Can’t Run a Mile? Here’s What Your Body’s Telling You

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If you’re new to running, one of the first goals you may make is to run a mile without stopping. But it’s easier said than done. If you can’t run a mile without stopping, your body may be trying to tell you something is wrong. But what exactly is your body trying to tell you? Here are three reasons you may be unable to run a mile without stopping.

Need to Take Breaks: You Need to Build Up Endurance

If you’re trying to run a mile without stopping, start by alternating between walking and running intervals. Over time, start running longer and walking less, until you don’t need to take any breaks at all.

Get Cramps While Running: Start Foam Rolling After You Run

If you’re getting cramps while running, it’s time to try foam rolling, which will help you recover from cramping and it will prevent injuries.

Get Stomach Cramps: Change Your Pre-Run Meal

Stomach pains and cramps when running are usually due to what you ate or didn’t eat prior to running. You may be eating too much too close to your run or you’re not eating enough to fuel your workouts. In general, wait at least 30 minutes after eating before exercising and make sure you’re drinking water throughout the day.