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5 Tips for New Runners

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Start running slow

Whether you find yourself running alone, with a friend, or with your kids in a jogging stroller, it's not good to push yourself too hard.  The key is to listen to your body and know your limits.  Slow and steady wins the race!

Find a running buddy 

Chances are you know someone who runs or wants to get back into shape.  Finding a running buddy will help keep you consistent and hold yourself accountable.  Even if you don't run together daily, having each other to report back to and share progress will be a game changer.  

Invest in good running sneakers

Purchasing a good pair of running shoes will make for a comfortable run and reduce your chance for injury.  Look for something supportive and stabilizing.  Brands such as Brooks, Asics and Saucony have great options!

Set a goal  

Having an end goal can help motivate you and give you an incentive to train.  Even if it's as simple as signing up for that color run you always thought looked fun, or planning on running one block farther than the day before.  Make sure your goal is realistic and works with your schedule.  The payoff will be incredible once you accomplish your goal!

Track your progress

Whether you use an App like MapMyRun, or have an Apple Watch or FitBit, tracking your workouts is essential.  Seeing yourself go farther and get faster will motivate and fire yourself up to keep working.