The Ultimate Running Guide For Beginners by Guest Blogger--- Veronica



The 4 Week Beginners Program

One of the best and most efficient method to lose some extra pounds and live healthier is… running. Now that summer is here, some of us are already thinking about running and some of us are already running. Here’s how an efficient running program should look--- one which you will not abandon after a few days.

I know... you are enthusiastic and probably thinking that if you start running now, fast and often, you will magically lose those extra pounds you want to lose so bad. Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t work like that--- they don’t just happen overnight. If you’re going with this strategy to force yourself from the beginning (when your body is not used to that kind of training) it is quite possible that you will hurt yourself and most likely stop running.

So, today I will present a running training for beginners, accomplished by Jenny Hadfield.

Week 1:

3 mins warm up

2 mins running, 2 mins walking (repeat this strategy 7 times)

3 mins easy walk

Week 2:

3 mins warm up

3 mins running, 1 min walking (repeat this strategy 7 times)

3 mins stretching exercises, easy walk

Week 3:

3 mins warm up

4 mins running, 1 min walking (repeat this strategy 6 times)

3 mins stretching exercises

Week 4:

3 mins heating

5 mins running, 30 sec walking (repeat this strategy 6 times)

3 light exercises

As you might notice, it is very important to progress gradually and give your body the chance to get used to your new activity. It is also very important to respect those minutes of heating before you actually start running.

For faster results, it is recommended to run 3-4 times a week. If you feel that is too much for you, try alternating those running sessions with cycling, swimming, or other outdoor activities.

You will see that as you will get used to this training program, the feeling of accomplishment and the better mood you will be in will make you want to progress even more. Now that’s how you will get the body of your dreams.

Good luck and happy running to everyone!

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If you are interested in losing some weight or work  on your body, check Veronica’s blog Fit Pundit for more tips and fitness product reviews!