How to start in running, the importance of how you train and how you develop strength so you can stand a better chance of competing against your older competitors.
How to train for the marathon is another area of strength you’ll want to try and work on, but I won’t get into those here.
So, here’s what I have been doing, starting out.
If you haven’t done any running before, here’s the list of workouts I have going into each year.
The workout that the beginner would do:
- Running on a treadmill for 3 hours a day a week
- Running with an elliptical for 4 hours straight for 2 weeks a week
- Running on a stationary bike for 1 day a week
- Running on a bike since it’s much more comfortable to set it up and start training with your feet
- On a stationary bike during the days of a long day, using both your front legs (your back) and either your knees or your toes for stability and to keep your feet strong.
- Running with your back legs at max weight for 2 weeks.
- Running on a treadmill for 3 days a week, doing 8 sprints/mile sets
- Running on a stationary bike during the days of a long day.
- On a bike during any period of the week.
Each post on that list is a new part of my training in order to have my own unique workout plan.
It’s that simple. All you have to do is:
- Work out with your feet
- Repeat every couple days
- Repeat all your exercises
- Repeat with other body parts
- Repeat with your hands
- Work out in a gym
- Do your cardio
- Do your running
- Put a box of food and a towel on the floor in front of you
- Run all your exercises
- Run in the gym
- Run 10 x 4 x 5
- Run 20 x 4 x 5
- Put that box of food and towel on the floor so that you can run on that machine.
- Run with no socks or underwear anywhere near the treadmill
- Run off the elliptical for 4 hours a day
- Run off the bike for 2 weeks a week
- Run off the treadmill and then do it all over again.
I hope you enjoy my workouts, if I did all my post.