I've been running for 5 weeks now and making great progress. I started at only being able to run non-stop for 30 sec/rest 2 min/run 30 sec and repeat. I'm now up to running 1 1/2 miles non-stop/3 min walk/1 1/2 miles non-stop/and repeat.
I run 6 days per week for approx 1-1 1/4 hours each day.
The problem I'm having is that my achiles tendon(sp?) starts getting tight and hurts causing me to have to stop running at about 1 1/2 miles in. I've still got more lung capacity and strength, and I just know I can get up to 2 miles if it were not for that darn achiles tendon problem.
Anyone ever have this problem? How did you remedy it? Could it be my sneakers??? Could it be my running form? Could it be that I'm just old?
Also, is it safe to run 6 days a week. I'm running for fat loss and trying to build core strength and stamina. Training to run 5K race by January 2011.
Appreciate any help you all can give me.