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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Should You Run on Asphalt or Concrete?

Ever since I became a runner, I ‘ve always been warned of the supposed dangers of running on hard surfaces, especially concrete and sidewalks. But if you’re a city dweller—just like most of us—a paved...
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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To The Long Run

Whether you’re a newbie 5K runner or a hardcore marathoner, the long run is essential to any successful training program. It’s foundational and a reliable training tool to help you reach your running goals. Long...
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6 Reasons For Gaining Weight While Running

Running is the best thing you can do to help you lose weight and keep it off for good. If truth be told, the reason why I started running in the first place was to lose weight, and chances you’ve started (or thinking about it) for similar reasons. Scores of new fitness nuts take up running because, mostly, they want to lose weight. Nonetheless, and as I have learned the hard way, running does not always lead to weight loss. This is a hard one to swallow…
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Top 10 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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6 Yoga Poses to Ease Post-Run Muscle Soreness

if you feel sore after a run, then good job buddy! But this soreness can also be a bad thing, especially if it’s interfering with your everyday activities. Post-run soreness can also be an unpleasant experience—even painful at times, and may interfere with your daily activity and how ready you can be—physically and mentally—for your next workout. Therefore, today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite cross-training activities you can do to speed up recovery: yoga.
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Protect your Skin While Running in the Summer

The summer months are ideal for running with plenty of long days, plenty of races around to keep motivated. The downside, excessive sun exposure can put you at risk for many issues, such as premature...
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Why & How To Keep a Running Journal

Want to start keeping a running journal, but don’t know where or how to start? Then you’re in the right place. For many years, I chose to not keep a running journal for purely laziness reasons. Once...
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The Complete Guide To Recovery Runs

Quality workouts, think interval sessions and long runs, get the majority of attention in most runners’ training plans,  but recovery runs are usually ignored. In fact, the recovery run has been the often-than-not forgotten workout. That said, recovery runs are one of the most valuable runs. As we are going to see, recovery runs are essential. Running at a relaxed pace can help you develop proper form, build endurance, establish base mileage, and might even, as the name implies, speed up recovery. As a result, in today’s post, I’m sharing with some training guidelines on how to do the recovery run right.
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Top 15 HIIT Workouts For Runners

High-Intensity Interval Training Defined When it comes to getting the most out of your workout program for fat loss and optimum fitness, high-intensity interval training is the way to go. Hailed by most fitness experts as the closest thing to a training shortcut that produces quick results, HIIT is backed by sound scientific study and countless personal testimonies. The exact defining parameters of HIIT are a bit vague, which is one of the reasons there is so much controversy surrounding the topic. Nonetheless, here is a basic definition to get you started on the right foot. High-intensity interval training involves alternating between intense bursts of anaerobic activity (running, rowing, jump roping, biking, etc.) with periods of moderate or low aerobic activity for recovery.
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30-Day Running Challenge For Beginners

Here is a 30-day running challenge to help you instill the habit of running into your life and help do it the right way—even if you are a beginner, and been running these last weeks or months sparingly. So regardless of your current fitness level, your backgrounds, and your age, the program is your perfect opportunity to start taking control over your health and start getting into the best shape of your life.