Get a physical before pushing your heart harder than it has in recent years to be sure you don't have a murmur, low or high blood pressure, or other hidden issues that running could exacerbate.
Runners should start strength training two or three weeks before running. This prevents injury and prepares your running muscles for high-impact exercise.
Not everyone wants to stick to a running schedule, but a program gives you parameters and protects you from doing too much, too soon
If you're running more than two hours after eating, have a 100-300-calorie snack of simple carbs 30 minutes before jogging.
Online communities like Chi Running and Not Your Average Runner are wonderful for connecting with other runners. Road Runners of America can help you discover a local group.
Whether you want to shatter world records at 100 or jog two kilometers easily, having concrete, ambitious, but doable goals keeps you motivated.
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