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Tips for Beginning to RUN

Running is an awesome sport, and offers the body great exercise. Starting out can be somewhat difficult and uncomfortable for your body. It can take some time for running to feel comfortable and natural for you. The key to becoming a runner is to have patience, and take it slow, gradually increasing speed and distance.

Here are some basics to help you get started running:

1. Start out slow: Do not try to increase your weekly mileage or time by more than 5-10% at a time.

2. Intervals: Start out with a walk/run regimen. Try 5 minutes walking and 2 minutes running, then begin increasing the running and decreasing the amount of walking. Eventually you will be able to run without walking.