Whether you are just beginning a running routine or have been a long distance runner for many years, it is important that you give your body adequate time to adapt to the new movements. Starting a running routine can be intimidating if you have never run before, so it’s important to begin slowly and be patient with your body. Starting out slow will help you to reduce the number of injuries that you have while running, especially if you are a beginner runner. Be sure to use proper running shoes, especially if you are a novice runner. You should also break in your running shoes before you begin a full program of running so that they will not cause you any injury later on.
The first step in starting a running routine is finding a good location where you will do your running. It’s important that you choose a place that allows you some room to wiggle your feet as you run. A door, a small alcove, or a hallway would be ideal. It’s also a good idea to find a quiet area where you can run without other noises disturbing you. The area you choose should allow you plenty of room to be comfortable while running, while also allowing you ample time to run without interruption.
Once you have found a new location to run, it’s time to get your running shoes together and begin your new year of running routine. Run one mile at a time on the same length of track until the day gets underway. Once you complete one mile, you can begin to increase the distance until you are running five minutes, one mile, two miles, three miles, or even longer, depending on how long you are able to keep going. Be sure to stretch beforehand so that you will be ready when the race starts.
After completing your one-mile run, you should start your running routine by jogging on a moderate pace for about a quarter of a mile. You will begin to feel the burn in your legs as you go. The cool thing about this type of running routine is that it provides you with aerobic conditioning. This type of running routine will get you ready for a half hour of cross country running if you decide to do so.
Next, you should run-walk as much as possible until you reach the point where you feel tired enough to get a good rest. If you do not feel rested, you should not run-walk anymore. If you run-walk for only three minutes at a time, you should be able to complete a whole race without any rests. After you’ve run-walk for thirty minutes, you should take a quick nap or two before you begin your next leg of the run-walk.
A lot of people think that running just requires them to run-walk for thirty minutes, but it’s much more. Running is a great way to get into shape and to help your body get rid of excess fat. Starting a running routine is easy and it can be very beneficial for your health. You should try it today.