Maybe you’ve never run before in your life, or maybe you’re returning to running after a long hiatus. It can be easy to get caught up in the tiny details that turn into the excuses, so just start and don’t think about it too much.
“Start by walking, walking briskly, then jogging for short spurts. After this, extend these short jogs longer and longer each time you make the effort. Stamina will increase, as will confidence and ability,” says Andia. “Also, the notion that a ‘run’ must be one continuous journey is faulty. In fact, research has shown that a ‘run-walk’ pattern can be as—if not more—effective than continuous running in certain situations and with certain people.”
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