Tips for Beginning Runners

Do you want to run but are not sure where to start?  Luckily running is a sport that requires little more than a good pair of running shoes.    If you are a walker that wants to become a runner or a couch-potato in need of some exercise here are a few great plans to turn you into a runner.  Yes, YOU!

Walk to Run –  courtesy of Prevention Magazine

Turn your walk into a run, tone your muscles and drop a size (or two) with the 8 week program.

Couch to 5K – courtesy of Cool Running

Known as the C25K in Internet chat rooms, this program will get you off the couch and running a 5K race in 8 weeks.  Even if you don’t want to run a 5K, you will be able to do it by following this plan.

The Runner’s World 8-Week Beginning Runner’s Training Program – courtesy of Runner’s World Magazine

While you may feel that a runner’s magazine may cater towards a more elite running circle, the folks at Runner’s World smartly offer information and resources for those just starting out.

Walk Run Off the Pounds – courtesy of Women’s Health

One benefit of running is that it torches calories and is helpful for weight loss.  This program is a smart and sane approach!

If you need more resources please feel free to drop me a note.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

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