Running for Beginners: How to Start If You're a Total Newbie

Katharine McEntee
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Have you ever tried to take up running? We have, and let us tell you it's not as simple as it looks. To properly run, you need good gear, correct form, and to abide by a relatively strict schedule to prevent injury and build endurance. So just how do we do all of the above? By following a running plan and sticking to it. In order to do just that, we asked Jacqueline Kasen a body architect at Anatomy at 1220 in Miami for a few tips regarding running for beginners.

While you might think the first step of running is to throw on some sneakers and go for a jog, Kasen says to literally walk before you run. Then, after three to four weeks of long distance walking, you can begin to take on running. Kasen further outlines a beginner's running schedule, as well as how to relieve sore joints and the proper way in which to run in this here handy-dandy running guide. So what are you waiting for? Scroll down to read Kasen's in-depth tips on running for beginners.

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