No matter what age you start running, there are certain universal principles to follow at certain training ages.
And Coach Jenny Hadfield is here to help beginner runners plan smarter training so you can:
- Enjoy each run with less struggle and more purpose
- Get injured far less frequently
- Build a bigger foundation of endurance to tackle longer races
Depending on whether you started running today or last year, today’s podcast will clarify the most high-impact training available to you.
Because certain training strategies and workouts are either too easy for some runners – or too difficult.
Like Goldilocks, it’s important to plan training that’s “just right.”
And new runners are at an interesting time in their running careers. There’s so much potential and improvements will come quickly as long as runners stay healthy and focused.
So first, don’t get injured!
Next, run consistently!
If you’re healthy and running consistently, now you can take “the next step” and start focusing on bigger goals.
And don’t forget to sign up for our beginners only coaching guidance!
Coach Jenny Hadfield: How to Start Running
Jenny Hadfield has been helping runners accomplish their wildest goals for over two decades with a regular column in Runner’s World and her promotion of adventure travel around the world.
She’s a best-selling author with titles like Running for Mortals and Marathoning for Mortals and has been called “THE coach of this generation.”
Even though started running later in life, she’s become quite the endurance athlete with race finishes around the world:
- The Boston Marathon
- Mark Burnett’s Eco-Challenge
- The Antarctica Marathon
- The Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Challenge
With her coaching and running experience, we teamed up to help new runners with 0 – 18 months of running experience get their training started on the right foot.
Is that you? Don’t miss this new episode of the Strength Running podcast.
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Show Links & Resources
- The Courage to Start by John “The Penguin” Bingham (Jenny’s husband)
- Running for Mortals
- Marathoning for Mortals
- Jenny on Instagram & Twitter
- SR’s free beginner running ecourse
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