The Ultimate Running Guide For Beginners


The 4 Week Beginners Program

One of the best and most efficient methods to lose some extra pounds and live healthier is running. Running can be intimidating for an inactive person or a person who just began exploring the world of cardio. It is all about pacing yourself and gradually building up your endurance. 

So are you ready to get out there and start? Here is the ultimate running guide 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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