My new passion is jogging/running. I have never loved to run. I played soccer in high school and did short distance speed running in basic school but I've never ran long distance.
Well, my body is changing rather fast and I'm concerned that the ingredients in my meals are destroying my body. But that is a cop out.
I have decided to take matters into my own hands and started the Couch to 5K running program last month. I have hit a wall: the 2mile run on week 5, day 3.
I was able to run 1.5mile on Friday but i want to run the full 2mile. Since it is spring time now here i took my run outside today to attempt the 2mile again. I ended up just surveying the terrain and learning the location of mile stones and corners streets. I will attempt the 2mile again tonight.
I need advice though.How long did runners here take to build the endurance to run long distance? My main goal now is to run 5k at least 5 times a week and take part in 5k and 4mile races within a few months.
What tips do you guys have on powering my run. What do you eat before u run? Do I need to drink lots of water before I run? do u drink energy drinks during the run? before?