How to run a mile and more

This time of year is a great time to get out and enjoy a leisurely run. You can gradually start a running program with a little commitment and dedication.

Start a running program in slow, gradual increments. Focus on minutes and seconds instead of miles:

  • Add 10 to 20 second bursts of running into your morning walk. A good option is to run between telephone poles or other landmarks.
  • Rest for about 30 seconds to a minute between your bursts of running.

As you slowly start to build up endurance, lengthen the running time and shorten the rest periods. Before you know it, you will be running a mile.

Learn how to increase your milage, what equipment is necessary and setting a 5K goal, click here.