How fast should I run? How will it feel? What should I eat? Could I do a race? Trying a new activity like running can bring a certain level of anxiety. But relax! Running is a great activity for anyone to try, regardless of age or fitness level. We answer your questions — and tell you how to get started.
How do I get started on a running plan?
First, plan your schedule so that you’re sure to set aside time to devote to your new running routine. You can reap fitness rewards with just 30 minutes a day, three to five times per week.
When you start running, the main point of emphasis is, don’t plan to go too far or too fast right away — doing so is the number-one cause of injury among runners. We will start by running / walking for up 20 minutes at a time, three times per week. As you get stronger the time intervals at which you run will get longer.