Getting into running

Whichever way you look at it, running is a pretty cool sport. From pushing to the fastest speeds, to mighty endurance battles, it really is amazing what the human body can do. And since you don’t need a huge amount of equipment to get into it, anybody can try it out.

If you want to get a bit leaner, stronger, and faster, then running can be the ideal way to do it, although you can’t expect to be running 5km straight away with ease, especially if you are not as fit as you could be. Follow these tips to get into running and keep running.

Walk and run

Getting the right movement and breathing rhythm can take a little bit of practice, and if you’re not used to running, you can quickly find yourself losing your puff. That’s why to begin with you should start out with walking and running intervals. This will mean the time that you run is smoother, and give you a recovery spell. As you progress in your training, shorten the walking periods and lengthen the running ones, until one day you find all you’re doing is running!

Get a good pair of trainers

It doesn’t matter really what you wear initially, but do invest in a good pair of trainers if you are planning on taking up running. Not only will they protect your feet, but they’ll help cushion your joints too, and minimise the potential for repetitive injury strains.

Try the treadmill

Running outdoors can actually be tougher than running on the treadmill, so take things easy and try the treadmill at the gym first. Since you’ll be paying some sort of membership or fee too, it is a great motivation to keep at the running!

For a great exercise buzz, it could be time to get into running.

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