Mix It Up
Running on a flat surface or only on concrete is fine, but after awhile it doesn’t really provide much of a challenge to your body. To become a better runner, you’ll need to mix up your surfaces – from treadmill, to sidewalk, to sand. Mixing it up every once in a while will help you strengthen and tone different leg muscles, provide great cardio, and make you a more balanced runner.
Get The Need For Speed
A good beginner’s goal is run roughly one mile in 10 minutes. Don’t be discouraged if you fall under that, just set your sights on the goal and see how you progress in the coming weeks. It takes time to build the stamina you’ll need for certain distance goals, especially if you’ve never run before. Just take your time and keep going … you’ll get there!