Running 101

This Tuesday, I started the Couch Potato to 5K Hero for the 10th year. Most ask, what should wear but never the running shoe. When they do ask about running shoe, they ask what I wear. My answer is there are so many running shoe companies that work for all types of feet. I always say go to a running shoe store that does a full analysis which will fit you to your proper running shoe. Go end of the day when feet have swell up as it does when you are running. Ask ½ to full size bigger than your shoes. Running shoes can run smaller than regular shoes. When your feet swell up during the run, you don’t want them to be cramp. We are lucky to have the Greater Boston Running Company in our area, which do a complete foot analysis.

Next, find a local coach that runs Couch Potato to 5K program in your area. It is a safe, fun way to get into running. Running with a group is fun and motivating to keep you going to achieve your goal.

Happy Running!

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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