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Running for Beginners

Learn how to start running, how to run properly, plus get answers to frequently asked questions about getting started with running and beginner training schedules for new runners.
  1. Beginner Training Schedules (21)
  2. Benefits of Running (7)
  3. FAQs for Beginners (52)
  4. How to Run (18)
  5. How to Run/Walk (3)
  6. How to Start Running (25)
  7. Runner's Glossary (20)

How to Start Running - The Absolute Beginners' Guide
Getting started with running can feel overwhelming to a beginner runner. Here are some of the basics about running to help you get started.

14 Things Every New Runner Should Know
If you're just getting started with running, here are some basic concepts to help ease you into the sport and avoid common mistakes.

10 Common Running Mistakes to Avoid
Learn about some of the most common running mistakes and how you can avoid injuries and other issues.

How to Do the Run/Walk Method
Alternating between running and walking is a great strategy for beginner runners who don't have the endurance or fitness to run for long periods of time. Here's how to do the run/walk method.

Train for Your First 5K
This schedule is geared toward beginner runners who want to run their first 5K.

Tips for Proper Running Form
The right running form can help you run faster, more efficiently, and with less stress on your body. Follow these tips to practice your running form.

How to Prevent Side Stitches
Get tips on how to prevent and get rid of side stitches or cramps.

Find Local Races
Running road races, from 5K to marathons, is a great way to stay motivated. Here's how to find local races.

How To Warm Up and Cool Down
All of your runs should start with a warm-up and end with a cooldown. Find out why they're important and how to do them properly.

How to Start Running
If you've never run before, you might be nervous to get out there and start running. This 8-week plan takes a gradual approach to running so you can ease into it.

Beginner Marathon Training Schedule
Ready to start training for your first marathon? Here's the perfect schedule for beginners whose goal is to finish.

Get Medical Clearance for Running
Before you get started with a regular running habit, it's a good idea to see your doctor and get a physical examination. Get tips on what to ask your doctor when you go for your check-up.

When Should I Replace Running Shoes?
Get advice on when you should replace your running shoes.

Running Etiquette Tips
It's important for runners to follow a basic set of rules to keep roads and trails safe and enjoyable for everyone, including non-runners. Follow these running safety and etiquette rules if you're running along a multi-use path, trail or on the road.

Running Etiquette Tips for Races
To avoid annoying fellow runners, be sure to follow these running etiquette guidelines when running in races.

What is Running?
Learn about the different types of running and its many physical, mental, and social benefits.

Whether you're running for health, fitness, weight loss, competition, or fun, here's a great place to learn the basics about running. Get started with these running resources, including advice on how to run, beginner training schedules, nutrition, and injury prevention tips.

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