Beginners

How Often Should Beginners Run?

Being new to running can mean many things: new motivation to exercise, higher energy levels, enthusiasm for your new habit, finding your tribe among local running group, a strong and sudden interest in race bling and tech shirts. And we certainly ...

Running When You Are Overweight – How to Get Started

If you want to lose a couple (or maybe more than a couple) pounds and are planning to start running, you might be at a loss about where to start. Even just the idea of running for 30 seconds might seem daunting! Don’t worry. We have you covered with ...

What is a Good 5k Time for Beginners?

If you’re just getting into running and have registered for, and started training for, a 5k, you may be wondering what a good finishing time for a beginner would be. Obviously, a decent time for a runner’s first several 5ks will vary greatly based ...

Best Running Gear for Beginners – Essential Items to Get Started

  “Take up running,” they said. “You don’t need any special gear,” they said. Well...yes, that’s technically true. But a little bit of retail therapy now and again can do more than make you happy. The right running gear can make you more ...

How to Start Running When You’re Out of Shape

If you’re out of shape, the idea of running may seem daunting. You know that you’d enjoy the benefits of running - a healthier lifestyle or weight loss, to start - but you just can’t seem to get out the door and do it. If you find yourself in ...

How to Lose Weight with a Couch To 5k Training Program

Chances are that if you’re looking into a Couch To 5k training program, you want to lose a little bit of weight and start a healthier lifestyle. The good news is that running is a great way to shed those extra pounds! We’ve compiled a short list ...

How to Become a Runner Even If You Hate It

We all know why running is great exercise. It helps promote a healthy lifestyle. You might be able to finally lose those few additional pounds. It will help you sleep better at night. And so forth. But if you haven’t run a lot—or even at all—in ...

30 Day Run Challenge for Beginners

Have you tried running and hated it? Or have you thought about starting to run and found it intimidating? Maybe you keep meaning to start, but there's always that one thing that keeps getting in the way. Then this challenge is for you! ...

Couch to 5k On A Treadmill (with free PDF)

You've made the decision to start preparing for a 5k. Congratulations! Even for beginner runners, a 5k is an easily achievable goal, and success with one goal can motivate you to set higher and harder goals for the future. Now all you need is a plan ...

How to Use a Treadmill for Beginners

For most, it’s a love-hate relationship. The relationship you develop with the treadmill, that is. Love it because you know, somewhere deep down, it is a great training tool. Hate it, well, because let’s face it – running indoors and staring at a ...

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