Don’t overdo it"I know now that hammering every session was ultimately counter-productive. When I first started running, I would struggle to keep up with running friends who were faster than me. This got me into shape, but it took a mounting toll on my muscles and joints. I final...
By its very nature, running is simple: put one foot in front of the other; quickly repeat; keep going. That formula is burned into our brains. For our ancestors, running meant the difference between eating or being eaten, so the skill was there from day one.We don't need gloves, ...
.To help make all this happen, here's our first-ever beginners' racing guide. Here, you'll find everything that you need to know – from tips on nutrition and warm-ups, to race-day strategies and recovery techniques. Race DayRace day can be intimidating
This section is adapted from No Need For Speed - A Beginner's Guide To The Joy Of Running, by John Bingham. Buy this book!Many adult-onset athletes believe that living an active lifestyle would be easier if they could trade the body they have
a few seconds to a few minutes each, during a normal run) for variety. Alternate hard and easy days. For beginners, most easy days will be days off running altogether. For other runners, the rule is simply not to schedule speedwork sessions or long
Whether you’ve decided to make a change to your lifestyle, or you’ve just been roped in for a charity race, this index of our best beginner articles is for everyone taking those first running steps. From can't-fail motivation, to a first 5K or 10K
Heath and Injury | Motivation | Nutrition | Racing | Shoes + Kit | Training | Weight-loss | CreditsThese are highlights and frequently asked questions from our beginner forums. They were created by members of Runner's World just like you. If you
It’s unlikely you’ll win every race you enter but you can be a winner every time you race by setting a new PB (personal best time). The full version of this article contains nine tips that - put simply - work. They go from timing your race right to tweaking your training, to eat...
It’s unlikely you’ll win every race you enter but you can be a winner every time you race by beating yourself and setting a new PB. Here are nine tips that work.Strong LegsMany runners assume that because they run, they don’t need to do leg-strengthening exercises. This isn’t nec...
on. See full threadCommon beginner injuries and health tipsBlistersMarathong - The night before a long run, I put petroleum jelly all over my feet, put socks on and go to bed. The petroleum jelly softens the skin while you sleep. On the day
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