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    I want to start getting a bit fitter because I am extremely unfit at the moment, I cant actually run for any length of time before I'm exhausted and have to stop.
    I have trouble keeping motivated though and I find that if I tell myself I will do a certain amount of time in the gym I don't really work that hard because I'm just waiting for it to end.
    I'm planning to try running 3k a few times a week and do it a bit quicker each time. I think I'll be more motivated knowing that once I've covered a certain distance I can stop.
    Basically, I just want to know if 3k is enough to start off with, and roughly what sort of time should I be aiming to do it in?
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    Yeah, 3K is a decent enough distance. Just go slow at the start and continue with the same pace throughout.

    For your first time, maybe including a bit of a stop - under 15 mins?

    And yeah, you could be tired a few miles away from your house and still have to do it, unlike the gym where you could just jump off the machine
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    3km is fine to start off with to get you used to running properly. It should take you 15-20 mins depending on how fit you are and any inclines/rough terrain you might be running over.
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    (Original post by sophie..)
    I want to start getting a bit fitter because I am extremely unfit at the moment, I cant actually run for any length of time before I'm exhausted and have to stop.
    I have trouble keeping motivated though and I find that if I tell myself I will do a certain amount of time in the gym I don't really work that hard because I'm just waiting for it to end.
    I'm planning to try running 3k a few times a week and do it a bit quicker each time. I think I'll be more motivated knowing that once I've covered a certain distance I can stop.
    Basically, I just want to know if 3k is enough to start off with, and roughly what sort of time should I be aiming to do it in?
    Thank you!
    I would say that if you can't run continuously, as you suggest, then you are probably better focussing on run-walk intervals to build up your stamina, and look at extending time as opposed to distance. There are plenty of sites on the net for beginner runners - you might benefit from having a read of some titled "Couch to 5k" etc.

    All the best :yy:
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    (Original post by sophie..)
    I want to start getting a bit fitter because I am extremely unfit at the moment, I cant actually run for any length of time before I'm exhausted and have to stop.
    Follow the "Couch to 5k" program, it's perfect for what you want to do.
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    Thanks everyone for the advice! The "couch to 5k" program looks prefect, I'm going to give that a go.
 
 
 
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