Runners Need store manager Nick Newman takes a look at why running is important with his advice for beginners taking up running for the first time.
Everyone is different but I would expect to start seeing some fitness gains after a 2-3 weeks. There is no issue when beginning to use a walk/run method, you are slowly building up your body’s resilience to the added impact. Ideally, you’ll be running at a pace where you could easily hold a conversation with someone.
A great thing to use is a “Couch to 5k” plan, there are plenty around to download to any smart phone as well as on the Runners Need website.