Running Tips and Resources for Beginners

There is a lot of information out there for beginner runners, and it can be difficult to know where and how to start digging through all of it.  Below, I have tried to organize resources, tips, and advice best suited for new runners in a straightforward way that will hopefully make it easy to get the information you want so you can do what you really want to be doing: running!

Training Plans

  • 5 Day Plan to Start Running: Here, you’ll find my 5 Day plan to get started running. It breaks down the steps you need to take in the days before you start a running program so that you can step out on your first day feeling well-prepared and confident.
  • Hal Higdon Training Programs: I like Hal Higdon’s training programs, especially for runners just looking to get across the finish line, train for a new distance, or increase their fitness through a modest program.

Basics of Running

  • Speed Workout Basics for Beginners: Looking for ways to get faster, but aren’t sure how to get started with speed workouts? Check out this page for three simple speed workouts perfect for beginner runners.