How To Build Up Running Stamina

How to build stamina

How To Build Up Running Stamina

When my baby was 6 months old and I was struggling to lose weight, and I thought of running. I went for a day and after fifteen minutes I came back. I found running seriously difficult and wonder how these people run for so long. I spoke to one of my husband’s friends who had participated in many marathons. As per her, I need to build up stamina and do more cardio.

I wasn’t able to follow that without any guidance. Running on a treadmill for 15 minutes in one go was boring and neither I had the stamina to do it. I decided to commit myself to aerobics which I enjoyed and was comfortable doing.

How To Build Up Running Stamina

How To Build Up Running Stamina – Tips

I have subscribed to many fitness sites and one day I saw this running schedule which trains one to run 30mins continuously in eight weeks. I don’t remember which site it was as I just saved the schedule and didn’t bookmark the post. So if anyone of you knows of any such site please share.

It had been two weeks since following the schedule and I found myself running forΒ  30 minutes continuously with just one-minute break in between. I was the same person who couldn’t run for five minutes continuously. This running schedule actually worked for me. I will share the schedule here.

How To Build Up Running Stamina

We always think people get it easy but people really work hard for what they achieve. That was quite sometime back when once I asked Gul Panag to give tips on stamina building and this is what her reply was. This was in 2013.

HOW TO BUILD UP STAMINA TO LOSE WEIGHTI still can not think of running 5kms and Gul Panag can actually run 10km in an hour. How amazing is that! I really wish I reach that level of fitness one day.


Coming over to my fitness level, I haven’t lost much of kgs but I am feeling fit and more energetic. In fact, when I was running for half an hour, I was not tired but just a little bored. I was looking at the timer thinking how many minutes more running is left πŸ˜›

I also joinedΒ Zumba classes and after my first class, I found it awesome. Something much more interesting than a regular mundane workout. Although I can’t attend the class regularly whatever I did, I had a lot of fun.

I clicked this picture then and I today when I see it I find that I had lost more weight from my belly area. Although I still have a long way to go I am glad that all those notions of having a C section and never able to lose weight from the belly are completely false. If you work for it you very well can πŸ™‚how to run and lose weight

Oh! One more thing before I end the post. My PCOSΒ was under control and I began having a regular menstrual cycle. Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. Wow πŸ™‚ , Gul has sooooooooo much stamina. I also cannot run much and burn calories on the treadmill by walking briskly at maximum incline. Now i am also going to run this way.
    n Ana, Zumba would be such funnnnn πŸ™‚

  2. I get tired with monotonous workouts , not wid energetic ones ;). I am also gonna join some dance classes after I am done with my gymn membership.

  3. Great tips Ana .as always y inspire me more with every such post…where hv u joined zumba classes…I m also interested

  4. Shilpa, how you lost 15 kgs ? I missed your comment last time and readin it was a pleasant surprise :).

  5. That’s a very helping one. I’m slim but not at all fit. I was thinking how to and where to start but you helped me Anamika. Thank you so much. I’m definitely going to do this for sure. πŸ˜€

  6. Hey Tarun please don’t increase the incline too much on the treadmill as the increase in incline only ends up straining and hurting your knees more.

  7. Hey tarun….I lost that much with 3 things… carbs after 7 pm tea after lunch and at bed time
    3. daily brisk walk of 5 kms

  8. U know it’s been more than a year that I hav had chapati or bread in’s mostly daal or sprout salad or began chilla if I feel too hungry….even on outings I don’t take carbs

  9. This is a nice way not to strain your body specially if you’re not into running as exercise before.


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