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How can I help condition myself to begin a running regimen?

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Dr. Alvin Mathew
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In brief: Start slow

Start out with just walking, then gradually increase your pace as tolerated.
Make sure you stay hydrated.

In brief: Start slow

Start out with just walking, then gradually increase your pace as tolerated.
Make sure you stay hydrated.
Dr. Alvin Mathew
Dr. Alvin Mathew
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In brief: Training

Increase your distance and speed in increments, not all at once.
I would first go to a running track, if possible, and walk and run laps. Slowly increase the number of laps you run, then the speed over time. Stamina builds very quickly, but you also lose it just as fast if you are not motivated and stick to your goals and program.

In brief: Training

Increase your distance and speed in increments, not all at once.
I would first go to a running track, if possible, and walk and run laps. Slowly increase the number of laps you run, then the speed over time. Stamina builds very quickly, but you also lose it just as fast if you are not motivated and stick to your goals and program.
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