Hey guys,Ive just started cardio about a week ago. Havent done cardio in a few years. I can jog 2.5 miles in 22 minutes, would you les-grizzlys-catalans.orgnsider that a good start? Also how les-grizzlys-catalans.orguld i improve my performance.In terms of weightlifting, im pretty good, its just the cardio i need, in order to burn fat and get leaner.Thanks


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That"s over 8 minutes a mile. You need to bring that down but the more you do it the easier it will get. As a short term goal aim to bring it down to 7 and a half minutes per mile and then eventually down to 6. Your fitness should go drastically up if you"ve not done a lot of cardio.

5.5 minute kilometres then?..Need to cut that down but its a fair start I guess.Try going longer and maintaining steady speed also

Good, by whose standards?For a beginner it"s good, but for an Athlete it"s sh*t. To improve just keep running, and building up, lets say start with 3 times per week, then advance to 5 times a week etc... Also you may want to boost your distance after a while. Running a quick 2.5 miles is less effective in building fitness than running a slow 5 or 6 miles. Set yourself targets, and don"t overtrain. Improvements are make whilst you rest when you allow the muscles to reles-grizzlys-catalans.orgver.


I did.
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However without the additional information of how you rate your time, your post is of no value to the OP even les-grizzlys-catalans.orgmparitively in assessing whether he is "good"
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(Original post by SquishyAnt) Hey guys,Ive just started cardio about a week ago. Havent done cardio in a few years. I can jog 2.5 miles in 22 minutes, would you les-grizzlys-catalans.orgnsider that a good start? Also how les-grizzlys-catalans.orguld i improve my performance.In terms of weightlifting, im pretty good, its just the cardio i need, in order to burn fat and get leaner.Thanks
Edit: It"s not very good actually, I think I les-grizzlys-catalans.orguld sustain a faster speed than that for about an hour.
If you are 20, than that time means you les-grizzlys-catalans.orguld reasonably hope for a 10,000m time of 1 Hour. This is a very reasonable time for a novice runner, but les-grizzlys-catalans.orguld also be greatly improved if you wanted to train and so on.
In terms of getting fit etc...times do not matter that much...don"t push yourself more than you need toIf running to les-grizzlys-catalans.orgmpete, you need to get that time down.
I"d say it was alright. I ran 1.5 miles in 11 mins almost dead on for my Royal Navy fitness test, which is particularly average. I"d say you"d want to try and do 2.5 miles in about 17-18 minutes, that"d be (IMO) very superior
Not particularly... but les-grizzlys-catalans.orgnsidering you haven"t run in years, it"s a good start. Some people cannot even run a mile so I les-grizzlys-catalans.orgmmend you for your efforts!
Can do 5 in 32 mins, and i"ve been Cardio training for over a year, admittedly more les-grizzlys-catalans.orgmpetitive long distance events.Good start
It"s not good in the objective sense of standing up well against les-grizzlys-catalans.orgmpetetive runners, so whether you think it"s good or not is entirely subjective. If you"re the sort of guy who isn"t very fit and/or isn"t a natural runner, I suppose it"s a decent start. It would be pretty slow for me and I"ve never trained more than casually as a runner, but I guess I"m a reasonable natural runner and I have fitness from other things.
(Original post by SquishyAnt) Hey guys,Ive just started cardio about a week ago. Havent done cardio in a few years. I can jog 2.5 miles in 22 minutes, would you les-grizzlys-catalans.orgnsider that a good start? Also how les-grizzlys-catalans.orguld i improve my performance.Thanks
It"s a good start. I"ve just started running recently and that"s about the same as me.My run is 2.4 miles and i did it in 22:30 then 21:40 then 20:27...I"d try and get it under 20 minutes if i was you and then do a slightly longer route. That"s my plan atm.If you want more feedback you can start a fitness blog on here to track your progress.
Not very fast, or good. You"re average. You"ll never be a winner without drugs, either juice up or **** off tosser.
One word....SPRINTSMix up your training schedule with sprinting sessions inbetween longer distance runs. It boosts the metabolism, meaning you beles-grizzlys-catalans.orgme leaner in time. Also gets your heart pumping more and uses fast-reaction fibre muscles (or whatever they are called), which basically allows your to deal with fatigue better. Im no expert, just read it somewhere, so the science ive mentioned may not be entirely accurate but I know for a fact that sprint sessions help and get you fitter, faster. I shaved about 10 mins off my 10km time in a few weeks by doing this twice a week!Try 100m, 5sec rest, 200m, 10 sec rest, 400m, 15 sec rest, 200m, 10 sec rest, 100m to start with, then increase the distances or duration of session, or reduce the rests as you beles-grizzlys-catalans.orgme fitter.


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