Originally Posted by Jumper12
thats too bad that you got sick, good for you for still running! Im only running like 1.25miles right now but im hoping in a couple months I will be running further! Do you have any tips on reaching my goal?
Good luck with your running this year xx
I started with what I could do... I was lucky, had a perfect spot to train - from the end of my driveway to the end of a specific road was 5k. I wanted to complete going the distance each time but not necessarily at a run or jog. First, I went as far as I could at a jog (after a warmup), and usually measured it by telephone poles. I would pick a spot in the horizon and say "I'm going to go there" and when I got there, I would make myself go a LITTLE bit further - sometimes it was the length of two more poles, sometimes it was just two steps, but either way, I went a little bit farther than the absolute farthest that I thought I would go.
You have to train the mind, the body will follow. It is the mind that is going to hold you up!