• April 17, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    I’m probably not experiencing a wall like marathon runners do. I mean, they’re real runners, while I’m still a beginner. That said, I find that I’ll be chugging along happily for a bit, then I will feel that I not only need to slow down, but that I just want to stop and lie down on the sidewalk. I don’t even want to have to walk home. It’s so hard to catch my breath and makes things very unpleasant. Am I just trying to go too far? My run isn’t very long at all. Any advice is welcome.

  • April 20, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    Slow down to your slowest run and keep going, focus on your breathing, how the ground feels under your feet, a the way a certain bird looks. Anything that will keep your focus and keep you mindful. Sometimes, you’ll break on through it and you feel great again!

  • April 27, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Helen1 said it all. Also, stay hydrated properly to be sure that you’re not hitting a wall because of that. Make sure you’re fueling up properly. But really when you’re out there, what was already suggested sounds right to me.

  • May 4, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    I think what you’re going through is normal for a beginner. It’s not a wall. You just haven’t built up your fitness yet. Running is a lot different from walking. You’ll get there! Keep going!

  • May 9, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    Keep going, keep practicing. You’ll get there! Walk at times if you need to. You’ll build up your stamina and endurance!

  • May 16, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Updates? Seeing any improvements yet?