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Don't Be a Runnin' Fool

A Beginner's Guide to Running


  • Good article. I totally agree with the breath test. I always thought I was going too slow, but actually I was going way to fast. Once I slowed down to a more comfortable pace I could run for hours!!! You can too. - 9/17/2009 3:31:23 PM
  • NPAUL929
    Thank you for this article. My running road is hilly terrain and this sentence, "Remember that it is important to maintain a consistent effort, not necessarily a consistent pace, when running uphill." is just what I needed to learn. Too often I tried to keep the same pace and then could never make it all the way up the hill. Now I know I ought to be focusing on the effort not the pace. Again, great article.
    - 9/16/2009 10:08:20 AM
    I go for a regular 1 hour walk each sunday, so this week I'm going to try a few 1 minutes jogs too, who know where it will end!!! - 4/9/2009 6:40:10 AM
  • Great article. I want to incorporate running into my routine, so this was valuable information. - 12/11/2008 9:42:12 AM
  • I took up running at 46 and, along with weightlifting and good nutrition, it got me to 50 in the best shape of my life! This article has great advice and anyone starting a running program will benefit from it.

    I love to run and plan to continue doing it into my sixties, seventies and beyond... for as long as I can...

    Vivian - 8/17/2008 4:51:29 PM
  • Great article. - 7/10/2008 12:50:59 PM
  • HI, I found running on a track helped me get started. Then I could walk 1 lap, run one lap. And went when it was cool outside and enjoyed the noices out there. But it you like
    music bring your Ipod!. - 6/16/2008 12:10:31 PM
  • SIZE-0-4EVER
    I plan to run my first 5K this summer and looking for as much info as I can find.Thanks!!!! - 6/7/2008 4:37:13 PM
  • ha ha ha I spelled rub not run hahaha no I do not rub anything for 4-5 miles sorry guys!!
    - 3/11/2008 1:11:30 PM
  • I rub 3-4 miles about 5 times a week(slacked off but recently started and am a 4 mile point is 50 mins happy faces!!) as for breathing I puff out 2 short breathes and c=suck in 2 short breathes the entire time, we check on the marathon runner site and this is how they breathe and it really works!!! I was able to run further longer cause I kept by breath! Have fun running!! - 3/11/2008 1:09:26 PM
  • TSANC01

    Thanks for that info, I too was breathing thru my mouth and I found throat drying out real quick. - 2/18/2008 3:58:27 PM
    PEGGY - 2/18/2008 2:08:47 PM
  • I have actually started jogging on the treamill - started by walking then speeding up on that then just recently I began jogging for 5 minutes at a time! The points in the article does help! - 2/11/2008 9:15:32 AM
  • At high intensity running requires large amounts of oxygen to replenish the body and allow the muscles to function well.So if inevitable u can breath from the mouth but try to inhale from the nose .U may exhale from the mouth which well help expel CO2 faster ..Tyr to practice breathing from the nose at slow speeds and make it a habit...Bye.. - 12/19/2007 8:38:28 AM
  • Just a question: I tend to breath from mouth, as in my mouth is open when i run, is that good or should I always breath in-out from nose - 12/11/2007 10:35:35 PM

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