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
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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