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June 3, 2013

FITNESS SOURCE: Proper shoes a must before running

What works for one person may be wrong for another

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Geswein said more people are running today to stay fit, which he said is a good thing. However, he tells runners to ease into a regimen.

“I see a lot of people who have been running for about six months who want to do a half-marathon or a full marathon. You should give yourself a year,” he said. “Ease into it. Don’t follow a friend who has been running longer. Listen to your body. There is nothing wrong with 5ks. You’ve got to enjoy it or you won’t stick with it. Some people run a half or full marathon and never run again or have a bad experience and quit.”

Geswein also said you have to have the right equipment to enjoy running, which includes shoes, and to dress appropriately. He said it’s important if you run in the dark to wear something reflective.

“People can see now that they can do it and achieve their goal,” he said of running. “You don’t have to be a four minute miler to run. When I was younger, you ran to be competitive. Now you run to be fit.”

 

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