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Beginners Guide to Running

When trying to start any new workout it can seem intimidating. Below I have listed a few ways to begin running that will make it easier and more fun!

1. Consult a doctor: If you have never run before make sure there are no underlying conditions that will make it unsafe for you to start running.
2. Buy running shoes: Tennis shoes are so cute these days, but that does not mean they are appropriate for running. You can have your feet analyzed and make sure you are getting a shoe that is right for your foot
3. Sign up for a race: You can find beginner races like a run/walk. This will help keep you accountable and allow you to see progress.
4. Have a plan: there are amazing apps out there like the Couch to 5k app that will help ease you into running. Don’t go out the first day and expect to run 3 miles. Take it slow!
5. Walk: Work your way up to running for a certain duration of time. It does not hurt to walk. Have small goals like jogging for 3 minutes and then allowing your self a walk break.
6. Stick to a schedule: Certain days you will not feel like running but the only way to get better is to work on it. So don’t quit!

Come into Live Fit if you have any additional questions. Many of our personal trainers are runners and they would love to give you additional pointers!