Getting Started Running | Ages 12+ (DAY FOUR OF FORTY!)

Chuck Wilcoxen
Want to get started running this summer? Well, this FREE 40-day video series is designed to help you do just that. Safely!
Chuck Wilcoxen

Today our advice is on consistency. It's important to do at least 3 days in a row, and never take more than 2 days in a row off. Consistency in training is important, but so is rest. Just be careful not to rest TOO much.

You might have noticed at this point in training that the backs of your legs are sore or tight. Our warm-up today will be a quick and active hamstring raise exercise to help get them ready for your run.

Lie down on your back, point your toes, and lift one leg. Keep your toes pointed at your face and lift your leg until you can't. Do this 20 times per leg, you'll feel a good stretch! This is another day in our early aerobic capacity building sequence, so go out again and run for 15-20 minutes. Try to run for as much of the 20 minutes as possible, stop if you have to, but get going again as soon as you can. See you on Day 5!