Running & Training Techniques : How to Start Running for Beginners

Uploaded by expertvillage on 16.10.2008

Hello, my name is Samuel Harvell and I'm a fitness trainer and running coach. Today I
want to talk with you about how to start a running program if you are a beginning runner.
One of the first things you want to do is make sure you have a really good pair of running
shoes and I suggest you talk to a running specialist at a specialty running store so
that person can help fit you with the proper shoe. Now if you are just starting out, you
have no experience in terms of knowing how to run or how long to run. My suggestion to
you is that you start off with maybe say twenty minutes of easy, slow, jogging every other
day. So you would start off on a Monday with twenty minutes of easy jogging. Tuesday would
be an off day. Another twenty minutes of easy jogging on Wednesday. Thursday is an off day.
Run on Friday. Saturday is an off day and then Sunday run twenty minutes, maybe twenty-five
minutes on Sunday. Now this is a program you want to keep up say for maybe three weeks
and then start gradually increasing your time maybe say three to four minutes per run when
you are running every other day. So once you get to your fourth week, you may start running
say twenty-four minutes every other day. Now as you start to continue with your running
program, you want to integrate other aspects of training such as maybe some weight training,
maybe getting in some interval training on the trike, it depends on what you're training
for. But if you're just starting out, you're a total beginner and you want to learn how
to get into a regular running program, my suggestion is that you start with at least
twenty minutes every other day and then gradually increase the amount of time that you are running
as you feel more comfortable. If you would like to learn more how to start a running
program as a beginner, please contact me at That's H A R V
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