"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
enough sport. There's only one thing that's bothering you: if running's so simple, why do you have so many questions? You're not alone.Every beginner worries about how to get started and has a lot to ask - about how to get motivated, what to eat, how
This extract is from The Runner's World Complete Book of Running by RW USA Editor Amby Burfoot. You can now preview it, free, for two weeks without risk or obligation. All running programmes for beginners are the same: they move you from walking
Most runners want to keep track of their pace. Its how we measure many sessions. So what happens to your overall pace when you combine running and walking? You slow down, obviously. But not as much as you might think.The following table shows per-mile paces for someone who runs ...
As runners, we all want to increase our endurance, but we’re often referring to different things. While the beginner often wants to go further – from two miles to four miles, then to six, more experienced runners don’t see much point in running
, enjoyable (and effective) way to run. It’s worth a try, isn’t it? Amby Burfoot is Editor of Runner's World US.
is not recommended for beginners because it puts too much stress on muscles and connective tissues that may not be ready to handle the load. It may also put extra stress on the knees and Achilles tendons. Hill training made its first big impact in the early 1960s
UAN: 160 Article type:--For too many years runners have been told to train as they feel. The problem is that no one tells you how you’re supposed to feel when you’re training right. Lacking this insight, many runners unconsciously fall into the no-pain, no-gain trap. They tra...
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