Some of the best tips for beginning runners are simple, common sense rules. If you are truly a green runner, then this is what you do. Don’t try to do too much on the first day of training! Otherwise, he’ll be so sore… he won’t be able to walk for a few days afterwards. What you want to do is start running a little more each day.
In addition, you also want to add a few more minutes to your total time. This is the way you don’t hurt. If you try to do too much in one day… you’ll have to rest for several days to recover. Missing a few days early will set you back in your overall training…allowing your mind to question itself with these kinds of questions: Should I really be running? Is running too hard for me? Or even, maybe I’m just meant not to be a runner!
Don’t let your subconscious tell you what to do! You are the boss of your body. You know you can become a runner. Become more attractive and lose several inches from your waist. You’ll even look up to ten years younger. A well-known fact, as related by other runners throughout the ages.
What you want to do every day you get home from work is immediately put on your running shoes as soon as you open the front door. Don’t sit on the couch. Turn around and exit through your next door neighbors house. You are going to walk around your block. After you get home, you want to stretch for about ten minutes.
After a few days, instead of walking around the entire block, you want to start jogging just past a couple of houses. When you start to get out of breath, slow down to walk. Finish your walk around the block. After a week, start walking around the block twice. After a few weeks, add more houses or run past a few houses. Gradually add more times of running past more houses. At the same time, run more and walk less.
After a month or so, you should be able to run your first lap completely, then run and walk your second lap. After two months, he should be able to fully run the two laps around his block without walking. On an average sized block, this is about a half mile. Two laps around the block is a mile. If you are not sure of the distance, mark it with your car.
Complete with the same scenario in the third and fourth month respectively. By the end of her fourth month, she should be running the full four laps around her entire block without walking. This distance is two miles of running. You should be proud of yourself because you have stood your ground. You have managed to go from being a non-runner to being a full-fledged runner in four months. The distance is two miles.
At the end of the fifth month, you will be ready to participate in your first 5K. Do not run for speed in your first race. That should be on time. Congratulations! In five months you have gone from being a non-runner to being able to participate in your first 5K!