Getting Started Running | Ages 12+ (DAY SIX 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

Our advice on Day 6 is to try and start varying the pace of your runs. You're not gonna sprint, but there should be times on your run where you raise the tempo and lower the tempo. You'll find that this variety makes your runs a lot more fun!

Today's strength exercise and warm-up will help you with your posture when running. It's a core exercise that also strengthens your arms. Shoulder taps.

So, for these, you'll need to get into a plank/push-up position. Once you're in that position, alternate touching your hands to the opposite shoulder. Do this 10 times to start. As we do these more often we'll move it up to 20 times.

Again, we're still in this time when we're building aerobic capacity, so today is another 15 to 20-minute run. But in keeping with the thought of the day, we're going to vary the pace. Have times on your run where you pick up the pace and times when you lower the pace. Have fun and we'll see you on Day 7!