All running programmes for beginners are the same: they move you from walking, which anyone can do, to running, which anyone can do if they have the determination.
The difference between walking and running isn’t speed or biomechanics. It’s determination.
If you have the determination to stick with a simple programme, you’ll soon be a runner. Trust me. It won’t be long before you learn that I’m right.The beginning of your life as a runner just might be the most exciting time in your entire running career. Of course, you won’t necessarily realize that at the time. It may take months or years before you can look back and see what you’ve achieved. But rest assured – you will.
Getting started . . . first steps . . . the beginning of a great adventure. In many ways, beginning to run is a declaration of personal independence. A statement that says, ‘In a world that confronts me with mechanical convenience and idle luxury at virtually every turn, I have decided, nonetheless, to improve my physical fitness.’
Later, of course, you realize that running offers so much more than a flatter stomach, more muscle tone, and a longer and more energetic life. For most of us, body and soul both tune in to this stimulating activity we call running. Running strengthens the body while it soothes the soul.
So what are you waiting for? The sooner you get started, the better.