I'm looking for advice for myself. I've always had problems jogging and people usually give me the attitude "you haven't tried hard enough" or "you are doing something wrong".
So I would like to hear what I am doing wrong.
I simply cannot jog. I get very tired very fast. A tingling sensation appears in my hands, I start to breath heavily and feel very hot. If I push myself I will often feel sick to my stomach.
I have tried jogging, interval jogging and running on a treadmill. The treadmill has been the most successful in the sense I could do it for longer, but there hasn't been an improvement.
Other people tell me when they jog their fitness level improves very fast. But it seems that I am stuck as I am. In my most active period which was about 4 years ago, when I did martial arts training (2.5years) and running (for about couple of months) I did not improve in any way (when it come to jogging). I did not start to breath easier, to feel less sick or be able to run more.
Now about me. I've been vegetarian for 10 years, currently trying the RT4 (though not exactly since my sleep pattern is messed up, but I just move the dinner to later time). I've been trying this for about 10 days maybe,
I tend to be anaemic. I'm currently waiting for my latest blood test (D, iron and b12 are being tested), but am taking at the moment 1000 to 2000 mcg sublingual methylcobalamin (b12) - I feel no difference after taking it.
I also have anxiety issues and a lot of stress which I can't really avoid. I sleep as much as I can, currently around 7 hours, which for me is not enough.
Any advice or reference materiel would be appreciated.
I did the first of these sessions (60 sec run, 90 sec walk for total 20 min) and following SlowEnduro's advise of going slower, barely lifting my feet and etc I actually managed to do it. I was actually VERY hesitant because I have once before tried exactly that same interval training and I DID NOT even managed to finish the third interval running (lasted less then 5 minutes).
So yesterday while running I realised that I really do push myself and go fast. I'm always speeding up, and I have to control myself not to do it. I could feel I need to slow down to keep my heart rate at a pace where I would not feel sick and would be able to breath.
I feel a bit stupid now. It seems like such a simple solution but it never occurred to me that I am going too fast! I was really happy, almost ecstatic after my run yesterday and I would have never figured it out without the help of all of you!
Hey if you don't like jogging, don't do it. Try biking or swimming or a rowing machine at the gym or an elliptical or skipping rope or rock climbing or hiking or boxing or something else. There are so many ways to get a great cardio workout. If you really want to become a jogger but struggle, i'm not an expert runner myself so i can't help too much.
He's probably just doing it wrong....the majority of people try running, do it wrong...then complain how they "hate running", "running hurts" and then proceed to avoid it like the plague. We can randomly try different activities to "see which one is fun right away", or we can learn how to do things the right way.
Everyone hates running until they take some time to work at it, then it becomes addicting like crack cocaine.