I normally run about 6km 3 or 4 times a week for cardio workout. Problem is that I can’t seem to be able to run for more than 300m or 400m without stopping for a breather. I’m trying to run 5km non-stop. I’ve got no clue how I’ll be able to accomplish that. I get enough rest, in that I never run two days in a row, neither is my diet constrained.
I noticed that in marathons, the runners refuel during the run. There are what they call “runner energy gels”. They take this after every about 20 min. I’m going to get them and try to see if I will be able to extend my range. If i can crack sustaining a pace for a long distance, I’ll be the happiest.