How To Start Running
Running is a wonderful activity – it keeps you fit, gets you outside and helps you meet people and discover new places. Running is also, however, not very much fun at all the first time you do it. Within minutes you’re out of breath and muscles you didn’t know existed are starting to hurt, and the idea of enjoying your surroundings or chatting with others seems ludicrous.
Stick with it, though, and after just a few outings all those benefits start become clear. For inspiration on how to start and keep running, along with some advice on avoiding common rookie mistakes, we enlisted a few of the Asics FrontRunners. This is a team that includes people of all levels – from parkrunners to ultrarunners – from all over the world who are intent on inspiring others to take up the sport. Follow the runners below on Instagram for more inspiration to put on a pair of trainers and get out the door yourself.
Why did you start running?
“I got into running when I realised I was no longer the fit teenage football player I used to be! I wanted to take control of my health and weight, and raise money for a...