29 Dec '12, 12am

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What's your running goal this year? If you're like many beginners or folks returning to running after a layoff, your primary concern is probably to just run—that is, to maintain consistent training for the entire year. And the best way to stick with it is to begin slowly and methodically, so you don't end up discouraged, injured, or otherwise back on the couch. Here are answers to common questions that will get you off to a safe, fun year of running regularly. So how do I start? Slowly. If you haven't run in the last six months, first build up to walking continuously for 30 minutes. Then add running for 10 to 20 seconds every minute, walking the balance, for a total of 30 minutes. Run every other day, gradually adding five to 10 seconds to your run time. Won't I be sore? Not excessively. It's common to "earn" a bit of muscle soreness in the beginning. But there's no need t...

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