10 Tips for Beginning Runners

Every year beginning runners hit the roads and trails across the country with the best of intentions. Similar to the hoards of new gym goers in January, excited by their New Year's resolutions to become fitter, beginning runners have similar aspirations.

However, these runners often find themselves overwhelmed or unenthused with the progress of their new activity. Why is that? Running is often the first choice of new fitness enthusiasts because of the low start-up costs, the fact that you can do it just about anywhere and there are no long term dues or fees associated with running. Buy some shorts and a T-shirt and a good pair of running shoes, and you're good to go. How hard can it be, right?

Because of the low cost and ease of access, many new runners aren't prepared mentally or physically for the new demands they're about to put on their bodies as well as the time investment needed. All good things come in time and running is definitely one of those "good things."

Here are 10 tips to help ensure success with your new adventure into running.

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