How to Create a Daily Running Routine As a Teenager

Endorphins, anyone? Grab your iPod and your sneakers and you're ready to roll! Running is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind and soul. Learning some simple techniques early on can keep you injury-free and provide you with a lifetime of fitness.

Steps

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    Make sure you've got a clean bill of health from your doctor.
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    Invest in a good fitting pair of running shoes.
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    Start with a 10 minute warm-up of walking at a comfortable, consistent pace.
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    After 10 minutes, move into a slow jog for the first 6 minutes.
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    If you feel you can comfortably pick up your pace and keep your breathing smooth, gradually do so.
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    Continue your run for another 18 minutes. If at any time you feel you need to slow down or walk, do so.
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    Finish with a 6 minute slow jog, or walk cool down.

Tips

  • Give your muscles 48 hours to recover before running again. A good schedule may be 1 day on, 1 day off.
  • Try to add an additional 6 minutes every other training day. This will help to build your endurance.

Warnings

  • If at any time, you feel your breathing or your body compromising, STOP IMMEDIATELY!
  • Never have the volume of your iPod so loud that you can't hear a siren, car, or a barking dog.

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