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Getting Started with Running

After learning about the different types of running events and other similar things, we now move on to running itself. While running is a very natural act for humans to do, there are several things that you should consider about it to ensure that you would do it without hurting yourself. And if you are planning to run competitively, then there are other more specific factors to consider which include your diet, foods and drinks which would give you the extra boost that you need, when you need it the most.

Running Technique Running Technique
Is there such a thing as a right or wrong way of running? Different people have different opinions on this. Read this article and try to decide for yourself.

Assessing Your Fitness Level Assessing Your Fitness Level
Examine your weight and Body Mass Index or BMI upon reading this section.The foundation of all your Fitness Plans is built on your Fitness Level evaluation.

Preparation and Training Preparation and Training
As they say, 'If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail'. This article covers some things that you need to think about when going for a run.

Training Programs Training Programs
There are different types of Training Programs tailored for different types of running. Some focus more on building your stamina, while other programs focus on speed.

Interval Training Interval Training
Interval Training helps improve the delivery of oxygen to the muscles. It is usually done by long distance runners to build up their endurance.

Strength & Cross Training Strength & Cross Training
Strength Training and Cross Training are great ways to condition different muscle groups. Keep in mind, though, that the type of training should be suitable for your own body type and needs.

Speed Training Speed Training
Speed Training drills are an excellent method to improve form, technique, and power output. These help the athletes to correct some of the many technical errors that occur when they are running at high intensities.

Food for Runners Food for Runners
One factor that a runner must consider is his diet. Because he needs more energy to be able to run a particular distance, he needs the right nutrition to keep him going.

Five Ways You Can Establish A Great Running Routine Five Ways You Can Establish A Great Running Routine
Running is no doubt a fantastic way to get exercise. You donít need anything, really, to get out there and go for a run. The problem, as is with so many other things in life, is sticking with it.

Racing Racing
If you want to go beyond taking up Running as a hobby then racing is the way to go for you. Be it a sprint run or a long distance one, we have the tips that can help you get moving.

Running Therapy Running Therapy
Running Therapy is an all-around activity. It can keep you in good shape and at the same time, improve the way you handle your emotions and problems.

Sports Massage Sports Massage
Sports Massage is a great way to reduce muscle tension, prevent injuries, and prepare you physically and mentally. Get a Sports Massage regularly for optimum Running performance.

Running with Music Running with Music
Listening to upbeat tunes will motivate you more to keep going. It will also help you optimize your performance. However, there are risks involved when you plug your ear phones on while running.

Runner's High Runner's High
Hovering between the delicate threshold between myth and fact is that much chased-after phenomenon: the Runnerís High. Know more about it in this section.

Water Running Water Running
Water Running is one form of training that can be done by runners who are recovering from an injury. Learn more in this section.

Principles of Effective Strength Training For Runners Principles of Effective Strength Training For Runners
Weight lifting is on the opposite end of the exercise spectrum than running. Read on to know more about the principles of effective strength training.


What you have read are the things that you need to know in order to get you started with running. Knowing them will not only keep you running for miles and miles with the right diet but will also ensure you that you can continue running by keeping you injury-free. Injuries can keep you from running for several weeks up to several months, in worst cases, so it is best to avoid them. From here, check out the other aspects of running that are discussed in the other parts of this website. Keep on running and stay healthy!
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