The Ultimate Newbie Runner Tip Sheet:
Invest in the right pair of running shoes.
Go for distance rather than time – slow it down, be patient, and don’t worry about your pace.
Remember that rest days are training days, too.
Join a running group.
Make running a habit, even if that means getting out for a few minutes per day.
Build mileage gradually.
Don’t dread taking walk breaks
Keep a training log.
Remember that you are a runner.
Whenever you’re in doubt, remember these wise words from our Chief Running Officer (and Mayor of Running) Bart Yasso: “I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.”