Runner's world imo has the best advice when it comes to running. I have a subscription. I started running in the summer 2008. Here is a link to information for beginners:www.runnersworld.com/channel/0,,s6-380-0-0
and check out this training plan for beginners:www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-380
"The training plan that follows is designed to get you to the point where you can run 30 minutes (about 2 miles) at a slow, relaxed pace. It's a simple, progressive program that begins with more walking than running, and gradually evolves into more running than walking. Each week's plan also includes a motivational quote and a training tip. Once you are able to run 2 miles nonstop, you can decide on your next goal. You might simply want to continue running 2 miles at a time, three or four days per week. Research has shown that this is enough to help you lose or maintain weight, and improve many other important health markers, i.e., your cholesterol, blood pressure, and insulin response. Or you might decide that you want to do more, in which case you can consult the many training programs offered by our online SmartCoach tool. Don't be intimidated by these programs. The first 2 miles are the hardest 2 miles you will ever run. Once you have reached this level of fitness, it's relatively easy to do more. You simply have to budget the time, and be patient and disciplined in your training."
I run every other day and cross train (elliptical, bike) on my off days.
Edited by: LADYLOVECHILD at: 1/8/2010 (09:57)
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