Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit

How can I increase my stamina, so I can run longer?

I love the feeling of running, but my lungs and sides don't. Is there something I can do to increase my stamina so I don't end up with my sides aching and my lungs gasping for breath?

Report as

You KEEP on running. That is how you get passed that pain and build your stamina. When you think you cant keep going..... keep going.

Helpful (7) Fun (2) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Working out every day and pushing past your comfort zone will help and remember to stretch . If its hard for you to breath when you run then just put your arms above your head for a better oxygen flow (:

Helpful (6) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

I miss running. Too many injuries and years on me now to run like I used to.

Helpful (1) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

keep running and drink plenty of water

Helpful (2) Fun (2) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Good Question.

Helpful (1) Fun (5) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

You should run every day or some days of the week for some time, for example 10 minutes and you do this for around 2 weeks. Then you start running for 12 or 15 minutes for around 2 weeks. 2 weeks isn't the ideal number just add time when you feel it easier to run the time you had put. Of course you don't have to add and add time until you reach two hours or so. I think thirty minutes is ok and one hour is ideal.. Advice: Don't run on your full strength, just a little slower because what you are doing is not for the distance but for the time and you won't be able to exercise correctly with full power. (you will get tired fast)

Helpful (4) Fun (2) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Practice runs day after a day

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

First warm up your body by running SLOWLY, then increase your running speed gradually and then (after spending 30 minutes on body warm up) run with your full speed. Actually your stamina boost up only when you run with your full speed. (not by jogging only)
Running faster from the very first day (for irregular people) make their muscles pull badly. Starting from 10 minute warm up, gradually increase your exercise time, day by day and after a week run with full speed for about 10 minutes.
BODY WARM UP IS THE COMPULSORY STEP BEFORE RUNNING
(I am a football player)

Helpful (2) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
Warmup is not fun but the nourishment of your body
Report as
Add a comment...

Push yourself each day to get
better

Helpful (1) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Work on your speed first. Stamina will come with time.

Helpful (1) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

just keep on thinking that you wanna run

Helpful (1) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

try not to run so fast cause it will be so much pain if you keeped on going that fast. try fast walking the whole time. running hurts the lungs . i cant stand running. etc. fast walking is just as good as running.

Helpful (1) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

By elongating your pace little by little.

Helpful (1) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

When you start feeling pain just start thinking i am getting started and challenge yourself and make goals, if you start getting tired don't stop and walk slow to a jog but it's bad for your muscles and knees if you switch between walking and running
also take one steady pace and after a couple of weeks pick up a little but also take a day for an easy run. Stretch properly and you could also do some breathing exercises like they do in marching bands

Helpful (1) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

swimm

Helpful (2) Fun (2) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Sometimes I find it helpful to have something to hang on to while running. It needs to be something special, for example something you treasure or that represents that. When I find myself getting tired, I just look at it and for some reason I get a bit more energy. It's very interesting though I'm sure it's a placebo effect! :D

Helpful (1) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Just keep running when you get that pain it means your stamina is getting better i know it sounds silly but it is how it is

Helpful (1) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

the first day run a mile then the next day run 2 miles then the next day run 3 miles and just keep going on.

Helpful (1) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
That a little fast you should get used to a little bit at a time before increaseing in distance :-D
Report as
not really but ok cool
Report as
Add a comment...

dont keep on running it will just make the pain worse and that will not help what you need to do is when you fell the pain stop and exercise

Helpful (1) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

The best way to increase your stamina is to run. The more you run the more you will be able to run, it's that simple. Go for a run everyday if you can and everyday try to beat the previous day. As for the pain you ever heard the saying no PAIN no GAIN? I believe this saying is true. You will feel pain when you just start to run but of course if it's a pain that you is too much you should stop running so you don't hurt yourself. If you hurt yourself then your won't be able to run at all.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

training and eating correctly

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

breath slowly when running,swimmmmmm

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

look up breathing techniques. Here's one of them: Breath in as deeply as u can, then, breath out as long as you can. Keep doing this over and over. Soon, your lungs will get longer. Then you'll have more air in your lungs. Then, run.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

work your way up and pace yourself... run a little longer more and more every day and it helps

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

dont eat before you run because that will hurt your sides. You can improve by just pushing yourself to run longer distances each time. Doing things like planks to work out your core help with running. good luck

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Trust me I have the same situation what I keep doing is running but I dance a lot and do sit ups streches help me a lot I do not know about you but its worth trying good luck keep running.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

just get something to motivate u

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Maybe it's a running form issue? Could you be more tired because you are working harder than you need to? There is some pretty good literature at http://trackstarusa.com/distance/running-efficiency/.

Otherwise, maybe you need more consistency with your running (5-6 days in a row and repeat) so your body doesn't feel like its running for the first time....every time.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Eat lots of vegetables get more sleep and eat something before a big run like a salad or something the most important is to get lots of rest though.
Hope this helped :)

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Well ! practice makes a man perfect. You need to do practice daily without any break. As you have to work out a lot the meal you eat should also be healthy and energetic. Concentrate on your diet and make a proper diet chart. Other option for you is that you can also consult a trainer who can guide you properly.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

keep breathing!

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

It's not the same as running, but the idea's the same. Every time I go on one of my bike rides, I go an extra distance, or I pedal a little slower. I used to ride about two miles and then I'd be panting so hard. But the next time I went out I rode an extra half-mile and felt just the same. Now when I go out (the last time was Monday), I went 26 miles, and it felt great. It didn't take too long to get that kind of endurance, either. I think it might have taken me about four months to get the way I am. You just have to stick to it; you'll soon see.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer
Popular Searches