Running Information for Beginners


Whether you want to run for health, fitness, weight loss, competition, or fun, you’ll need to learn the basics about running. Get started with these running resources, including advice on how to run, beginner training schedules, nutrition and injury prevention tips.

Getting Started

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Learn the basics about getting started with running and staying motivated to keep at it.

How to Run

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Learn what you need to know to get started with running, including proper form, technique, breathing and staying motivated.

How to Run/Walk

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Many beginners get started with running by doing the run/walk method. Get tips and training schedules for running/walking.

Running for Weight Loss

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Many new runners start running because they want to lose weight. Get tips and advice for maximum weight loss through healthy eating and exercise.

Nutrition and Hydration

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A runner’s diet is important not for only maintaining good health, but also to promote peak performance. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, training for a race, or running for fitness, get advice on what to eat and drink.

Race Training Schedules for Beginners

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After you’ve been running for a little while, you might want to run your first road race. Get training schedules for road races, from 5Ks to marathons.

Road Racing Advice for Beginners

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Get tips on training for and running races, from 5Ks to marathons.

Outdoor Running

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Get tips and advice for running outside in all kinds of conditions.

Treadmill Running

Treadmill Runner

Get tips and motivation for running on the treadmill.

Injury Prevention

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Beginner runners are often worried about reaggravating an old injury or getting a new running injury. Here’s advice on how to prevent running injuries.

Injuries and Illnesses

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Find out how to treat common running injuries and ailments.

Group Running

Runners in race

Running with a group can help you improve your running and stay motivated. Get advice for group running.

Running Videos

Man Running Outdoors

Check out these short running-related videos to help improve your running.

Running Motivation

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Maintaining your motivation to run can sometimes be harder than the runs themselves. Get advice and inspiration on how to stay motivated to keep running.