Ok here's a brief history of my fitness training.
Throughout my school years I was very inactive and didn't really play many sports. About a year and a half ago I decided I wanted a hot muscle body and started getting into fitness. I primarily did strength training with a 10 min eliptical cardiovascular warm up. At the time I was still a smoker. About 6 months ago I quit cigs, but still wasn't good at cardio.
So I had been trying to get ripped but failing at it despite my generally healthy diet. Currently I eat mostly paleo but still won't lose my belly fat and I think this is due to the fact that I very rarely do cardio.
When I did do cardio, it was usually eliptical or (over the summer) swimming. So I decided I needed to learn to run.
So now I try to treadmill run and unlike before (when I smoked) my lungs/heart are not my limiting factor. Instead my legs start to burn like hell. Especially my calves.
I have been trying treadmill running on a slight incline but after 3 mins at 5-6 mph my legs burn so much that I have to decrease the speed and walk for a few mins before I can try running again.
Is my problem my form? My shoes? Or is this normal when one starts running?
My goal is to get my mile time under 10mins (yeah I know I'm pathetic, but I bet I could outswim most of u)
I just started this week running and hope to reach my goal before new years.
Any help or advice is appreciated. Thx