(Closed) Good websites to get started running

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Try mapmyrun.com or find a local road runners website.  You can also check out local 5k or 10k races and see what route they use, or go to runnersworld.com as they usually have links to a TON of running related information.

Also-if you’re not a runner and want to start, the very first thing you should do is go to a specialty running store and get fitted for running shoes that fit your foot and accommodate the way your foot strikes the ground and what your gait is like.  You don’t necessarily have to buy the shoes from the speciatly store, but find out what will be best for you and order it on like zappos or something.

Best of luck!!!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Do you have an Iphone? There are a ton of free running apps you can download. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also used mapmyrun before I got my Garmin. I never had any problems with it!

Post # 6
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Worker bee

@roxy821: I don’t know how much of a beginner you are, but when I first started running I found tracking my time was much more useful than tracking mileage, i.e. how long I could run without stopping to walk. It also helped because then I didn’t have to map where I was going as I took turns at random around my neighborhood.

If that sounds good to you, this is the running plan I put my sister on: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-520–9397-F,00.html

It’s a beginners plan with a time goal, running 30 minutes without stopping, rather than a time & distance goal. I second mapmyrun.com though, if you want to set distance goals for yourself. You can search around your area and see if anyone has preset running routes you can use, instead of mapping your own from scratch

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

http://www.usatf.com is also a great site to map your run. It’s the USA Track & Field site. If you have an ipod, the Nike+ running chip really helps me as I’m running as well.

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