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It is never too late to start running. Many take up this sport in their 50s and beyond. To start, you only need a good pair of running shoes and a desire.

Running is a very effective...

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An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Becoming a Runner

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Types of running
  • Road Running: running on paved roads, paths, and sidewalks.
  • Treadmill Running: easier than outdoor running and can be gentler on your joints.
  • Racing. Road ...

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Getting Started
  • Invest in Shoes and Gear. Visit a specialty running store to get fitted for the best shoes for you and check out gear such as running shorts, tops, or tights made of wicking fibers.

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Good Running Posture

Keep your posture upright, head lifted, back should feel tall, and shoulders level. Keep your pelvis neutral and your hands relaxed. Let your arms swing from the shoulder joint.

As runners ge...

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Monitor Your Footstrike

If you are a toe runner, your calves will get tight and you could develop shin pain.

If you land on your heals, you are usually taking steps that are longer than they need to be. It wastes en...

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Hydration

You should drink before, during and after your runs. Drink when you feel thirsty.

As a general rule, you should drink four to six ounces of fluid every 20 minutes during your runs. Faster run...

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Running Nutrition

Eating anything you want may lead to weight gain after a few months of regular running. Instead, focus on a healthy balanced diet.

  • Eat something light that is high in carbohydrates 2 ...

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Motivation

To keep up your motivation:

  • Join a running group to help you when you face challenges.
  • Consider running with music
  • Keep a running journal
  • Fill your personal space...

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Cold Weather Running
  • Dress in layers. Start with a thin layer of wicking material, a middle layer of polar fleece and an outer layer of nylon to protect against wind and rain.
  • Cover your head.

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Hot Weather Running
  • Light loose gear will help your body breathe and cool down.
  • Use water in and on your body to cool you down during runs. Splash cold water on your head, back of your neck ...

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Cross-Training

Your running should include more than just running. Mix other activities like cycling, swimming, skating, aerobic exercises or strength training to help avoid getting burned out.

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Race Training
  • 5K. This is a great race for beginners. Seasoned runners also participate in these races at a very fast pace.
  • 10K. When you are comfortable running a 5K, the next step is...

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