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How to start running
Posted: May 26, 2009
How to start running
By Ruth England
Many, many people have been decided running is not for them because they have started off by going too fast or too far. Their lungs and heart rebel, they wind up having a miserable experience and can image why anyone would want to do this. At the same time this really would like to be a runner.
In order to enjoy running there are some things that you need to do. First thing is ease into your running. This means not only going slower when you start but also starting but doing a little at a time and slowly build on this. In all Rogue basic training groups we are able to transform couch potato to runners, by starting people where they are, gradually increasing their distance, teaching them proper biomechanics, showing them how to breath, and strengthening their ancillary muscles to prevent injury.
In every beginning program that Rogue implements we use a couple keys strategies to keep our beginner progressing. We recommend that each person three days a week, and that they spread the days out throughout their week. We start beginning runners at 20 minutes of exercise and begin the build from there. We emphasize the need for them to be consistent in their training to see the maximum amount of improvement.
Another key for beginning runners is to keep from worrying about how fast there are going. This is why we talk about time and not distance covered. “Fast” running comes after a runner has built more of an aerobic base. Our focus is on the gradual increase of time and distance as the program progresses.
During the Rogue Basic Training program
you will learn some key elements that will help you become a successful runner. Rogue will evaluate your running biomechanics and help you create a the best form for you. We will look at your nutrition. Eating well is a key part of your success in training. Rogue coaches sit down with each member and set program and long term goals. Finally, Rogue Basic Training teaches you several techniques to prevent the on set of running injuries. You will meet some of the best Austin has to offer in doctors in town, and learn techniques beginning utilized at the University of Texas.