You Too Can Run 5K in 8 Weeks Part 2 - Running Safety

Want to start running? Good for you! In my opinion you have made an excellent exercise choice. Running is not for everyone, but once you’ve started, and you realise you like (no, love!) it, then you will not look back. I think that runners are runners for life even if they don’t do it for a while.

Running is a form of exercise that you can start at low cost, with ease, and start immediately. If you can walk with some ease you can run.

In this second part of 3 articles I am going to share with you how you can run safely. Part 1 on how you start running is available here.

I absolutely hate the fact I have to write this article but here we are.  I remember when I was running in my 20s before my car accident I still had to be careful about where I ran,  how I ran, and what I did for safety. Sadly, it's still the same but there is some stuff that you can do which will make you safer.

As you read this don't worry about the distances I suggest at the start. If I...

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You Too Can Run 5K in 8 Weeks Part 1 - How To Start Running

Want to start running? Good for you! In my opinion you have made an excellent exercise choice. Running is not for everyone, but once you’ve started, and you realise you like (no, love!) it, then you will not look back. I think that runners are runners for life even if they don’t do it for a while.

Running is a form of exercise that you can start at low cost, with ease, and start immediately. If you can walk with some ease you can run.

In this first part of 3 articles I am going to share with you how you can start running.

Ensure you will remain motivated, rather than quit once you feel bored.

Ways to do this:

  • Pick one race you will run every year. Having a tangible goal will allow you to stay motivated, and have a bigger purpose to your running. You could also include friends or family, to make the experience more enjoyable, and therefore make you more likely to train hard for it.
  • Be prepared. Always keep a bag with running clothes and shoes with you in your car,...
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