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.

RPE Explained for runners

RPE Explained- The Rated Perceived Exertion Scale

How can I measure my training intensity? If you don’t know the answer to that question, then you are in the right place. Workout intensity is vital to measure as it can tell you whether you are training too hard or not pushing it hard enough. Do too much, and you risk injury and/or burnout. Do too little, and your fitness level will plateau, even decline, which is not what you want. One of the commonly used methods is the Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE). Using this rating system is a crucial component of any training program—regardless of your current fitness level and goals. In this post, I will give you an overview of RPE—what is it, why you should use it, and how to efficiently use for maximum effect. So, are you excited? Then here we go.
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Underpronation Explained – What is Supination in Runners?

As a runner, you may have heard the word before—but what does underpronation (supination) mean and why is it (allegedly) a bad thing? That’s what we are...
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How to Stop Back Pain When Running

back pain, especially lower back pain, is one of the most widespread conditions in the world. Research show that more than 80 percent of U.S. adults experience back pain to some degree throughout their lives. In fact, according to recent surveys, $50 billion is spent each year in the U.S. alone to deal with back pain issues. That’s why dear reader, I decided today to share with you some of my best tips and guidelines on treating and preventing back pain while running. So, are you ready? Then here we go…
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3 Running Form Mistakes Runners Make

Running might be one of the most beginner-friendly sports out there. It requires no special instruction. And the fact is, we are born to run. Our bodies are designed to perform the motion of running (just look at your limbs, buddy, that ain’t an accident). After all, running is all about putting one foot in front of the other (in a speedy kind of a way). With that said, not everyone knows how to run properly. In fact, proper form eludes most—especially the beginners who’s got no clue on how to proceed. The Importance of Proper Form
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How to Make Running a Habit

The 11 Steps for Making Running a Habit for Life In today’s post I’m going to share with you some of the lessons I learned about building a successful running—and exercise—habit for life. So here are some practical tips on how to make running a habit and stick with it for the long haul.
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9 Ways to Increase Running Speed

Increasing your running speed should be on your top priority list whether you have just signed for your first 5K, or looking to improve your marathon time. The best way to run faster is to run more miles. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you some creative and awesome training guidelines to help you improve your running speed without logging in more miles
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Prevent Leg Muscle Cramps While Running

Whether you run for fun or preparing for your 29th marathon, leg muscle cramps when running can haunt you on the road. These muscle knots are universal, and they can take a toll on your...
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The Running Gait Cycle Explained

Looking to learn more about your running gait? Well, you are in the right place. In this (sort of technical) short blog post, I’ll teach you about the many components of running gait, and how your lower limbs works when running. But why should you Care? Understanding gait cycle and its many components can help you pick the right running shoes and optimize your performance and training efficiency. Not only that, learning more about your gait cycle can also help you better assess your running technique and biomechanics, which, in turn, is key for improving it. Plus, some running experts suggest that assessing the way you run can also offer you many clues to the cause of a particular injury. These are all valid reasons, if you ask me. So, are you excited? Then here we go.

7 Easy Ways to Start Running Again

Planning to pick up running again after months (or years) on the couch? Then you've come to the right place. In today's post, I'm going to show you exactly how to start running again after a...
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How to Treat and Prevent Runner’s Knee

Runners knee can affect anyone, from beginner runners who are just starting out to elite athletes trying to achieve their next personal best. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you a simple step-by-step runners knee injury treatment and prevention program that can help put a stop to the condition for good. By the end of this guest post, you will learn exactly how to spot the early signs of runners knee, how to treat it (even if you think it’s too late), and most importantly, you will also learn how to lay the foundation you need to prevent this notorious injury for life.