Should I work on making my mile quicker?

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Ok so I have been taking up going to the gym. I have no where else to ask this question simply because I’m embarrassed… I recently for the first time in years jogged a mile without stopping.. My question is this should I work on making my mile quicker or try for two miles?

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Katie 3 years 14 Answers 256 views 0

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  1. 2. But then I am a distance runner so consider the source

  2. I was wondering the more distance I go, if I will get quicker as my endurance gets stronger

  3. I would start working of 2 and when you build endurance then you can start working on speed.

  4. Don’t be embarrassed you are out there going to the gym and jogging without stopping… That is great. I can’t do any of them expecially jogging anywhere. Great job. Keep up the great work. 🙂

  5. Thanks ladies.. I have to get this weight off.. It’s killing me. I have scoliosis and lordosis so my back hurts the majority of the time. I think it will feel better if I do!

  6. Increase your distance. You burn as many calories walking a mile as running it.

  7. It took me a year twice a week to build up to running 1.2 then 1.8 without stopping so you shouldnt be embarrased!

  8. Congratulations on hitting this milestone Katie Higgins!! Two different goals and ways to train. You can be a slow runner that runs marathons OR a faster runner that kills 5ks. You’ll burn more calories with speed work.

  9. Great work, you should be proud of yourself! Have you considered biking? Might be a good alternative on days where your back isn’t in for a run

  10. Congratulations! That is a really big accomplishment. Very proud of you. Do it at your own pace. If you want to jog faster, jog Faster. If you want to jog longer than jog longer. Just listen to your body

  11. Please don’t be embarrassed. That’s awesome that you are able to do a complete mile without stopping, and good for you for challenging yourself on a new goal! I’m not a runner, so I’m the last person to ask. I just wanted to say that I’m proud of you! 🙂

  12. Way to go!!! just getting out there and doing anything is such an accomplishment. You GO GIRL!!! Hugs!

  13. Just an update I about killed myself.. Felt like it anyway. I made it to two miles tonight.. I’m now going to work up to 3 miles and then speed it up.. Thanks for the advice ladies

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