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Get running Rogers!

I’ve wanted to start running for a while now, especially as many of those connected to me via Twitter run.  I’ve never got on with running, even in my hyper-fit teen years.  I asked for some tips and advice via Twitter.  Thank you to all who replied, here are the responses:


The most common advice was to buy some good running shoes, to start small, and to run little and often. @Keith_Fowler recommended Run, a shop in Worthing (who have a great, simple website). I’ll be heading there next week.

Go even when you don't really want to. Use an App to record (added incentive) go steady - it gets easier - @dughall . This is good advice which I can relate to through other outdoor activities.

Start small - short distances , work up to longer distances - start with running 5 mins then walking 1 min to build stamina.  I love my Nike+ keeps me motivated to run further, faster, and more often! @jdeyenberg

Get decent shoes, do little and often. works for me, then slowly build it up. @ianaddison

Little and often. Build it into your day. Stretch gently before and after. @literacyadviser

Stick to the bike, it takes you further#runrogers also more asthmatic friendly. @Kenny73 Good advice – I certainly intend to keep cycling ;-)

Run in the morning (it's cooler) and also gets your metabothingy going. @islayblog

Get some good running shoes and just build up from say 20mins, 5 mins added/sesh till you can do an hour comfortably!Enjoy;-) @acblakey

Left foot forward, followed quickly by the right foot then repeat as long as necessary! @MrMalcontent

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  1. Good luck with it all David - I always enjoyed seeing a record of how far, how fast I had run.

    Nike+ is a good way to start. My Track by Google if you have an Android phone is very good too.

    Sharing your progress also keeps you motivated.

    Signing up for an event, a longer distance event, helps you to aim for something and keeps you going.

    There were many dark, wet, miserable times when I was tired but thought that every step would be helping towards finishing that future event.

  2. Hi Tom,

    Many thanks for your comments. It's a good idea to aim for a goal or event - I've had my eye on the Original Mountain Marathon for some time now......

    On the other hand, I may set my sights a bit lower to begin with..


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