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Its without question that if youve never done any running before then you will need a running schedule for beginners before you get started. Running is not a simple case of putting one foot in front of the other at pace in order to get fitter, stronger, lose weight, etc. There is far more to it than that. You will need to learn the basic running technique and a running schedule for beginners will help you with this as well as breaking down your training routine to ensure it fits in well with your lifestyle.

Preventing Injury

Safety should always come first so before you do anything you should get medical clearance from your GP but other than that, a running schedule for beginners will help ease you in to your running routine. There is nothing worse than feeling really motivated to get started and then suffering from a silly injury in your first few days of training.

Many beginner runners make the mistake of over training when they first start out end up injured. They over train as they are keen to achieve they're goals but this is a common mistake that so many people make when they're new to running.

If you do get injured from over training then you can end up spending weeks recovering and this will really knock your motivation levels. By following a well designed running schedule for beginners you can avoid injury and ease yourself into your running routine while still benefiting from progressive results.

Finding Your Pace

Another reason that a running schedule for beginners is so important is that it will help you to find your pace. The key to this normally is to run at a pace that feels comfortable and allows you to hold a conversation too. Many runners when they first start out have no idea what a comfortable pace is and they end up setting off too quickly and push themselves to hard.

The end result is that they fatigue very quickly and after only a short distance they feel discouraged and need to stop. Worse than stopping is getting injured as I mentioned earlier and a running schedule for beginners will help you avoid this.

Another simple guide line for finding your most comfortable pace is to run each mile 1 to 2 minutes slower than your personal best for running a mile. However, many runners who are just starting out will have no idea what their best mile time is so this may not be an option for many.

Personally, I think the best way find your pace is to be very conscious of your breathing. You should not be gasping for air. As I said before, you should be able to hold a conversation while you're running and if you can't then you're probably over doing it.

Keeping You Motivated

A running schedule for beginners will help to keep you motivated as it will vary your running activities. No one wants to go out and run the same amount of laps around the block each and every day. You will be surprised at the number of beginner runners who make this mistake. They have various reasons for wanting to start running but then they just run around the same circuit time and time again without any other form of diverse training.

So if you have good reason for wanting to start running and you're determined to achieve your own personal goals then you will need a good running schedule for beginners. You will need to stay injury free and find a pace that is comfortable for you. One running schedule for beginners that I recommend is the 6 week plan as it has proven to assist many newbie runners in avoiding the common mistakes that so many make when they first start out.

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