“There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighborhoods you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.” – Nike
10. Get out the door! It is better to run for one mile than to think about running five.
9. Set your goals high. Make sure you have a running goal to accomplish. This will keep you focused. I suggest take it further and write goals for everything in life, from work to family.
8. Try some different running workouts. Add some intervals, a tempo runs, fartleks, a long run, or progressive runs to your routine.
6. Hit the trails. Running on grass instead of pavement can help prevent injuries. Your legs will thank you.
5. Strengthen that core. Sit-ups can help prevent the dreaded side stitch. Also, drink more fluids to help with cramp prevention.
4. Keep track of your runs. Log how far you have run, and how long it took you. You can do this in a running journal, or a running log online.
3. Get a running buddy. It is easier to stay motivated if you have a friend or if you are part of a team.
2. Get a pair of running shoes. Running is a relatively inexpensive activity. The only thing you really need to invest in is running shoes. Find a good pair. If you know your foot type, you can find good deals online by comparing prices of Men’s Running Shoes or Women’s Running Shoes.
1. Have a plan! Here are two great comprehensive programs that can help you achieve your goals. Just a beginner runner? Try going from the couch to running a 5k. Considering the marathon? Here is the best program out there – 100 day plan for running a marathon.