Beginning Runner’s 8-Week Training Program

Training Terms Defined

Run: Run at a comfortable, conversational pace. For newer runners, short walk breaks of minute in duration are an effective way to catch your breath, give your legs a brief break and prepare for the next round of running.

X-training: Alternative aerobic exercise in the form of cycling, water running, swimming or the elliptical machine. These are scheduled before or after your key workouts for the week and cross training for 30 to 60 minutes on your non-running days is a good way to get in extra volume without beating up your body.

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