Other exercises are fine: biking, hiking, walking, climbing steps. But running just doesn't work for me. Maybe it's the impact? --- "To truly live, one must first be born." ~ Evan [aX] Paper Mario Social: The Safe Haven of GameFAQs. (Board 2000083)
It may sound weird, but what's stopping you from going further? Exhaustion? Pain? --- Well, there is a new accent of n00b language. It's called: Vet LUEser goes Foreign!-MegaSpy22 Those must be the pants of the gods!-Digitalpython
Conversely, other than walking, I don't much care for the other activities you listed. Heck, I never even learned how to ride a bike. However, I did complete my second full marathon two weeks ago. --- Let NOTHING stand in your way.
Yeah, if it's a knee thing, that's one thing. Otherwise just keep at it.
A technique I've seen advised is to run a block, brisk walk a block, run a block, brisk walk, etc., and then up the ratio until you just jog.
Also are you running with music? Maybe you're going at an unsustainable speed and need a nice consistent bassline to modulate your speed. --- Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both. -Mimir
Treadmills aren't as good for you compared to running outdoors, but that's really something you only need to consider if you're like...marathon training.
We need more info from yah Jace if we're gonna get to the bottom of this! --- Well, there is a new accent of n00b language. It's called: Vet LUEser goes Foreign!-MegaSpy22 Those must be the pants of the gods!-Digitalpython
I dunno, whenever I try to run I just get a little bit and then am like, "What's the point of running?" So I stop and start walking. The other activities I've listed, you can't really stop them once you start. --- "To truly live, one must first be born." ~ Evan [aX] Paper Mario Social: The Safe Haven of GameFAQs. (Board 2000083)
Sounds like it's the mental part of it that's getting to you. As tough as it is, you've pretty much got to either shut those "What's the point?" thoughts out of your head, or constantly remind yourself of whatever your motivation for running is.
Once you get past the mental barrier, you'll find that running isn't so bad --- Well, there is a new accent of n00b language. It's called: Vet LUEser goes Foreign!-MegaSpy22 Those must be the pants of the gods!-Digitalpython
Yeah, I don't let myself think about things like "What's the point?"
I do two things. First, I have to set some kind of goal for myself. It could be a distance like a block or a mile, or it could be a time limit like 10 minutes. Setting a goal gives me an objective to achieve, and gives the run a little more purpose than "Run until you're tired." Once the goal is set, I have to stick by it. During the run, I am allowed to increase the goal if I want to, but not to decrease it.
The second thing is to follow this rule: Don't stop running until I reach my goal. So even if it feels tiring and meaningless, I will keep going. I follow this rule mainly because of what my middle school track instructor once mentioned--that it's easier to run the whole way through than it is to stop and rest halfway. This is because once a person stops running, it's harder to muster the willpower to start running again.
So don't stop moving! Set a slower pace if you must, and set goals that you know you can attain. It's actually an extremely pleasant feeling when I meet or exceed my goals every time I go out for a run. --- "I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific."