From Walker to Runner in 5 Easy Steps
This is the first article in a new series called “The eXercise Factor Blog”. In my recent survey, 90% of you said you would like to learn more about my book, so each week I will write an article and maybe shoot a video on content from “The eXercise Factor”.
In the survey, I was genuinely surprised at how many of you expressed interest in my “Anyone Can Run” training program, so I have chosen “Chapter 21 – Anyone Can Run” for my first article.
Chapter 21 – Anyone Can Run
If you ever thought that you would like to give running a try, I cannot think of a better time to start than when spring is in the air. Now I know some of you are thinking, “No way!”, “Is he mad?!”, even “Over my dead body!” but what if there was a way to start running which was relatively easy and much more enjoyable? Would you give it a shot? If you keep an open mind on this and follow my advice, I promise you will be pleasantly surprised.
Single Biggest Reason
From my experience over 40 years as a runner, the single biggest reason that people fail to progress from walking to running is because they find the transition too hard and that is simply because they start out too fast. They increase their intensity too quickly and then repeat this over and over, leading to a decision that they are just not cut out for running. They end up with a negative attitude towards running and justifiably so, based on their experience.
In my view, this was destined to happen! If you are used to walking at, say, 20 minutes per mile [3 miles per hour] and then try running at 12 or even 15 minutes per mile, you are going to find the experience very uncomfortable!
There is a simple and as far as I know, unique solution, which I call “Anyone Can Run in 5 Easy Steps”. I designed it to overcome the above problem and make your running experience much easier and far more fun and enjoyable. There are 2 requirements before you should try to do this:
1. You should be able to walk at around 17 minutes per mile for 30 minutes.
2. You need a partner, ideally at the same level, so you can progress together.
Anyone Can Run in 5 Easy Steps
Step 1 – Warm Up for 10 minutes, gradually building up to Walking at 17 minutes per mile.
Step 2 – You Start Running while your partner continues to walk at the same pace. You must stay level with or slightly behind your partner. This is the key ingredient; you may be running very slowly but you are running!
Step 3 – You Continue Running for as long as you can but for no more than 20 minutes. If you can only do 5 minutes, that is great as this is considerable progress already!
Step 4 – You Swap Roles and your partner gets the chance to run as you continue walking.
Step 5 – Cool Down walking together for 10 minutes.
If you follow these 5 steps, welcome to the wonderful world of running!
Unbelievable Special Offer
You can get immediate access to my “Anyone Can Run” Training Program today at an unbelievable price. This is an 18 week program where your walking progresses gradually until you are ready to start running in week 13. To take advantage of this special offer simply click here.
If you are unsure whether this program is right for you and would like to learn more about this simple and unique approach to running, I created 4 short, complementary videos which you can access here.
Of course if you would like to read the full chapter you can simply buy the book “The eXercise Factor”. I will donate $5 to MUSC Children’s Hospital for each book purchase made before midnight tomorrow, 31st March.
Until next time,