Running is as great for your heart as it is for your waistline, but for many folks it seems like an inaccessible activity. It doesn’t have to be!
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m doing a marathon training program with a friend who’s getting ready for the Chicago marathon in October. When I mention marathon training to folks, they’re often amazed by the distances that we’re running, saying things like, “I could never run X miles!” Unless there’s a specific health problem stopping you, though, I’m a firm believer that anyone can accomplish these distances. It’s all about training!
When Bill (my running partner) and I first started running together, we were going for one or two miles at a time. Three miles was a feat, and we did a lot of walking during our workouts. A good training schedule is the thing that pushed us to where we are now.
Are you interested in running? Whether you’re a total couch potato or an experienced runner, there are training programs out there to help you improve your endurance and your speed. Here are three excellent training programs to up your game.
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