Getting Started Running | Ages 12+ (DAY ONE 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! We're going to start off every day with some runners' advice, followed by the workout.
Chuck Wilcoxen

Our best advice for Day 1 is to have self-knowledge. As you embark on this training program it's very important that you accurately assess where you are, your fitness level, and just try your best. Be honest with yourself!

So with that in mind, we're going to start today off with a dynamic stretching exercise to warm-up. Leg swings.These swings are designed to activate/warm up your hip flexors. We're going to do them using a fence, wall, or pole for support. Make sure you keep an upright posture. Start by doing 10 swings across from side to side, swap legs, and do another 10. Now we're going to put our side to the fence, and do 10 more on each leg, this time forwards and backwards.

Let's get to the workout! Day one is going to be the first of ten days of building aerobic capacity. We're just getting started. So what that means is you're going to run for 15-20 minutes. If you have to stop it's ok! See how you do and we'll check in tomorrow on Day 2!