Beginner Runner

Looking for beginner runner tips? Then this page got you covered. In this section, you'll find plenty of articles and resources that can help start running, prevent injury, and lose weight as a beginner. Check out the articles for more running guidelines.

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The 8-Week Beginner Running Plan

Regardless of your current level of fitness, you should be able to build from nothing to being to able to run for a half an hour, without much huffing and puffing, in less than 8 weeks. Nevertheless, if you are serious about making this happen, you would need to commit to run at least three times per week, and follow the beginner run-walk program that I’m going to share with you today.

Weight Training For Runners – Top 7 Exercises (2023 Update)

Looking for the best guidelines on weight training for runners?  Then you have come to the right place. In this post, I'm going to share with you full guide to weight training for runners. By the end,...

Top 6 Cardio Alternatives to Running – Exercises to Replace Running

unning is a cardiovascular exercise per excellence... But, truth be told, hitting the pavement is just one cardio option, and there are other ways, more and less beneficial to some degree, to get a cardio kick. Of course, I still love running pretty much. But sometimes a little bit of change can do wonders to motivation and training consistency—especially if you are injured, burned out, or just bored. See, the benefits of cross training abound. Therefore, if you have trouble running—whether you are nursing an injury, are burned out or just looking to spice things up—know that you have quite a lot of alternatives. 6 Cardio Workout Alternatives to Running
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How Often Should You Run

When planning your running routine, the first critical component you need to figure out is your running frequency. As in, how many times should you run per week? And as we are going to see in today’s post, the answer to that question is not all black or white. Running 101 - How Often Should Beginners Run?
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The Best Leg Workout for Runners – 8 Lower Body Exercises To Improve Running...

Are you looking for the best leg workout for runners? Then you have come to the right place as I'm sharing with you a serious of lower body exercises that every runner should do. But, first...

Couch To 10K Plan – What’s a 10K In Miles & How To Train...

If you’re planning on running your first 10K in the upcoming three to four months, but are a complete beginner, then you’re in the right place. Yes, three to four months might be all you need to get prepared for the distance—even with no previous running experience, provided you’re in decent shape and are willing to be consistent with your training. Follow my simple guidelines below, and you’ll be on your way to completing—even crashing—your first 10K.
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Top 11 Weight Loss Rules For Runners

Most people take up running for mainly one reason: to lose weight. Heck, that’s what got me into it in the first place. Years ago, I was fat and out-of-shape, but after taking up running everything changed for the better. Just don’t get me wrong. Running does shed mad calories, but it’s not a guaranteed recipe of success. In fact, some runners still struggle their weight or hit weight loss wall, and unwanted weight gain can happen despite regular training. That’s a fact. Nevertheless, don’t throw your running shoes away yet. Today you are going to learn how to reach success with your weight loss running routine. Therefore, here are 9 rules for maximum weight loss for runners.
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How To Start Running Again After A Long Break

Curious about how to start running again after time off? Then you've come to the right place. Going back to running after two months off, or longer is easier said than done. ALL runners will...

How to Start Running When Overweight – The Fat People Running Guide

When it comes to starting a running program, being overweight can be a major obstacle. Nonetheless, just because you are heavy does not mean that you barred from the sport. The fact is, running isn’t reserved for thin people with no weight problems. If you are overweight, then running (the way I’m going to be prescribing it today) might be the right thing you need to shed the extra pounds and keep them off for good. Running is awesome. In fact, running is one of the best exercises out there. It’s simple, convenient and burns mad calories. And all you need is a pair of good shoes and off you go. For more on the benefits of running, check my two here posts here. Enter The Beginner Overweight Runner Program With that all being said, there is a dark side to running. In fact, this sport is high impact and can take a toll on your body—especially if you are really overweight and/or out of shape. The good news is by following the training guidelines below, you’ll be able to take up running, lose the weight, then keep it off for good.
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Running Cadence – What’s The Ideal Stride Turnover

Want to become a faster runner? Then increase your cadence. In fact, if you’re serious about becoming a better and faster runner, improving your running cadence is exactly what you need. This, as we’re going to see, will not only increase your speed, but also reduce your injury risk. And who doesn’t want that? So what's running cadence? Why does it matter? And how to improve it?