06 Oct '15, 1pm

Know these essential guidelines first before you get out the door for a run.

You are right; too much information can be overwhelming. What matters most is your desire to run, so try not to get too caught up in the details. First, find the right pair of running shoes. I encourage you to have a professional shoe fitting, which can be done by your local specialty running store. (Use our Store Finder tool here .) The right running shoes are worth the investment because they provide comfort and reduce the risk of injury. (Here’s more information on Finding the Perfect Pair of Shoes .) Another piece of gear that might be helpful is a running watch, allowing you to track your progress. For women, it's also important to have a good, supportive jogging bra. Next, decide when you are going to run—and make the commitment. "When" means what days of the week and what time of day you plan to run. Writing it on your calendar is a good place to start. Morning exer...

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