A good place to start your search is the Road Runners Club of America. In addition, check with your local running store about running clubs or groups in your area; they may even sponsor a club or offer their own group.
What can running 30 minutes a day do?
Studies across the board show that running for just 15-30 minutes will kick-start your metabolism and burn some serious fat, both during and after the exercise itself. EPOC can last from 15 minutes to a whopping 48 hours; so that 30 minute run could keep you burning fat for 2 whole days.
Whats a good running schedule?
Here is the basic formula for a great training plan.Train three days a week.Run or run/walk 20 to 30 minutes, two days a week.Take a longer run or run/walk (40 minutes to an hour) on the weekend.Rest or cross-train on your off days.Run at a conversational pace.Consider taking regular walk-breaks.
How long does it take to learn to run 5K?
Usually, you can prepare for a 5K within 4 weeks as long as youre reasonably fit when you begin training. Its possible to train in as little as 2 weeks if youve been running regularly for a few months. Below are a few sample plans to get you started.
Is a running coach worth it?
1. They help you define—and meet—your goals. Coaches are trained and experienced in helping runners figure out exactly how to meet their fitness objectives. “Any runner who has a specific goal can benefit from a coach—whether thats a time goal, qualifying for Boston, or even losing weight,” says Fitzgerald.