Fall Fitness: How To Start a Running Routine This Fall

I don't know about you but with less than 21 days to Miami Carnival, I have been working out; P90x (following my own routine), Zumba and Mari Winsor Pilates. So it's on.

So this recent article, "Fall Fitness: "How Can I Start a Running Routine This Fall?", fitness expert and personal trainer, Kelly Singer says, "The fall is my favorite time to run outdoors. The crisp air and red and orange colors keep me entertained--it’s like touring a new city. It’s also the start of new habits and schedules so I think it’s the perfect time to start the running routine you’ve been thinking about all summer! Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you ready for a Turkey Trot 5k race near you this November.

If you’re a first time runner, you’ll experience some discomfort from the new impact on your joints (don’t worry they’ll get over it quickly) and possible discouragement during the training process. Don’t think you are a failure if you can’t run a mile without stopping. Many injuries happen when runners try to go too far or too fast, too soon. You have nine weeks to build up to three miles so take it slow and stay motivated with these tricks:

*Create a special running playlist. Studies show you work 30 percent harder to music you like.

*Share your success! I really like FriendFit --it uploads your accomplishments to Facebook and lets friends encourage you.

*Get new shoes. Spend your fitness budget here and get them fitted by an expert.

OK, ready? Let's do this thing. We’re going to run for time vs. mileage--studies show this will help you run longer. This simple program only requires you to jog 20-30 minutes at a time. Each week, you need to repeat the workout three times, taking a day to rest in between runs. You may feel tempted to skip ahead in the program, but hold back. If, on the other hand, you need to take it a little easier, repeat weeks and move ahead when you feel ready. Good luck, and have fun!" - Source: Glamour

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