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Initial Running Routines

Initial Running Routines

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An initial running routine is designed for individuals that have been either sedentary for a while, are recovering from an injury, have a physical limitation, or simply enjoy running at a level that is less demanding. In addition, initial running routines are designed to allow your body to more slowly adjust to the physical demands that a running routine places on it.

Initial running routines are ideal for individuals that are looking to dedicate no more than 3 days per week to performing their running routine or are simply looking to create a more well rounded approach to their existing workout routine by adding an additional exercise type.

In addition, initial running routines are well suited for individuals that are wanting to lose a little weight while improving their cardiovascular endurance at the same time.

For individuals that have not regularly run for an extended period of time, an initial running routine is a safe way to get back in the habit of running at a consistent level. This being said, taking the time to allow your body to acclimate to the demands of a running routine will only reduce your probability of injury.

Below are several steps that are designed to assist you in achieving success with your initial running routine and allow you to progress to the next running level:

  1. 1Select the desired distance that you will perform the running routine at (i.e. 10K).
  2. 2Download the appropriate running routine.
  3. 3Follow the exact running routine per the daily schedule.
  4. 4Remember to properly warm-up, stretch, and cool down before and after each workout.
  5. 5Record and keep track of your results as you progress with the routine.
  6. 6Complete each running routine in it's entirety.
  7. 7After completing the running routine, consider progressing to the next level of difficulty.
  8. 8Keep checking back, as new and different routines will be added to the site in the future.

Initial Running Workout Routine

A nine week program to be performed by individuals just starting out. This program supports 3 days of exercise per week. For example, perform workout #1 on Monday, workout # 2 on Wednesday, and workout # 3 on Friday (or any other 3 day per week combination where there is one day of rest between workouts).