By Anonymous - 13/04/2016 16:41 - United States
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15 minutes is longer than I lasted the last time I tried going for a run. I didn't even make it to the end of the block before my ACL was like "lol nope."
15 minutes is not bad! If your grandfather run regularly and you decided on the spur of the moment to join him then this sounds like the logical outcome. I get into running in the summers and then fall out of the habit in the winters and it's amazing how quickly I fall back to barely able to run for 10 minutes before eventually building back up. If you'd like to be able to run father I highly recommend the CouchTo5K program. But do it at your own pace! I repeated week 5 like three times before I felt comfortable moving on.
If you can't jog for more than fifteen minutes then you have some serious health issues. Jogging is a light run. Light running is not difficult. No where does it say OP has a reason they can't exercise, so I think it's safe to assume they're horribly out of shape.
Your grandpa is awesome! A body in motion stays in motion. Make sure to tell him to keep up the good work and start running everyday with him. After a while it will get easier and easier and you'll be in great shape too :)
Also, as someone who felt like their chest was going to implode after their first run, I'd like to add: You won't BELIEVE how little time it takes for running to get easier for you. The first two or three days suck, but if you pace yourself and keep fighting, it takes only a week or even less to comfortably run for at least half an hour - at least that's how it was for me!
What if you build in a week to be able to do HIIT for 30minutes in a session? 1 minute 5.5 km/h and 1 minute 7.5 km/h... continously interchanging... This equals a little over 3 km and it felt great finishing. I didnt run for over 7 to 9 months and when I tried running my first lap in a long time I was so suprised that I was out of breath for the first 200m. But Im building up again with around 8-9 hours of mostly aerobic excercises at the gym. :)