These are the top things I wish I had known when I was starting to run! Many of these worked for me as a Big Dude, but they are fairly universal for all beginning runners. Most of these, unfortunately, I learned the hard way … 🙂
(I’m sure that more advice will come, the more I learn!)
Links to Coach Jay’s routine:
note: I was able to find a couple of the pdfs that show parts of Jay’s routine. But I can’t find pdfs for the whole thing. Perhaps you get the links to them when you sign up for a Nike+ training plan? I found it helpful to print out the pdfs and have them next to me as I did the routine – so I didn’t forget any drills.
My guess is that if you followed these basic patterns you would doing well. You could also just follow Coach Jay’s 5k training plan – which also has tons of variety within the runs to build speed and stamina!
Does it particularly matter which routine you embrace? Not particularly, but remember: Running coaches across the board agree, “A Strength Training Each Day – Keeps the Doctor Away!”