Getting Started Running | Ages 12+ (DAY TWENTY-TWO 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

We're going to start off every day with some runners' advice, followed by the workout.

Today is Day 22! Pause for a moment and appreciate the work you’ve put in so far. Realistically look at the progress you’ve made, and value it! By now, if you’ve been running consistently and taking care of yourself, you should feel a lot stronger and have a lot more stamina. So again, take a second today to appreciate the work you’ve already put in, and the progress you’ve made!

Today's warm-up/strength activity is what we call “water-pumps”. They’re really just supported lunges. Try to find a chair, step, or window frame that is roughly the same height as your knee. Hook your back foot onto that, and lunge on your opposite foot down to 90 degrees. Do these 10 times per leg.

Today’s workout is going to be a slightly slower and longer run than yesterday. It’s what we call an “easy b”. What I’d recommend today is to try and find a forest trail or park with a softer surface to run on. Try running in the shade as well! If you can find it. Today is meant to be a semi recovery day. Have fun and we’ll see you on day 23!