Get Ready

Running is one of the easiest fitness programs to start – all you need is a good pair of shoes, motivation and a nice place to run. I know, we make it sound easy – but here we’ve put together a few quick articles to get you started right. So, get ready to run.

1. The Benefits of Running
Running is the best way to stay in shape, get healthy, and use the least amount of equipment. Here are a few reasons to run and a few tips to get and keep you on the road

2. The Perfect Shoe
Your running shoes are the most important part of your running equipment. Finding the right shoe is not difficult, you just need help getting pointed in the right direction

3. How to Run and Still Like it
Most people think that all you do is just put one foot in front of the other and then go as fast as you can for a while. Here are some tips to help take the intimidation out of distance running and keep the fun in

4 Responses to Get Ready

  1. Ron Smith says:

    I quit running several years ago because of knee problems. Over the years, I had 6 scopes and finally a total replacement 3 years ago. I’m walking fairly regularly now, but wanting to do some 5K walks and build up to 5K runs. What’s the best way to get back into running 5K’s and eventually 10K’s?

  2. Jaime Bevan says:

    I have always been a fair-weather runner. I love to run during the spring and summer, but when it starts to get colder outside, I usually stop running until the next warm season. A few weeks ago, I ran a 5K as part of my work team. Unfortunately, I did no running prior to the event to prepare. I finished the 5k in 35 minutes but left with sore calves. My calves hurt so bad that I physically could not walk normally for about two weeks. During this time, I alternated between icing and applying heat to my calves, as well as regularly stretching them. When they stopped hurting, I went out for a run. I stretched well beforehand and made sure I was warmed up before running. However, only a few minutes into the run I could feel the pain coming back in my calves. I continued my one mile run and now my calves are quite sore again. Could I have injured them during the 5k? What’s the best way to go about getting back into a regular running routine without injuring them even more?

  3. Mr. K says:

    Running injuries are common due to 2 main factors…

    1) running on modern surfaces
    2) running in shoes that promote heal striking

    Did you know Abebe Bikila won the olympic gold medal for the Marathon barefoot?

    Did humans evolve to wear shoes? Not until the 1970′s did running shoes (driven by Nike’s marketing) become popular.

    Take some time to look into minimalist and barfoot running practices.

    There are many shoe companies that are working to provide zero drop shoes the provide a “more” natural running experience

  4. LEN BAWDEN says:

    HAD TO QUIT RUNNING FOR THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS. MY RIGHT KNEE WAS VERY SORE. ANY SUGGESTIONS ONLY BEEN RUNNIN OR A FEW MONTHS AND WAS REALLY ENJOYING IT. THANKS LEN.

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