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Don't overtrain, take rest days: 5 things all new runners should know

As marathon season is now getting underway, more and more people who have not so far been involved in running are choosing to take up the sport. We sp ...

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Top 5 / Top 10 26 Jul 2015, 11:41 IST
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As marathon season is now getting underway, more and more people who have not so far been involved in running are choosing to take up the sport. We spoke to longtime marathoner and running expert TimTim Sharma, who had words of wisdom for those new to running, or looking to take up the sport. 

#1 Start slowly

Overdoing it from the start will lead to exhaustion

In the initial days of picking up running, you will have a lot of enthusiasm. Don’t push it, however. Start off slow. Your body is not used to the strenuous exercise yet, and pushing your limits right off the bat can and will likely result in injuries, which will take a long time to heal and hamper your progress too.


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