13 Mar '13, 5pm

11 tips for new runners, via our wonderful Facebook community

Welcome to our first Social Studies post! In this column, we'll share the latest trends, conversations, viral photos, video, and more, all pulled from our social media platforms on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , and Pinterest . Our first post comes from Facebook: To spark some early-morning running conversations among our fans, we like to post questions to our wall on weekdays. Last month, we asked: If you could give one piece of advice to a newbie runner, what would it be? In a matter of hours, the post received nearly 2,000 responses that included everything from uplifting words of wisdom to advice about gear and training. We pulled your best responses and paired them with Runner’s World articles to make the ultimate newbie runner tip sheet: Invest in the right pair of running shoes. This story breaks down five basic shoe-buying strategies so you can avoid making commo...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/beginners/11-tips-newbie-runn...

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