Originally Posted by Young Pro
I'm new to this whole running thing. I'm 26, and until a month or so ago, had never done any serious dedicated cardio work in my life. I had always stayed in shape by playing sports (basketball, volleyball and tennis), but it's getting harder to work those into my schedule and I had definitely gotten out of shape.
I started running twice a week and biking twice a week about 6 weeks ago. I'm up to about 6 miles per run (in ~46 minutes, so not exactly a blistering pace) and 18 miles in 50 minutes on the bike (at the gym, on a cardio program designed to keep my hear rate around 155). Any future suggestions are definitely welcome.
I must say I'm enjoying it so far. Thanks guys, some of the posts here helped get me started (mostly because I'm competitive, lol...)
6 miles in 46 is quite good considering you just started running, and you probably have alot of room for improvement.
You sound about like me when i started running.. had always stayed in shape through sports but never did any dedicated cardio.. then i started running a little on the treadmill at the gym, found i enjoyed it and was better at it than i thought, and gradually got hooked on running.
Hopefully you keep enjoying it. Just gradually up your mileage and speed and you and you'll be in good shape.