I always hit my stride-but I'd sure like to do it sooner!
October 22, 2012 5:17 PM Subscribe
Can I hit my running strider earlier? And how?
posted by atomicstone to health & fitness (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I run. Regularly (right now only 25ish miles a week; work out with a trainer on days I don't run; ran more miles when training for marathon).
The first 4ish miles of a run suck. SUCK. Want to die, pushing myself because I have to, taking all my will, kind of suck. Suddenly somewhere in mile 4, I get that "I can run forever" feeling and the rest of my run is awesome. This means that if I run a 5k, the WHOLE. THING. SUCKS.
I've tried stretching beforehand. Not stretching beforehand. Speed I run those first 4 miles doesn't seem to matter.
I'd really like to not hate the first 4 miles so much. Do you have any suggestions to speed up the "hit my stride run forever" thing?