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
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
responded to a request placed by us on the forums earlier this year. We wanted beginner runners who were willing to take on a massive challenge – to get from virtually nothing to 26.2 miles in time for the 2004 Flora London Marathon.Over the coming months
"I'm out of shape, overweight and I've never run before."Just like the millions of couch-potatoes-turned-runners before you. "Beginners all say, 'This seems crazy. Can I do it?'" says Bob Glover, co-author of The Runner's Handbook (£9.99, Penguin
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
WEEK ONE WEEK TWO WEEK THREE WEEK FOUR Mon Rest Day Rest Day Rest Day Rest Day Tue SWIM for 30 minutes easy SWIM for 30 minutes easy SWIM for 20 minutes easy SWIM for 20 minutes easy Wed Power walk/run ...
For the past two years, I’ve been teaching a class for novice runners on a university campus. But this is no typical college course – we spend more time running together than discussing and debating.The group meets twice a week for 50 minutes at a time. For homework, I suggest th...
minutes of strengthening and stretching after your runs, because that’s when these exercises tend to do the most good.14 Follow the hard day/easy day training system Most runs need to be easy. This is true whether you’re a beginner or an elite athlete. (Of
At some point early on, a beginner learns that 99.9 per cent of runners are pleasant, helpful people.This realisation usually dawns when a beginner meets a veteran at a race or on a training run, and theveteran starts sharing his or her enthusiasm
if you go without.After a bike, a wetsuit is possibly the most expensive piece of kit you'll buy. Allen does not recommend a budget option but also advises beginners to steer away from top-of-the-range models."Spend enough to ensure your wetsuit fits
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