Beginning running 

Yay!!! Did the longest outing since I started a walk-run program 10 weeks ago (after doing the classic beginner mistake of initially running to far and too fast).

Almost 8.5K - have been implementing a bunch of tips on running form recently, and I can really feel how they're reducing the stress on my body and at the same time speeding me up.

So exciting! It feels like playing a video game, but with my body, and real :) Slowly getting better at it, understanding how it works :)

Beginning running 

Hi @hcs :) I've found the Beginner Runner Village podcast SUPER useful for my running mojoforrunning.com/1214-2/

Although I wish she didn't use the word "Mojo" in her branding (as it's cultural appropriation IMHO)

In particular, there are several great episodes on running form that have just helped me SO MUCH - simple things like aiming for a cadence of 180 strides per minute, leaning forward from the ankles while running - really very happy with it!

Beginning running 

@hcs Getting good-fitting shoes, shorts, and T-shirt made a big difference for me too!

I find it interesting how it's different things that make the big differences for different people - for me, so far, breathing hasn't been an issue, but my cadence and step-length (and other form things) have had a huge impact.

That sounds like an exhausting time you've been having there. Phew. Hope you're feeling better again soon.

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And very much hear you re: imposter syndrome - part of the reason I started, is I want to try martial arts again, and I don't want to do that without having a decent level of aerobic fitness. Don't want to be the person panting, hopeless, at the back of the room!

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