You need a plan.
You wouldn’t set out on a road trip without a map because the chances of arriving at your destination, assuming you hadn’t been there before, would be zero. There are far too many possibilities and far too many possible directions.
Well getting started running is somewhat like that. While most people think it’s as easy as running as far as you can, then stopping to walk, then repeating, as I’ve already explained, this method will almost never get you to your desired destination. In fact, more often than not, it ends in a dead end to what might have been a prolific and immensely satisfying running career.
Enter the map – or in this case – the plan. By plan, I actually mean a day by day running schedule. This changes everything, and the happy part is that you don’t need to hire a coach to get a schedule that’s tailored to exactly your goals and your body.
Now, if you’d feel better about having me tell you, personally, exactly what to do, where to start, how to progress, I hope you’ll come to my January Beginner Runner Retreat. That would be ideal.
If not, though, you’ll certainly get the information you need by listening to this episode of the Beginner Runer Village podcast. Listen in to learn the running principles that are the backbone of every running schedule.