not, but when I was younger, I could just run, never thought about it, just did it, but did not enjoy it. As I got older decided to work on running more and now get out for about 4 hrs a week on average. The best bit of advice I can give is get onto some hills, push yourself on the up side and don't run any faster down hill than you can run uphill. THe fitter you get, the less you worry about breathing and more what your legs are feeling like and you will get days that you can run like a gazelle and others that you resemble Homer Simpson.

Just do what feels right, but dont stop.
 
#13
breathing....

how do you go if you have manged to get your nose broke (more that once) and can no longer breath that well through your nose for all the bones wedged up your nostrils!
 
#14
How do I run?

Well...these days it's more of a...waddle.

But once upon a time; I bought good quality running shoes, allowed a long warm up and always tried to run on grass over uneven ground. I also allowed myself rest days between runs and used to do lots of stretching.
 
#15
i broke my nose in a motorbike racing accident when i was younger and when i run i breath in through my nose and out my mouth and i do find bcoz my nose is slightly bent that i carnt inhale as much as i shud. i think this is partly down to why i get outa breath around the 1 mile mark. and dont know any other breathin paterns i know breathin in thru mouth and out is not good....
 
#16
speedybham said:
breathing....

how do you go if you have manged to get your nose broke (more that once) and can no longer breath that well through your nose for all the bones wedged up your nostrils!
You just breath through your mouth instead. I eventually had my nose re-bored and cauterised, not because it affected my performance, but to cure my snoring.
 
#17
lol that sounds painfull sandmanfez.

i have what is commanly known to my mates as a jew nose because its big and pointy. but because it was broke in the said motorbike racing accident the left hand side of my nose is like inside out...so hard to explain really but when i breath in through my nose my left nostrel closes slightly and restricts how much air comes in. were as my right stays normal and fully open. i am sure if my nose was fully functional it would be alot better on my running.
 
#18
Faceplanted - a bit of advice.

There is a difference between running and jogging. Running is what they do on the athletics track and there is a tendency for people when they start getting fit to run as fast as they can and then collapse after 300 yards completely out of breath. Try jogging instead.

If you haven't started training yet, work out a route round where you live - say two miles or so and then jog it every day. Make it your aim that you never stop on your run - when you're waiting to cross a road, jog on the spot. Just aim to get round without stopping and do that everyday and you will find your fitness will gradually come. If you're already in basic, make sure you jog everyday - do the 1.5 mile run course twice without stopping and things will gradually improve.

Good luck!
 
#19
i know about a bird who runs funny... she's quite quick though... Paula Radcliffe :wink:
 

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