Category: Beginners

Easy Fitness – Running

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By R Garcia Many people have tried running, and many people have hated it. The roots of this displeasure can be traced to the running boom of the 1970′s, when running proponents, caught up in a near orgiastic buzz, loudly pronounced that the best approach to running was longer, faster, and harder, and they did… more

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Best Tips For Starting a Running Program

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By Colleen Trombley With more spring-like temperatures these days, I’ve been thinking a lot about running. As I’ve shared, I love running in all four seasons – I’m not a fair weather fan! At this time of year, when people are itching to get outside more and shed their winter insulation, I’ve mostly been thinking… more

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Jogging For Beginners

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By Harry Wilson In this article I am going to tell you how to begin jogging from my very own personal experiences. Which I hope will encourage those of you that have thought about jogging but haven’t been quite brave enough to take those very first steps out into the open and beyond. I am… more

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True Beginner Running Guide

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Make Jogging A Hobby, Not A Hatred By Matt Gaarder Deciding you are going to start a running routine and hitting the road require most people to take a big leap of faith of sorts, one that will look small down the road, trust me. I remember making the decision to start running for fitness… more

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Jogging for Fitness

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By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Most runners should train the same way that competitive runners do, even if they jog only for fitness. Here’s a program that you can follow even if you do not plan to compete. First get a physical exam to assure that you are healthy. Then start out by running every other… more

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Basic Tips for Runners – No.5

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Forget Speed Before thinking about speed sessions it is necessary to have a good running base. For the beginner it will be enough to run for any distance at a sensible pace. Many new runners run too fast and then have to walk. So the first thing to do is to slow down. Find your… more

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Basic Tips for Runners – No.4

Be consistent If you are going to make your training pay off you must be consistent. First decide how many times a week you are going to run. This decision will be based on how fit you are and what goals you have in mind. If you are a beginner three times a week will… more

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Basic Tips for Runners – No.3

Motivating Yourself Decide on an attainable goal, say a 10K race in ten weeks time. Then choose a schedule which suits the stage you are at and which builds up in the required time. Now enter the race. Know the race date and paying for it will help focus the mind. Print out the chosen… more

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New Runner

I’ve just answered a query from a new runner who is suffering aches and pains and thought that I would share it here: Beginners tend to think that all you have to do is get out there and run. That’s fine up to a point. However, you should start gently. Try not to sprint. I… more

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Basic Tips for Runners – No.2

Run with Others Running with others is a great help to get training done. Or put it the other way: if you are a solitary runner it takes an awful lot of will power to get out that front door. So this tip is about having others to run with. For some it is possible… more

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