Thursday, 24 April 2008

tiny lungs

Well, I went for the second session of my C25K programme today. I very nearly didn't because I woke up late and debated whether I would have enough time, but in fact I still got to work on time! Which clearly shows the benefit of having ironed my clothes at the weekend instead of waiting until the day I need them!!

My legs don't seem to have much trouble with the jogging, it's the lungs that get me, but I am quite sure that will improve with time as I figure out how to breathe properly while I jog so that I don't feel as though I am gasping for air! Some people advocate a pattern of breathing in and out as the left (or right depending on your preference!) foot hits the ground.

But, I have enough to think about just propelling myself forwards and timing myself to add breathing into the mix, so I am just going to let my body work it out for itself which is probably the best way to do it as it has to be more natural that sticking to a pattern.


Matthew said...

Absolutely right on both accounts - there is a pattern to breathing which is absolutely ESSENTIAL to longer distance runs.
You also need to work it out for yourself as to what is most comfortable for you.

Me said...

You know you've inspired me Sam... I've wanted to run for so long and when you posted about this the other day I quickly checked it out. I'm going to try it for the first time today and fully expect to die! But the sad thing is that I am looking forward to it Heh. :)


Anonymous said...

Hi there... I have got run 3 of week one scheduled for tomorrow. So far so good but this will be the first time I have tried it on the asphalt outdoors. Since it seems we are C25K twins, I'll be checking back often.

Alice Teh said...

I can't run long distance too. Having said that, I really must get myself in shape and start running again. In time, hopefully my lungs will cooperate. :D