Motivation and advices for beginner

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Motivation and advices for beginner

Postby Winthers » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:34 am

Hello all,

I guess you could say, Im a beginner when it comes to running. I wanted to tell my story, and hopefully get some motivation and advices.

I started having anxiety issues in spring 2013, which lead to skipped heartbeats and eventually I had a breakdown from stress in october 2013. The doctors checked my from A to B, and I was sendt home with a clean physical checkup. The perscription was to start exercising. At that time my weight was at 122kgs (268pounds).

I decided to start running 2 times a week outside in the forests (where noone could see me :) and upped it to 3 times a week. I clearly remember my first excersice - I ran 400meters, and had to start walking.

As the months went by, I slowly progressed to 5k without walking at all - which Im pretty proud of, even though it sounds hillarious to some people. I still suffer from the anciety, that really kicks in, when I get a skipped heartbeat. I hate it soo badly.

Ive now been running for almost a year. My weight is down to 108kgs (238 pounds) and I do a 5k in 40 mins.

I feel absolutly exhaused after the 5k - but hopefully my time will go down eventually. I kinda feel that its a good pace to be running in, but Ive seen others with way better time than that. I know that alot of people advice to do interval training to run faster, but my anxiety is really against me on that one. Im basicly so afraid of skipped beats and cant wrap my head around, that its not dangerous and my heart wont stop beating, even though my cardiac-doc cleared me.

Does anyone recognize anything from my story and how do you guys keep motivation up?

Winthers

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Re: Motivation and advices for beginner

Postby Alinshop » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:22 pm

Hello. I hate that you are suffering from aniexty, as I myself suffered from it years ago and understand how awful it is. Have you tried any alternative things such as yoga, acupuncture, etc...

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Re: Motivation and advices for beginner

Postby Winthers » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:15 am

I havent tried alternative methods. So far Im sticking with excercise and trying to be calm and relax. But sometimes.... MAN I just hate it.

Just need to keep the motivation up, which is so much easier said than done.

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Re: Motivation and advices for beginner

Postby Everett » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:20 am

If you're still bothered by anxiety then I recommend that you increase your intake of Vitamin B12. There are two variants of B12 -- one is cyanocobalamin and the other is methylcobalamin. Take the methylcobalamin variant and insure that it's a sublingual lozenge (one that dissolves under your tongue) because it absorbs better.

There are studies and research papers out there that have conclusively shown the co-relation between a lack of Vitamin B (the whole range from B1 to B12) and elevated stress, anxiety and panic levels. Think of B-vitamins as natural neuro relaxants.

I myself take a combo of Tyrosine + Vitamin B6 or sublingual B12 before my workouts. This is in addition to dietary protein.

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Re: Motivation and advices for beginner

Postby Alinshop » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:21 pm

Everett wrote:If you're still bothered by anxiety then I recommend that you increase your intake of Vitamin B12. There are two variants of B12 -- one is cyanocobalamin and the other is methylcobalamin. Take the methylcobalamin variant and insure that it's a sublingual lozenge (one that dissolves under your tongue) because it absorbs better.

There are studies and research papers out there that have conclusively shown the co-relatiting on between a lack of Vitamin B (the whole range from B1 to B12) and elevated stress, anxiety and panic levels. Think of B-vitamins as natural neuro relaxants.

I myself take a combo of Tyrosine + Vitamin B6 or sublingual B12 before my workouts. This is in addition to dietary protein.



Sounds like an interesting article. Do you have the link?

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Re: Motivation and advices for beginner

Postby Megan29 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:58 am

Hi there, i am running The Perkins Great Eastern Run this year. I posted a thread not so long ago about it. It will be my first Half Marathon after losing weight myself so i am kind of in the same situation so i guess the only advice i can give is to keep on going, have you heard the saying 'nothing looks as good as fit feels'? Well for me this is true and it is my motivation to keep going :-)


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